Category Archives: Baseball Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame moments: Marichal joins Pedro onstage; Smoltz mentions Lansing

There were a few moments during this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony worth mentioning here because of their connection to the Midwest League. John Smoltz made several references to Lansing, Mich., where his family moved from suburban Detroit before the … Continue reading

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Midwest League pitchers perform well in Futures Game

The U.S. team won big in Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game, beating the World team 10-1. None of the runs were given up by the three current Midwest League pitchers who took the mound for the World team. Kane County Cougars … Continue reading

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Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

Ryne Sandberg resigned Friday as manager of the Phillies. Pete Mackanin, who was Philadelphia’s third-base coach, was named the team’s interim manager. Sandberg took over as Phillies skipper in August 2013 after the team fired his predecessor, Charlie Manuel. Philadelphia … Continue reading

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A-Rod homers to join 3,000 hit club

New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez hit a solo homer off Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander to collect the 3,000th hit of his MLB career Friday. It was the 667th home run of his career. Rodriguez, Hank Aaron and Willie … Continue reading

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Former Bandits Correa, Velasquez make MLB debuts

Two members of the Quad Cities River Bandits team that won the 2013 Midwest League championship title made their major-league debuts for the Houston Astros this week. Houston’s top prospect, shortstop Carlos Correa, made his MLB debut Monday, and heralded pitching … Continue reading

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Cleveland’s Kluber Ks 18 Cardinals

Cleveland Indians RHP Corey Kluber struck out 18 batters and took a no-hitter into the 7th inning in his team’s 2-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Kluber, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, gave up … Continue reading

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Snell’s scoreless streak reaches 33 innings

Tampa Bay Rays prospect Blake Snell pitched six shutout innings for the Montgomery Biscuits on Thursday, extending his season-opening scoreless streak to 33 innings. It was his second Double-A start after beginning the season in High-A with the Charlotte Stone Crabs. … Continue reading

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