Muhammad at the bat
Here's a chance for collectors to honour the favourite, if not the greatest, boxer of the last half century.
Muhammad Ali is being recognized with a limited-edition and numbered collectible bat from Louisville Slugger. BigTimeBats.com is collaborating with Muhammad Ali Enterprises to produce the bat with Louisville Slugger.
The bat is a 34-inch natural-finish Louisville Slugger bat engraved with highlights from the three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali’s life and career. Ali was born and raised in Louisville and was nicknamed the Louisville Lip for a time.
“The bat is engraved with Ali’s signature and recognizes him as The Greatest,” said John Obie of BigTimeBats.com. “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.”
The 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 also captured on the bat. Ali the humanitarian is noted with recognition of his United Nations Messenger of Peace Award along with his Presidential Medal of Freedom and Amnesty International Lifetime Achievement Award.
This collectible Muhammad Ali Louisville Slugger bat is available at BigTimeBats.com for $99.95 US plus shipping. Only 10,000 have been made, and each is numbered.