Beckett Behind the Scenes: Watching pink Louisville Sluggers come to life for Mother’s Day

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

For the eighth consecutive year, Major League Baseball‘s stars will take to the field this Sunday with a new color in their uniform mix and in many cases a new color of Louisville Slugger in their hands.

It’s pink, which is to raise awareness — and funds — for breast cancer awareness on Mother’s Day, and it’s an effort that has raised more than $1 million with MLB since 2006.

Many of these game-used bats will then be auctioned for charity, while also later appearing on photographs in baseball cards throughout the year. Fans can also buy their own personalized pink bats as well, with $10 from every purchase from mlb.com or sluggergifts.com going to MLB Charities in its cancer-fighting efforts.

Hillerich & Bradsby, aka the maker of Louisville Slugger, recently allowed a camera crew behind the scenes to show how the pink bats are made and provided the raw footage. Here’s our cut of the highlight reel of how some of your future game-used collectibles come to life.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

26 Comments

  1. Norman Carlisle
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Been to the factory 4 times it’s a great tour. My grandfather worked and retired from the old factory over 40 plus years ago.

  2. Harrison
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    David Wright

  3. Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    David Wright hits the ball far.

  4. Norman Carlisle
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    David wright

  5. Jeremy Blevins
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    David Wright

  6. Michael Rokicki
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    David Wright

  7. Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Hey Chris! David Wright. Thanks for the contest!

  8. Ryan
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Great vid! Love seeing David Wright us it! Let go Mets!

  9. Matt Odom
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    David Wright with a homerun!!!

  10. Eric Knudson
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    David Wright, should have been Bill Hall.

  11. bill.durbin
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    David wright

  12. Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    David Wright

    GO METS!!!!

  13. Randy Shideler
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    David Wright!

  14. Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    David Wright

    Also, I love pink

  15. Jeff Fogal
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    That’s David Wright hitting at the end.

  16. Anthony Genna
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    David Wright

  17. Samuel Breniman
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    The batter is David Wright. Thanks for the contest!

  18. corey eubank
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    David Wright!

  19. jeff guinn
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    David Wright!

  20. Jason
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    One of the coolest videos I have seen.

    David Wright by the way.

    Thanks for sharing.

  21. Ignacio Ochoa
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Cool video. David Wright

  22. Jackie Martling
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    David Wright!

  23. Andre
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    David Wright

  24. Ted Morris
    Posted May 12, 2013 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    David Wright

  25. Joe Cecil
    Posted May 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    David Wright

  26. Alvin Yam
    Posted May 13, 2013 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    David Wright

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