Joliet Slammers

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Joliet Slammers
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Team logo Cap insignia
League Frontier League (2011–present) (West Division)
Location Joliet, Illinois
Ballpark Silver Cross Field (2011–present)
Year founded 2010
League championships 1 (2011)
Division championships 1 (2011)
Colors Green, orange, white
Ownership Joliet Community Baseball & Entertainment, LLC
Manager Jeff Isom
General Manager Chris Franklin
Media 1340 WJOL, The Herald-News, The Joliet Bugle

The Joliet Slammers are a professional baseball team based in Joliet, Illinois, that play in the independent Frontier League. They play their home games at Silver Cross Field in Joliet. They replaced the Joliet JackHammers of the Northern League after the franchise was crippled by numerous financial issues. The JackHammers franchise was put up for sale and Steel City Baseball LLC bought out all assets, including the front office, the ticketing system, and the lease of the ballpark.

The "Slammers" name refers to the famous prisons of Joliet and Will County (Joliet Correctional Center and Stateville Correctional Center) as well as a common baseball term.

On September 18, 2011, the Slammers were named Frontier League champions after defeating the River City Rascals, 6–5 in Joliet, taking the best-of-five Frontier League Championship Series three games to one.

Following the 2012 season, the Slammers were purchased on October 15, 2012, by Joliet Community Baseball & Entertainment, LLC. The team's name, stadium, league and overall branding remain the same.

Current roster[edit]

Joliet Slammers roster
Active (24-man) roster Coaches/Other


  • 28 Shane Bryant
  • 20 Brent Choban
  • 38 Donovan Feenstra Injury icon 2.svg
  • 39 Zach Hirsch
  • 19 Connor McLaughlin
  • 23 Kevin McNorton Injury icon 2.svg
  • 34 Spencer Medick
  • 15 Liam O'Sullivan
  • 29 Kaleb Ort
  • 18 Chris Rice
  • 22 Richard Robbins
  • 26 Marc Rutledge
  • 16 Kevin Simmons
  • 38 Kurt Sowa Injury icon 2.svg
  • 32 Sean Townsley

Utility player

  • 7 Zarley Zalewski


  •  9 Casey Fletcher
  •  6 Melvin Rodriguez
  • 25 Joe Staley


  •  3 Carter Bell
  • 44 Marc Flores
  • 21 Mike Garza
  • 14 Jake Gronskey
  •  2 Alfredo Rodriguez


  •  8 Phillip Bates
  • 47 Jimmy Heck
  • 19 Nate Roberts Injury icon 2.svg
  •  4 Charlie White


  • 33 Jeff Isom


  •    Andrew Gates (physical therapy)
  •    Joe Lasco (clubhouse manager)
  •    Billy Manner (clubhouse manager)
  •    Chris Mongiardo (assistant coach)

Injury icon 2.svg Disabled list
‡ Inactive list
§ Suspended list

Roster updated November 7, 2016


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