With baseball season in full swing, it seemed like an appropriate time to learn about aluminum bats. Much is proprietary about the material and its processing, but we can discuss it in a general way.
The documented history of the baseball bat goes back to a game played on June 19, 1846, in Hoboken, N.J. It was the first played using Alexander Cartwright’s rules. At that time, players made their own bats, and there were many shapes and sizes. Trial and error found that a round bat worked best, as did those made from wagon-tongue wood.