Louisville Slugger to be sold to Wilson Sporting Goods

slugger52 jobs to be cut

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 23, 2015) — Hillerich & Bradsby announced today it is selling its Louisville Slugger brand to Wilson Sporting Goods for $70 million, Grace Schneider reports for the Courier-Journal. The sale will result in Louisville Slugger cutting 52 jobs.

The company, which currently employs 273, has been making bats for more than 130 years.