Wonder how many potential game-used World Series Bats there are each year? We’ve got the answer–and the video of this year’s bats being made.
Louisville Slugger began turning 2008 World Series bats at its factory on Monday, right after Tampa Bay beat Boston in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series.
The company has been making bats for over a century and the special Series bats are an annual affair.
Spokesman Rick Redman says four bats have been made for each position player on the Phillies and Rays and two for each pitcher. That would mean a total of around 200 bats.
Bats had to be created quickly in order to have them boxed and shipped to Tampa for Game One Wednesday night. Here’s a look at the action inside the Kentucky factory.
Here’s a photo gallery:
And if you’re wondering about World Series bats from the past, what better source than the Game Used Bat Blog.
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