The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy are excited to announce that the team will receive the Professional Organization of the Year award at the 73rd annual Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago banquet on January 27.  The team will be honored for winning the Frontier League Championship during the 2018 season.

“We are honored to receive this award from the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago.  To be recognized by a baseball organization with the history of the Pitch & Hit Club is truly an honor,” said Nick Semaca, Slammers’ majority owner.

The banquet is open to the public and will include other local award winners such as retired Joliet Herald News sports editor Dick Goss, Mark Bajenski of the Steven M. Bajenski Memorial Tournament, and Steven Korbel of the Lincoln Way Prospects.  Also receiving awards are Ken “Hawk” Harrelson of the Chicago White Sox, Pat Murphy of the Milwaukee Brewers, Dan Plesac from MLB Network, and Dan Palka of the Chicago White Sox.

The banquet will be held on January 27 at the Tinley Park Convention Center at 5pm and the public is encouraged to attend.  Tickets can be purchased at  Prior to the banquet, select award winners will be available for autographs.

About the Joliet Slammers: The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy play at the Joliet Route 66 Stadium downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League.  The Frontier League is entering its 27th season of play in 2019.  Visit the Slammers online at or call the ticket office at 815-722-2287 for more information! Don’t forget to “Like” the Slammers on Facebook at or follow them on Twitter at @jolietslammers!