Category Archives: Baseball Hall of Fame

Molitor introduced as new Twins manager

The Minnesota Twins introduced Paul Molitor as their new manager Tuesday. The Twin Cities native replaces Ron Gardenhire, who was fired in late September. Molitor’s Hall-of-Fame playing career began in the Midwest League, where he batted .346 with 8 HR, … Continue reading

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Francona signs two-year extension with Indians

The Cleveland Indians announced today that manager Terry Francona has agreed to a two-year contract extension. Francona, 55, has been Cleveland’s skipper since signing a four-year deal in October 2012. The two-year extension keeps him under contract with the Indians … Continue reading

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Ventura hurls Game 6 gem, dedicates performance to Taveras

One day after losing his close friend Oscar Taveras, Yordano Ventura took the mound Tuesday in Game 6 of the World Series and pitched a gem to keep his Kansas City Royals alive for a winner-take-all seventh game against the … 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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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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Dunn calls it quits after 14 years in majors

With all due respect to “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon” by Franklin Pierce Adams… These is the saddest of possible ledes: “Dunn to Jirschele to Perez.” Former Midwest Leaguers, with no other ties, Dunn and Jirschele and Perez.  Readers forgive me this bad rip-off poem, But … Continue reading

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Former MWLers Stewart, Watson join D-backs front office

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday afternoon that they’ve hired Dave Stewart as senior vice president and general manager and De Jon Watson as senior vice president of baseball operations. Both will report directly to Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa. Stewart’s major-league career … Continue reading

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