Louisville Slugger

Forelle & Louisville Slugger

Since the mid and late 90s, Forelle & Louisville Slugger maintain a strong partnership. From the moment that we started selling Louisville Slugger, we became official supplier & exclusive dealer in Europe. Forelle is the place-to-be when it comes to buying your favourite Slugger baseball and softball equipment. Slugger sells for example bats, helmets, bags, batting gloves, catcher gear, clothing and apparel,  training/umpire equipment accessories and custom equipment from all MLB teams. Curious about what Louisville Slugger is all about? Keep on reading!

About Louisville Slugger

Baseball is called America's National Pastime, and Louisville Slugger is the name of the most famous and popular wooden bat employed by professional ballplayers to smash singles, bash doubles, belt triples, and pound home runs in a ballpark.

The roots of the Louisville Slugger date to 1884 and involve John A. "Bud" Hillerich (1866–1946). Hillerich's father operated a woodworking shop that produced bedposts, bowling pins, handrails, and ornaments.
Rooted in history and tradition, Louisville Slugger will continue to grow and evolve. Recently, the company has gone far beyond bats, piloting innovations in performance technology by creating equipment ranging from batting gloves and helmets to training aids and accessories for players.


Aluminium and composite bats

The bats from Louisville Slugger are crafted year in and year out for optimized performance and a solid feel. They have a very light swing and a trusted alloy sound. The bats features a revolutionary patent pending cantilevered gapped barrel design that maximizes performance and expands the sweet spot of the bat. Furthermore Louisville Slugger can customize a lot of equipment, for example a couple of performance baseball bats, a couple of fastpitch bats, wooden bats and a lot of clothing and apparel.

Wooden bats

The team of Louisville Slugger has applied its extensive wood bat knowledge to develop a product that, from knob to cup, is unmatched. These bats are also created specifically to curb breakage and maintain hardness on contact. To give these bats an unparalleled look and feel, the bats are coated with EXOPRO finish,  which creates a beautiful mirror-like appearance and unmatched level of hardness

Gear bags

Louisville Slugger has wheeled backs and backpacks for young and old. These bags are available in a lot of different colours. A zippered wheeled bat compartment comfortably fits four bats and the main compartment houses a helmet, gear and a glove. The backpacks  come with two bat sleeves, a main compartment for gear and foam padded shoulder straps for taking the game on the road.

Pitching machines

There are to types of pitching machines. The L60111 Blue Flame and the L60222 Black Flame. These pitching machines by Game Master throw real baseballs and softballs between 18 and 45 miles per hour. Use a soft lightweight ball and reach speeds over 60 miles per hour. This machine has been authorized for use by teams in the majority of youth leagues in America including Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball, the Cal Ripken Division of Babe Ruth Baseball, Pony League Baseball and Softball and many more. The UPM45 is also more than a pitching machine…it also throws accurate fly-balls and hard ground balls consistently to incorporate into your drills and eliminate the need for hitting the ball during drills.


The nets are the perfect addition to any player or coaches equipment bag. These simple, collapsible and portable nets allow you to set up the screen in under 60 seconds. The nets’ smaller footprint design give you the ability to set up anywhere while still providing the protection that you are used to.

The unique access hatch in the protective screen is designed for use with the line of Ultimate Pitching Machines to allow the coach complete protection behind the screen when pitching to hitters. Simply close the hatch to get a complete protective screen for use in the field.