Barry Bonds made Sam Bats famous. He was the first to really commit to a full-on maple wood bat in the majors. Most, at the time, were using Ash bats. Today, over 90% of MLB bats at the plate are made from maple. They can thank Barry Bonds and Sam bat. Game-Used models of Barry Bonds have a size range of 34-inches and 31/33-ounces.
Back when there was pretty much a single wood bat brand, Honus Wagner used a Louisville Slugger. Honus used a monster-sized bat. His game used bats, we found up for auction, ranged anywhere from 33.5 to 35 inches and about 39 ounces.
Bo Jackson’s bat is almost always Louisville Slugger. On the off occasion he would not use Slugger, in the early part of his career, it appears he always used Cooper. Most of his game use bats sized out at 35-inch and 32-ounces.
Reggie Jackson’s Bat is a Rawlings Adirondack with a 35-inch length and 32-ounce weight. It’s a monster bat for a monster hitter. He liked a big bat and was one of a few that swung Rawlings during his era.
Ken Griffey Jrs Bat was, most often, a C271 in a Lousiville Slugger. He liked all black with a white grip tape zig-zag pattern on the handle. Most of his game used bats were 34/31 with a few measured at 33.75/31.0.
George Brett’s Bat is a Slugger. Always has been. Most of his game-used models were in the 33-inch and 30-ounce range. It is very hard to find a George Brett Bat that is anything but natural finished Ashwood from Louisville Slugger.
Kris Bryant’s bat is from Chandler. He uses a KB17 model that is 34-inches and around 31-ounces. He has some Victus game-used models floating around. But, for the 2020 season, it does not appear he used anything but Chandler. Although, again, we don’t watch every at-bat, just many.
Some of Ozzie Smith’s bats were 35 inches long and weighed around 32.5 ounces. Most of the auctions of these bats have them listed around 35 inches. He liked Ash bats and we can’t find him using anything that was but a Louisville Slugger. He tried a handful of models like the 27, R161 and S327.
Giancarlo Stanton uses a 34-inch bat that weighs, about 32.5 ounces. He is also very much a Marucci user. The Marucci bat he uses is most often black with gold or silver lettering.
Mike Trout’s Bat is an Old Hickory. He uses a 33.5 drop 1—meaning the bat weighs 32.5 ounces. It’s been quite a while since he’s used anything else. For 2020, he liked the black barrel and white handle more than the pure white one.