The World's Largest Baseball Bat in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY - Located in the Kentucky city of Louisville, the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory offers a comprehensive look at the venerable company's history and heritage. You can even go on a batting cage tour to see for yourself. There's also an impressive collection of antique steam equipment on display. The museum's name was a bit of a mouthful to pronounce, but that's the charm of a small town.

The World's Largest Baseball Bat in Louisville


The World's Largest Baseball Bat

The granddaddy of them all is the world's largest baseball bat, which is also the name of the company's founder.  It's a big old metal hunk, measuring a whopping 68,000 pounds. The bat is a replica of Babe Ruth's famous 34-inch bat. The most impressive feat is the fact that it's actually in good working order.

The big ol' bat n' bat is a nod to the company's storied past, as well as to the tenacity of its founders. For a small town, the company has achieved some cult status. The company has several other noteworthy properties, including its museum, which harkens back to the company's days of yore.

The museum is the home of the aforementioned Big Bat. One might be hard-pressed to find a better place to spend a day. The museum's free admission is a godsend for anyone in the area and is well worth the trip. It's also got the best view in town. One should never underestimate the power of a good company, and the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory is no exception.