Category Archives: Frontier League

Riordan to manage Beloit Snappers

Fran Riordan, a veteran independent-league manager, will helm the Beloit Snappers in 2015. Thirteen of his 14 seasons as a manager were in the Frontier League, most recently as skipper of the Florence Freedom from 2011 to 2014. In 2010 … 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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Former T-Rats skipper Isom managing Joliet again

Jeff Isom, a former pitcher and manager in the Midwest League, was introduced as the new skipper of the independent Frontier League’s Joliet Slammers during a press conference today. He previously managed Joliet in 2004-05, when the team was known … 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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South Bend’s Schepel throws 7-inning no-hitter

One week after a trio of Cedar Rapids Kernels threw a nine-inning no-hitter, South Bend Silver Hawks RHP Kyle Schepel threw a seven-inning one. Schepel did the deed in his second professional start for an affiliated minor-league team. It was … Continue reading

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Chiefs’ Antigua dominates T-Rats in rain-soaked game

I almost didn’t go to Sunday’s game in Peoria because of the pregame rain, but I’m glad I did. If I hadn’t, I would’ve missed a dominant performance by Peoria Chiefs SP Jeff Antigua, who struck out seven and gave … Continue reading

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Clinton’s Shipers no-hits West Michigan

The last time a no-hitter was thrown in the Midwest League, the Clinton LumberKings were the victims. On Wednesday, it was their turn to do the no-hitting. LumberKings lefty Jordan Shipers threw all nine innings of the no-hitter against the … Continue reading

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