BASEBALL | Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Preparing for Big Weekend

11/09/2017 09:20 AM

The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is getting ready for one of its biggest weekends of the year.

The facility will honor Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas on Friday with its 2017 Living Legend Award. Thomas finished his career with 521 home runs and 1,704 RBI.

“I’m so proud to be the recipient of this year’s Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory’s Living Legend Award,” said Thomas. “Hitting the baseball was how I made my living and Louisville Slugger could not have been a better teammate to me throughout my career. It’s an honor for me to be recognized by the organization and be included with the award’s past honorees.”

The Living Legend Award event will take place Friday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. ET.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Hunt Auctions will conduct the 14th Annual Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Auction. It will start at 11 a.m. ET and will feature numerous items, such as a Jackie Robinson professional model baseball glove.

Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with Lucy English, marketing and communications manager at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, this week to preview both events:

There will also be an appraisal fair on Thursday and Friday at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. The fair will run from 9 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET both days.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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