Red Sox Academy: Why Some Boston Players Use Ax Handle Bats

Some of the Boston Red Sox are taking advice from Ted Williams when they step up to the plate.

The Red Sox great used to practice his swings with an ax, and that’s why some of the current players are using ax handle bats to improve their hitting. Hugh Tompkins from Axe Bats explained to D’Angelo Ortiz on “NESN Clubhouse” how the ax handle can improve baseball players’ grips and prevent injury.

Check it out in the video above!

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