Louisville’s Triple-A baseball team is hoping to maintain its fan base after ranking third last year in paid attendance among minor league ball parks. The Louisville Bats has averaged slightly more than 9,000 fans a game since the team moved to Louisville Slugger Field downtown in 2000. It’s not uncommon for minor league teams to… Continue reading Louisville Bats Market to Groups to Keep Attendance High
Today is the 100th anniversary of a Latino baseball milestone. In 1911, Cubans Armando Marsans and Rafael Almeida became the first Latino players for the Cincinnati Reds. The two are sometimes called the first Latino players in the major leagues, but that depends on how major league is defined. The two were preceded by Estevan… Continue reading Latino Baseball Centennial in Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Reds optioned Cuban pitcher Aroldis Chapman to the Louisville Bats today. Chapman’s 30 Day rehab clock ran out today, after being placed on the disabled list in May. Chapman was called up to the Reds as a relief pitcher last season, where he set the record for fastest pitch ever recorded in the… Continue reading Aroldis Chapman Left in Louisville
Saturday, October 16, 2010 9pm Producer: Mark Moran, KJZZ Listen Again The history of professional baseball is checkered with can’t miss prospects who never made it to the big leagues. But most guys quit trying after five, six, 10, 15 years. Not Adam Hyzdu. The first round draft pick tried for 16 seasons to get… Continue reading The Hyzdu Diaries
by Stephanie Crosby The University of Louisville baseball team ended its tournament run last night with a loss to Vanderbilt. The Cards fell in the third of a best-of-three series for a chance to advance in the NCAA Tournament. The Commodores claimed victory 3-to-2 in ten innings. Vandy faces Florida State in the NCAA Super… Continue reading Louisville Baseball Eliminated from Regionals
Baseball greats Pete Browning, Arlie Latham and Gus Weyhing are all storied to have been the first to swing it. Honus Wagner was the first to get his signature branded on it, creating the first professional sports endorsement of a consumer product. Ted Williams was so invested in it he picked out his own wood from the factory! It is the Louisville Slugger and it’s celebrating 125 years of creating customized bats for some of baseball’s greatest players. Listen to the Show
A three-year renovation of the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory in downtown Louisville is complete.