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Mighty Babe Ruth Bat Added to Hands-On Experience for Guests at LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Museum & Factory

Special-Order Bat Used by Ruth Unveiled for 100th Anniversary Celebration LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  — Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has a thrilling new experience in its line-up. Starting this week, guests can hold a bat that was actually used by Babe Ruth. This extraordinary opportunity is the museum’s way of celebrating the 100thAnniversary of Ruth signing a contract with Hillerich & Bradsby Co., the makers of Louisville Slugger baseball bats. Ruth signed-up with the company on July 9, 1918, for $100 and a set of H&B golf clubs. The unique bat was wielded by the Bambino sometime during the 1933 – 1934 seasons. According to the Letter of…


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Louisville Slugger getting ready for Opening Day

Louisville, Ky., – With fans eagerly awaiting Opening Day, Louisville Slugger® is introducing sluggercustombats.com, a new design platform that allows baseball enthusiasts to create one-of-a-kind, personalized Louisville Slugger wood bats. As the Official Bat of Major League Baseball®, Louisville Slugger fan, collectible and special-occasion wood bats can be customized with MLB® team logos and colors, special celebration designs or a variety of finish colors, logos and engraving options. “We want every fan and player to feel like they own a piece of the game, and this new experience helps them do just that in a highly personalized way,” said Louisville Slugger…


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THE WEEK: Scandal in Louisville KY, and Then the Good News

Louisville KY’s Latest Scandal Update: It looks like Olivia Pope and the President will. . . On, not that scandal. Around here, the big news was Tuesday’s all-day Card-bashing fest on ESPN. The network interviewed Katina Powell, who has retained local attorney Larry Wilder, and let Powell expose evidence that she was operating a brothel of sorts at Minardi Hall. ESPN said it had five former players and recruits to corroborate the story, and a money trail directly from Andre McGee to Powell. My TAKE: Believe me, everyone has an opinion. Mine is that the school won’t soon recover in…


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Louisville Slugger Remembers Yogi Berra

On Sept. 23, after Yankee great Yogi Berra’s death was announced, members of the Louisville Slugger family honored the legendary catcher by laying a wreath on Yogi Berra’s Louisville Slugger Walk of Fame bat.  It’s located on the north side of Main between 7th and 8th streets, a little east of the Science Center. Berra, who died at age 90, was credited with some of the most memorable quotes in baseball history, in addition to helping the Yankees win 10 World Series titles before he retired in 1963. Berra signed an H&B contract, which is on display at the museum, along with his…


New Louisville Slugger Bat Honors Wounded Warriors With Special Bat

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team™ (WWAST) has a desire to inspire. And it has. With the help of modern prosthetic technology, the WWAST has left its mark on hundreds of thousands of people who’ve watched these courageous veterans hit, run, slide, dive, catch and throw. Now Louisville Slugger® – the team’s first sponsor – is honoring these brave soldiers by creating a special edition of its new 2016 performance bat. It’s called the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Super Z. “I was speechless when Louisville Slugger told me they wanted to name a performance bat after…


The Week in Louisville KY — Puppies and Rainbows in Your News Feed

Here’s what’s dominating, or clogging, your news feed this week: Puppies: It was National Puppy Day on Monday, so all your dog-loving friends, and my girlfriend Paula, posted pictures of their puppies on Facebook. Rainbows: Good news for homophobic caterers in Indiana. Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the deceptively named “Religious Freedom” bill that allows businesses to refuse to provide services to gays. All they have to do is say it’s against their religion. Convention planners, and many others fair-minded folks, reacted by threatening to refuse to do business in Indiana. (Courier-Journal) Dawne Gee Day: In the same week…


Pro Soccer’s Debut on Tap in Louisville KY

LOUISVILLE, KY — It’s a game years in the making. For so many fans of the beautiful game around Louisville, Kentuckiana, and the state, it is a dream coming to fruition. At 3:00 pm Saturday professional soccer will arrive in a big way to the Derby City. Louisville Slugger Field will transition into a soccer pitch for the first ever meeting between Louisville City FC and Saint Louis FC. A game that has been deemed the “Kings Cup” will kick off the 2015 USL season for both clubs. Tickets for the match are still available and can be purchased by…


Wilson Picks Up Louisville Slugger Brand Rights, Factory Stays Here

From Louisville Slugger. . . Historic agreement brings together two century-old, storied American brands at the forefront of innovating, shaping and growing diamond sports on the global stage Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY – This is a historic day in the baseball and softball business. Wilson®, the Official Glove of Major League Baseball® (MLB) will now take the field with Louisville Slugger®, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball. Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports Corporation, and Louisville Slugger, a division of Hillerich & Bradsby, Co., (H&B), announced today that Wilson has acquired global brand, sales and…


Time to Start Keeping Score at Valhalla

After three mostly uneventful days at Valhalla, watching the best golfers in the world make the game look easy, it’s time to get down to business, starting Thursday morning. The PGA, the organization running the tournament, does a great job of feeding the media horde here (with stories, and food). But there’s only so many ways to manufacture news stories — and three days is about the limit without actual competition. Tiger-Mania: “The business just got better at the PGA.” That was the comment WHAS-TV’s Kent Spencer made to me as we marveled at how the atmosphere at Valhalla changed…