Scooter Gennett’s unique bat takes its place in Hall of Fame
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“Sometimes you hit the ball hard and it’s right at someone. Sometimes you get it in the air.”
The bat Gennett used, a maple model featuring a deep red tone, was made by SabreCat Bat Co. in Louisville, Ohio – a town of about 10,000 residents located outside of Canton. Gennett began using SabreCat bats early in his big league career before he and his father, Joe Gennett, combined with other partners to launch Show Bats, which is based in Florida and uses SabreCat Bat Co. as a manufacturer.
“These bats are extremely hard, because the maple comes from the center of the tree, which is the hardest part,” Gennett said. “Some people don’t like the feeling of a hard bat, when your hands sting when you don’t hit it right on the sweet spot. But I like that feeling. It lets me know when I’m barreling up the ball.
“It’s a dream come true, and really an honor. I can’t wait to come to Cooperstown with my family and friends to see it.”
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum