This is a maple baseball bat I just made. Pitchers and catchers report on the 13th so I thought I would get ready for the season. My main summertime hobby is hitting baseballs which is much more fun when you make your own bats. There are thousands of different tapers the major leaguers use. This is something like my 25th bat I have made and each one gets a little closer to the magic taper. The three types of wood baseball bats are made out of are Maple, Ash and Hickory.