Louisville Bats http://wfpl.org en Scheduling Concerns Lead Soccer Franchise to Ask Louisville to Adjust Its Plans http://wfpl.org/post/scheduling-concerns-lead-soccer-franchise-ask-louisville-adjust-its-plans <p>Scheduling concerns have led to a snag in the plans to bring a professional soccer team to Louisville.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Bats' schedule would force the USL Pro soccer team to play as many as a third of its matches on weeknights, which may reduce projected attendance by 50 percent, said&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wayne&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Estopinal</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a minority owner of the Orlando City SC who is leading efforts to relocate the franchise to Louisville.</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:40:56 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9472 at http://wfpl.org Scheduling Concerns Lead Soccer Franchise to Ask Louisville to Adjust Its Plans Corky Miller Settles Into Role as Teacher, Mentor for Louisville Bats, Cincinnati Reds http://wfpl.org/post/corky-miller-settles-role-teacher-mentor-louisville-bats-cincinnati-reds <p>Tonight &nbsp;in Reno, Nevada, baseball’s top minor league players will compete in the Triple-A All Star Game.&nbsp;&nbsp; Two members of the <a href="http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t416">Louisville Bats</a>, pitcher Greg Reynolds and outfielder Billy Hamilton, are on the International League roster.&nbsp;&nbsp; They’ll take on the all-stars of the Pacific Coast League.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 6139 at http://wfpl.org Corky Miller Settles Into Role as Teacher, Mentor for Louisville Bats, Cincinnati Reds Former Louisville Bat Homer Bailey Throws Second No-Hitter http://wfpl.org/post/former-louisville-bat-homer-bailey-throws-second-no-hitter <p>CINCINNATI — Homer Bailey has thrown his second no-hitter in 10 months and the first in the majors this season, pitching the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory over the slumping San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.</p><p>Bailey (5-6) became the third Reds pitcher with more than one no-hitter, joining Jim Maloney and Johnny Vander Meer — still the only big leaguer to toss two in a row. Bailey beat the Pirates 1-0 in Pittsburgh last Sept. 28 and got another 17 starts later.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:40:45 +0000 Associated Press 5993 at http://wfpl.org Former Louisville Bat Homer Bailey Throws Second No-Hitter A Year in the Life of Kentucky's Minor League http://wfpl.org/post/year-life-kentuckys-minor-league <p>A new book about Kentucky’s minor league baseball teams is out. Written by journalist Katya&nbsp;Cengel, &nbsp;“<a href="http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Bluegrass-Baseball,675245.aspx">Bluegrass Baseball</a>” (University of Nebraska Press) is an intimate look inside the 2010 baseball season, starring Kentucky’s minor league teams: the Lexington Legends, the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Florence Freedom and the Louisville Bats. The book documents the highs and lows&nbsp;of the players, groundskeepers, managers and fans of the game’s smaller outfits.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:55:43 +0000 Erin Keane 1471 at http://wfpl.org A Year in the Life of Kentucky's Minor League