Actor Bill Murray Officially Joins Illinois Baseball Team as Part Owner


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Joliet, IL – Bill Murray, renowned for his illustrious career in entertainment, has officially become a part owner of the Joliet Slammers, an independent league baseball team in Illinois. This major announcement was made on the team’s website. Murray, in partnership with Mike Veeck and Night Train Veeck, has taken a majority stake, ushering in an exciting era for the Slammers.

Joliet Mayor Terry D’Arcy has expressed optimism about the new ownership, foreseeing a strengthened bond between the city and the team. The Slammers have seen significant achievements under former owner Nick Semaca, including winning the Frontier League Championship. Murray’s involvement in baseball is well-known, with previous minority ownerships in the Charleston RiverDogs and the St. Paul Saints. His unique blend of celebrity charm and sports insight is anticipated to bring a new dynamic to the Slammers.

The team is set to start their 2024 season on May 10 against the Evansville Otters. Fans can take advantage of a special ticket promotion available until January 15th. For more details on the Slammers and the upcoming season, enthusiasts are encouraged to visit


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