Major League Baseball (MLB) teams still use traditional wooden baseball bats. These bats are heavy, are likely to break during a professional game, and do not generate the same speed and power of aluminum bats. So, why still use them? Here are a few key reasons why.
Maintaining the Accuracy of Records
Baseball legends are known for their performance records. Statistics are important, such as how many home runs were hit in a single game, overall batting averages, and consecutive games pitched. Career records are equally important, like how many World Series games played during a career, or how many innings were no-hitters fir the opposing team. Those records were made with wooden bats.
To switch to aluminum bats today would mean all those records would be broken time and time again. The thrill of being in the stands when a record is broken, for example, will be minimized. The …