- 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory hits the road with an interactive baseball experience created for fans at Cleveland’s Progressive Field for the upcoming Indians series against the New York Yankees from Friday, July 13th – Sunday, July 15th.
The interactive “Mobile Museum” is highlighted with game-used bats from Cleveland baseball legends and also features replica bats from Cleveland’s favorite players, free museum passes and fun family photo opportunities with the museum’s Big Bat and Big Glove. There will also be Signature Rubbing Boards allowing fans to make their own souvenir rubbing from the branded signatures of the Tribe’s greatest players. It’s a mobile museum version of Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory’s esteemed Signature Wall.
“Cleveland fans are some of the most energized fans in baseball, and we can’t wait to join them for a heated series against the New York Yankees,” said Anne Jewell, Executive Director at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. “We’re bringing an extensive collection of Tribe baseball memorabilia and interactive fun for baseball fans of all ages,” she said.
Fans attending the games will have the opportunity to win great items like a personalized Louisville Slugger baseball bat and free museum passes.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory invites fans to watch the museum’s live bat-making demonstrations as a trained craftsman uses a hand-turning lathe to showcase the “old-fashioned” way of making a baseball bat by hand. With wood chips flying, the demonstration is a spectacle to see and a showcase that is sure to delight crowds of all ages.
Fans can “Hold a Piece of History”
The Mobile Museum will also allow fans to “Hold a Piece of History,” with the rare opportunity to actually touch and hold game-used bats from current and past Tribe players, including Larry Doby’s game-used World Series Bat, along with bats from Joe Carter, Jim Thome, Sandy Alomar, Francisco Mejia and Hall of Famer Eddie Murray. For visiting Yankees fans in attendance, there will be a game-used from Derek Jeter.
“Legends Never Die!” The Sandlot Celebrates 25 Years
As part of the museum’s “Legends Never Die!” The Sandlot Celebrates 25 Years exhibit, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory will also showcase authentic props from the hit baseball movie “The Sandlot”. Items include a Sandlot banner and special edition PF Flyer Sandlot 25th Anniversary shoes. The items are just a few pieces of the wildly popular “Legends Never Die!” The Sandlot Celebrates 25 Years exhibition that is currently on display through September 9th, 2018.
As part of the 25th Anniversary of its theatrical release, the hit movie teamed-up with Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory for a mini-exhibit showcasing authentic props from the movie, artwork, and behind-the-scenes photography.
“Legends Never Die!” The Sandlot Celebrates 25 Years exhibit features original props on public display for the first time. Memorable movie items are featured including:
- The sacred Babe Ruth baseball that must be retrieved from The Beast
- Squints’ iconic eyeglasses
- Louisville Slugger bats swung by the team
- The Wheaties box periscope from the gang’s treehouse
- Baseball items from Mr. Mertle’s home
The exhibit joins an already impressive line-up at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. 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. The attraction opened in 1996, and remains one of Louisville’s most popular landmark destinations. 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.
A trip to Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory makes for a great weekend getaway. Cleveland is a short five-hour drive to downtown Louisville.