Category Archives: Baseball Hall of Fame

A look at early scouting reports on Greg Maddux

You may have read my post about former Peoria Chiefs pitcher Greg Maddux’s election to the Baseball Hall of Fame already — if not, click here to read it — but I have more for you to read about Mad Dog … Continue reading

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Maddux elected to Hall of Fame with 97.2% of vote

As expected, former Peoria Chiefs pitcher Greg Maddux was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame today. He was picked on 555 of 571 ballots filled out by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. That equates to a 97.2 … Continue reading

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Feeling frozen? These photos will warm you up

Fellow residents of Midwest League territory, I feel your pain. Well, I would if I could feel anything right now. You don’t need me to tell you how cold it is outside today, but I hope to do my part … Continue reading

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Day 2 of Winter Meetings yields big trades

After a quiet start Monday, baseball’s Winter Meetings provided a return Tuesday to the active offseason we’ve seen so far. All the news of note for this post didn’t happen at the Winter Meetings, but that’s where I’m starting. Two … Continue reading

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Maddux headlines 2014 Hall of Fame ballot

The Baseball Hall of Fame ballots for the Class of 2014 were announced today, and a former Midwest League pitcher is among those who have a good chance to be elected this time. Greg Maddux, who went 13-9 with a 3.19 … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

While putting together this blog post, I realized there were three types of Midwest League-related news I was including in it: good, bad and ugly. So please humor me as I paraphrase a Clint Eastwood quote from the actor’s most popular … Continue reading

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Buxton named Topps Minor League Player of the Year

Minnesota Twins prospect Byron Buxton was announced today as the winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, which goes to the Topps Minor League Player of the Year. Buxton played the first half of the season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. He hit .341 … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Juan Marichal!

Happy birthday to former San Francisco Giants RHP Juan Marichal, who turns 76 today. Marichal is one of six 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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Ortiz breaks Baines’ DH hits record

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz doubled in the 2nd inning Wednesday to become the all-time hits leader among designated hitters. This is notable as Midwest League news because not only did Ortiz play for the 1996 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, … Continue reading

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