If you are convinced of the parity of wood bats these days then the 4 home runs hit by Scooter Gennet in a Reds game Tuesday night is nothing but a highligther. Scooter, if you have been in a coma, was the 17th in history to put four over in the same MLB game.
And the bat he was used was yet another obscure wood bat company offering their lathe services to pro ballers. SHOW baseball bats makes custom bats for anyone. And, apparently, the 15th person in MLB history to rock four dingers in one game.
Where to Buy Wood SHOW Baseball Bats?
We have yet to find these anywhere but their website. At some point they may add them on an Amazon store. You may also find some luck on eBay, but as small as this company is we would not hold our breath for that. But, their website seems easy enough. And they have a ton of options.
Who Has Hit 4 Home Runs in a Game?
According to wikipedia, there are 12 players that have hit 4 home runs in a game since 1950. They include the following:
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Why Buy a SHOW Wood Bat?
The question could apply to a number of non-mainstream wood bat companies. Why not, for example, buy a Meridian or Bird Man Bat? Instead of overpaying for a brand name, why not buy a bat from the same trees as the other but with likely more personal service and a cheaper price?
The only anwer, really, is that many consumers find some solace in a brand name. Marucci, Slugger, Rawlings, etc. have earned the right to charge more for their stuff.
In the end, though, is there wood maple 271 with a tapered handle better than the bat you've never heard of down the street with the exact same model turn? Ask Scooter Gennet.