Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

Former Lugnuts Nolin, Pillar star in Bisons’ win

Day 10 of my Cooperstown road trip brought me to Buffalo, N.Y., where I attended a game at Coca-Cola Field for the first time. Because the Buffalo Bisons are the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, I knew I … Continue reading

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Midwest League news and notes for Monday, July 28

My drive home from Cooperstown began today, and I’m tired after a long day, but because I’m dedicated to bringing you the latest Midwest League news — even when I’m on vacation — here are links to some MWL stories of note from … Continue reading

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Ex-Chiefs pitcher Maddux inducted into Hall of Fame

Greg Maddux became the seventh former Midwest Leaguer to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a player when he and five other baseball greats received their HOF plaques during Sunday’s ceremony in Cooperstown. Maddux pitched for the Peoria Chiefs in 1985, … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame weekend: Parade, plaques and presentations

Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend got off to a great start Saturday with thousands of fans on hand for the first festivities. After arriving in the early afternoon, I walked around the Hall of Fame museum for awhile to … Continue reading

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Day 5 of road trip includes look at former Whitecaps

Day 5 of my Cooperstown road trip included a baseball doubleheader — a matinee game at Classic Park, home of the Lake County Captains, and a night game at Jerry Uht Park, home of the Erie SeaWolves. The latter game … Continue reading

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Timber Rattlers take two from the Captains

On the fourth and fifth days of my road trip to Cooperstown, I watched the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers take two games from the Lake County Captains. The Captains have now lost eight consecutive games; the Timber Rattlers have won four … Continue reading

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Pedroza’s 4 RBI not enough for Peoria vs. South Bend

The second day of my road trip to Cooperstown included a Midwest League matinee at South Bend’s Four Winds Field. Peoria’s Richy Pedroza drove in four runs, but they weren’t enough as the Chiefs fell 5-4 to the Silver Hawks. Two of his … Continue reading

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Day 1 of Cooperstown road trip includes indy-league game

As I noted in the second half of this recent blog post, I’m driving to Cooperstown for this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. My road trip started Sunday with South Bend as my destination, but thanks to perfect timing, … Continue reading

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Dragons rally late to beat Snappers 6-5

The Dayton Dragons rallied for five runs in the top of the 8th inning Friday to beat the Beloit Snappers 6-5 and complete a three-game sweep on the road. The Dragons sent 10 batters to the plate in that frame, … Continue reading

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