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2020 Bourbon & Brewfest Postponed

Launch of New Tasting Sessions Series Announced
September 14, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky. – The 2020 Bourbon & Brewfest, originally scheduled for Saturday October 24th, has official been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Bourbon and Brewfest will continue in October 2021, with an exact date to be determined. Those who purchased tickets for this years event will have

Boys To Law Enforcement Day To Be Held at Bowling Green Ballpark

September 2, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky. – Boys to Men, Bowling Green Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Western Kentucky University Police and the Bowling Green Hot Rods are please to announce the Inaugural Boys to Law Enforcement Day at Bowling Green Ballpark. The event will be held on Saturday September 26th from

Hot Rods Partnering with Gladiator Sports/OVW for a Different Kind of Slam at Bowling Green Ballpark

August 27, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky. – While it’s usually accustomed to grand slams, Bowling Green Ballpark will be hosting a completely different kind of slam when the Hot Rods partner with Gladiator Sports and Ohio Valley Wrestling to host the Stadium Slam Series on Saturday September, 19th. Gates will open at 6:00pm

Highly Anticipated UFC Heavyweight Championship Fight to be Shown at Bowling Green Ballpark on August 15th

August 5, 2020

(Bowling Green, KY) -- Combat sports fans looking to watch the long-awaited trilogy fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier on Saturday, Aug. 15, can watch the event live on HD Video Board at Bowling Green Ballpark. “This is one of the most exciting sporting events of the year, and

Hot Rods to Host High School Senior Showcase Presented by Reed Law Group

Post-Game Fireworks to light up the sky
July 9, 2020

BOWLING GREEN BALLPARK (Bowling Green, KY) -- The Bowling Green Hot Rods have scheduled a Senior Showcase game for Saturday July 25th at Bowling Green Ballpark. The game is presented by Reed Law Group and will feature area high school baseball players who missed out on their senior season. “We

MiLB Officially Cancels the Season

Hot Rods to Resume in 2021
June 30, 2020

BOWLING GREEN BALLPARK (Bowling Green, KY) -- Today Minor League Baseball in conjunction with Major League Baseball announced the official cancellation of the 2020 season. “We have been anticipating an official announcement for awhile now. While we certainly understand, it is disappointing and sad that we won’t get to see

Bowling Green Ballpark Approved to Re-Open

Hot Rods Season Won't Resume
June 25, 2020

BOWLING GREEN BALLPARK (Bowling Green, KY) – With the approval of Governor Beshear’s office, Bowling Green Ballpark has been cleared to open beginning on Monday June 29th. The approval calls for a reduced capacity of no more than 50% as long as social distancing protocols are met. With the configuration

2020 Midwest League All-Star Game Postponed to 2021

All-Star Game and events will be held at Bowling Green Ballpark in June 2021
April 28, 2020

Bowling Green, KY – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball and the Midwest League, announced on Tuesday that the 2020 Midwest League All-Star Game presented by MedCenter Health has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any tickets that have been purchased for the 2020

Hot Rods, Bats, & Legends Announce Team Kentucky Campaign

Teams will sell limited-edition T-shirts to contribute to local non-profits
April 16, 2020

Bowling Green, KY - The Bowling Green Hot Rods, in conjunction with the Lexington Legends (Class-A, Kansas City Royals) and Louisville Bats (AAA, Cincinnati Reds) are proud to join in the “Team Kentucky” campaign to benefit charities in each of the three team’s cities. The three clubs have come together

Hot Rods Announce Cancelation of March Events

Fan Fest, High School Showcase among canceled events
March 13, 2020

Bowling Green, KY – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, announced on Friday the cancelation of events at Bowling Green Ballpark during the month of March, including Saturday’s Fan Fest. The announcement comes after Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball announced postponements to

Hot Rods Owner Acquires Bourbon & Brewfest, Announces Event Details

Sixth-Annual Bourbon & Brewfest Set for October 24th
March 10, 2020

Bowling Green, KY - Jack Blackstock, owner of the Bowling Green Hot Rods and Vette City Catering, announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Bourbon & Brewfest and set a date for the 2020 edition of the event. The sixth-annual Bourbon & Brewfest will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020

Hot Rods Release 2020 Home Game Times

Bowling Green announces start times for 70-game Midwest League home schedule
January 14, 2020

Bowling Green, KY - The Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class-A Midwest League Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) are excited to announce the team's game times for their home schedule during the 2020 season. Game times range from special start times at 10:35 AM to standard times of 6:35 PM, all

Hot Rods and Legends Announce 2020 Exhibition in Lexington, KY

Bowling Green & Lexington set to renew SAL rivalry with exhibition in 2020
November 20, 2019

Bowling Green, KY - The Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class-A Midwest League Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) and the Lexington Legends (Class-A South Atlantic League Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals) are excited to announce an agreement to play an exhibition game between the two clubs on Tuesday, April

