Champion City Kings

The Champion City Kings are a college summer baseball team located in Springfield, Ohio. The Kings are a member of the East Division of the wood bat Prospect League and have been a member since 2013. The Kings play at Carleton Davidson Stadium, which is also the home of the NCAA DIII Wittenberg University Tigers.

Champion City Kings
LeagueProspect League (East Division)
LocationSpringfield, Ohio
BallparkCarleton Davidson Stadium
Year founded2009 (as the Slippery Rock Sliders)
ColorsRoyal Blue, Red, Black, White
ManagementRick White (GM)
ManagerArthur Stenberg

The Kings are led by General Manager Rick White and Field Manager Ted Stenberg.

The franchise was previously located in Slippery Rock, PA and was known as the Sliders prior to relocating to Ohio in time for the 2014 season.[1][2] The Sliders were originally a member of the Frontier League,[3] but left the league after the 2007 season, its only as a member.


SeasonManagerRecordWin %DivisionGBPost-season recordPost-season win %Post-season resultNotes
2007Greg Jelks-
2008-ceased operations for one season
2009Chase Rowe22-31.4155th7.5-as the Slippery Rock Sliders
201126-29.4733rd2.50-1made playoffs as 1st Half division champion
2013Brett Neffendorf28-32.4674th10-final season in Slippery Rock
2014Brett Neffendorf[4]21-39.3505th19-
2015Chris Perkovich[5]24-35.4075th13.5-
2017Mike Ruechel29-29.5003rd7-
2018Arthur Stenberg[6]26-33.4415th11-


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    2. Cohn, Bob. "Slippery Rock Sliders moving to Ohio". Retrieved 2018-06-21.
    3. "Boys of summer -- The Sliders playing baseball on slippery ground". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
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