Often, the equipment manufacturers give them equipment in exchange for their endorsement.
players have their own preferences
No they have manufacturers who sponsor teams and they provide SOME of the players with their equipment
The players are responsible for paying for their own equipment.
No it is supplied by the team.
Their team and the product manufacturers provide the items for them at no cost to the players.
No, players that are able to make teams as early as the junior level are sponsored according to the contracts their teams have with equipment manufacturers such as Bauer, Nike and KOHO.
The team pays for players bats.
Control, they generate their own power.
A League of Their OwnThe 1992 film was callled "A League of Their Own" The movie is based on the real life All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Players in the MLB are supplied bats by their team.
Plenty, they have their own leagues, cups and plenty of other stuff
The league code was the for-runner of the professional game. Now the union code has created its own professional and semi profession groups. This was undertaken because of the falling numbers staying in the union code and moving to the league code. Added to this was the fact that demand on the amateur union players were that same as the professional players - This caused issues of retention in the game