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Choosing the Best Batting Gloves for Baseball & Softball

Choosing the Best Batting Gloves for Baseball & Softball

May 07, 2019 |

Although there are still a few “old-school” holdouts in the major leagues who do not use them, the batting glove is now almost standard issue equipment for players at all levels. Back in the 1980’s Franklin, with the valuable help of hall-of-fame third baseman Mike Schmidt, began to pitch their...

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5 Need to Know Facts About Vintage League Baseball

5 Need to Know Facts About Vintage League Baseball

May 07, 2019 |

Phoenix Bats was born when founder Charley "Lefty" Trudeau began building vintage baseball bats for The Ohio Historical Society. A player himself in a 19th century league for five years before he began building bats, Charley has a big heart for these throwback leagues and players.WHAT IS VINTAGE LEAGUE BASEBALL?In...

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Buying Guide for Catchers Gears Sets

Buying Guide for Catchers Gears Sets

May 07, 2019 |

One of the toughest jobs in baseball is being the catcher. Scratch that, one of the toughest positions in all of sports is the catcher position. Locking down home base isn’t easy, this is true even in youth baseball. In this position, you have to worry about foul tips, errant...

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How to Measure for a Little League Baseball Glove

How to Measure for a Little League Baseball Glove

May 07, 2019 |

A baseball glove is one of the most important pieces of equipment you can purchase for a Little League player. Youth baseball gloves are often made of synthetic materials and can be broken in quickly. They are designed with smaller fingers and wrist openings to help best fit small players....

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Fastball and Finance Podcast #3 Aubrey Huff

Fastball and Finance Podcast #3 Aubrey Huff

December 19, 2017 |

Fastball and Finance Podcast #3 Aubrey HuffMatt and Aubrey dive into many topics that all baseball players and athletes should hear. Talking about depression in sports and ways to handle adversity. It's amazing to hear from a player who's had so much success give his insights and share his knowledge. ...

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Fastball and Finance #2 Mark Guthrie

Fastball and Finance #2 Mark Guthrie

December 10, 2017 |

Matt LaPorta talks with Mark about his playing career and his World Series Championship with the Twins. They also discuss family and youth baseball. Mark is the owner of the Florida Burn Organization. Mark Guthrie is the General Manager of the Florida Burn. He oversees the entire program while instructing...

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Fastball and Finance Podcast #1 Travis Hafner "Pronk" Tied for most Grand Slams in one MLB season

Fastball and Finance Podcast #1 Travis Hafner "Pronk" Tied for most Grand Slams in one MLB season

November 29, 2017 |

Travis Hafner: From a North Dakota Farm to the MLB Full name TRAVIS LEE HAFNER...Married, wife's name is Amy...One son, Blake Lee...Played 2 seasons at Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, KS (graduated '97)...Earned junior college all-American honors in 1997 and was MVP of JUCO World Series, hitting 3-run...

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Matt LaPorta Podcast with Jason Bots (Full Force Life Podcast)

Matt LaPorta Podcast with Jason Bots (Full Force Life Podcast)

October 10, 2017 |

We’ve got another incredible guest, former Major Leaguer, former Cleveland Indian, Matt LaPorta, former University of Florida Gator. That’s a big deal out here in Florida so give him some props. He just got inducted to the Hall of Fame and I bring that up and give him a big, “Congratulations.”...

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LaPorta Sports is teaming up with Richardson

LaPorta Sports is teaming up with Richardson

August 16, 2017 |

The Richardson Brand has been around since the 1960’s becoming the known brand for quality hats in the sporting industry. Throughout the years, with big named brands like Nike, Adidas and now Under Armor, Richardson has maintained its popularity. Looking to grow even more LaPorta Sports is now offering Richardson...

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Hitting is all Mental-with Big League Player Matt LaPorta

Hitting is all Mental-with Big League Player Matt LaPorta

August 10, 2017 |

Most coaches focus on mechanics and launch angle to train hitters nowadays. You’ll hear phrases like “Drive your back side” and “Top hand through the baseball”. Mechanics are very important but at the end of the day a player can have perfect mechanics and still be a below average hitter....

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LaPorta Sports Custom Batting Gloves teams up with Tanner Tee’s

LaPorta Sports Custom Batting Gloves teams up with Tanner Tee’s

August 10, 2017 |

If you’ve become a great baseball player, you’ve most definitely hit off a tee for thousands and thousands of swings. Most likely you’ve used a Tanner Tee at some point if you’ve played baseball at a higher level. Tanner Tees have been around for over 25 years and are known...

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Why Custom Batting Gloves are Becoming Popular with Baseball Players

Why Custom Batting Gloves are Becoming Popular with Baseball Players

August 02, 2017 |

The batting glove has become very popular over the past 30 years of baseball. Players needed a better grip on their bat and pine tar was not enough. Players were playing 9 inning games and their hands would be so wet holding the bat it would be nearly impossible to...

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