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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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Jennifer Stewart
5 stars

Excellent service from start to delivery

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Richard Walla
Gold Stock AAA-Custom

Ordered a Gold Stock AAA-Pro custom, shipped quick and exactly as advertised. Great pop, looks great. Son loves it. Definitely recommend this model.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
William Dove
Solid bat

Good bat, catch the sweet spot balls goes, wish it was more end loaded but love it

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Mark Gutierrez
Great Bat

Son loves it!

Bought for 13U moving into BBCOR

Bought this bat for my 13 year old soon who is headed into 8th grade. They will be using BBCOR so I wanted to get him working with a wood bat without having to worry about replacing a wood bat. Friend recommended Baum Bat and it hasn’t disappointed. It is my sons go to bat when he is hitting in the cage.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Mark Staton
2nd one we have had

This is my sons 2nd one we had the first for over a year. We tried going to other brands for a cheaper price but they just don’t last. As a player in the NW collegiate league he is seeing a lot of good pitching and is very pleased with his bat. Thank you.

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WHITE STOCK AAA-PRO
Michael Anderson
ZEN-WHAT!!

Ordered this bat for my 13 year old son who had been swing a 31-26 Demarini Zen. He loves this Baum White Stock so much the Zen might as be retired after our Cooperstown trip coming up. Just an outstanding bat with great balance and solid feel for any hitter!!

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Michael Anderson
A Bronx Special

My boy just loves this bat!! Different than any non-alloy/aluminum he has ever swung. Good balance, great feel, and sweet on the sweet SPOT!!

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Matthew Figueroa
Great Bat!

Both boys love the Baum Bat! If I can send you a video I will of son hitting homer in May.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Ben Hamrick

GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Langston Kaptur
Great Bat

The Baum Bat has incredible pop and is an extremely durable worth the purchase bat. I broke 2 Victus bats this year, 150$ each, and I've had the Baum bat 3 months and not a single issue yet. Totally worth the money.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Ethan Jeske
Very solid bat

It’s great for summer or training, it hits with a true wood feel and it is nice and stiff. Perfect balance and the think handle is very nice. Good crack of the bat when connecting and puts my mind at ease especially off guys throwing good velo or breaking balls. I can free swing and not worry about breaking this bat. 10/10

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Robert Robb
Nice pop

Great bat.

Baum bat gold

We like the new bat. And we liked the customer service even more. Great bat great customer service you can’t beat that.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Patrick Lash
Unbreakable !!

If we can get through a season with just 1 bat, the money will be well spent!

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Christiane Myslicki

Working good!

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Bruce White
Baum Bat

Baum Bat
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Deshaun just started using his Baum Bat while training with his hitting instructor . He hasn’t had a chance to use it in a game yet. I think he’ll he get his chance at an PG showcase /evaluation on the weekend of August 6- 9 at a PG event in Newark NJ. I hope he performs well and the bat helps him have a great hitting evaluation. I will write a more complete review at that time. So far he’s breaking it in using the Tee and with some lite pitching by his instructor , who by the way swears by your bat. We think it’s the most special bat in his collection.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Anthony DeJohn
Recent purchase

The Baum stock AAA Pro is extremely durable and carries the pop of a composite bat.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Jeff Holsworth

Baum Bat-GOLD

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Kurt Schaller
Awesome

My son has went through 6-8 wood bats. Baum bat by far is his favorite. Less sting more pop

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Barney Cabrera
Awesome

Hasn’t got that big hit with the barrel, but has given big hits! Overall very satisfied!!

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Fedora Leming
“Yeah, it’s a nice bat.”

This may seem like an okay review. But this is my sons review, which really means, “Wow, mom! This is an excellent bat! Thank you”

He really does love the bat. Seems to be really good quality, and I am told has a nice pop. I will tell you this, it definitely beats the big box store wood bat that broke after one at bat! Must have been a really weak, weak spot!

Awesome Bat, Best Customer Service!!!

I called on a Monday and spoke with a customer service rep, sorry I forgot his name, and he was great. He went the extra mile to get us the bat quickly and it arrived exactly when he said it would, just in time for my sons tournament. His first AB he hit a Baum:) to the right center gap for a triple. Thanks again for a great bat and great customer service.
Bill Craig

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Brandon Kilburn
Awesome

Love it

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO
Christopher Cannon
Awesome bat!

Everyone on our travel team uses this bat and I highly recommended if you are limited on funds to buy a bat because this bat doesn’t break and have a pop. Thanks!