- 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory will hit the road with an interactive baseball experience created exclusively for fans attending the 2019 Tribe Fest, taking place January 12th, at the Cleveland Convention Center.
The interactive “Mobile Museum” is highlighted by the Silver Slugger Awards of Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez, which will be available for fan photos. In addition, there will be bat-making demonstrations, where the museum showcases the “old-fashioned” way of making a bat by hand.
Other highlights include game-used bats from Indians’ legends, free museum passes and fun family photo opportunities with the museum’s giant five-foot bat and oversized glove.
There will also be signature rubbing boards allowing fans to make their own souvenir rubbing from the branded signatures of Cleveland’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 2019 Tribe Fest,” said Anne Jewell, Vice President and Executive Director of Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. “Our Mobile Museum is an interactive fan exhibit that has been custom-built for this year’s event. With historic items from Cleveland teams both current and past, our exhibit will be a treat for all generations of the franchise,” she said.
Fans attending the upcoming Tribe Fest will have the opportunity to win great one-of-a-kind items like a personalized Louisville Slugger baseball bat.
Fans Can “Hold a Piece of History”
The interactive exhibit allows fans to “Hold a Piece of History,” with the rare opportunity to actually hold and inspect game-used bats from current and past Indians players including Eddie Murray, Sandy Alomar, Joe Carter, and Kenny Lofton. The exhibit will also feature a game-used Larry Doby World Series bat.
Making Bats the Old-Fashioned Way
Hillerich & Bradsby Co. has made Louisville Slugger bats since 1884. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory invites fans to watch the museum’s live bat-making demonstrations as a craftsman will use 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.