Sam Bat Blog

Why does my SAM BAT have an INK DOT on it? What does it mean?

The “ink dot test” for wood is not new, in fact it dates as far back as WWI!  The test was developed to measure the straightness of the grain of hardwoods used for airplane propellers and has been used for decades. The straighter the grain the stronger the wood.  Sam Holman the Founder of SAM BAT is very passionate about aviation and was well aware of the cutting properties necessary to cut a great piece of “bat wood”. Sam took this into consideration when he was creating the first professionally approved maple bat. This special cutting, coupled with the drying process...


What is a RIDEAU CRUSHER? Why is it on a SAM BAT?

The Sam Bat Rideau Crusher (pronounced Read-oh Crusher) is a phrase coined by Sam Holman the Founder and creator of the SAM BAT, it has become a staple not only of SAM BAT but the entire maple baseball bat industry. It has been inscribed on nearly every bat produced by the company dating back to as early as 1997 when The Original Maple Bat Corporation was formed. This has become the legendary catch phrase of SAM BAT. Contrary to popular belief the phrase does not indicate any specifications or level of quality! It is there as a way to honor...


Our Unlikely Heroes, Wade and Bert

I have tremendous respect and admiration for the God given talent, incredible hard work and dedication that it takes to be an MLB or Minor League player. At Sam Bat, we are constantly in awe of the baseball superstars we are privileged to work with. Our team of craftsmen strive to give our players simply the best product that we can. Our mission is to craft the best baseball bat available anywhere!   There are many deserving heroes in the world. Many young ball players hold professional players up to hero status… and why not? Surely the player that hits the...


SAM BAT Sit Down with Josh Naylor

  We sat down with Team Sam Bat member Josh Naylor on his family, baseball, and what he likes to swing. You can follow Josh on Instagram @jaynaylor10 and Twitter @JoshNaylor44   Q: Where did you grow up and did you grow up playing baseball?  Does anyone else in the family play? Tell us a little bit about your family, brothers or sisters? Were they supportive? - Mississauga, ON, Canada- Brother• Noah, 20, Position C/3B -- Brother •Myles, 14, Position: SS/2B/CF- Very supportive group, always practicing together and working towards one goal together.   Q: Any other sports? - Volleyball-...


Sit Down with Demi Orimoloye

We took a quick minute to sit down with Team Sam Bat Demi Orimolye to talk about how he got into baseball, and what he looks for in a bat!  You can follow Demi on Instagram @demiorimoloye and Twitter @DemiOrimoloye16   Where did you grow up and did you grow up playing baseball?  Does anyone else in the family play? Tell us a little bit about your family, brothers or sisters? Were they supportive? I grew up in Ottawa, Ontario & I started played baseball at 10 years old. Nobody in my family had played baseball before at that time...