Connections to Wonder #549 - Who Was the Great Bambino?

Sep 16, 2012

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Phillips Family

Yesterday's Wonder reminded me of the trip to Louisville that the 2012 Wonder Leads and families went on over New Year's.  As part of the trip we got to do some "wondering" at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.  While at the museum and factory, we got to see how the famous "Louisville Slugger" bats are made, tour the museum and some lucky members of our group went into the VIP "bat vault".

Upon our arrival at the museum we were given our family Wonder, What is a billet?  Our family learned that a billet is the round pieces of wood that are made into a bat.  One highlight for our family at the museum and factory was seeing and touching the billets waiting to be made into a bats for Joey Votto (1st baseman for our hometown team, The Cincinnati Reds).

The other highlight of the trip for my husband, was going into the vault to see carved bat prototypes of famous players such as, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth (The Great Bambino).

Below is a Smilebox of some of the pictures taken of all the Wonder Leads and their families while at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.

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