Q & A
Louisville Slugger Prime C243 maple wood bats are made in this variation with a natural/black finish. As aluminum bats became a part of the game, the demand for large-barreled, thin-handled bats led to the popularity of the C243. Every large barrel turning model since has been a slight modification from this model. All MLB Prime bats - made exclusively with MLB grade wood, a standard met by only 3% of our wood - now feature EXOARMOR, a revolutionary finish that is twice the hardness of a regular bat.