“It’s the toughest bat to keep in stock,” said Ronnie Brittingham, manager and buyer at the family-owned store.
“It’s the best bat we sell in wood.” Whether Prowlers ever make it into an MLB game depends on whether Mc Cardell is willing to make the kind of big investment required to get there.
For now, Mc Cardell spends many weekends on the road, attending tournaments and encouraging players to try his bats.
Some bats have an H&B brand in the oval trademark, rather than Louisville Slugger.
You can match these with the logo on your bat to get an approximate date for your Louisville Slugger bat. in the 1993 edition of Baseball Encyclopedia and found only one entry for a player whose last name was Maranville and that was Rabbit Maranville.
The documentation on the link page has the name spelled Rabbitt.
You can match these with the logo on your bat to get an approximate date for your Louisville Slugger bat. Some bats have an H& B brand in the oval trademark, rather than Louisville Slugger.
The H& B brand denotes a lower grade and lower priced retail bat.
David Chandler, 48, started the company in 2010, after MLB changed standards in an effort to reduce the incidence of dangerous splintering bats.To date, Prowler has sold 650 bats to youths and adults, with the company of one employee (Mc Cardell) turning profitable last year and expecting to gross nearly ,000 this year. “The long-term, way-in-the-distance goal is to get to the major leagues,” he said.