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 MAPLE - O7
J.D.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O3
J.Y.

My 2 sons and I have been wanting one for years. Then I finally had the extra cash to buy one and we love it! Looks, feels and sounds amazing! The only thing that would of made it perfect is if the bat would of come with the right decal we chose. But we settled because it took a while for the bat to arrive and we were not willing to wait anymore. Other than that Love the bat and it easily became our favorite bat.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE
J.B.
Awesome Bat. Great Pop!

Add this to the long list of stellar reviews for Baum bat! It is exactly what I expected.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O9
R.R.

Nice

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GOLD CUSTOM AAA-PRO MAPLE - O3
D.H.
Son loves it

I was pleasantly surprised the pop this bat has. My 15 yo son loves it. So far no issues. Custom bat looks great!

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O9
R.J.
Gold Edition

Definitely worth the money if you have a player interested in playing at a higher level. The bat is hotter than the metal bat my 16yo used during his sophomore year in HS. I’m not an expert, just one of those dads that believes the starting line up should be the best 8 players on the team and my son. No seriously, it’s more than expected. Buy it! RJ - ATL, GA.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O8
M.
Baum thank you!

Made a last minute size change, team at Baum made it happen. The bat absolutely smokes the ball, I'm a customer for life.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O1
C.

GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O1

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE
R.
Great pop and balance

Very light swinging, so I had to move up to 0.50”. Worth the price!
Good pop/balance.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE
M.S.
Amazing customer service and product!

The ball has been flying off of the bat. Unreal how good it is.

Amazing customer service

I haven’t even gotten my bat yet am I’m giving Baum 5 stars!!! The costumer service is amazing. Throughout the whole process of making and shipping the bat to CAD they were there, almost instantly responding and helping me get my dream bat.

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WHITE CUSTOM AAA-PRO MAPLE - O1
E.R.

My son really loves it I would get him another one.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE
J.K.
Kukla Gold Review

This Bat is extremely well balanced and more forgiving it seems than my old White Baum. I can quickly see this becoming my go to stick vs. the white.... as opposed to the other way around.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O5
C.B.
Great Bat. Pure performance. Didn’t come engraved

🇨🇦 Wanted to give 5 stars. Gold Maple Bat has been great 🔥 . Son used Victus Axe handle prior - broke 4 in two seasons. Baum made financial sense. He’s adjusted. Great pop. Only downside is not having this licensing option to do axe. Service was great. Bat will last a few season. Biggest issue - we paid for and ordered engraving. Big surprise was bittersweet, when bat arrived not engraved. That’s the 4 star. Otherwise 5 ⭐️ 💯

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O5
E.W.

Seems like a different model than my previous one and feels lopsided in the barrel.

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WHITE STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O1
T.S.

Amazing bat

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O9
p.l.
Bat

Real good bat.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O4
L.C.
You need this bat!

Bought this -5 bat 2 months ago on a recommendation from a friend and it didn't disappoint. Balanced feel, so I stepped up to 1" longer than other bats I use. Very little vibration compared to other wood. The ball jumps off the Baum bat very similar to my -5 combat!

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O9
C.
Fantastic bat

Great durability. Lots of pop.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O8
J.M.
Great looking bat

Haven’t really had a chance to use it much. But so far so good. Love the feel & the look

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O4
K.
My First Baum Bat

Did some research (Baseball Bat Bros had some cool reviews along with other sources and experiences from baseball players), and the Baum Bats lineup is very cool. I really needed something that was durable, but had pop, as well. After a few swings, thus far, the maple baum bat seems to be solid bat and is well balanced, which makes it easy to swing. I'm a line drive hitter and appreciated feel of this bat. I agree with the Bat Bros and getting a half inch to 1 inch longer length of bat (than you normally swing) to expand the sweet spot is a good idea. That being said, it doesn't take away too much (doesnt get too bulkey) to slow down the swing. The price of the bat is high, but comparable to the Hybrid Muricci, which I like, but the muricci hybrid bats have durability issues. The price should be worth a couple muricci's in durability and pop that I get from this maple baum bat seems to be very comparable if not a bit better than the muricci hybrid. Thank you for a great product, and I'm hoping to be a return customer based on this season of ameature baseball.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE
C.T.
Awesome!!

Sweet stick!

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WHITE STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE
J.F.
Awesome

My son like a lot and he is really satisfied.

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE
C.D.
Simply in a league of its own!

My son started using wood and always complained of having sore hands if not hitting in the sweet spot of the wood bat. Baum bat is so forgiving and hits a lot harder than the best wood bats out there, no vibration no sore hands. Great bat, I encourage anyone to purchase this bat over any wood bat. Durability will outlast and outperform any other brand out there. My son will purchase again!

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GOLD STOCK AAA-PRO MAPLE - O8
M.L.
Spring Season Baum Bat purchase

Outstanding High School Bat, very balanced 👌