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Louisiana Bat Companies (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Livingston, Livingston Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-04-17

Duration: 00:07:19

Subjects: Baseball bats | Baseball players | Marucci Bat Company | Marucci, Jack | Albin Athletics | Albin, Joel | Sports | Business


  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Marucci, Jack Interviewee
  • Albin, Joel Interviewee
  • Lawrence, Joe Interviewee
  • Ainsworth, Kurt Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the April 17, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on the partnership between the Marucci Bat Company in Baton Rouge and Albin Athletics in Livingston for the “Cat 5,” an aluminum baseball bat that does not vibrate and sting the hitter after they swing. Whinham tours both companies and talks to Jack Marruci, Joe Lawrence, and Kurt Ainsworth of the Marruci Bat Company and Joel Albin of Albin Athletics about Albin’s development of the technology to make non-vibrating aluminum bats and the partnership between the two companies. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford