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Jody Davis Returns to LouisvilleKY as Bats Manager

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Cincinnati Reds have announced that Jody Davis will manage the Louisville Bats for the 2019 season, becoming the 21st manager in franchise history. Davis compiled a 69-68 record in 2018 as manager of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, then Double-A affiliate of the Reds. Davis returns to Louisville after spending two seasons as hitting coach for the Bats under managerDelino DeShields from 2016-17. Returning to the Louisville coaching staff for 2019 are pitching coach Jeff Fassero, who returns for his fourth season, hitting coach Leon “Bull” Durham, returning for his second season, as well as bench coach Dick Schofield, who took over as Bats manager on…


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Reds Caravan arrives in LouisvilleKY on January 26th

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Adam Duvall and Tim Adleman will headline the annual Reds Caravan stop at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, January 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. Minor League right-handed pitcher, Sal Romano, completes the player lineup. The event is free and open to the public. Other Reds personnel visiting Louisville Slugger Field include manager Bryan Price, broadcasters Jeff Piecoro and Chris Welsh, Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning, senior director of player development Jeff Graupe and mascot Mr. Red. Duvall, 28, played in a career high 150 games for the Reds last season. The 2016 All-Star and Home Run Derby participant hit 33 home runs, tied for the sixth most in the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Field to host 2017 ACC Baseball Tournament

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Slugger Field will play host to the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship for the first time in stadium history from Tuesday, May 23 – Sunday, May 28. Game times and ticket information will be available at a later date. The ACC Baseball Championship has been played since 1973 and will be played in the state of Kentucky and city of Louisville for the first time. The University of Louisville, which joined the ACC for baseball beginning in the 2015 season, will be the host school of the tournament. “We are thrilled to host to…


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Bats and Pokemon pair up this weekend at LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Field

LOUISVILLE BATS TO HOST PAIR OF POKÉMON GO NIGHTS LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats will host a pair of Pokémon Go nights this weekend at Louisville Slugger Field. On both Friday (6-9 p.m.) and Saturday (5-8 p.m.) night, fans can come to the ballpark and be guaranteed to catch Pokémon. The stadium will have three PokéStops and each will be lured for three hours both nights. The lures will begin when gates open (6 p.m.Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday) and last for three hours. Fans who wish to purchase tickets for Pokémon Night may purchase them online at www.batsbaseball.com and earn $2…


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It’s Christmas in July at LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Field this week

LOUISVILLE BATS TO HOST CHRISTMAS IN JULY, TOYS FOR TOTS TOY DRIVE LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats return from the All-Star Break with a four-game series at Louisville Slugger Field against the Indianapolis Indians beginning Thursday, July 14. The series will feature two Reds’ rehab starters pitching for the Bats, Homer Bailey (Friday) and Tim Adleman (Saturday). Saturday, the Bats will host a Christmas in July game and also wear Ugly Christmas Sweater jerseys that will be auctioned off at www.bats.milbauctions.com. The auction will begin on Wednesday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. and will end on Wednesday July 27 at 10:00…


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LouisvilleKY baseball fans get a quick two-game set from the Bats

BATS TO HOST QUICK TWO-GAME SET WITH COLUMBUS LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats return home for a quick two-game series against the Columbus Clippers on Thursday and Friday. Thursday, Homer Bailey will start for the Bats with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.   Thursday will be the locally known Budweiser Game Time Happy Hour with $1 Bud and Bud Light from 5:30-7 p.m. on the Overlook Deck. Live music will be performed by Timmy & Scharfe from5:30-6:25 p.m.   Friday there will be a Louisville Slugger Mini Bat giveaway to the first 1,000 children 12 & under presented by Louisville…


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Bats return to LouisvilleKY for a seven game homestand

BATS HOST COLTS, STAR WARS NIGHT LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats return home from their season-long 11-game, 10-day road trip through the division for a seven-game homestand. The homestand opens on Monday, May 16 with Scranton Wilkes-Barre making their lone trip to Louisville Slugger Field for four games. Thursday, May 19, is the third $1 Budweiser Happy Hour of the season from 5:30-7 p.m. with live music featuring “Soul Circus” on the Overlook Deck from 5:30-6:25 p.m. Friday, Columbus enters town and Colts in Motion will be at the stadium as gates will open at 5:45 p.m. with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Two Colts players,…


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Louisville Ky infielder named Player of the Month

Story and photo from www.batsbaseball.com. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The International League announced today (Sunday) that Louisville infielder Jermaine Curtis has been named the International League Player of the Month for April. He becomes the first Bat to be named as IL Player of the Month since pitcher Homer Bailey received the award in June of 2009. Curtis led the International League for the first month of the 2016 season with a .385 batting average, 18 RBI, and a .515 on-base percentage, with six hit by pitches. “I am happy [to hear the news],” exclaimed Curtis. “I have put a lot…


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Bats to bring in 10 millionth fan to their Louisville Ky stadium tonight

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As Thunder Over Louisville approaches, the Louisville Bats are approaching their 10 millionth fan at Louisville Slugger Field since the stadium first opened its gates on April 12, 2000. Since 2000, the Bats have drawn 9,998,623, making the 1,377th fan through the gatestonight, the 10 millionth fan. The Bats have surpassed 500,000 fans in each season since 2000, including a franchise record 685,863 the year the ballpark opened, the 20th-best season attendance in Minor League baseball history at the time.   In the 11 seasons since 2005, the Bats have been in the top five in…


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Louisville Ky baseball fun at Slugger Field

Louisville, Ky., – First off, your welcome, Louisville Bats. Just by the Bentley Crew showing up, you were able to break a four game losing streak … at least that’s what we’re telling ourselves. But, in all honestly, and at the risk of journalistic integrity, we had a great time at Sunday’s face off with the Toldeo Mud Hens — even up to the bitter end at the bottom of the 11th inning. The weather was nice, the game was exciting and my kids were in good moods. What more could you ask for? “They have a mac and cheese…