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Louisville Bats sale finalized

Louisville Bats logoThe sale of the Louisville Bats (Class AAA; International League) is final, with MC Sports Acquisition LLC, led by Stuart and Jerry Katzoff, closing on the purchase.

MC Sports Acquisition purchased a majority share of the team from Bats owners Dan Ulmer, Ed Glasscock, Gary Ulmer, Ken Huber, Steve Trager and Mike Brown, who will remain with the team as minority partners.

MC Sports Acquisition also owns the Reno Aces (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Low Class A; Midwest League).

“We are very excited to complete this sale and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with the Louisville community and especially with the dedicated fans of this very successful baseball team,” said Stuart Katzoff. “We have over the past few months built a strong working and personal relationship with Gary Ulmer and his team and are thrilled that Gary and the key personnel of the Bats will stay on with us as we move forward. Gary will remain as President, and by doing so, will continue the legacy his family has built over the past 30 years.”

“We look forward to another exciting year of baseball and fan friendly entertainment at Louisville Slugger Field in 2015,” said Gary Ulmer. “MC Sports and the Katzoffs are committed to Minor League Baseball and Louisville, and will bring their expertise and resources to continue to enhance the fan experience at Louisville Slugger Field.”

“It has been an honor and a privilege for my family to have been partners with Dan and Gary Ulmer and the other partners for the past 30 years,” said Ed Glasscock. “We look forward to continuing as minority owners with MC Sports, the Katzoff Family and the other owners. We are very appreciative of the outstanding support of the Louisville fans over the past 30 years. It has been a wonderful experience.”

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