For Immediate Release
August 29, 2011
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John Obie
Louisville Slugger
Rick Redman

(BPRW) Louisville Slugger® Partners with to Honor The Greatest™, Muhammad Ali

- Muhammad Ali - Louisville Slugger Honors Home Town Hero -

(BLACK PR WIRE)--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®.

“Two great sluggers from Louisville are united with the Muhammad Ali Louisville Slugger bat,” said John Obie of 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

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 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 ( honors hometown hero Muhammad Ali with a full size laser engraved bat entitled, "The Greatest."

The bat is available exclusively through hot market distributor

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