Dating hillerich bradsby
A baseball fan, Bud skipped out of work one day in 1884 to watch a Louisville Eclipse game.
The Eclipse played in the American Association (the forerunner of the National League), and one of its most prominent players was Pete Browning.
Its first golf clubs did not carry the company's brand; rather they were privately branded for the stores in which they were sold.
It takes a special place to craft the Official Bat of Major League Baseball.
Since 1884, Louisville Slugger has put prime lumber in the hands of the greatest players of the game.
This allowed the player to readily distinguish his own bat from others.
In 1897, the 31-year-old Bud Hillerich became a partner in his father's business, and the company's name was changed to J. Hillerich & Son to reflect the new ownership structure.