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Slammers Offer Branded Credit Card

Joliet Slammers JailBird JThe indy pro Joliet Slammers (Frontier League) have partnered with UMB to offer a new custom Joliet Slammers Professional Baseball Visa® Platinum Rewards card, which will allow users to earn and redeem points as they use their cards at Silver Cross Field and elsewhere.  Learn more here.

Joliet Slammers Credit Card

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Slammers Ask Fans to Name New Hound Mascot

Joliet Slammers JailBird JThe indy pro Joliet Slammers (Frontier League) have adopted a puppy, and they have appropriately chosen a convict-sniffing bloodhound to drive home the team’s branding theme.  Fans are now being asked to help the Slammers name the new pooch mascot.  “Jake” is way too obvious, but it’s the right way to go.  Watch puppy video and submit name suggestions here.

Joliet Slammers New Bloodhound Puppy Needs Name

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Slammers Offer Jordan Chance to Play in #45 at 50, Will Retire Jersey If Offer Declined

Joliet Slammers JailBird JPRESS RELEASE – The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy are as interested as anyone to see if “His Airness” was serious about lacing them back up at the age of 50. [Michael] Jordan hinted during his 2009 Hall of Fame induction speech, “One day you may look up and see me playing the game at 50.” That created a major buzz over this past weekend as Jordan celebrated his 50th Continue reading

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Slammers Hire New GM

Joliet Slammers JailBird JThe new ownership of the indy pro Joliet Slammers (Frontier League) has hired Chris Franklin as the team’s new general manager.  Franklin grew up in Joliet (IL) and served as executive vice president and general manager of the indy pro River City Rascals (Frontier League) for four seasons.  He has also had stints with the Single-A Kane County Cougars (Midwest League) and now-defunct indy Continue reading


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Lease, Lower Rent Approved for Slammers’ New Ownership Group

The Joliet City Council on Monday approved a five-year lease with the new owners of the indy pro Joliet Slammers (Frontier League) for the use of Silver Cross Field.  Joliet Community Baseball and Entertainment, led by Minneapolis attorney Josh Schaub, will start out by paying $50,000 in base rent per year, down from the $150,000 paid by the previous ownership, with an increase to $75,000 in 2015.  Read more here.

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Minnesota Group Targets Slammers

Minneapolis attorney Josh Schaub and real estate developer Tom Gump are in negotiations to buy the indy pro Joliet Slammers (Frontier League) from current owner Alan Oremus.  Meanwhile, the city has apparently agreed to lower the rent at Silver Cross Field.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Hopstring Fest Today in Joliet

PRESS RELEASE – The Joliet Slammers are proud to announce “Hopstring Fest”, an all-day craft beer and roots rock music festival, is taking place Saturday, September 29 from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. at Silver Cross Field. The event is being brought to fans by the Slammers, Chicago Street Pub and NextMedia. Continue reading

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