Louisville Slugger? Partners with BigTimeBats.com to Honor The Greatest?, Muhammad Ali

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    Louisville Slugger? Partners with BigTimeBats.com to Honor The
    Greatest?, Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali – “The Greatest”

    Louisville Slugger Honors Home Town Hero

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
    Some of sports? greatest have come from this lively city on the
    banks of the Ohio River.
    Now one of those Louisville
    legends is honoring another as The Greatest? ? Muhammad Ali and his
    unsurpassed achievements in boxing and humanity are noted on a very
    special, limited edition and numbered collectible bat from Louisville
    Slugger?.

    Muhammad Ali - "The Greatest" Louisville Slugger bat (Photo: Business Wire)

    Muhammad Ali – “The Greatest” Louisville Slugger bat (Photo: Business Wire)

    ?Two great sluggers from Louisville are united with the Muhammad
    Ali Louisville Slugger bat,? said John Obie of
    www.BigTimeBats.com
    which licensed with Muhammad Ali Enterprises to produce the bat with
    Louisville Slugger.
    ?Ali fans worldwide will want this
    unique collector’s item.?

    The bat is a regular size 34-inch natural finish Louisville
    Slugger bat engraved with an array of highlights from the three-time
    World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali?s life and career.

    ?The bat is engraved with Ali?s signature and recognizes him as
    The Greatest,? Obie, President of
    BigTimeBats,
    said.
    ?It also has his famous ?Float like a butterfly,
    sting like a bee?,? quotation along with information about his birth in
    Louisville
    as Cassius Marcellus Clay and his evolution to
    become Muhammad Ali.?

    This beautifully engraved bat also notes Ali?s achievements as an
    amateur boxer: National Golden Gloves Champion, AAU National Champion,
    and Olympic Gold Medalist.
    His induction into the
    International Boxing Hall of Fame and lighting of the Olympic torch at
    the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games are included as well.

    Ali?s recognition as Sports Illustrated?s Sportsman of the
    Century, BBC?s Sports Personality of the Century, and GQ?s Athlete of
    the Century are all captured on this gorgeous bat available at
    www.BigTimeBats.com.

    Perhaps most important, Ali the humanitarian is noted on this
    special Louisville Slugger bat, with recognition of his United Nations
    Messenger of Peace Award along with his Presidential Medal of Freedom
    and Amnesty International Lifetime Achievement Award.

    This very special collectible Muhammad Ali ? The Greatest – Louisville
    Slugger bat is available exclusively at
    www.BigTimeBats.com
    for just $99.95 plus shipping.
    Only 10,000 have been made,
    and each is numbered.

    ?Now that we?ve announced these unique and exclusive Muhammad Ali
    Louisville Slugger bats, we expect them to go fast,? Obie said.
    It?s
    not too early to be thinking about the holidays, and this bat would make
    a great gift for an Ali fan.?

    Louisville Slugger (www.slugger.com)
    honors hometown hero Muhammad Ali with a full size laser engraved
    bat entitled, “The Greatest.”

    The bat is available exclusively through hot market distributor www.BigTimeBats.com.

    The bat is limited to 10,000 individually numbered bats released world
    wide and sells for $99.95 plus shipping.

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    Contacts

    BigTimeBats.com
    John Obie, 847-540-7575
    bdhp34@aol.com
    or
    Louisville
    Slugger
    Rick Redman, 502-585-5226

    Source: BigTimeBats.com

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