Louisville Bats Schedule
It's that time of year again, which means that it's time for some serious baseball action,
and if you are looking to see one of the premiere minor league baseball teams in action look no further than the Louisville
Bats. Since first joining the International League in 1998, the Louisville Bats have made a serious mark on the league, making
them a staple of the local sports scene thanks to the steady stream of great players that have played for the franchise. There
is nothing quite like being there when the game is on the line and the Bats are digging in against a prominent opponent, but
that's not something that you're really going to appreciate sitting at home wondering what the atmosphere of the big game
Teams that will come to Louisville Slugger Field this year including the Columbus Clippers, the Toledo Mud
Hens, the Indianapolis Indians, the Syracuse Chiefs, the Norfolk Tides, the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Buffalo Bisons, the Scranton
Wilkes Barre RailRiders, the Gwinnett Braves, the Durham Bulls, and the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. But if you're up for a little
bit of a road trip, the Bats have plenty of away matchups as well that are sure to have fans interested all season long, which
is why it's always a good idea to keep your eye on the schedule to make sure you don't miss a great game that you know you
want to be a part of.
Louisville Bats Team Info
The Louisville Bats play in the Western division of the
International League and are currently affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball, which means you might
just be seeing some future MLB All Stars playing in the confines of Louisville Slugger Field. The team has won four league
titles along with four division titles, most recently in 2010. Fans of the Louisville Bats are some of the best in all of
baseball and the Bats annually have one of the highest annual attendances in the International League, and you'll see what
all the buzz is about as soon as you're there soaking up the vibes of a great game that everyone will be talking about leading
up to the opening pitch.
Minor League Baseball Experience
The ultimate family day or night out, a baseball
game is the perfect bonding experience whether seeing the game with family, friends, or co-workers. As the innings and pitches
pile up everyone in attendance can feel the intensity pick up as every pitch, run, and base runner, begin to matter more and
more. By the time the seventh inning stretch rolls around a break from the action is welcome just to settle the nerves and
enjoy a traditional song before getting right back to all the excitement for the final two and a half innings. By the time
the game wraps up, you'll definitely understand why Triple-A baseball is one of the best spectator sports for sports lovers
of all ages.
Louisville Bats History
The history of the Louisville Bats dates back to 1982 and they have
produced some of the best players in the history of Major League Baseball, including guys like Terry Pendelton, Willie McGee,
Deion Sanders, Lance Johnson, Andy Van Slyke, Todd Zeile, Brian Jordan, and many more. Over the years, the Bats have put together
four league titles and four different divisional titles, giving them a tradition of excellence that has helped make them a
staple of Louisville. When the game is up in the air and your favorite player is strolling to the plate, you'll definitely
see why fans continue to pour into Louisville Slugger Field to see the stars of both today and tomorrow.
Did you know that former Bats' star Joey Votto led the N.L. in on-base percentage four consecutive years?
2010 through 2013, nobody got on base more often than former Louisville Bats' player Joey Votto, who has been one of the most
consistently dominant hitters in the league since he came up to the Reds back in 2007. Previously, though, Votto was just
a young star on the rise, starting the 2007 season with the Bats before heading on to superstardom on the next level. It was
even reported that Votto carried around Ted Williams' classic book The Science of Hitting, and given the quality of his career
so far, apparently he didn't just skim through the Cliff Notes.
Louisville Bats Fans
When you come out
to a big baseball game at Louisville Slugger Stadium, you'll instantly understand why this team has become such a hit with
the local community. Come out and see the Bats as they look to pile up the wins in another intense season of baseball and
you'll be reenergized by a great fan base that knows how to show their support. Even if there are lots of ways to follow the
action these days, seeing the drama first-hand is still as good as it gets if you're looking for a major sporting event, and
the Bats have some exciting matchups that fans will be eager to be a part of this season.