Ryan Braun Ends Season with Most NL Home Runs

Ryan Braun continued to set his own records with a Sam Bat during the 2012 season by putting up a personal best and NL leading 41 home runs. Braun also led the NL in runs scored with 108, OPS with 987, was second in runs batted in with 112, second in hits with 191 and had the third highest batting average with .319. Congratulations, Ryan!

Hundreds of Home Runs!

On Sunday, September 16th,Ryan Braun hit two home runs including his 200th career home run and bringing his total for the season to date to 40. Braun joins Miguel Cabrera who hit his 300th home run on July 22nd, Travis Hafner who hit his 200th on August 5th, and Justin Upton who hit his 100th on August 3rd in reaching significant home run milestones in the 2012 season.  Awesome! Congratulations to Ryan, Miguel, Travis and Justin! [caption id="attachment_265" align="alignright" width="315"] Travis Hafner holds a Sam Bat trophy bat commemorating his 200th home run.[/caption]  

SAM BAT Launches New Website

Arlene Anderson, President of The Original Maple Bat Corporation, would like to extend a warm welcome to all visitors to the new website.  "We are extremely excited about the new site.  It continues to run on the Shopify platform, which provides a superb back end, but we've added some new features that we think will make our customers' online experience even better. And we will be able to feature items for sale exclusively to the online community more frequently. Our thanks go out to Martin Gomez at Fancy Boys and Yan Sarazin at Statik Pulse in Ottawa who designed the new site." The new site features simplified...

The Australian Baseball League Announces its 2011 Top Hitters

Congratulations to Brian Burgamy of the Canberra Cavalry of the Australian Baseball League for being named the Sam Bat Silver Slugger Offensive Player of the Year.  Brian batted .409 with 12 Home Runs and 34 RBI. The other winners of the Sam Bat Silver Slugger award are: Denny Almonte- Adelaide Bite (.284 Avg | 10 HR | 35 RBI) Josh Roberts- Brisbane Bandets (.308 Avg | 7 HR | 31 RBI) Brad Harman- Melbourne Aces (.305 Avg | 15 HR | 32 RBI) Tim Kennelly- Perth Heat (.374 Avg | 10 HR | 38 RBI) Brandon Barnes- Sydney Blue Sox...

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.