Louisville Slugger, the making of

The first baseball bat I ever owned was a black Louisville Slugger. It had white tape wrapped around the handle for grip. When I started playing organized ball, and aluminum bats became an option, I didn’t look back. Why would I? Aluminum makes the ball fly!

But that Slugger, it holds a special place in my heart. I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling like this about the old wooden bats.

I guess I had always assumed the bats were made by a dude with a lathe. Until relatively recently, I would have been correct. But no more! Wired recently toured the Louisville Slugger factory and the footage they came back with is pretty interesting. Babe Ruth-bat interesting, even!

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4 Responses to Louisville Slugger, the making of

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  2. coolhead2011

    If you gave me an over/under of one minute to turn a bat, I would have taken the over for sure. 45 seconds? Yeesh.

    • Pretty crazy, eh? Hard to believe something done so quickly can take such a beating.

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