Be one of the first 250 in line and get this St. Patrick’s-themed mini-bat. | Courtesy of Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

For the past few years, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has been getting into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day by giving away specially designed mini-bats and planning festivities to commemorate the holiday. This year is no different, and its third annual St. BATrick’s Day Weekend runs Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17.

The event includes free green souvenir mini-bats given to the first 250 people in line each day for a factory tour, and these bats also can be purchased at the gift shop for $7.99. If you show up wearing green, you’ll get buy-one-get-one-free admission.

“Local leprechauns will be green with envy when they see our delightfully designed mini-bats,” said Anne Jewell, vice president and executive director of Slugger Museum, in a news release. “St. BATrick’s Day Weekend at the museum is the perfect way to celebrate all things Irish and learn about some of the game’s greatest Irish-American players.”

Also planned is a special photo opportunity with replica bat models and game-used bats used by Irish-American players like Brian McCann, Paul O’Neil, Daniel Murphy and more. And the original bat contract for Chicago White Sox player and 1917 World Series Champion, Eddie Collins, will also be on display.

Slugger Museum will be open Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s located at 800 W. Main St.

Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). 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."