The Cincinnati Slammers began as the Ohio Mixers in 1982. Originally based in Lima, Ohio, the team played its home games at Lima Senior High School. In 1984, the team moved to Cincinnati and was renamed the Slammers. Following the 1986-87 season, the team moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa and became Silver Bullets. The last stop for the franchise was Kennewick, Washington where they arrived in the fall of 1991 and were rebranded the Tri-Cities Chinook for four seasons before folding in 1995.