LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's a tradition that has been repeated each year since the American League and National League decided to meet in the fall to decide the championship of professional baseball.
The Louisville Slugger factory has made the bats for the Cleveland Indians to use as they try to win their first World Series since 1948.
Louisville Slugger Bats have been used in every World Series since the first one in 1903. Rick Redman, Louisville Slugger Vice President of Corporate Communications, said that history puts Louisville on the baseball map.
"Really it puts Louisville, Kentucky, in the World Series every year," said Redman, "so that argument can be made that Louisville, Kentucky, has been represented in the World Series more than any other city."
The company will make bats for the National League champion - either the Chicago Cubs or Los Angeles Dodgers - on Monday.