Local News
7:30 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Corky Miller Settles Into Role as Teacher, Mentor for Louisville Bats, Cincinnati Reds

Louisville Bats

Tonight  in Reno, Nevada, baseball’s top minor league players will compete in the Triple-A All Star Game.   Two members of the Louisville Bats, pitcher Greg Reynolds and outfielder Billy Hamilton, are on the International League roster.   They’ll take on the all-stars of the Pacific Coast League.

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Local News
6:40 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Former Louisville Bat Homer Bailey Throws Second No-Hitter

Homer Bailey
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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.

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.

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Local News
2:36 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

AP Source: Cincinnati to Host 2015 All-Star Game

Great America Ballpark in Cincinnati.
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CINCINNATI — The Reds will host the 2015 All-Star game at Great American Ball Park, the city's first since 1988, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.

Commissioner Bud Selig will discuss the decision on Wednesday in Cincinnati, where he's also appearing to promote Major League Baseball's latest urban youth academy, according to the person speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcements had been made.

The Cincinnati Enquirer first reported the decision.

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Arts and Humanities
3:55 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

A Year in the Life of Kentucky's Minor League

A new book about Kentucky’s minor league baseball teams is out. Written by journalist Katya Cengel,  “Bluegrass Baseball” (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 of the players, groundskeepers, managers and fans of the game’s smaller outfits. 

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Local News
4:35 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Louisville Slugger, Little League Baseball Will Pay $14.5 Million in Metal Bat Injury Suit

Louisville Slugger and Little League Baseball will pay a brain-damaged New Jersey boy $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit over the use of metal bats in youth games.

Steven Domalewski was struck in the chest by a line drive that stopped his heart while he was playing in a youth baseball game in 2006.

He was pitching in a Police Athletic League game when the batter rocketed a line drive off a metal bat. The ball slammed into his chest, just above his heart, sending him into cardiac arrest. Domalewski's brain went without oxygen for 15 to 20 minutes.