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LOUISVILLE SLUGGER® TPX® DOMINATES MLB® POSTSEASON LINEUPS, INCLUDING WORLD CHAMPION GIANTS

LOUISVILLE, KY (November 4, 2010) – Louisville Slugger® continued its dominance of the  postseason with 74 of 102 hitters on the eight playoff teams swinging the Official Bat of Major League Baseball®.  That included most of the World Champion San Francisco Giants® and American League Champion Texas Rangers®.  In the five games of the 2010 World Series, 21 of 29 hitters used Louisville Slugger bats.  The remaining eight hitters used bats from as many as seven other bat companies. 

"Louisville Slugger was proud to once again make postseason history," said the company’s director of professional baseball, Chuck Schupp.  "We’ve been doing it since the first World Series in 1903 and have been associated with many of the greatest moments in postseason history."

At least 10 Giants swung Louisville Slugger bats including Buster Posey (ash, C243 model), Cody Ross (ash, U47C model) and Juan Uribe (M9 maple, 069Cmodel).  The storied company, celebrating its 126th anniversary this year, also had great fielding glove representation throughout the post-season with its Louisville Slugger TPX gloves.  Uribe, Neftali Feliz, Nelson Cruz, Nick Swisher, Andy Pettitte, A.J. Burnett, Willie Aybar and Francisco Liriano, among others, all wore Louisville Slugger TPX fielding gloves.  Others wore Louisville Slugger TPX batting gloves, including Uribe, Swisher, and Curtis Granderson of the Yankees.

"We’ve always been known for our great bats," Schupp said, "but more and more players are recognizing that Louisville Slugger also makes high-quality, high-performance Major League fielding gloves and batting gloves.  Amateur players are taking note as well and are looking for our products at retail."

The company says it will continue to be aggressive in its efforts to get TPX gloves on the hands and Louisville Slugger bats in the hands of an increasing number of players.

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