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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Exactly what I ordered and will be ordering another bat when the time is right loving the bat. Feel, pop, look it's all 5 starts .

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I loved this product, good balance and finish, just as I expected, I definitely recommend it.

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Da Baum!

My son loves the bat. His teammates too. They always want to use it every at bat.

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Abimael Gonzalez

I’ve used the bay a couple of times it’s really good the only thing that happened was when it was shipped there was a dent in the bat

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Daniel Zevnik
Great Piece of Lumber

Phenomenal bat, thing feels great in the hands and swings with some nice pop, flared nob is mandatory

It’s cool

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Jeff Ordway
Great bats!!

This is the third Baum bat I have bought in the last three years. My son outgrew the first one. He broke the second one after his first season of junior college ball. He is now a sophomore and loves his Baum bat!! I wish you were around when I was playing pro ball in the early nineties!

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Luis Ugueto
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Excelente bate y el peso ideal , por fin , lo único fue que no me mandaron el teipe que yo había comprado y que lo había perdido con el bate pesado que envié

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Randy McKey
Love it

I can really feel the difference with the ball coming off the bat. I had a ground ball today. Go past the shortstop that I know would’ve been a 6 to 3 out with my old bat.
Great Purchase!!!

Order was missing Lizard Skin grip tape that I paid for!!! I have tried contacting & left messages, with no response

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Mike Jacoby
Lotta Pop!

I'd been using my teammates Baum bat for the past 2 years and needed my own this year. As expected, it performs the same as the one I was using that was probably 3 or more years old! Great bat! Highly recommend, stop breaking other inferior bats and get a BAUM!

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The bat it self is nice, i was budgeting and didnt get the grip on it so i recommend for anyone buying a baum bat to go all out because its a good investment.

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Best bat ever!!

The best investment you can make in a bat. The quality is astounding and attention to detail immaculate.

Excellent bat. Stopped my son from snapping wood bats during BP.

Bought for my son after breaking normal wood bats during BP based on the coaches recommendation. Well worth it. Hundreds of hits with it and no signs of failure.

The bat swings better than other wood bat I have hit with in the past

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Bat came as described and delivered early. Son loves it so far! Thanks

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Justin Jones
Beast of a bat

The bat itself is phenomenal!! Only complaint is the amount of time it took to get the bat but once we got it it’s been amazing