Daily Wanderlust: World’s Largest Baseball Bat

Written by on July 9, 2012 in Travel - 8 Comments

If Louisville, Kentucky could have one major claim to fame in the world, it would be the Lousiville Slugger. At least in my mind.

After all, the wooden bats made here have become synonymous with baseball. The “Lousiville Slugger” scroll etched onto each bat is easily recognized. In downtown Louisville, it is easy to see the city’s deep appreciation for the bat manufacturer. For more than 120 years, the maker has been here, creating bats for some of the world’s best baseball players.

In the century-plus, Louisville Slugger has sole more than 100 million bats and is considered the most popular bat brand in the history of the sport.

Today, the company has extended its breadth, now making gloves, helmets, gear, bags and more.

During our road trip, we made a stop at the famed World’s Largest Bat, perched against the Louisville Slugger Museum. Made in 1995, the five-story bat weighs in at 34 tons and is made of hollow carbon steel, like the bat used by Babe Ruth.

Editor’s Note: This post is a part of the #winosontheroad series. Over Yonderlust and d travels ’round went road tripping and exploring America from Colorado to Maryland in June 2012. Be sure to check out all of the posts of life on the open road.

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Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She is a former career breaker and long term solo traveler. Today, she helps promote responsible elephant tourism and is the co-founder of #RTTC, a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. When she isn’t writing, Diana handles the PR and social media for Save Elephant Foundation, which runs the popular Elephant Nature Park. Her writing as appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

8 Comments on " Daily Wanderlust: World’s Largest Baseball Bat "

  1. Hogga July 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm · Reply

    I’ve seen bigger….

    … actually I guess not lol

    • Diana July 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm · Reply

      Oh, I love you.

  2. Brock - Backpack With Brock July 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm · Reply

    Seeing this could be an excellent addition to the goal of visiting all of the MLB parks! It’s a cool landmark

    • Diana July 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm · Reply

      Isn’t it?!

  3. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures July 10, 2012 at 7:53 am · Reply

    I’m a big baseball fan, so I would definitely stop by!

    • Diana July 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm · Reply

      It’s cool!

  4. Ryan at Travel and Graphs July 10, 2012 at 10:55 am · Reply

    I used one of these bats as a kid! Well, not one quite so big as this, but we can’t all be Babe Ruth.

    • Diana July 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm · Reply

      Ha ha. We can’t all be Babe Ruth!

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