LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NBC News) — With Game 1 of the World Series scheduled for Tuesday night, production is well underway at the Louisville Slugger Bat factory.
Workers at the Hillerich & Bradsby Company factory in Louisville have been busy perfecting the iconic bats.
Each player on the L.A. Dodgers and Houston Astros who swings a Louisville Slugger gets at least two custom-made bats produced to each player’s individual specifications and preferences. The bats are also stamped with the player’s name.
Maple bats are the wood of choice for a majority of players in this year’s series.
Louisville Slugger has made bats for every World Series since the first one in 1903.