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08-04-2006, 09:54 AM
What was the weight and lenght of the b278 bats Bench ordered during the time period of 73 to 75. Were the ends cupped?

As usual, thanks for the help.


08-04-2006, 11:28 AM
Hi Scott--

In the 1973-1975 labeling period Bench used both cupped and uncupped bats, but only a few different models. Records of cupped bats, say a cupped end Model B278 will usually be recorded as B278C, but that is not always the case. Anyway, here is what the records show for that period:

B267 35.5"/32.5 oz
B278 35"/32.5 oz 35.5'/31-33 oz 37"/33 oz generally cupped ends
B278C 35.5'/32.5 oz
H176C 35.5"/33 oz Hickory
S222 35.5"/ 34 oz 36"/34 oz

Most bats were Flame Treated finish, wide grained wood, and weights marked. Approximately 410- 425 bats were shipped to bench during this labeling period.

See the Game Used Library (Player Bat Charts) for additional specific information... if you are looking at a specific bat, let me know the model and dimensions and I will try to narrow it down in that labeling period for you.

Mike Jackitout7@aol.com