Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

PHOTOS: South Bend projects progress

The conversion from artificial turf to natural grass at Four Winds Field is almost complete. Here is a look at the field at 4:30 p.m. EST, courtesy of the South Bend Cubs: For comparison, here is a photo of Four … Continue reading

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Davis, Coles join new teams as hitting coaches

Former Midwest League players Chili Davis and Darnell Coles were announced Thursday as the new hitting coaches of the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers, respectively. Davis started his professional baseball career in the Midwest League, as a catcher and … Continue reading

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Lansing renovation project begins

South Bend’s Four Winds Field isn’t the only Midwest League ballpark where major renovations are taking place this offseason. A major overhaul of Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium is also taking place this and next offseason. The “sexy” part of … Continue reading

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New grass being installed at Four Winds Field this week

A new natural grass surface is being installed at South Bend’s Four Winds Field this week. The artificial turf that covered the ballpark’s playing field from 2011 to 2014 was removed a month ago. Here is what the field looked … Continue reading

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Former Midwest Leaguers on World Series rosters

When the World Series begins tonight, 18 former Midwest League players will be on the active rosters — 13 Kansas City Royals and five San Francisco Giants. Both managers played in the Midwest League, too. Here is a look at their MWL … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Juan Marichal!

Happy birthday to former San Francisco Giants RHP Juan Marichal, who turns 77 today. Marichal is one of seven Baseball Hall of Fame players who are Midwest League alumni. He went 21-8 with a 1.87 ERA in 245 IP for … Continue reading

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Former Timber Rattler wins ALCS MVP award

Former Wisconsin Timber Rattlers OF Lorenzo Cain was named MVP of the American League Championship Series after the Kansas City Royals completed their ALCS sweep of the Baltimore Orioles to head back to the World Series for the first time … Continue reading

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