Model 74 A-Bat
The Model 74 is a large flared handle (.95”), large barrel (2.55”) bat. The 74 is nicely balanced with a little more weight at the handle than barrel. The most obvious feature of the 74 is the over-sized knob. The bottom hand rests comfortably on the knob for those hitters who like to hold the bat at that point. The large barrel is hardly noticeable in the swing - until contact is made – the bat hits with authority. The flared handle feels thick, but doesn’t seem to put as much emphasis on the need for hand, wrist, and arm strength as the model 30, or even the model 71. The 74 is a big bat, but it’s fairly easy to control and generate good bat speed.
This bat is made of Hard Maple.