Sam Bats KB1 Select Maple Bat. All of SAM BAT wood bats are produced from select maple logs. SAM BAT’s cutter takes great care to cut their wood with straight grain for strength.The KB1 is one of three of their most popular bat models. SAM BAT is the standard by which all maple bats are measured. The KB1 is used by Alex Rodriguez, Scott Podsednik, and Ross Gload.