FROM BOATS TO BATS

THE ORIGINAL COMPOSITE WOOD BAT


The original composite wood bat finds it’s roots in an unlikely place, a boatyard in Michigan. The late Steve Baum was an inventor, boat builder, and offshore racer. He had a vision of building a faster, lighter boat out of wood.As the boat industry began to try to build lighter, strong boats they began to utilize fiberglass. Baum, an aficionado of the classic look of wood boats, wanted to find a way to combine the look and feel of wood with state of the art advances in the aerospace industry. 


Utilizing his background in manufacturing engineering, Baum began his work on his passion project, spending 20 years refining the process of crafting wooden boats that were stronger, lighter and more beautiful than their fiberglass counterparts.Baum saw the parallel in the baseball industry as leagues began to trade in the traditional wood bats for bats made from other materials. 


He saw an opportunity for the revolutionary, durable wood he had invented for updating boats to similarly update traditional wood bats which resulted in the original composite wood bat, The Baum Bat, the first of its kind.In 1993 he unveiled The Baum Bat. A composite wood bat that hits like wood, feels like wood, reacts like wood while being 400 times stronger than a traditional wood bat. For the baseball industry, this was a game changer.

STAYING TRUE TO DESIGN

Baum bats quickly became known as the unbreakable bat in baseball circles, and by the 1990’s the Baum Bat was approved for minor league play by Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS). The Baum Bat, also BBCOR and Perfect Game approved, made it a necessity for players in wood leagues, who were learning to hit with wood, without breaking multiple bats.


By 2015, Baum had fallen ill and shuttered the company while he searched for the perfect buyer. He didn’t want his invention to be swallowed by a large conglomerate, or to be rebranded as another bat. This led to a scarcity of bats and a premium on existing bats as players began to fear the original Baum Bat was no longer going to be manufactured.


A group of former pro players from Arizona found themselves flying to Michigan to meet the ailing Baum and after making a promise to keep true to the original design and to keep the Baum brand, purchased the company and moved to Michigan for 18 months to learn the manufacturing process. In 2015 the factory was relocated to Phoenix, Arizona.

STRONG AS YOU

The Baum team in Arizona is comprised of long-time baseball players who understand learning to hit with wood is a skill which takes time, and adds up to a lot of broken bats. Baum’s composite wood bats preserves the tradition of wood bat play while offering players a virtually indestructible bat.


Honoring their agreement to Steve Baum, Baum Enterprises is continuing to manufacture the original Baum Bat, using the most recent developments and advancements in science, engineering and manufacturing technology. “Keeping true to the original design of the composite wood bat invented by Steve Baum in 1993 is essential to making Baum Bats the best in the game,” says the AZ baseball group. “As a former pro-player, I know how important it is to have a bat as strong as you.

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I got this bat for my freshman son and he loves it. Super fast shipping and came well protected. I will be back! This bat has pop !!!

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Damn good bat

Hit a few hundred balls and the bat gets better as you break it in. The bats swings smooth and is pretty evenly weighted. I will buy again if I ever break it.

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just like it was when I played 25 years ago!

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LILLIAN ROLON
Best bat ever!

Gift for my 16 yr old grandson. He says BEST BAT EVER !!

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Haven't swung it yet but can't wait to. Cages in town closed so just waiting on spring training in a couple weeks!

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We really like the flared knob and end loaded gold bat. The ball really jumps off of it for a wood bat.

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Great bat to hit with.

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Everything was great, no issues.

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Kevin Bourk
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He used it for the first time today. Said the ball comes off of it better than any wood bat he's ever used.

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Diego Heard
Excellent Bat

I bought this bat so that I could use it for my highschool baseball team and it’s just at they advertise. The sound and feel off the bat feels amazing

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Rene Rodriguez
Best bat I’ve ever had!

I’m really loving the bat! It has so much poop and feels really solid! Very amazing professional wood bat I really love it! Thank you! I would recommend

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Peter Memoli
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My son began using the bat 3 weeks ago and he’s loving the switch! He’s so happy with this bat and can’t wait to use it in a game!
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Blem Bat for the Win!!!

Was worried about getting some multi-colored custom bat when I ordered a blem, but got a standard gold baum with white grip. Could find the blem.. score!

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John Harvey
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So refreshing to call in to talk to a human and that human care so much in making buying a Baum Bat a great experience!! Thank you!!!

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DANIEL DE LA TORRE
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My son did great at the showcase.. thank you

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Darryl Martin
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We are very impressed about our purchase with you guys. The is amazing and you guys will continue to receive my business going forward. So thanks to you all, and continue to do and make great quality bays. Thanks

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LILLIAN ROLON
Best Bat

My grandson is so happy with his new bat. Last weekend he batted so well. Told me best bat ever!!

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Jovencio Cadiz
Awesome bat!!!

Son loves the feel and the pop it has when hitting.