SKOWHEGAN, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Lots of kids dream about hitting the game winning homerun in game seven of the World Series. To hit that homerun, the player needs to have the proper bat.
Jesse LaCasse has been making wooden bats as a hobby in 2006. In 2008 he turned that hobby into a business. It takes LaCasse about 15 minutes to form a bat. He makes them out of ash, rock maple or yellow birch wood. He makes them for people in little league all the way up to the college ranks.
LaCasse said it would be a dream come true to make bats for the pros, but he says the fees to make bats for big leaguers in too expensive.
"It's a 13 thousand dollar yearly fee to sell to pros, and also a 10 million dollar insurance policy. It's mainly just to protect fans, players, coaches from broken bats and it's kind of an advertising fee as well to put a bat in a professional's hand," LaCasse said.
LaCasse makes all of his bats by hand. He is looking to get a machine to produce more bats but he says he will always make custom made bats for his customers.