Baseball Bat Electric Violin Scores a Home Run

Ah, the simple pleasures of a baseball game. The mouth-watering smell of hot dogs and popcorn, the roar of the crowd, the guy playing the national anthem on an electric violin made out of a baseball bat… Yes, that’s right. National Symphony Orchestra violinist Glenn Donnellan has played “The Star-Spangled Banner” on an electric violin which he made out of a Louisville Slugger bat at games for the Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, and New York Mets. According to an article on, Donnellan debuted his Electric Slugger baseball bat violin in the spring of 2009 when he began playing it in presentations at schools. And amazingly, the bat is still a functional piece of baseball equipment. Below, you can check out a video of Donnellan playing the national anthem at a Washington Nationals game. I’m also including a video which Donnellan uploaded himself, which allows more of a close-up view then the Washington Nationals one.

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