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Where else but the birthplace of the famous Louisville Slugger (first manufactured in 1884) would you find the world’s biggest bat? Though meant to replicate the wooden bat used by Babe Ruth in the 1920s, it’s actually made of 34 tons of carbon steel. It was erected in July 1996 and today stands proudly in front of the town’s Slugger Museum. But it’s not the only big bat that Louisville can claim: A few blocks away, a huge fake flying bat clings to the wall of a costume store.
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