History of the Parkland Neighborhood

There and Back Again: A Louisville Slugger Tale

This exhibit will explore the location changes of the famed Louisville Slugger baseball bat from 1884 to today. The production of the Louisville Slugger began near Main Street at a woodworking shop. The production of the bat moved several times due to the popularity and growing demand for the brand. Eventually, the baseball bat production returned to Main Street near its original location in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. 

Created by Whitney Todd



To contact creator please send an email to Whitney Todd at wktodd01@louisville.edu. The University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections along with the Main Street Association provided support, images, and information for this exhibit. Developed as part of Dr. Lara Kelland’s Digital History course at the University of Louisville in fall 2013.