Skip to main content

 Team Narrows Nickname Choice to Four Finalists 



Dec. 19, 2006
CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine:


 Team narrows nickname choice to four finalists

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Now taking the field, the Slippery Rock Boulders…or the Rockers…or the Sliders…or the Sluggers. You pick. Those are the four names that emerged as finalists in the name-the-team contest for the Slippery Rock Professional Baseball team. The team, the newest member of the Frontier League, will begin playing at Slippery Rock University’s Jack Critchfield Park this summer.

           Fans have until Dec. 31 to cast their ballot for their favorite nickname. Votes may be submitted online at or mailed or faxed to the ball club. (Mail to: Baseball P.O Box 501 Slippery Rock PA 16057-0501 - or fax to: Fax number: 724-738-4974)

The official team name will be unveiled the first week of January.

           The four finalist names were selected from among 125 entries of which 84 were unique, said Steve Tahsler, the team’s general manager. The home opener for the team will be May 29 against the Florence Freedom

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives. 

Click here to view the Economic Impact Report

Click here to view the Economic Impact Report