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Winners Represent 17 States!

LOUISVILLE, KY (December 8, 2011) – Twenty lucky baseball fans are getting early gifts this December – commemorative 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Champion bats courtesy of Louisville Slugger®, the #1 bat in Major League Baseball®. 

The storied company randomly drew winners from thousands of entries posted on the 2011 World Series Bat Giveaway sweepstakes at facebook.com/louisvilleslugger.  The company initially gave away 45 World Series Champions bats in St. Louis the day after the Cardinals won the title through a social media scavenger hunt. 

“We had such a great time giving bats away in St. Louis that we wanted to do it again for our fans,” said Rick Redman, VP Corporate Communications for Hillerich & Bradsby Co., makers of Louisville Slugger bats, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball. “Plus, there were so many people following the clues on Facebook and Twitter that didn’t find a bat, we wanted to give them and other fans who live in other parts of the country chances to win 2011 World Series bats.“

Entries came in from all across the country, including some that were mailed in the old fashioned way.  Those mail-in entries were added to the Facebook entries and then a random drawing took place, with the 20 winners coming from 17 states!

“It’s pretty cool for us to see so many baseball fans from everywhere engaged with this promotion,” Redman said.  “We’ll be doing lots more giveaways through social media channels and scavenger hunts, including Louisville Slugger TPX Z-1000 bats for high school players across the U.S.  Watch our Facebook page to see when and where!”

The winners of the twenty 2011 World Series Champion bats and their cities of residence are listed below (in alphabetical order of winners’ last names):




Brandon Andersen

Papillion, Nebraska

Ivonia Class

Brooklyn, New York

Nick Colarusso

Stow, Ohio

Matt Coudriet

DuBois, Pennsylvania

Mark Duffey

Webster Groves, Missouri

Thomas Eckstein

Buffalo, Minnesota

Brent Fladhammer

Hawkeye, Iowa

Carmine Giglio

Crestwood, Kentucky

Christian Griffin

Gainesville, Florida

Meredith Jones

Manakin Sabot, Virginia

Tyler Keithley

Half Way, Missouri

Alex Malpica

Ridgewood, New York

Gaye McGill

Saint Peters, Missouri

Andrew McLeod

Teutopolis, Illinois

John Obrick

Summerville, South Carolina

Malcolm Quinn

Amite, Louisiana

Aaron Ray

Huntington Beach, California

Jill Rivera

Pennsville, New Jersey

Kathy Scott

Hailey, Idaho

John Williams

Centerville, Indiana

About Louisville Slugger®
Louisville Slugger® is the Official Bat of Major League Baseball and is a name that is synonymous with America’s pastime.  Originating in 1884, Louisville Slugger bats graced the hands of the greatest players in baseball history, including Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron, to name just a few.  Stars of today also swing Louisville Slugger bats, including Alex Rodriguez, Dustin Pedroia, Jim Thome, David Wright and Joey Votto.  Louisville Slugger also makes TPX® baseball equipment for college, high school, and youth players, as well as TPS® equipment for slow-pitch and fastpitch softball players.  Louisville Slugger is a brand of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co., a fifth-generation family-owned business that also owns and operates Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and makes  PowerBilt® golf clubs and Bionic® Gloves for a variety of sports and hobbies.

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