Category Archives: Frontier League

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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Joliet Slammers win Frontier League title

Another night, another championship celebration. After watching the Quad Cities River Bandits win the Midwest League championship Saturday night, I saw the Joliet Slammers beat the River City Rascals 6-5 to win the Frontier League championship Sunday night. I’m glad … Continue reading

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Lee Smith should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame

I sidetracked from the Midwest League last night, taking in a Frontier League game at The Corn Crib in Normal, Illinois. The Southern Illinois (Marion) Miners beat the Normal CornBelters 6-5, but more importantly, Lee Smith was there and he signed … Continue reading

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