Category Archives: Baseball Hall of Fame

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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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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Velazquez’s on-base streak ends at 74 games

South Bend Silver Hawks SS Andrew Velazquez went 0-for-4 Thursday night, snapping his 74-game on-base streak four days after he broke the old minor-league record. In his last at-bat Thursday, Velazquez was robbed of a hit by Burlington Bees LF Tyler … Continue reading

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Trout named MVP of MLB All-Star Game

Los Angeles Angels CF Mike Trout was named MVP of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game after going 2-for-3 with a triple and a double — both of which drove in runs for the American League. Trout, 22, is the second-youngest player … Continue reading

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Velazquez ties MiLB record; TinCaps snap losing streak

It took him until his last at-bat, but South Bend Silver Hawks SS Andrew Velazquez extended his on-base streak to 71 consecutive games Saturday, tying the minor-league record set by Kevin Millar in 1997 and matched by Kevin Youkilis in … Continue reading

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Rogers, Martinez named MWL players of the week

Kane County Cougars 1B Jacob Rogers and Great Lakes Loons RHP Jonathan Martinez were respectively named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of June 16-22 (really June 19-22 because the MWL All-Star break … Continue reading

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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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