Hillerich & Bradsby

Louisville Slugger® is the #1 and Official Bat of Major League Baseball. It’s a brand of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co., the leader in innovation for baseball and softball products since 1884. We have a storied past and a bright future. Louisville Slugger bats are swung by the best players in the game – Joey Votto, Josh Hamilton, Adam Jones, Evan Longoria, and David Wright are among hundreds of stars who step to the plate with Louisville Slugger. They’ve all joined in our company’s authentic history to leave their mark and become part of a Slugger Guy fraternity that includes the greatest hitters to ever swing a bat – Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, George Brett, Tony Gwynn, and Ken Griffey Jr., to name just a few. Louisville Slugger is also an industry leader in bats, gloves, and other equipment for youth, high school, and college players. We sponsor elite NCAA Division I baseball programs including top ranked schools Arizona, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, and Rice as well as Arizona State, Florida State, LSU, Missouri, and Texas A&M in Fastpitch softball. We partner with slow pitch softball’s very best teams like Backman Shoppe, Red’s Astros and the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, as well as the game’s best players including softball’s leading professional players. Our company’s renowned Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory attracts more than 300,000 visitors per year and is ranked as a top national and international attraction. Our award winning Bionic® division designs and makes the most technologically and scientifically advanced gloves for golf, fitness, gardening and other sports and activities.
Louisville, US
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Key People at Hillerich & Bradsby

Lawrence D. Writer

Lawrence D. Writer

John A. Hillerich

John A. Hillerich


Hillerich & Bradsby Locations

Louisville, US

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Hillerich & Bradsby Summary

Founding Date


Total Funding

$40 M

Latest funding size

$40 M

Time since last funding

about 3 years


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