Coronavirus forces Louisville Slugger to shut down baseball bat production

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Coronavirus forces Louisville Slugger to shut down baseball bat production

For more than 135 years, Louisville Slugger has been synonymous with America’s Pastime. Hall of Famers, Most Valuable Players and World Series champions have swung the best wood in the game over the years – and right this moment, we’re already writing the next chapter in the game’s history.

For more than 135 years, Louisville Slugger has been synonymous with America’s Pastime. Hall of Famers, Most Valuable Players and World Series champions have swung the best wood in the game over the years – and right this moment, we’re already writing the next chapter in the game’s history.

The number of steps in the process for making raw wood into a genuine Louisville Slugger.

Ty Cobb’s career batting average – the highest in Major League history

Percentage of hitters in the National Baseball Hall of Fame who were under contract with Louisville Slugger.

At the onset of his career, Babe Ruth swung a monster 50-ounce bat, the heaviest Louisville Slugger model ever turned.

Number of Louisville Slugger bats ordered by pro players annually.

Peak output capacity for the factory – usually reached during Spring Training each year.

Number of plate appearances Derek Jeter had in his two-decade career, all of which came with his holding a Louisville Slugger P72 turning model.

Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Kentucky IS HOME OF the World's Largest Baseball Bat STANDING AT 120 ft tall, AND 68,000 pounds(made of steel).

Number of billets included in each batch that’s shipped to the factory.

Number of consecutive seasons in which Tony Gwynn hit over .300, spanning from 1983 to 2001.

Number of wood bats that leave the H&B factory in Louisville annually.

The number of steps in the process for making raw wood into a genuine Louisville Slugger.

Ty Cobb’s career batting average – the highest in Major League history

Percentage of hitters in the National Baseball Hall of Fame who were under contract with Louisville Slugger.

At the onset of his career, Babe Ruth swung a monster 50-ounce bat, the heaviest Louisville Slugger model ever turned.

Number of plate appearances Derek Jeter had in his two-decade career, all of which came with his holding a Louisville Slugger P72 turning model.

Number of Louisville Slugger bats ordered by pro players annually.

Peak output capacity for the factory – usually reached during Spring Training each year.

Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Kentucky IS HOME OF the World's Largest Baseball Bat STANDING AT 120 ft tall, AND 68,000 pounds(made of steel).

Number of consecutive seasons in which Tony Gwynn hit over .300, spanning from 1983 to 2001.

Number of wood bats that leave the H&B factory in Louisville annually.

Number of billets included in each batch that’s shipped to the factory.

The number of steps in the process for making raw wood into a genuine Louisville Slugger.

Ty Cobb’s career batting average – the highest in Major League history

Percentage of hitters in the National Baseball Hall of Fame who were under contract with Louisville Slugger.

At the onset of his career, Babe Ruth swung a monster 50-ounce bat, the heaviest Louisville Slugger model ever turned.

Number of plate appearances Derek Jeter had in his two-decade career, all of which came with his holding a Louisville Slugger P72 turning model.

Number of Louisville Slugger bats ordered by pro players annually.

Peak output capacity for the factory – usually reached during Spring Training each year.

Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Kentucky IS HOME OF the World's Largest Baseball Bat STANDING AT 120 ft tall, AND 68,000 pounds(made of steel).

Number of consecutive seasons in which Tony Gwynn hit over .300, spanning from 1983 to 2001.

Number of wood bats that leave the H&B factory in Louisville annually.

Number of billets included in each batch that’s shipped to the factory.

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