Those World Series game-used bats may be hard for you to come by once it’s over. Louisville Slugger finds it equally challenging to get them into the hands of players.
The Detroit Tigers already had their World Series orders in hand. A sweep of the Oakland A’s meant no problem for bat companies like Louisville Slugger.
But when the Cardinals and Mets took the National League Championship Series to seven games, the laborious process of turning wood into baseball equipment went high speed.
So who swings what? The Courier Journal has it covered.
And what’s it like to be the go-to guy for big leaguers’ bats? Here’s a Q & A with the man who hooks the players up with their lumber.
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