Slugger Museum celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with these special bats. Courtesy of Slugger Museum & Factory

Pink bats, red and black bats, blue bats — the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has made a bat in just about every color of the rainbow for special occasions and charities. But its latest, a St. Patrick’s Day-themed mini-bat, is the pot of gold at the end of that rainbow — literally.

Paul O’Neill was a popular Irish baseball player.

Slugger Museum will be giving out the special “St. BATrick’s Day” bats on Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, to the first 250 people each day who come for a tour. Also, if you wear green, you get two-for-one admission.

The bat is white with a gold handle and has a green shamrock on the barrel, along with a “Happy St. BATrick’s Day” message. They’ll come free with the price of a tour, or they can be bought for $7.99 each.

“These eye-catching mini-bats inspired by the Emerald Isle would make any leprechaun leap with glee,” said Anne Jewell, vice president and executive director of the Slugger Museum, in a news release. “We’ve given away millions of mini-bats over the years, and it’s always fun to create a one-of-a-kind design for a limited run that delights our guests.”

Tours this weekend also will include special emphasis on Irish players, such as Brian McCann, Paul O’Neill, Daniel Murphy and many more.

The museum opens at 9 a.m. both days, and regular admission is $14 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12. It is located at 800 W. Main St.

Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville. She's known around town as the Bar Belle and updates her blog ( daily. She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."


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