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Local News
1:40 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Scheduling Concerns Lead Soccer Franchise to Ask Louisville to Adjust Its Plans

Rendering of soccer at Louisville Slugger Field.
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Scheduling concerns have led to a snag in the plans to bring a professional soccer team to Louisville.

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 Wayne Estopinal a minority owner of the Orlando City SC who is leading efforts to relocate the franchise to Louisville.

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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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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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