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Ryan Braun wins 2011 National League MVP award

What does a .332 avg, 33 HRs, 111 RBIs, 109 runs scored, and 33 stolen bases get you?  A National League MVP award. Not only did Braun lead the Brewers to a franchise best 96 wins, they also made the postseason. Braun led the NL with a .597 slugging percentage and was tops in the league with 77 extra base hits. An incredible season.


SAM BAT Gives Back!

On May 18, 2010, the owners of SAM BAT made their way into the auditorium of Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School, to announce the donation of 250 baseball bats. The bats, valued at $30,000 will be given to various teams across the New York City Public School System. The donation was done in support of Good Sports’ 10,000 Swings initiative, a campaign to put 10,000 bats into the hands of the kids that need it most.   Along with announcing the donation, Sam Holman the founder of SAM BAT, talked to the students of the school’s...


Barry Bonds: 73 and 756 - Critical Numbers - Historical Achievements in Baseball

Confidence is Power. In 2001 when Barry Bonds set a new major league record of 73 home runs in a season leaving his mark on baseball history, he was wielding a Sam Bat. “Sam wants to give me the credit. But it took both of us to do it.  I give thanks to God for my ability, and I give thanks to Sam for producing something that gives me a lot of confidence.”  Barry Bonds, The Ottawa Sun, Canada 2002 Barry had originally been introduced to Sam Holman through Joe Carter who in 1997 was the first to champion the...


Ryan Braun, SAM BAT, and Good Sports team up to launch the RB8 Bat & "10,000 Swings" Initiative

Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers and The Original Maple Bat Corporation (“Sam Bat”) are pleased to announce today the launch of the “RB8,” a new Sam Bat professional-quality maple baseball bat model. The bat, designed by Braun, will feature his new RB8 logo. The logo features Braun’s initials and the number 8 in honor of the number he wears for the Brewers. Braun has been using Sam Bats for his entire professional career. Sam Bat was the first to use maple to create a major league sanctioned bat in 1997. Now, over 60% of all Major League players use...