Louisville Slugger proudly introduces the American-made MLB Prime maple wood baseball bats. The best players in the game deserve only the highest quality wood available. That's why Louisville Slugger hand selects only the best quality wood on the market, which they call MLB Prime Veneer Maple. This wood is then crafted to perfection using Amish Craftsmanship. Cut to be harder, the techniques of the Amish, including using square billets and hand sawing, are combined with advanced vacuum drying chambers to form the foundation of the hardest bat you can swing.