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Giant
Baseball Bat
Louisville, KY
Giant Baseball Glove
Louisville, KY
Giant Baseball Glove
Minneapolis, MN
The Louisville Baseball Bat is 120 feet tall. It was built in 1995 and stands in front of the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. It was modeled after Babe Ruth's bat. Inside, there is a shop where you can have your own customized bat made. For more, see this website. [map]

This Giant Baseball Glove in Louisville is a limestone bench inside the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. It is 10 feet long and was built in 1998.

This Giant Baseball Glove in Minneapolis is a tribute to all the Twins players to win the Golden Glove Award. The sculpture was installed in 2009 at Target Plaza next to the new ballpark. It is located 520 feet from home plate which is the distance of Harmon Killebrew's longest home run at Met Stadium. By 2016, there was also a giant baseball. [map]

Giant Bat & Baseball [gone]
Cassopolis, MI
Giant Baseball
Isla Vista, CA
Giant Baseballs
Fresno, CA
The Giant Bat and Baseball in Cassopolis was installed in front of Douglas R. Wyant Antiques. Wyant, a folk artist, woodworker, and collector of baseball-related items, produced this piece around 2011. The baseball was four feet tall and the bat was seven feet long. By 2015, the store was gone and so were the bat and baseball.

The Giant Baseball is located in front of Caesar Uyesaka Stadium which is home to the University of California at Santa Barbara Gauchos baseball team. [map]

These Giant Baseballs are installed in front of Chukchansi Park, previously known as Grizzlies Stadium. There are about six of them. [map]

Giant Baseball [gone]
Chicago, IL
Giant Baseball
Austin, TX
Giant Baseball
Salinas, CA
The Giant Baseball in Chicago was located at Thillens Stadium. It originally revolved and was painted with the Thillens name. Later, it was painted with the Cubs logo. When these photos were taken in 2012, there was no name on the ball. By 2014, the giant baseball was found unsafe and removed. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

This Giant Baseball in Austin has been painted red since 2008. The business there now is Quonset Hut Military Surplus. I suspect there was a sporting goods place here before. The pole that the baseball is installed on may have held a gas station sign originally. Does anyone know more about this baseball? For more, see this website. [map]

This Giant Baseball in Salinas is located at the Salinas Sports Complex.

More Giant Baseballs, Softballs & Bats:
Orlando, FL
Muscotah, KS [map]
Dayton, OH [map]
Dallas, TX
Chauvin, AB
Edmonton, AB
Sault Ste. Marie, OH

Giant 8-Ball
Tipton, MO
Giant 8-Ball
Ely, NV
Giant Billiard Balls [gone]
Hawthorne, NV
Giant 8-Ball
Fort Worth, TX
In 1968, this water tower in Tipton was painted to look like a Giant 8-Ball by the Fischer Manufacturing Co., a pool table manufacturer. The plant closed in 1976 and the 8-Ball was painted over. In 1999, it was repainted back to the 8-Ball look by popular demand. For more, see this website. [map]

The 8-Ball in Ely is installed on the roof of Shooter's Lounge. It has been there since at least 2007. [map]

These Billiard Balls in Hawthorne are located near Joe's Tavern. They were installed sometime after 2009. This photo is from 2017. They were gone by 2021.

The 8-Ball in Fort Worth is located at the Eight Ball Billiards and Bar. The bar and pool hall opened in 2002. Originally, there was a larger 8-Ball on the roof. In 2008, it was blown off the roof in a storm and replaced with the current, slightly smaller one. [map]

Giant Basketball
Knoxville, TN
Giant
Soccer Ball
Eastlake, OH
Giant
Soccer Ball
Fresno, CA
Giant Soccer Balls
Santa Clara, CA
This Giant Basketball is located at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. It is 30 feet tall and made of steel and fiberglass. [map]

This Giant Soccer Ball in Eastlake is installed at the Woodland Park soccer fields. The ball is five feet in diameter. This photo is from 2010. By 2018, the ball was painted orange and black. [map]

This Giant Soccer Ball in Fresno is located at Edison High School. This ball is supposedly the wrecking ball which was used to demolish the old high school. I believe that happened in 1972. The ball had been painted as a soccer ball since 2000. This photo is from 2013. By 2015, the ball had been painted gold. [map]

These Giant Soccer Balls in Santa Clara are located in front of the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park. They were installed there sometime between 2011 and 2014. [map]

Balls
Sparta, WI
Giant Football [gone]
Green Bay, WI
These Soccer, Baseball and Golf Balls are installed at the Zone sports bar. They were probably produced by FAST Fiberglass which is just down the road. [map]

This Giant Football supported a canopy at the Resch Center which is next door to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. In 2019, this building was demolished.

More Giant Footballs:
Orlando, FL
Minneapolis, MN [vintage; gone]

Giant Golf Ball
Las Vegas, NV
2006:
2014:
This Golf Ball has been painted to look like a soccer ball. There was originally a golf course where the Wetlands Park soccer fields are now. [map]

Giant Golf Ball
Newark, OH
Giant Golf Ball
Little Rock, AR
Giant Golf Ball [gone]
Matamoras, PA
Giant Golf Ball
Bastrop, TX
Giant Golf Ball & Club
Des Plaines, IL
The Golf Ball in Newark advertises for the AA Pro Shop, a golf equipment store. [map]

The Golf Ball in Little Rock is located on the GolfWorld driving range. [map]

The Golf Ball in Matamoras was located at the mini golf course at the Matamoras Golf Driving Range. By 2018, the mini golf and the Ball were gone. [photo thanks Mark Comstock]

The Golf Ball in Bastrop is located at the Back 9 Bar which is next door to Bear Country Golf. [map]

The Giant Golf Ball & Club is located in front of the Golf Center Des Plaines. [map]

Giant Golf Ball
Canton, TX
Giant Golf Balls
Guthrie, OK
This Golf Ball in Canton is located at the Van Zandt Country Club. It appears to be a match for the ones in Little Rock and Newark shown above. [map]

These Golf Balls in Guthrie are located at Cedar Valley Golf Course & Cimarron National Golf Course. The course was built in 1975 and these Golf Balls are probably from then. [map]

Giant Golf Ball
El Monte, CA
Giant Golf Balls
Studio City, CA
This Golf Ball in El Monte is located at A-1 Discount Batting Cages. There may have been a driving range here originally. By 2007, the golf ball was painted to look more like a baseball. [map]

These Golf Balls in Studio City are located at Weddington Golf & Tennis. There are four of them. They have been here since at least 2007 and probably much longer than that. [map]

Giant Golf Bag [gone]
Clayton, NY
Giant Golf Bag and Skis
La Crosse, WI
This Giant Golf Bag, identified as Paul Bunyan's, was located at the Clayton Country Club. I believe it was produced by Will Salisbury who created the Giant Crows in Omar, NY. The Golf Bag was still there in 2018 but gone by 2019.

The Giant Golf Bag and Skis are installed in front of Northland Golf & Ski. [photo thanks Mark Comstock] [map]

More Giant Golf Balls & Tees:
Casey, IL
Grafton, IL [gone]
Silvis, IL
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Gilbert Plains, MB

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