Ushered into the ESFFL under the tutelage of wilmington penthouse owner George Clark, the louisville sluggas began play in 2013. Back then, team owner Nate Brockell was living in Nashville, Tennessee, and the team was appropriately named the musiccity mayhem. Nate moved from Nashville to Louisville in 2015 and with the move came a name change. Initially the team name was changed to “louisville sluggers,” but Nate wanted more street cred, so he ultimately settled in with the name “louisville sluggas.” The team’s mantra quickly became, “if at first you don’t succeed, try again,” as the team failed to reach the Johnson Cup Playoffs in each of their first four seasons. They finally broke through with a wild card playoff berth in 2017, but were not able to advance beyond the first round. They suffered another fruitless season in 2018, before winning their first division title in 2019. However, they once again could not break through with a Johnson Cup Playoff win. The sluggas stuck with it though, and following a down season in 2020, Nate’s tenacity finally paid off. In 2021, the sluggas won a division title with an 8-5 record. In the process they finished with the league’s second highest regular season point total and secured a bye in the first round of the Johnson Cup Playoffs. They advanced to the Johnson Cup Semifinals where they suffered a heartbreaking one-point loss to the eventual champion bradford shadowtalons, 140-139. Despite that gut wrenching setback, there is no doubt the sluggas will try to build upon the success they achieved in 2021. One would expect they will be fired up for a successful follow up season in 2022.
(capsule last updated on 10-July-2022)
|Years Active:||2013 to Present|
|All-Time Record (through 2021):||63-63-2|
|Johnson Cup Playoff Appearances:||3|