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Big Dawgs Tour: Louisville Slugger Museum

After our brief stint of TV glory at WHAS, we took the Built Ford Tough Blue Mobile a short mile through downtown to stop at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

Nestled in the middle of Museum Row on Main in downtown Louisville, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is instantly recognizable. Towering 120-feet into the air, the Big Bat separates the Slugger Museum from other, seemingly normal neighbors.

Meet our tour guide, Senior Rob Fenton!

Butler Senior Rob Fenton was a fantastic tour guide. He knew his stuff and Pops just ate up all the baseball history.

From this year’s Silver Slugger Awards to wax figures, unfinished billets, an order of bats for Brandon Moss of the Oakland Athletics, to an old-school working lathe, to laser guided machines, and even the original Babe Ruth model bat in the bank vault, we saw it all and it was pretty darned cool.

My own, personalized Louisville Slugger!

My own, personalized Louisville Slugger!

Much love to Louisville Slugger for not only giving us the VIP treatment and tour, but for the personalized bats. So cool and something you can get to, by checking out their special order site.

If you’re in Louisville and have any appreciation for baseball, wood working, or history, then a stop at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory is a must!

It was just a great experience and one that is perhaps best summed up in pictures. Check out some of my shots from the experience.

For additional Big Dawgs Tour photography, please visit our Flickr Tour gallery

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