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New for 2012: Illinois Lincolns

We have a new team in the summer-collegiate Midwest Collegiate League: The Illinois Lincolns of Will County, playing out of Wayne King Jr. Field on the campus of Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois. The Lincolns become the seventh club of an expected eight-team circuit for 2012. The Lincolns join the Chicago Zephyrs, DeKalb Liners, […]

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Slammers to unveil logo, unis on March 10

The Joliet Slammers (independent; Frontier League) will reach a milestone on March 10, when the team’s logo and uniforms will be unveiled at an event at the city’s Rialto Theatre. Tickets are available at Silver Cross Field. Tickets are free but are limited and required for entry. The red-carpet event, “The Grand Slammer: Identity Released,” […]

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New for 2011: Joliet Slammers

We have a name for the new Silver Cross Field team in the independent Frontier League: the Joliet Slammers, as team ownership goes with a penal theme for its inaugural season. “We deliberated over this for many days and many nights,” said team president Bill Waliewski. “And when all the evidence was considered, we came […]

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New Joliet team launches name-the-team contest

The new Joliet team in the independent Frontier League is launching a name-the-team contest and is starting with a solid list of names already suggested by others, including our favorite: the Jailbirds. Names already on the docket also include Pioneers, ’66ers, Gems, Jackrabbits, Old-Timers, Gravel, Stonecutters, Luckys, Steelheads and Jailers. “We have had many brainstorming […]

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The Week That Was: Nov. 28

New uniforms and logos, independent-baseball shifts, a possible return to Ottawa for affiliated ball and ballpark renovations were in the news this week. The most popular stories on Ballpark Digest for the past week, as measured in page views. Altoona Curve unveils new look, logos, colors Group says it’s ready to play in Omaha; MECA […]

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