New Ballgame: Grady Phelan’s Baseball Bat – St. Louis Magazine

March 21st, 2013|

Grady Phelan was out back, tossing up hickory nuts and launching them out of his yard with a baseball bat. On one swing, the bat came flying out of his hands and nearly hit one of his sons in the head. “It really got my attention,” he says. Then he noticed a big bruise on his hand.

Q&A with Grady Phelan, Bat Inventor – TedQuarters

September 7th, 2010|

When I walked into the visitors’ clubhouse on Saturday, Ike Davis and Josh Thole were examining one of Thole’s new angled-knob bats. Thole told me it was designed to protect against hamate-bone injuries, and I pointed out that Thole choked up anyway and was an odd choice to be debuting the new bat design.

Pro-XR Granted U.S. Patent

January 13th, 2010|

The patented bat, dubbed Pro-XR, features an ergonomic knob which provides batters with increased performance and greater safety. It delivers a smooth swing path for the batter’s hands by removing the speed bump which affect other bats.

Bat Boy – St. Louis Business Journal

April 21st, 2006|

Local inventor Grady Phelan received confirmation last week that his design for an ergonomic baseball bat knob complies with Major League Baseball and NCAA rules regulating bat configuration.

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