Monday, December 12, 2016

Louisville Slugger

We've all heard about the bat but were you aware that it was created in the 19th century? John A. "Bud" Hillerich was 17 when legend has it, that he watched a game in Louisville. Pete Browning was in a hitting slump and broke his bat. "Bud" invited Browning to his father's woodworking shop where he crafted a new bat per Browning's instructions. Browning got three hits the next day with this new bat. The year was 1884. Baseball was 8 years old as a professional sport.

Today you can visit the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in downtown Louisville.

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