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Louisville Slugger Museum

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Louisville Slugger Museum

Coordinates: 38°15′25.7″N 85°45′48.9″W / 38.257139°N 85.763583°W / 38.257139; -85.763583

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
downtown Louisville.
Location Louisville, Kentucky

The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, a museum located in Louisville, Kentucky's "Museum Row" in the West Main District of downtown, showcases the history of the Louisville Slugger brand of baseball bats made by Hillerich & Bradsby, and of baseball in general. Inside the production of the bats is presented, along with historical examples of bats (such as an 1880s Pete Browning bat they recently discovered or the bat that Babe Ruth used to hit his last home run as a Yankee). Outside is a six-story bat that appears to be leaning against the museum building but is completely free standing, the bat weighs 68,000 pounds. (It is billed as the world's largest bat,[1] although it is hollow and made of steel.) The building also serves as their corporate headquarters and a production facility.

Also of note is a mural on the wall facing the Louisville Glassworks just down the street. The mural is of a shattering window, complete with a ball sized comparable to the enormous bat at the factory. The ball appears to be a hemisphere of plastic painted to resemble a baseball down to the stitches.

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External links

  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory official website

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