‘Well, Here Is the Answer’- Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez Finally Reveals the Bat He Used to Play With During His Playing Days

Published 05/13/2022, 7:00 AM EDT
DETROIT – OCTOBER 07: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees warms up in the dugout in a game against the Detroit Tigers during Game Four of the 2006 American League Division Series on October 7, 2006 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers won the game 8 to 3 and won the series 3 games to 1.(Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)

Baseball is a game that requires a lot of skills to succeed. Whether it is pitching or hitting, playing baseball is not easy. Those who want to bat always look for the best bat. And this time, none other than the MLB legend Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez is here to tell which bat is best to use and which bat he used to play with during his playing days.

Having played baseball for over 20 years, there is probably no one better than A-Rod to describe more about the baseball bats. However, it is also true that he is one of the wisest minds in baseball. He understands the game like no one does.

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MLB does not allow any players to use the metal baseball bat. Instead, batters can use only wooden bats. Talking about A-Rod, he also used to play with wooden bats in his playing days. In a recent video, the Yankees legend described what kind of wooden bat he used.

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez used a Louisville Slugger bat in his playing days

Playing in MLB, Alex Rodriguez has entertained an era of baseball. The New York Yankees legend has many records on his name. Whether it is home runs or hits, A-Rod has his name etched in multiple records.

NEW YORK – JULY 21: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees swings at the pitch against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on July 21, 2007 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Devil Rays 7-3 in game one of their doubleheader. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Talking about his choice of the bat, A-Rod said that he always preferred to use a Louisville Slugger bat, which is triple dipped in a black latte. As per A-Rod, the black latte made the wood a lot harder, which helped him to smash many big hits.

“I get a lot of questions about which bat I used to use. Well, here is the answer. Louisville Slugger C271L triple dipped in black latte, which makes the wood a lot harder and tighter. 34/32 with my big hand, it really feels too thick hitting a baseball on good days. On bad days, well, it did not matter. You were not gonna hit anyway,” A-Rod said.

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How many homers A-Rod has hit?

In his 23 years of MLB career, Alex ‘A-Rod’ smashed 696 home runs. He also has 3115 hits in his name. When it comes to an all-time MLB record, A-Rod is fourth on the list, right behind the MLB legend Babe Ruth, who has 714 home runs in his name.

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Barry Bonds, with 762 home runs, is on the top of the leaderboard. With 3115 hits. A-Rod is 22nd on the list. Players like Pete Rose (4256) and Ty Cobb (4189) are 1st and 2nd in this list, respectively.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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