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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Lanphier Park/Robin Roberts Stadium (Springfield, IL)

Digital Ballparks LogoSpringfield Sliders LogoEric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com recently visited Lanphier Park/Robin Roberts Stadium, home of the summer collegiate Springfield Sliders (Prospect League).  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Sliders Offer $12 Season Tickets, But There’s a World Series Catch

Springfield Sliders LogoPRESS RELEASE – The World Series is always an exciting event but this year we’re adding to the excitement! The St. Louis Cardinals will be playing for their 12th World Series title AND the Sliders are offering an unprecedented savings on 2014 Sliders season tickets in conjunction with the World Series. Continue reading

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Sliders Announce New GM

Springfield Sliders LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Springfield Sliders announced this weekend that Bill Hill has been named the new General Manager of the Sliders. Owner Shane Martin made the official announcement this weekend at the Prospect League’s directors meeting which was held in Indianapolis, IN. Continue reading

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Sliders Name New Voice for 2013 Season

Springfield Sliders LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Springfield Sliders have named veteran Springfield radio personality Chris Murphy their new P.A. voice at Robin Roberts Stadium for 2013. The 49 year-old Murphy is a 33 year radio veteran with 30 years of play-by-play experience. Chris has done play-by-play work in hockey, basketball and baseball. He is currently the Operations Manager and Continue reading

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Sliders Sign Ballpark Lease Extension

Springfield Sliders LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Springfield Sliders have announced the signing of a lease extension between the team and the Springfield Park District that will allow the Sliders to continue playing at Robin Roberts Stadium for the foreseeable future. The new lease runs through the 2017 season. Continue reading

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Springfield Sliders Announce New Ownership, Dittrich Named GM

The summer collegiate Springfield Sliders (Prospect League) held a press conference Tuesday to announce an ownership change and a new general manager.  The Minnesota-based Martin family, which owns and operates movie theaters and other family entertainment venues in Minneapolis, purchased the team from Jesse Bolder.  Long-time minor league baseball executive John Dittrich has been named Continue reading

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Sliders’ Owner Relocates From Wisconsin to Springfield to Operate Team

The summer collegiate Prospect League’s Springfield (IL) Sliders will no longer have a long distance owner.  In a pretty bold but understandable move, team owner Jesse Bolder has decided to relocate himself and his young family from Wisconsin down to Springfield to run the franchise himself. Continue reading

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A Profile on Sliders’ GM Stewart

After 20 years making the rounds in affiliated ball at all levels, including six years as the general manager of the Triple-A Omaha Royals, industry veteran Doug Stewart decided to embark on a new challenge this season at the summer collegiate level when he became the general manager of the Prospect League’s Springfield (IL) Sliders.  Read more here.

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Sliders Promotional Schedule Announced

PRESS RELEASE – Now in their third season, the Springfield Sliders have released the most exciting promotional schedule to date.  With attractions such as Team Ghost Riders, bobblehead giveaways, fireworks nights, Cardinals Alumni autograph night and an Opening Day ceremony to honor Robin Roberts. Continue reading

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