For Louisville’s baseball fans, the hall of fame means something different. No longer are names simply put on a plaque and forgotten in the museum. That would certainly be no way to honor its famous baseball players who made the slugger famous. So, the Louisville Slugger Museum has taken a new approach to honoring its famed recipients, i.e. with a bronze-cast baseball slugger and home plate placed along Louisville’s historic streets. It’s even been dubbed Louisville’s Slugger Walk of Fame or the “Slugger Walk.”
Players that have been enshrined with the Slugger Museum’s miniature monuments were among the greatest ever to grip a bat — which is why they are remembered in Louisville fashion. Next time you walk along Main Street and head towards Louisville Slugger Field take a glimpse at some of the names pasted along the home plates. You’ll feel awe-struck to see names like Babe Ruth, Joe Jackson, Ken Griffey Jr., Josh Gibson, and Pete Browning.
The legends continue to build as famous baseball players make unbelievable plays and history with Louisville sluggers. In a lot of ways, it’s a homage to the grand slam (or the home run). From the start of baseball, Louisville sluggers have been making record breaking history with its bats and been giving fans something to watch for. If you’re looking for something to do next time your in Louisville, visit the Slugger Museum and take a stroll along Main Street.