Friday, April 08, 2016

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory… Louisville Kentucky

MQTlogoa A “My Quality Time” museum post. A visit to Museum Row on Main & a side trip to Churchill Downs… Stop #1 The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.

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“According to company legend, the first pro bat was turned by Bud for Pete Browning in 1884. Browning was a star on Louisville's professional American Association team–the Eclipse. On a spring afternoon Bud, then seventeen years old, witnessed Browning break his favorite bat. Bud offered to make a bat for his hero and Browning accepted. According to the story, after the young wood shop apprentice lathed a quality stick from white ash Browning got three hits with it in the next game. Because of his tremendous hitting power, Browning was known as "The Louisville Slugger" years before the Hillerich family trademarked the name for their bats.” READ MORE

DSC_0010 4.5 of 5 stars3,072 Reviews TripAdvisor Community #2 of 142 things to do in Louisville.

 

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“See the thousands of signatures that have been burned into a Louisville Slugger baseball bat.

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Louisville Slugger personalized bats can be purchased in person at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Museum Store located at 800 West Main Street..

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One Day the Devil challenged the Lord to a baseball game. Smiling the Lord proclaimed, "You don't have a chance, I have Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and all the greatest players up here". "Yes", snickered the devil, "but I have all the umpires."

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If you like a “feel good” baseball movie check this out:

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Take a guided tour through the factory where Louisville Slugger bats are crafted with the same pride that started in 1884.

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What takes longer, running from first base to second, or from second to third? Second to third, because you have to go through a shortstop. (sorry about that)

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JOETODD Thanks for stopping by “My Quality time” & I hope you enjoyed a quick tour of The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory… Louisville Kentucky. Future posts::  Frazier History Museum 829 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202. Muhammad Ali Center & The Kentucky Derby Museum

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7 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We enjoyed our tour there, but I don't remember our tour guide telling such good jokes. You'd be good at that job!!! (Like you want one at this stage.)

We really enjoyed our time in Kentucky -- lots to do and see. My mom was born there, but went west as a young woman. So we visited places she had told us about as well as the good stuff like this you showed us. It was a great experience.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a great tour. That bat is huge. I like the signature wall. Wonderful photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Fun60 said...

Really interesting post.

Photo Cache said...

Baseball fans would probably put this on their bucket list.

Worth a Thousand Words

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

What a phenomenal bat and history!
I really enjoyed the photos and the narration.
While we had one behind a door for a long time, we lost it during one of the moves.
Hopefully it is in good hands.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Buster said...

Nice photo tour, Joe! As a lifelong baseball fan, I love the history of that place.

Murthy K v v s said...

Baseball...Quite unknown in our location.