Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

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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Reed, Winker named AFL players of the week

Former Midwest Leaguers Jake Reed and Jesse Winker respectively were named the Arizona Fall League Pitcher and Player of the Week for the league’s opening week. Reed, a right-handed pitcher drafted by the Minnesota Twins in June, pitched 25 innings … Continue reading

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Former K-Twin Hale hired as D-backs manager

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that they’ve hired Chip Hale as their new manager, replacing Kirk Gibson. Hale was a minor-league manager in the Diamondbacks organization for six seasons before serving as third-base coach for the big-league team from 2007 to 2009. He … Continue reading

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Four former QC players homer in St. Louis win

The St. Louis Cardinals got four home runs from four former Quad Cities River Bandits in their 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. The biggest home run of the game … Continue reading

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Cain’s four hits lead Royals to Game 2 victory

Former Wisconsin Timber Rattlers OF Lorenzo Cain went 4-for-5 with two runs, one RBI and a stolen base to help lead the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. He is the second Royals player … Continue reading

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