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LOUISVILLE SLUGGER® CONGRATULATES FRANCISCO LIRIANO ON HIS NO-HITTER

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 4, 2011) – Louisville Slugger is not usually a fan of
no-hitters, given their storied position as the official bat of Major League Baseball. But when Francisco Liriano hurled the first no-hitter of the 2011 season last night for the Minnesota Twins, Louisville Slugger was pleased.

Why?

Liriano’s fielding glove is a Louisville Slugger TPX® custom 11.75, 2-piece closed web model in navy, based on the FL1175B model.

Chuck Schupp, the manager of Professional Baseball Promotions at Louisville Slugger, congratulated Francisco: “We are thrilled about his accomplishment last night. He showed determination and grit and we are very proud of him.”

Liriano has been under contract with Louisville Slugger since 2008.

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 have 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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