BASEBALL | Bluegrass World Series Coming to Louisville This Summer

02/23/2018 10:36 AM

The Inaugural Bluegrass World Series is coming to Louisville Slugger Field this summer.

The event, which features former MLB players and current college stars, will take place July 30 through Aug. 4.

Seven collegiate wood bat teams will be featured, along with a team consisting of 35 retired MLB players.

Included on the Louisville Stars, the team consisting of 35 retired MLB players, are Chipper Jones, Andruw Jones, Tim Hudson, Johnny Damon and Roy Oswalt.

“We are excited and honored to bring an incredible roster of Major League stars and top college players to Louisville for a great week of baseball fun,” said James Breeding, chief operating officer of the Louisville Bats, in a press release.

Cincinnati Reds legend Johnny Bench will also be at the Bluegrass World Series, as the manager of the Louisville Stars.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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