Yelich unveils hand-crafted Louisville Slugger

MIAMI — Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich made history in January when he became the first player in history to sign his bat contract on the Louisville Slugger site.

The hand-crafted Louisville Slugger bat Christian Yelich plans on using in first at-bat on Opening Day.

The hand-crafted Louisville Slugger bat Christian Yelich plans on using in first at-bat on Opening Day.

During his trip to the Louisville Slugger headquarters, Yelich had a special bat made. One bat was personally made by Danny Luckett, a renowned bat craftsman.

That bat was just sent to Yelich at Marlins Park, and it was taken out of its wrapper before Miami opened against the Braves.

Yelich plans to use that personalized bat just once, in his first at-bat, before he switches it out.

Yelich uses a maple S318 model Louisville Slugger that is 34-inches, 31-ounces.

Joe Frisaro

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