Louisville Slugger Museum

This piece was found in the travel section of the Pioneer Press.

Now this is a cool museum I would like to go to. Lousiville, Kentucky is home to the Louisvile Slugger Museum where bats once swung by greats like Pete Rose and Johnny Bench are kept for show and can even be touched by those in attendance.

Not only is this a museum of some of the greatest bats swung, but it also shows how these bats were crafted as well. Hillerich & Bradsby Co. is the name of the company that has been making bats since 1884 and distributes around 1.8 million wooden Louisiville bats a year.

One of the cooliest attractions to the Louisville Museum is the nearly 120 foot bat standing straight up on the outside of the museum.

The museum and factory are right next to each other which makes it possible to few the past bats and witness the future ones being made.

One of the most prized possessions owned by the museum is a bat used in 1927 by one of the greatest players of all-time: Babe Ruth.

And one of the greatest things that the museum offers is a place where you can hold a number of the bats once used by greats in the past.

http://www.twincities.com/travel/ci_14838823?nclick_check=1

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