Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory coming to Cleveland Memorial Day Weekend
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Brings Interactive Baseball History to Orioles vs. Indians
Fans can hold authentic game-used bats from Indians and Orioles legends. “Old-fashioned” bat-making demonstrations with hand-turning lathe.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory hits the road with their Mobile Museum, rolling into Cleveland for Memorial Day weekend. This interactive baseball experience is specially created for fans at Cleveland’s Progressive Field during the upcoming series between the Cleveland Indians and the Baltimore Orioles from Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29. The experience is highlighted by authentic, game-used bats and replica bats from Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles players past and present, all of which fans can hold.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory’s Mobile Museum features live bat-making demonstrations with a hand-turning lathe to showcase the “old-fashioned” way of making a baseball bat by hand. This is the first time the hand-turning demonstrations have taken place in Cleveland. Fans can also sign up for free museum passes and automatically be entered to win a personalized Louisville Slugger bat. There will be plenty of photo opportunities for fans, including the museum’s giant bat and glove. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory’s Mobile Museum will be located in the Right Field District and on the concourse along the first baseline.
Fans of Both Teams Can “Hold a Piece of History”
This rare opportunity allows fans to hold game-used bats from Sandy Alomar, Jr., Victor Martinez, Eddie Murray, Jim Thome, and Cal Ripken Jr. The museum will also have replica bat models from Lonnie Chisenhall, Rocky Colavito, Nap Lajoie, Frank Robinson, Sam Jethroe and Adam Jones.
1997 American League Champions Bat
Also on display will be a bat featuring branded signatures and names of the 1997 American League Champion Indians team. Branded signatures include Sandy
Alomar, Jr., David Justice, Manny Ramirez and Orel Hershiser.
Rocky Colavito Photo and Contract
Fans can pose with an enlarged historic photo of Rocky Colavito as they hold his replica bat. The historic photo, dated June 10, 1959, shows Colavito kissing his Louisville Slugger bat after going 4-for-4 with four home runs and six RBIs in an 11-8 win over the Orioles in Baltimore. Colavito led the American League in home runs that season with 42. Fans can also view Colavito’s original, signed Louisville Slugger bat contract. Colavito
signed the contract as a 21-year-old outfielder on September 22, 1954.
Free Museum Passes
Fans who sign up for the museum’s newsletter receive a voucher good for two free passes to Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. The passes include any special exhibitions currently featured at the museum, interactive exhibits, a short feature film, historic memorabilia, the World’s Biggest Baseball Bat and an award-winning factory tour. As an added bonus, all guests receive a free souvenir mini-bat at the end of their factory tour. Tours are given seven days a week and guests are guaranteed to view bat production on each tour.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, which opened in 1996, is one of Louisville’s most popular attractions. The museum, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer, scored a record number of visitors in 2015 (314,149). Admission to the museum includes interactive exhibits, a short feature film, historic memorabilia, the World’s Biggest Baseball Bat and an award-winning factory tour.
To Purchase Indians Tickets
Tickets to all three games in the series are available and can be purchased at the Progressive
Field ticket office and at http://www.indians.com