Who is the Triple-A farm team for the Cincinnati Reds?

The Cincinnati Reds have had the same Triple-A affiliate for over 20 years.

Over 10,000 spectators filled Slugger Field to watch the Louisville Bats play
Over 10,000 spectators filled Slugger Field to watch the Louisville Bats play / Sam Upshaw Jr./Courier Journal via Imagn
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Who is the Triple-A farm team for the Cincinnati Reds?

The Cincinnati Reds have four minor-league affiliates throughout the United States of America. The Reds' Triple-A affiliate is the Louisville Bats.

The Bats, who are part of the International League, play their home games at Louisville Slugger Field and have been the Reds' Triple-A affiliate since 2000. Prior to the Bats, the Indianapolis Indians were the Reds' Triple-A affiliate.

The Bats used to be known as the Louisville Redbirds and were affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Louisville rebranded themselves as the RiverBats in 1999 and were affiliated with the Milwaukee Brewers for two seasons (1998-1999).

Where do the Louisville Bats play their home games?

The Louisville Bats have played their home games at Louisville Slugger Field since 2000.

Louisville Slugger Field is located near the banks of the Ohio River in and seats over 13,000 people. Slugger Field was also the home of Louisville's USL soccer team until Lynn Family Stadium opened in 2020.

Before Louisville Slugger Field was opened, the Bats played their home games at Cardinal Stadium. The venue was also home to the University of Louisville Cardinals football team. That stadium has since been demolished.

How many league championships have the Louisville Bats won?

The Louisville Redbirds/ Bats have won four league championships, but only one since being affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds.

While part of the St. Louis Cardinals organization, the then-Louisville Redbirds won the American Association Championship in 1984, 1985, and 1995. In 2001, after joining the Reds as the team's Triple-A affiliate the then-RiverBats won the International League Championship.

Two well-known Cincinnati Reds players who suited up for the Louisville Bats during their 2001 championship season were Adam Dunn and Corky Miller.

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