The Ultimate Fungo Bat! 35" Fungomatic $169.00
PowerWood Technology goes into every bat we make. But what goes into
PowerWood Technology? High- tolerance joinery, ivory hickory and Madrone
hardwoods, plus a special laminating process, to name a few. All combine to
create a bat that will never shatter or splinter - something other all-wood
bats can't do. We stay true to the Baseball Tradition.
Made in USA comes with a
limited one-year warranty & 4 month
Out of Stock Baum Blaster®
Fungo Bat $220
Manufactured as an extremely lightweight fungo for coaches and trainers
for hitting fly balls, pop-ups, and grounders. The Fungo Blaster Baum®Bat is up to 36" long
and weighs only 22-24 ounces, with a standard barrel size that has not
been trimmed down like other
Fungo Blaster Baum®Bats are the exact size as our AAA Pro
Baum®Bat. It is the lightest,
fastest swinging, most durable fungo on earth!
Custom colors are available
|A fungo bat is a specially
designed bat used by baseball coaches for practice. The bat is
designed to hit balls tossed up in the air by the batter, not a
pitched ball. Typical fungo bats are 34 to 36inches long and weigh
20 to 27 ounces. Coaches hit balls during fielding practice, and the
weight and length allow the coach to hit balls repeatedly with high
accuracy. The small diameter also allows coaches to easily hit
pop-ups to catchers and infielders along with ground balls due to
better bat control of the barrel of the bat.
Choose a bat for your needs. Fungo bats are lighter than regular
baseball bats and come in may wood varieties. The idea is to find a
bat that you can swing repeatedly without getting tired.
Place your bat on your back shoulder and toss the baseball up with
your front hand. Opposite if your a left handed hitter. Toss the
ball high and far enough away from the body so you don't get jammed.
Grab the handle with your free hand bringing the bat back a few
inches. Try and hit hit fly balls to fielders at shoulder level,
grounders to infielders at chest level and line drives at waist
See the baseball as being divided horizontally. During practice, hit
at the lower half whenever you want to add some height to your fly
balls. Conversely, hit at the top of the baseball when hitting
Let the bat do all of the work and relax when hitting. As a coach,
you know how tension can negatively influence performance. To be
consistent, your swing should be relaxed, confident and with out of
Practice to perfect your swing. Hit each ball with the purpose of
having the fielder make the catch and visualize where you would like
it to go. During practice set up a station along one of the outer
most baselines and hit fly balls to your pitchers and outfielders
for extra work. The more you use a fungo bat, the better your fungo
hits will be.
Fungo bats are often used during practice to hit pop-ups to
outfielders or grounders to infielders. Fungo bats were not created
to hit pitched balls but rather balls thrown into the air by the
batter. The bat is lighter and has a longer neck than a normal
baseball bat, and the smaller diameter allows for greater accuracy
with hit balls.
There are multiple theories surrounding the origin of the word
"fungo": some believe it's slang for "fun" and "go," a part of a
sand lot game in which a player catching three fly balls would
replace the batter. The first recorded use, according to The New
Dickson Baseball Dictionary, came between the late 1880s..
Every major manufacturer of regular baseball bats also produces
fungo bats. We have chosen Brett Brothers for price, Baum or
MacDougall for quality and performance, and Sandlot Stiks for custom
production. Our fungo bats are made from hickory, maple, ash, and a
high tech composite wood materials. Fungo bats are made for all
levels, youth leagues, high school, college, and for the pros, and
come in a variety of sizes. Coaches should choose a bat that's light
enough to continuously hit balls to players without becoming tired.
The cost of fungo bats ranges from $45 to $177, depending on the
material used to make the bat. Remember it's not the cost, color or
material that makes a great fungo hitter its the time spent in
A look at some fungo bat drills:
1. To teach a catcher how to properly field pop flies, have a coach
should stand inside second base or in foul territory and hit balls
into the air.
2. A coach, standing at the side of the pitcher's mound or near home
plate, hits flies to outfielders.
3. A coach simulates a throw from an outfielder to home plate by
hitting a ball from the outfield area to the catcher at home.
4. A coach stands at near of behind home plate while there is a
runner on first. The coach then hits to the shortstop, who then
throws the ball to the second baseman, who in turn throws it to the
first baseman. Then repeats the ground ball to the second baseman to
reverse the double play practice. Always practice the a double-play
more than the single out as this one is your defensive straightly
and gets a pitcher out of bad situations.
5. From the infield hit fly balls to the warning track or near the
outfield fence so that outfielders will know where they are when
going back on deep flys or balls hit over their head in a game.
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