Bats, and blasts, from the past

Jim Caple got some replica bats, used by legends like Babe Ruth, and let current major leaguers give 'em a try. So how'd they do?

Updated: July 27, 2005, 12:13 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

I wish I could hand these four bats to each and every reader, so you could hold them, too. Take a stance with them. Swing them. To feel what it's like to grip history.

But you would have to get a signed release from your chiropractor first.

Louisville Slugger keeps the specifications on all the models of bats it has made dating back to the early '30s and has reference models of many bats from before that. Informed of this, I asked the company if it would produce several replica ...

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