Joliet Slammers

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Joliet Slammers
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Team logo Cap insignia
Information
League Frontier League (2011–present) (East Division)
Location Joliet, Illinois
Ballpark Slammers Stadium (2011–present)
Year founded 2010
League championships 1 (2011)
Division championships 2 (2011, 2016)
Colors Green, orange, white
              
Ownership Joliet Community Baseball & Entertainment, LLC
Manager Jeff Isom
General Manager Heather Mills
Media 1340 WJOL, The Herald-News, The Joliet Bugle
Website jolietslammers.com

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 Slammers Stadium 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.

Season-by-Season Records[edit]

Joliet Slammers
Season Record Win % Finish Manager Playoffs
2011 56–40 .583 1st Ron Biga Won Division Championship vs. Lake Erie Crushers, 3-0
Won Frontier League Championship vs. River City Rascals, 3-1
2012 37–58 .389 6th Ron Biga
2013 38–57 .400 6th Mike Breyman
2014 40–56 .417 6th Jeff Isom
2015 42–54 .438 5th Jeff Isom
2016 51–45 .531 1st Jeff Isom Lost Division Championship vs. Evansville Otters, 1-3
2017 42–54 .438 5th Jeff Isom
Totals 306–364 .457 —  7–4 Playoff Record
1 Division Championship, 1 Frontier League Championship

Single Season Records[edit]

Numbers updated following 2017 season.

Offensive[edit]

  • Hits: 135.....Grant DeBruin, 2013
  • Doubles: 29.....Grant DeBruin/Carter Bell, 2012/2016
  • Triples: 6.....Josh Flores, 2011
  • Homeruns: 21.....Nick Akins, 2013
  • RBIs: 77.....Erik Lis, 2011
  • Walks: 57.....Russell Moldenhauer, 2014
  • Stolen Bases: 35.....Josh Flores, 2011

Pitching[edit]

  • Wins: 13.....Jake Renshaw, 2011
  • Strikeouts: 109.....Liam OSullivan, 2016
  • Saves: 28.....Ryan Quigley, 2011

Franchise Leaders[edit]

Numbers updated following 2016 season.

Offensive[edit]

Games Played
1. Kyle Manus…248 (2011-2013)
2. Alfredo Rodriguez…192 (2015-2016)
3. Erik Liz…184 (2011-2012)

Hits
1. Kyle Manus…205 (2011-2013)
2. Grant DeBruin…196 (2013-2014)
3. Erik Liz…194 (2011-2012)
3. Brad Netzel…194 (2011-2012)

Doubles
1. Kyle Manus…43 (2011-2013)
2. G. DeBruin…41 (2013-2014)
3. Brad Netzel…39 (2011-2012)

Triples
1. Josh Flores…6 (2011)
2. Marquis Riley…5 (2013-2014)
2. Mike Garza…5 (2015-2016)

Homeruns
1. Kyle Manus…32 (2011-2013)
2. Erik Liz…28 (2011-2012)
3. Nick Adkins…21 (2013)

RBI
1. Kyle Manus…128 (2011-2013)
2. Erik Lis…122 (2011-2012)
3. Adam Giacalone…106 (2014-2015)

Stolen Bases
1. Charlie White…48 (2015-2016)
2. Josh Flores…35 (2011)
3. Darian Sandford…25 (2013-2014)

Pitching[edit]

Innings Pitched
1. Andrew Busby…155.1 (2013-2014)
2. Jake Renshaw…149.2 (2011-2012)
3. Chase Doremus…135.2 (2012-2014)

Strikeouts
1. Chase Doremus…140 (2012-2014)
2. David Kubiak…127 (2014-2015)
3. Andrew Busby…117 (2013-2014)

Wins
1. Jake Renshaw…14 (2011-2012)
2. Kyle McNorton…12 (2014-2016)
3. Liam OSullivan…11 (2016)

Saves
1. Ryan Quigley…28 (2011)
2. Amalio Diaz…19 (2012)
3. Justin Erasmus…17 (2013)
3. Navery Moore…17 (2015)

Notable alumni[edit]

While no former players have made it to the majors yet, these players have reached the top level of affiliated ball: Triple-A. Years in parentheses are when the player was with the Slammers.

Current roster[edit]

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

Pitchers

  • 28 Shane Bryant
  • 32 Daniel Concepcion
  • 38 Donovan Feenstra Injury icon 2.svg
  • 19 Preston Guillory
  • 45 Tyler House
  • 46 Confesor Lara
  • 26 Justin Lawrence
  • 20 Bria McKenna
  • 23 Kevin McNorton
  • 29 Kaleb Ort
  • 38 Joseph Ortiz
  • 22 Richard Robbins
  • 38 Kurt Sowa Injury icon 2.svg



 

Catchers

  • 30 Spencer Navin
  • 21 Sam Tidaback

Infielders

  • 47 Edwin Gomez
  •  2 Ridge Hoopii-Haslam
  •  4 Chaz Meadows
  • 27 CJ Needam
  •  6 Melvin Rodriguez
  •  5 Rock Shoulders

Outfielders

  • 25 Marc Flores
  • 44 Dane McFarland
  • 19 Nate Roberts Injury icon 2.svg
  • 17 Alexander Rodriguez
  •  9 Juan Silva
 

Manager

  • 33 Jeff Isom

Coaches

  •    Matt Costello (pitching coach)
  •    Billy Manner (clubhouse manager)

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

Roster updated May 12, 2017
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