SALT LAKE CITY (March 20, 2024) – Traeger, Inc., the pioneers of wood-pellet grills, proudly announce a partnership with Louisville Slugger, the official bat of Major League Baseball®, to launch limited-edition Traeger® Louisville Slugger Pellets. This partnership merges two beloved American pastimes, the storied history of baseball and the enjoyment of wood-fire grilling, crafting a distinctive and flavorful experience that fosters a sense of togetherness for both barbecue enthusiasts and baseball fans. 

For more than a century, Hall of Fame baseball players have trusted and swung Louisville  Slugger baseball bats, creating some of the most memorable moments on the diamond that have echoed through generations. Now, Traeger and Louisville Slugger invite baseball fans, BBQ  enthusiasts, chefs and weekend warriors to bring that same legacy to the backyard BBQ with Traeger® Louisville Slugger Pellets. 

Traeger’s limited-edition maple pellets are crafted from the same hardwood used to make Louisville Slugger’s iconic bats, offering a sweet smoke flavor that pays homage to the game’s history. Whether hosting a backyard barbecue or tailgating with friends at the ballpark,  Traeger® Louisville Slugger Pellets promise to elevate any grilling game making them the MVP of any gathering. 

“Wood isn’t just the fuel, it’s the secret ingredient. Traeger has dedicated over 30 years to perfecting the art of hardwood pellets. We’re bringing the same maple wood professional baseball players utilize at the plate to the plates in backyard cookouts,” said Jeremy Andrus, Traeger Grills CEO. “Partnering with Louisville Slugger, a brand ingrained in the fabric of  baseball for over a hundred years, was a natural fit, and we’re thrilled to bring this unique  product to the Traegerhood.” 

The wood used in Traeger® Louisville Slugger Pellets is sourced from maple wood found in the forests of New York and Pennsylvania, known for their ideal tree growing climate perfect for constructing baseball bats. Through this collaboration, Traeger taps into the byproduct of the bat manufacturing by repurposing leftover wood and transforming it into wood pellets for the enjoyment of Traeger users. This partnership not only breathes new life into discarded  materials, but also celebrates the shared values of barbecue and baseball. By uniting these two pillars of American culture, Traeger and Louisville Slugger honor traditions that have brought people together for decades. 

“Louisville Slugger has a storied history in baseball, and Traeger Grills shares our commitment to quality and tradition,” says Jennette Rauch, Senior Director of Global Marketing at Louisville Slugger. “Our maple hardwood, trusted by baseball legends, now adds a distinctive flavor to Traeger’s premium pellets. It’s a winning combination that brings the spirit of the game to every  backyard barbecue.” 

The Traeger Louisville Slugger Pellets are versatile and complement a variety of dishes,  including beef, pork, chicken, lamb, vegetables, and even baked goods. Utilizing the same wood as Louisville Slugger’s prestigious bats, these wood pellets are set to become a must-have for  grill masters and baseball enthusiasts alike. 

Priced at $27.99, the limited-edition Louisville Slugger Pellets are the perfect way to infuse your barbeque with the essence of America’s favorite pastime. Check out recipe content from Traeger Pitmaster, Chad Ward and Louisville Slugger Hall of Famer, Ken Griffey Jr. on Traeger’s YouTube channel. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this historic collaboration, which is now  available at key retailers and

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