Monday, January 30, 2017

Joliet, IL —The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy announce the return of Manager Jeff Isom to the Slammers organization for his fourth consecutive season.

Isom led the Slammers to a division championship in 2016, making the playoffs for the first time since 2011 when the Slammers were named Frontier League Champions. Isom was selected as the East Division Manager for the 2016 Frontier League All-Star game hosted by the Florence Freedom in Florence, KY, and was recognized as the 2016 Frontier League Manager of the year receiving the Roger Hanners Award.

"I am really excited about this upcoming season”, Isom said.  “There are a lot of things I am looking forward to. One, building on the success we had last year on the field. Two, the Frontier League All-Star Game coming to Joliet will be great for this organization and Joliet. It’s an exciting time to be with the Slammers.”

Isom is a Purdue University-alum and was an 18th round draft pick by the Pittsburg Pirates in 1993. He spent seven years in professional baseball as a pitcher. In 2000, Isom began his managerial career with the Canton Crocodiles of the Frontier League.

Isom has since coached or managed for 17 seasons in the minor leagues, including five years with the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He has managed 10 seasons in the Frontier League, leading the Lake Erie Crushers to a division title and a championship series in 2013. He has taken his team to the playoffs six times. Isom is one of only six managers in the Frontier League history that have over 400 career wins.

About the Joliet Slammers: The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy play at the Slammers Stadium downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League.  The Frontier League is a 12-team league entering its 25th season of play in 2017.  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!

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