LOUISVILLE SLUGGER® CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF WRIGLEY FIELD®WITH LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTIBLE BATSTHE ONLY BAT THAT’S BEEN PART OF EVERY GAME AT WRIGLEY
CHICAGO, IL (April 14, 2014) –There’s just one bat company that’s been part of every game played in the cozy confines of historic Wrigley Field, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014. That bat is Louisville Slugger®, the number one and Official Bat of Major League Baseball®. To mark this historic season, Cubs and baseball fans can now get very special limited-edition and officially licensed Wrigley Field 100th anniversary bats from the company that’s been leaving its mark on baseball since 1884, 30 years before Wrigley Field opened.
“Louisville Slugger is proud and honored to have been part of every game played at Wrigley Field in its remarkable 100-year run from 1914 to 2014,” said Louisville Slugger Director of Specialty Bat Sales Brent Falkenstein. “We were in Babe Ruth’s hands at Wrigley when he made the Called Shot, and we were in Ernie Banks’ hands when he hit 290 of his career 512 home runs at home in Wrigley Field.”
Being such a great part of Wrigley Field history only makes it natural for Louisville Slugger to create one of the greatest collectibles for this amazing milestone in baseball and American history. The company is offering two versions of limited-edition and numbered 100th anniversary bats, and just 5,000 of each are being made. Both bats are available at www.bigtimebats.com and www.sluggergifts.com.
One is a classic flame-tempered bat with the historic Louisville Slugger, Hillerich & Bradsby Co., Made in USA, Louisville, Kentucky logo. These bats also have the official Wrigley Field 100th anniversary logo and special end-branding: Chicago Cubs®, Wrigley Field 100th Anniversary, April 23, 1914–April 23, 2014 and the limited-edition number. This bat sells for $74.99 with delivery in five to seven days.
The other bat is two-tone in Cubs blue and red with white branding. It has the Wrigley Field 100th anniversary logo and is also engraved with historic dates and other interesting information such as the $250,000 cost of building the ballpark in 1914. The blue and red bat also has MLB’s special limited-edition marking and Louisville Slugger’s new brand introduced in 2013. This bat sells for $129.99 with delivery in two to four weeks.
“These are truly amazing limited-edition collectors’ items that will grow in value,” Falkenstein said. “Fans will certainly want to display these bats for years to come to commemorate Wrigley Field and all the history there with Louisville Slugger bats.”
About Louisville Slugger
Louisville Slugger® is the Official Bat of Major League Baseball® and the #1 Bat in MLB®. It is synonymous with America’s pastime. Originating in 1884, Louisville Slugger bats have graced the hands of the greatest players in baseball, including stars of today. Known for helping create baseball history, Louisville Slugger continues to innovate and provide players the products and confidence they need to own the plate and make new history every day.
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