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Slammers Announce Chicago Area Native Aaron Nieckula as Manager

FL Joliet Slammers December 8, 2020 - Joliet, IL - The Joliet Slammers are pleased to announce Aaron Nieckula as the new field manager of the team. Nieckula joins the Slammers after a seventeen year coaching career with the Oakland Athletics, where he began in 2004 as the hitting coach of the Kane County Cougars. He quickly moved up to become Manager of the Cougars, before later managing the Burlington Bees, Stockton Ports, Midland Rockhounds, and Vermont Lake Monsters - all in the A's farm system. Since 2015, in addition to his man... Full Story

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Slammers Gifts Give Back to Community Organizations

FL Joliet Slammers December 1, 2020 - Joliet, IL - The Joliet Slammers are pleased to announce that as part of Giving Tuesday they will partner with United Way of Will County throughout December. During the month, the Slammers will donate 20% from all merchandise sales to United Way. United Way of Will County helps to fund a number of organizations, some of which include: Warren-Sharpe Community Center, Bags of Hope, Will County Children's Advocacy Center, Disability Resource Center, The Cancer Support Center, CASA of Will County... Full Story

Frontier League Designated as Partner League of Mlb

FL Joliet Slammers September 24, 2020 - Joliet, IL -The Joliet Slammers, a member team of the Frontier League, a Professional Baseball League of 14 teams throughout the US and Canada, today announced they are now a Partner League of Major League Baseball (MLB). "We welcome the Frontier League as a Partner League and look forward to working with them toward our shared goal of expanding the geographic reach of baseball," said Morgan Sword, Executive Vice President of Baseball Economics & Operations, MLB. "The Frontier League is th... Full Story

Parreira' Blast, Bullpen's Effort Fuel Slammers' 4-3 Win over NERDS Herd

FL Joliet Slammers September 6, 2020 - JOLIET, IL - The Joliet Slammers ended their City of Champions Cup season with a victory, edging the NERDS Herd 4-3. The Slammers bullpen played a crucial role in the win, combining for six shutout innings, and catcher Brian Parreira crushed a no-doubt solo shot in the fifth to give the Slammers the lead for good. Parreira was the hero for the Slammers in Sunday's narrow victory. The contest was a back-and-forth affair throughout the first three innings, but the Slammers backstop and newly-vo... Full Story

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