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Rawlings R243 Big Stick Pro Maple Bat - Dick's Sporting Goods

Rawlings R243 Big Stick Pro Maple Bat

Item Number: 11552510
Price: $69.99
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The Rawlings® Adult Big Stick® Pro Maple Wood Bat offers unmatched durability and the same high-grade quality used by the pros. This wooden baseball bat combines Adirondack balanced timber with the player-preferred natural unfinished look for incredible style and performance at the plate. The R243 Big Stick® barrel design delivers more power and a larger hitting surface. Features a flared knob, 29/32" handle and pro cupped end.


  • 2-7/16" barrel diameter
  • Big Stick® = larger barrel size = more power
  • Made with the same high-grade maple wood used by the pros
  • Pro ink dot tested for guaranteed grain straightness
  • Pro cupped end for improved balance
  • Flared knob design
  • Handle diameter: 29/32"
  • Pro Maple Ace Series
  • Made with Adirondack balance timber
  • Model: R243M
  • Rawlings


  • Rawlings® offers a 90-day limited warranty on Wood Composite bats only
  • The policy does not cover: bats that have been abused, altered, mistreated or used in commercial batting cages
  • All other wood bats are NOT covered under warranty

NOTICE: We recommend that you receive approval from your local league before removing the wrapper from your bat.

Country Of Origin: United States

Customer Reviews

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 60 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by hard wood For the sale price, this is a nice wood bat. Used it in a tourney right after purchase. August 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great bat Bought this as a backup bat for my son. He preferred this bat over his original bat. July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great bat. I've had this bat now for 2 weeks and I'm in love. I don't think I'll use any other bat again. Great control and easy to swing with thin handle. Take some warm up swings first with some weight. Awesome pop and seems to be durable thus far. June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very impressed. A very solid bat. Nice sweet spot with a lot of pop to it. Definitely would recommend it. June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Quality for the Price This maple bat from Rawlings has served me well as I prepare this summer to make my MLB scouting debut. I've put in some long hours with this bat and so far it doesn't show any signs of fatigue. Love it! Just make sure you tar the handle a little bit because the bat is slippery off of the rack. June 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bat broke instantly! Spent seventy bucks on this bat. My son batted with it one and it blew in half. I took it back to Dick's to see if it was defective. Store would not have anything to do with it. They said there was nothing they could do. Couldn't afford to lose $70 in 10 seconds. Bat is junk!!! What a waste. June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lasting me pretty me we'll the bat is lasting me pretty we'll and is holding up for a highschool baseball player like me who plays almost 3 games a week. One problem, I wish it was black!!! but hey whatever, great bat, great purchase. May 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good bat for the money Good bat for the money. I use this for my adult league and I have for a few years. Even with the thin handle it seems pretty durable. May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Buy This bat is great especially for the price I would buy another one in a heartbeat. May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Stick I've always loved Rawlings/Adirondack Wood BB bats and have had good luck with them. This is modeled after the C243 by Louisville Slugger. It's similar to the C271 except that the bat head is larger. The store had a great selection so I was able to buy a bat with good grain and a light ounce weight so I can still get a fast swing. The sweet part of the bat is really hard and has some great pop to it. It's also a very balanced. If you are interested in this bat it is also Ink dot tested which is used by the MLB to both certify the bat and look for quality control in the direction the ink bleeds (which determines the bats straightness and strength). Another thing I liked was that at the time, the bat was about 35% - 40% cheaper than other stores so it's cost effective for good quality lumber. It's worth it for the price. If you are worried about it breaking but like wood, I would recommend a Bamboo or Wood Composite bat which has warranties that range from 30 days to 150 days. 5 stars might be a bit high but like I said I always had good luck with Rawlings and since this new Dicks Sporting Goods had a big selection, I had the option to be real picky with this model and choose from what I thought was the best for me out of the 50 plus something they had stocked on the floor. May 10, 2014
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