Soxfest is just around the corner (January 25-27) and one thing you’ll want to be sure to check out during the festivities is the Louisville Slugger Museum and & Factory exhibit. The company that makes the bats which players such as Paul Konerko take to the plate is offering fans the chance to enjoy some very unique experiences. For starters, how would you like to hold a bat used by “Shoeless” Joe Jackson? Not too bad … but that’s not all. Attendees can also watch a bat-making demonstration or take a photo to be used as a personal baseball card.
Louisville Slugger was founded in 1884 by J.F. Hillerich. And the boss wasn’t intially sure fortunes were to be made in the bat-making business. It took his son, “Bud,” to convince him there was a market for the products before Falls City Slugger was born. The company would transition to their new name in 1894 and today the Cincinnati Red’s Triple A affiliate play at a Louisville Slugger Field in Kentucky.
For those looking to checkout the display it will be open on the following days:
Friday, January 25 - 4:00-9:00 p.m. CST
Saturday, January 26 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST
Sunday, January 27 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST
There is a cost for admission and tickets can be purchased at WhiteSox.com.
Soxfest takes place at the Palmer House Hilton - 17 East Monroe Street - Chicago, IL 60603.
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