LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- With the solar eclipse right around the corner, the Louisville Slugger Museum is getting in on the action. 

Hundreds of people lined up outside the museum hours before opening Sunday, to get their hands on a special edition bat. 

The first 148 guests received the special solar eclipse mini bat, because it's been 148 years since Kentucky was so well situated for an eclipse.

The bat showcases a baseball, instead of the moon, crossing over the path of the sun.

They were all gone within 30 minutes of opening.

"Especially with something monumental like the total solar eclipse that we're going to be able to view, I'm not surprised," Vicki Kothrade said. 

In honor of the eclipse, guests will receive buy-one-get admission tickets Monday.

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