The TB-271 model is perhaps the most consistently popular bat in the major leagues since its introduction in the early 1970s. For over three decades, the classic flared knob and balance has been preferred by power and poke hitters alike.
The TB-271 has a faster transition from the taper to the barrel of the bat making it feel more balanced.
Maple is the most popular wood used to make bats. Maple is a very hard and dense wood which many say helps the ball jump off the barrel of the maple bat.
Maple bats are hard giving little to no flex and is usually preferred to advanced hitters looking to add pop and distance to their swing.
Yellow birch is often referred to as the perfect combination between Maple and Ash. Birch has solidness close to Maple but with some flexibility closer to ash. Yellow birch is the best for novice hitters who may mishit more than the advanced hitter.