In January 2004, Major League Baseball announced a new drug policy which originally included random, offseason testing and 10-day suspensions for first-time offenders, 30-days for second-time offenders, 60-days for third-time offenders, and one year for fourth-time offenders, all without pay, in an effort to curtail performance-enhancing drug use (PED) in professional baseball. This policy strengthened baseball's pre-existing ban on controlled substances , including steroids, which has been in effect since 1991.  The policy was to be reviewed in 2008, but under pressure from the . Congress , on November 15, 2005, players and owners agreed to tougher penalties; a 50-game suspension for a first offense, a 100-game suspension for a second, and a lifetime ban for a third.
Carolina Clubs manufactures a wide variety of Pro Select wood bat models . Whether you are interested in high quality maple bats or ash bats you've come to the right place. We are recognized as a true leader in the production of professional wood baseball bats worldwide. We can provide the quality wooden bats you expect and deserve. Our state of the art manufacturing equipment insures precise and consistant production day in and day out. Our maple and ash custom wood bats are always a hit with the pros! Complete quality control from standing timber through finished wood baseball bat assures you're receiving the same quality Maple Bat and Ash Bat as our MLB clients. Our Carolina Clubs sawmill in upstate New York produces only the highest grade maple and ash billets used in the production of professional wood baseball bats. True quality control is possible because we own the Mill. Two production facilities (both owned and managed by Carolina Clubs) working in unison guarauntees the highest quality wood bats available.
As one of the leading manufactures of high end professional wood bats, Carolina Clubs has provided a unique service to many of today's top professional players across the United States as well as worldwide. Our Carolina Clubs family takes pride in the careful craftsmanship that goes into every wood bat we produce. Rest assured that all of Carolina Clubs Maple bats and Ash bats are turned in house by Carolina Clubs, using the industry's latest technology. Nothing is outsourced! At the same time, Carolina Clubs craftsmen embrace the quality of MLB approved wood bat manufacturing and ensure that same quality is passed along to all of our customers at every skill level. At Carolina Clubs, Inc. we offer true Big League wood in every stock and custom bat we produce. Our custom bat manufacturing company not only produces the finished bats but also harvests the raw materials. Your bats are crafted by our professionals with over 85 years of combined experience. Our Carolina Clubs' track record within the industry speaks for itself. Longevity is a measure of not only quality products but quality people as well.