Slug­ger for hit­ting one long

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Most bats ap­proved for col­lege and high­school leagues fea­ture only an inch-wide sweet spot—that ideal lo­ca­tion where the ball will rocket off fastest. Marucci ma­chined this one with walls of vary­ing thick­ness; each sec­tion, in­clud­ing the large cen­ter of per­cus­sion in the mid­dle of the bar­rel, is cal­i­brated to give the ball just the right tram­po­line ef­fect. A vi­bra­tion damp­ener keeps the im­pact from sting­ing your hands.

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