Thursday, April 27, 2017

Joliet, IL —The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy announce 1984 Gold Glove outfielder and former Chicago Cub Bobby Dernier as the guest speaker during the 2017 Frontier League All-Star Game luncheon hosted by the Slammers. The luncheon will be held in the Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station on Wednesday, July 12. Dernier will sign autographs for luncheon attendees.

Dernier was the leadoff hitter for the Cubs' 1984 N.L. East division championship team. Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg batted second and the lead-off pair was dubbed "The Daily Double" by Cubs announcer Harry Caray.

The luncheon is open to the public and will also include the Frontier League Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Joliet Slammers Box Office at (815) 722-2287.

All-Star events coming to Joliet kick off on Monday, July 10 when Frontier league players, staffs and fans from all 11 other teams in the league arrive in Joliet. Harrah’s Joliet Casino and Hotel is the official hotel of the Frontier League All-Star Game.

Festivities that week include Bill Lee’s Golf Outing to be held at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville on Tuesday July 11, followed by the Home Run Derby and Illinois Hops on 66 Beerfest at the Slammers Stadium that evening. Illinois Hops on 66 Beerfest is the newest addition to the events planned. The beer fest will be held in conjunction with the derby and feature Illinois craft beers. More details will be released in the coming weeks.

The Frontier League All-Star Game will be held on Wednesday July 12 at 7:05 pm.

Tickets for All-Star Game events including the golf outing, luncheon, Home Run Derby, craft beer fest, and the All-Star Game are currently on sale. Visit or call the Joliet Slammers Box Office at 815-722-2287.

Individual game tickets for the Slammers 2017 regular season go on sale on April 17.

Sponsorships are also still available for All-Star game events. Please contact Porscha Johnson at or by phone at (815) 651-2037.

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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