Louisville Bats

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Team History[edit]

Bats logo 2002-2015

The Louisville Bats, of the International League and briefly in Triple-A East, play their home games at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY. The hugely successful club's lease largely funds the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation.

In 2002, the Louisville RiverBats moved into "The Slug" - a new but much smaller ballpark that makes million-fan seasons unlikely - dropped "River" for just "Bats" and switched from the Brewers to the Reds.

Each year, the Bats play a Kentucky Derby Week game as the "Derby City Mint Juleps".

They play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Murciélagos de Louisville - a literal translation of Louisville Bats (the flying mammal, not the wooden tool used to hurt baseballs).

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching Coach
2002 79-65 2nd Dave Miley Brook Jacoby Mack Jenkins
2003 79-64 1st Dave Miley (62-47); Mack Jenkins (1-0); Rick Burleson (16-17) Lost in semifinals Adrian Garrett Mack Jenkins
2004 67-77 2nd Rick Burleson Adrian Garrett Mack Jenkins
2005 66-78 4th Rick Sweet Adrian Garrett Mack Jenkins
2006 75-68 3rd Rick Sweet Adrian Garrett Ted Power
2007 74-70 7th Rick Sweet Adrian Garrett Ted Power
2008 88-56 1st (t) Rick Sweet Lost in 1st round Adrian Garrett Ted Power
2009 84-58 1st Rick Sweet Lost in 1st round Adrian Garrett Ted Power
2010 79-64 3rd Rick Sweet Lost in 1st round Adrian Garrett Ted Power
2011 73-71 8th Rick Sweet Adrian Garrett Ted Power
2012 51-93 14th David Bell Ryan Jackson Ted Power
2013 69-75 9th Jim Riggleman Tony Jaramillo Ted Power
2014 68-75 9th Jim Riggleman Tony Jaramillo Ted Power
2015 64-80 11th Delino DeShields Tony Jaramillo Ted Power
2016 71-73 6th Delino DeShields Jody Davis Ted Power / Jeff Fassero
2017 56-86 13th Delino DeShields Jody Davis Jeff Fassero Darryl Brinkley
2018 61-76 13th Pat Kelly (4-6) / Dick Schofield (57-70) Leon Durham Jeff Fassero Dick Schofield/Darren Bragg
2019 59-81 13th (t) Jody Davis Leon Durham Jeff Fassero Dick Schofield
2020 Season cancelled
2021 51-68 15th Pat Kelly 4-5 Alex Pelaez Seth Etherton Kevin Mahar
2022 Pat Kelly Alex Pelaez Seth Etherton Dick Schofield, Mike Jacobs

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