Category Archives: International League

More snowbound stadiums of the Midwest League

Almost seven weeks have passed since my last post dedicated to photos of snowbound stadiums, so this one is overdue. The first photo, of Bowling Green Ballpark, is from the Hot Rods’ Pinterest page. The next photo was posted to the Kane … Continue reading

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Whitecaps announce new manager, begin rebuilding ballpark

The West Michigan Whitecaps announced today that one of their former players will manage the team in 2014. Andrew Graham, who was a Whitecaps catcher in 2004 and 2005, replaces Larry Parrish, whom the Detroit Tigers moved up to their … Continue reading

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Phillies fire Manuel, name Sandberg interim manager

The Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Charlie Manuel today, replacing him with third-base coach Ryne Sandberg, at least on an interim basis. Both men got their managerial starts in the Midwest League. Manuel is the winningest manager in Phillies history, with … Continue reading

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Guerrero extends hitting streak to 12 games

Clinton LumberKings RF Gabriel “Gaby” Guerrero singled twice and drove in a run Sunday, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. The Seattle Mariners prospect improved his batting average to .277 in 77 games — a big improvement from the .193 … Continue reading

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Four TinCaps no-hit Loons at Parkview Field

Fort Wayne TinCaps SP Max Fried combined efforts with three relievers to no-hit the Great Lakes Loons on Thursday. It was the first 9-inning no-hitter for the franchise, which began play as the Fort Wayne Wizards in 1993.* Fried, one of … Continue reading

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Henry’s homer highlights Clinton’s 5-2 win over Bowling Green

Five runs in the middle innings, including a a 2-run homer by Jabari Henry, were enough for the Clinton LumberKings to beat the Bowling Green Hot Rods 5-2 at Ashford University Field on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The Hot Rods … Continue reading

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Two former MWL players involved in Lowrie trade

The Oakland Athletics acquired INF Jed Lowrie and RHP Fernando Rodriguez from the Houston Astros today for 1B Chris Carter, RHP Brad Peacock and C Max Stassi. Rodriguez and Stassi played in the Midwest League. Rodriguez pitched for the 2005 Cedar Rapids Kernels, posting an 8-10 … Continue reading

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Sandberg to manage Hot Rods; Upton traded to Braves

Jared Sandberg, nephew of Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg, will manage the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2013. He managed the Short-Season A Hudson Valley Renegades the last three seasons, including when the team won the New York-Penn … Continue reading

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Red Sox hire Farrell as manager, send Aviles to Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox reportedly have hired John Farrell as their new manager and will send SS Mike Aviles to the Toronto Blue Jays as compensation. Farrell had a 154-170 record in his two years as Toronto’s manager. He was … Continue reading

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