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LOUISIVILLE , KY – Anyone who has picked up a baseball bat knows the dreaded sting that comes when the bat catches the ball just slightly off-center. Leave it to Louisville Slugger ® to not only find a way to combat the dreaded sting, but do so with safety and performance in mind using the expertise and knowledge of a world-renowned orthopedic hand surgeon.

The Bionic™ Batting Glove line from Louisville Slugger gives batters a traditional-fitting glove that contains the technology found in multiple U.S. patents and no fewer than 24 Bionic components. It’s the next-best thing to having a computer on your hand to help your swing.

Each Bionic Series Glove contains nine palm-side motion zones to eliminate bunching, eight back-side motion zones and four thumb motion zones for optimal flexibility, a Contoured Neoprene Ulnar Relief Cuff for added comfort, a pre-rotated finger design for natural grip and a Bionic Hook Pad that unloads pressure from the hamate bone in the palm.

“The mission of Bionic Hand Technology is to bring anatomy and hand function to the forefront of glove design to improve comfort, fit and performance,” said Dr. Jim Kleinert, a leading orthopedic hand surgeon working exclusively with Hillerich & Bradsby Co., parent of Louisville Slugger, on glove design and development. “We’ve designed the Bionic Batting Gloves based on the anatomy of the hand and applying that to what baseball players have told us about where and how their hands hurt when they absorb the energy of a batted ball in their hands.”

Louisville Slugger offers the Bionic Batting Glove in two models. The Bionic A24 Series, the latest line in the Bionic offering, comes in adult pairs sized S-XXL in white-on-black and black-on-white colors. The model also comes in a youth pair sized S-L in a white-on-black design.

The BG51 TPX ® Bionic Series comes in adult pairs sized S-XXL, youth pairs sized S-L and TPS ® fastpitch pairs sized S-XL. The adult pairs come with five color choices: royal, scarlet, black, navy and gray. The TPS fastpitch gloves are available in gray and white while the youth gloves come in gray only.

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