SBD/Issue 202/Sponsorships, Advertising & Marketing

Baseball Greats To Be Honored On Louisville Walk Of Fame

Hillerich & Bradsby (H&B), the parent company of Louisville Slugger, announced plans to honor several baseball greats at a “Walk of Fame” in downtown Louisville, according to Sheldon Shafer of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL. Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Pete Browning, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby are the initial ten players who will be honored. Lou Gehrig, Hank Greenberg, Stan Musial, Roberto Clemente and U.S. Olympic softball player Dot Richardson –- a graduate of the Univ. of Louisville School of Medicine — will be added in November, and “as many as 100 players” may be included. Along the walk, “actual-sized bronze bats stand upright next to bronzed home plates, with text on the bases highlighting statistics and the players’ careers.” H&B spokesperson Rick Redman said that the pieces, which each cost $2,500, are being designed by local sculptor Wyatt Gragg (Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 7/18).

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