Category Archives: Baseball Hall of Fame

Midwest League Opening Day 2015 wrap-up

Inclement weather postponed three games, but the 2015 Midwest League season still got off to a memorable start thanks to some big player performances. South Bend Cubs 2, Bowling Green Hot Rods 1 The home opener at South Bend’s Four … Continue reading

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Former Cougar Adrian Gonzalez starts season on a tear

Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez has started the 2015 season on a tear, blasting five home runs in his first three games. That includes solo home runs in three consecutive at-bats Wednesday. He is the first player in MLB … Continue reading

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Reds OF prospect Aquino headlines Dragons roster

It will be understandable if fans leave a Dayton Dragons game this year thinking they’ve just seen the second coming of a particular All-Star outfielder who played for the Montreal Expos and the Los Angeles Angels. The top Cincinnati Reds prospect … Continue reading

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Baseball at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum

I love when two of my unrelated interests come together. My recent visit to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum fit that bill nicely, combining baseball and presidential history in one place. Through this weekend, the museum — located in West Branch, Iowa, … Continue reading

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Ryne and Jared Sandberg in the Midwest League

Yesterday the Philadelphia Phillies tweeted the above photo of their skipper, Ryne Sandberg, and his nephew Jared Sandberg, who manages in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. This is as good as any reason to write about them both managing in the Midwest … Continue reading

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OTD 1996: Earl Weaver elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

On this day in 1996, Earl Weaver was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Best known as a fiery, World Series-winning manager of the Baltimore Orioles, he also led the Fox Cities Foxes to a league championship in the early … Continue reading

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Grudzielanek to manage Cougars this year

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that former major-leaguer Mark Grudzielanek will manage the Kane County Cougars this year. Grudzielanek played 15 seasons in the big leagues, with the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals … Continue reading

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