Louisville Slugger cranks out World Series bats

Louisville Slugger cranks out World Series bats
Louisville Slugger spokesman Rick Redman (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Louisville Slugger spokesman Rick Redman (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The first pitch of the 2016 World Series won't be thrown until Tuesday night, but all the excitement has already started in Louisville.

Louisville Slugger started making bats for the series after the Indians sealed their fate. Then on Monday, the factory started turning bats for the Chicago Cubs.

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Louisville Slugger spokesman Rick Redman said, "This is a historic day - for the first time in 71 years Louisville Slugger is making World Series bats for the Chicago Cubs and it's something that our employees really are excited about, they take great pride in this. The World Series is baseball's biggest stage, it's something that we've participated in since the first World Series in 1903."

Game one of the World Series is set for 8 p.m. Tuesday at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

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