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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Kenny Morgan
Awesome bat!

Great bat, and even more amazing customer service!

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Jamie Sensabaugh
Bat

Doesn’t have as much pop as the old ones have
But still a nice bat

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Nathaniel Verhage
Phenomenal Bat

These bats are worth the investment for the serious young player learning to hit in games with wood. They are forgiving and powerful. Just a great product all around.

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Jakobi Ross
Awesome!

Great bat, worth the extra money!
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Julie Swanson
Great experience with getting the bat quickly.

Great experience with getting the bat quickly. We ordered the bat easily online and it was shipped and received very quickly.

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Zachery Chilton
Baum Bat Gold Series

Very good bat. Weight distribution is perfect. Swings light. Had consistent high 80s to low 90s exit velo with it. Always happy when I swing a baum bat. Had higher exit velo with this bat than my CF Zen Metal

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Carlos Fuenmayor
BEST BAT OUT THERE

This bat is even better the BBCOR METAL BATS, I’ve hit with a lot of metal bats in my life but this wood bat its better than anything

First hit

My Son Connor who is a junior in Highschool used it fir a club team tournament and his first at bat hit on 340 over fense for home run. We will be buying more bats. Do you offer a volume discount. Kids at his club want bats. About 200 players there

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Victor Pulido

Good bat

Good

Good service

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Robert Martinez
Sweet Bat

Great pop and feel!

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Daniel Henze
Everything you want in a word bat.

Balanced feel…beautiful sound!

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ROBERTO Herrera
Great Pop!!!

My son loves the pop he gets on the ball and the great balance!! Great purchase...

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Traden Davis
Great acquisition!

Played almost exclusively wood bat tournaments this summer, ball jumps off this bat. I still prefer this Baum bat in aluminum bat tournaments and I swing on par with my peers.

Love the bats.

Fantastic worth the money.

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Daniel Olivares
So far…. So good

Took a couple games and some cage time for my 14-year-old to get used to the feel and the weight, we normally swung Marucci Tired of bats breaking and cracking. My 14-year-old says there’s definitely more pop but like I mentioned before it did take him a while to get used to the different “feel”… so far so good we’ll see how this season finishes up

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Lynne Medhurst

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Jason Berding

My son loves it, very nice bat, very durable!

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Stewart Mathieson

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Fernando Puig

Amazing pop!!!!!

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Jill Vandepas

Solid bat.

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JACOB BARENDREGT

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So far so good

So far so good! Great bar and still has a lot of pop

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Great bat, balanced, my son loves it.

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Terinesia Faust-Holden

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