Aluminum bat broken in College Baseball game

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  1. mrx

    mrx Freshman

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    This is really something.
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  2. ScottyB28

    ScottyB28 Freshman

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    I wonder if it broke in half or did it just crack?
     
  3. mctiger

    mctiger closet claustrophic Staff Member

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    I've seen it happen in a high school game. Clean break, 2 pieces. They're not indestructable.
     
  4. crawfish

    crawfish Founding Member

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    just post it..........

    another plug for his horrible website
     
  5. TigerInTally

    TigerInTally Founding Member

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    Mr spam must not get out very much. I've seen quite a few bats broken in the city softball leagues.
     
  6. LSUGradin99

    LSUGradin99 I Bleedeth Purple 'N Gold

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    I did not see a copyright notice on that site so I edited his post and posted the entire page. :grin:

    Talk about a lot of information about the broken bat on his site, wow!
     
  7. TigerBait3

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    I actually broke an aluminum bat in high school...unfortunately i broke my wrist at the same time. :(
     
  8. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    Out of curiousity, I checked the Tulane web site, and a Tulane sports forum. Nothing was said about a broken bat. So I also checked with one of my Tulane alum friends that is a baseball fanatic. He said he listeded to the game and didn't hear anything about a broken bat.

    So, mrx, how about some details. Like who broke the bat, what inning, etc?
     
  9. TSdude

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    I've seen it to but the last time I saw it was back in HS some 20+ years ago. If my memory is correct we were playing at New Iberia in a tournament and I was walking out the dug out towards the on-deck circle and the guy was swinging one of the old silver-green lettered Easton bats. Well we used to use a boat load of pine tar on bats and after two hard swings that Easton bat just snapped in two about 18 inches or so above the handle. It was a clean break as if someone had cut it with a saw but on the bat end there were cracks. We all guessed that the metal had become real brittle from the excessive dried pine tar and eventually it broke.
     
  10. jrich71291

    jrich71291 Say What?

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    Temperature has alot to do with it. Most aluminum and/or composite bats have a warning about the bats strength and durability being compromised in colder temperatures (I believe it is around 60 degrees Fahrenheit)

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