Krusi Colt hitter Leland Low is captured in time demonstrating hip rotation to drive the ball off the tee. You can almost hear the “knock” as his wooden bat made contact with the “rubber hard” baseball (aka: an “indoor”).
Today you would hear a “ping” as the aluminum bat connects with the soft tee-ball baseball. I’ll take the knock over a ping any day. Instead of comparing the MLB players name on a bat, kids now base their pride of ownership on some graphic designer’s color scheme or a marketing tag line.
Hmm. Would you rather swing a red “Terminator” or a Frank Robinson model Louisville Slugger hickory bat?