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Keep Tradition Alive with a Rawlings Ash Wood Bat
For many pros, choosing a wood bat is all about feel. And for many of those pros, an ash wood bat just feels right.

Rawlings makes both ash and maple bats, but ash wood has had the longer tenure in the Major Leagues.

Ash was the preferred wood of bat manufacturers for a long time because it is easy to work with due to its naturally straight grain. It’s also less expensive than maple wood.

Although maple wood has gained in popularity in recent years because it’s firmer and holds up better than ash (as long as the bat doesn’t break), ash wood bats are great for players who like a little give in their bats.

Rawlings makes ash wood bats in a variety of models, lengths and prices.

Popular choices include the Pro Preferred ash wood bat, model numbers P288RJ and P302, and the Pro ash wood bat, model number 350BK.

Pro Preferred bats are made from the best 5 percent of ash wood and are considered Major League quality. Professional model bats are made from the top 15 percent of ash wood and are used in the Minor Leagues.

MNBaseball of Minneapolis recently wrote an online review of the P302: “I love the feel and the balance is great. … The finish is really nice. No complaints about this bat."

Visit or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at (866) 678-GEAR(4327) to purchase your ash wood bat.
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