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Thetimesweekly.com The Joliet Slammers are proud to announce Slammers Manager Jeff Isom has earned the Roger Hanners Award for Manager of the Year. This is Isom’s third time being awarded the Roger Hanners award. He was also recognized following the 2016 season when he led the Slammers to a 51-45 record and took home the East Division crown. The division title marked the first playoff appearance for the Slammers since 2011 when they took home the championship. Isom was also voted Manager of the Year in 2002 when he was with the Washington Wild Things. Isom has managed for 19 seasons in the minor leagues, including six years with the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He has managed 11 seasons in the Frontier League, leading the Lake Erie Crushers to a division title and a championship series in 2013. He has taken his team to the playoffs six times. Isom is one of only six managers in the Frontier League history that have over 400 career wins.