Hot Rods Announce Second-Annual Charity Dinner and Silent Auction

Former Reds pitcher Rob Dibble to be guest speaker
November 19, 2019

BOWLING GREEN BALLPARK (Bowling Green, KY) -- The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays and member of the Midwest League, are excited to announce their second-annual Charity Dinner sponsored by Van-Meter Insurance featuring guest speaker and two-time MLB All-Star Rob Dibble. The event will take

Hot Rods to Join Copa de la Diversión as Bólidos

Bowling Green joins MiLB's Copa de la Diversión to celebrate Hispanic heritage in 2020
November 15, 2019

(Bowling Green, KY) - The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays and member of the Midwest League, are proud to announce the team will join Minor League Baseball in celebrating diversity by joining MiLB's Copa de la Diversión efforts in 2020. The Hot Rods will wear

Hot Rods Will Host 2020 Midwest League All-Star Game at Bowling Green Ballpark

The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, are excited to announce the 56th Annual 2020 Midwest League All-Star Game, presented by Med Center Health, and Home Run Derby will be hosted at Bowling Green Ballpark.
October 1, 2019

BOWLING GREEN, KY - The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, are excited to announce the 56th Annual 2020 Midwest League All-Star Game, presented by Med Center Health, and Home Run Derby will be hosted at Bowling Green Ballpark. All-Star festivities will begin on Saturday,

Midwest League 2019 Executive of the Year - Eric Leach

11:17 AM EDT

South Bend, IN - The Midwest League of Professional Baseball Clubs is pleased to announce its 2019 Executive of the Year, Eric Leach, General Manager/COO of the Bowling Green Hot Rods, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Hot Rods Blow Lead in Ninth, Watch Season End with 7-4 Loss

Bowling Green suffers two-game sweep at the hands of South Bend to end season
September 5, 2019

The Bowling Green Hot Rods carried a one-run lead into the ninth inning, but the South Bend Cubs rallied for three runs in the ninth, advancing to the Eastern Division Finals and eliminating the Hot Rods from the postseason with a 7-4 victory. The Hot Rod season comes to an

Cubs Edge Hot Rods 2-1 in Quarterfinal Opener

BG falls; must win back-to-back games at Bowling Green Ballpark to advance
September 4, 2019

South Bend, IN- The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost a tight game in the first round of the Midwest League Quarterfinal to the South Bend Cubs on Wednesday in 2-1 fashion at Four Winds Field. The Hot Rods trail the Cubs 1-0 in the first round of the playoffs as

Hot Rods Fall 3-2 in Regular Season Finale

BG held to three hits in loss to Cubs
September 2, 2019

South Bend, IN- The Bowling Green Hot Rods were held to three hits in the regular-season finale in a 3-2 loss to the South Bend Cubs on Monday afternoon at Four Winds Field in South Bend, IN. The Hot Rods finish the regular season 81-58 overall and 42-26 in the

Whalen Homers Twice, Baz K's Nine in 4-3 Walk-off Loss

South Bend evens series with 10th-inning walk-off win on Sunday
September 1, 2019

South Bend, IN- Shane Baz tied a career-high with nine strikeouts while Seaver Whalen blasted two homers for the first time in his career but the South Bend Cubs walked off on the Bowling Green Hot Rods in the 10th inning of Sunday's 4-3 loss at Four Winds Field. The

Hot Rods Claim Second-Half Eastern Division Title with 5-4 Win

BG will return home on Thursday for second game of best-of-three quarter final
August 31, 2019

South Bend, IN- The Bowling Green Hot Rods claimed a second-half Eastern Division Title in a 5-4 victory over the South Bend Cubs on Saturday in one of the strangest games of the season for the Hot Rods. Bowling Green is 81-56 overall with a 42-25 record in the second

Sinkholes Close Home Slate with 1-0 Win in Front of 6,219

Bowling Green welcomes largest crowd of season to final regular-season home contest
August 30, 2019

The Bowling Green Sinkholes finished off their 2019 home schedule with a 1-0 victory in front of a season-high 6,219 fans at Bowling Green Ballpark. Bowling Green improved to 80-56, 41-25 in the second half, and will travel to South Bend for the final series of the season, which begins

Bootleggers Quiet Captains in 3-1 Victory

Bowling Green evens series with Lake County in penultimate regular-season home game
August 29, 2019

Miller Hogan earned his sixth-consecutive win as the Bowling Green Bootleggers defeated the Lake County Captains 3-1 on Thursday night at Bowling Green Ballpark. Bowling Green improved to 79-56, 40-25 in the second half, while also reducing their magic number to clinch the second-half division crown to two games, ahead

Hot Rods Fall 5-1 in 10 Innings to Open Series

Bowling Green falls victim to Lake County onslaught in first extra frame
August 28, 2019

The Bowling Green Hot Rods fell 5-1 in 10 innings to the Lake County Captains in the first game of a three-game series on Wednesday night. The Hot Rods fell to 78-56, 39-25 in the second half, ahead of Thursday night's game, which will have a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.