Join the Beargrass-St. Matthews Historical Society, March 10 at 2 p.m., for a program about baseball’s Pete Browning interpreted by Mike Zanone, at St. Matthews City Hall, 3940 Grandview Ave. Born in Louisville, Ky., in 1861, (Louis Rogers) Pete Browning was the youngest of eight children. He displayed considerable athletic prowess from an early age, and in 1877 began playing for a local semipro team, the Louisville Eclipse, pitching an exhibition win against a National League team. Browning was an important figure in baseball’s history. He is probably best remembered today as the inspiration behind the Hillerich & Bradsby Company’s popular “Louisville Slugger” line of baseball bats. He was the first player to purchase a bat from the company, and they adopted the name a few years later to honor his patronage and capitalize on his fame. This event, which celebrates the opening of the baseball season, is free and open to the public.

Event Details

Date: Mar 10, 2013
Starts: 2:00 PM | Ends: 3:00 PM
St. Matthews City Hall,
3940 Grandview Ave.
Louisville, Ky