Sam Bat Blog

What do the New USA Bat Regulations Mean For You?

The new USA Bat Regulations for youth players has caused some confusion when it comes to what is eligible and what is not. Youth bats may now have up to a 2 5/8 barrel, up drastically from the 2 1/4 in previous years. However, the 2 5/8 is a max and the barrel can still be smaller. When it comes to wood bats the regulations are simple. Any single piece bat is automatically allowed and does not need a USA Bat logo. Since all our bats, even our Little League CD1 and DROP 5 Series, are made from a single piece of...


What is a Cup?

What is a cup in a bat and what is the purpose? At SAM BAT, our patented cup can make all the difference in having confidence at the plate. Unlike most companies, who just have 2 cupping options, we have 3; the no cup, half cup, and full cup.     The No Cup The No Cup means that there is no indentation at the end of the barrel, only a very small recess as can be seen from the photo. Our “no cup” bats are not completely flat. There are a few common misconceptions about the ‘no cup’ and...


What Models do the MVP’s Swing?

What model do the MVP’s swing?  Well, that is an interesting question. Like many players, both 2017 MVP’s have tried a few different models, with a few different names. Jose Altuve used two different models during the regular season and playoffs; the JA27 and the CC8. The CC8 is also known as the MC1/CG1, which was originally designed by Chris Coghlan. The CC8 was a combination model put together by Chris because he loved the handle of the MC1, but the barrel of the CG1. Jose agreed and even though he had his own custom model already, decided to try...


Perspective on World Series Game One and Two

The Fall Classic is off and running, so far it has been “Classic”. This is why we play the game, why the fans bleed all season, what the players work for year after year; the chance to win the World Series. To hoist the trophy, get a ring, and call their city Champions. Now it’s here for LA and Houston, just 3 more wins and the glory is yours. Vets like Granderson and Verlander have played their entire careers without earning a ring, and now one will take it home. The first two games of the series the Starters have...


Making of a Champion

Balls went very far on Tuesday night! I mean faaaaar. Giancarlo Stanton hit not one, but two, home runs 497 feet. These are the longest two home runs ever recorded with modern technology. Stanton would go on to: Hit 61 home runs Hit 20 of the 21 furthest home runs Hit the longest 10 home runs Hit the ball a combined 27,187 feet An average of 445ft per home run A total of 5.14 miles  ……… with a Sam Bat!     Not so obvious is how he got that bat, or even the bat he was using in the...