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.

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads 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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