Hello, I was given a couple vintage Tony Oliva wood bats that are in great condition by a neighbor. Should I use these in BP or will they break?
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They maybe valuable to a collector.
Adirondack? I used those as a kid back in the day.
I thought I was mis-remembering so I did a little googling and it seems that he used a Louisville Slugger in the early part of his career and later in his career he switched to an Adirondack model. I don't imagine that was a very common thing to do. What you have is probably from the 60s (my Adirondack model was in the 70s). I'd hang on to it, it's a pretty cool item.
When I was in high school one of the bats in the bag was a LS Oliva. It was very similar to a LS Kaline, Rose and Yastrzemski. There was a LS Oliva when I was in LL. This would cover from ‘64 to ‘73. Bad metal bats came about when I was I playing college ball.