What baseball player was the Louisville Slugger bat named for?
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This was the first player who started ordering custom made bats from hillerich and bradsby.
He believed every bat only had so many hits in it so he would periodically retire a bat when he thought it was out of hits. As a result it was said he accumulated 250-300 bats which he kept in his house. It was also said he refused to slide when on the base paths. Although a great hitter, this players defense was rumored to be so bad that one manager supposedly said of him, it would be better to have a wooden statue playing rightfield, because every once in a while a ball would richochet off the statue and roll back in the general direction of the infield.
Who was this player?