Category Archives: Lehigh Valley IronPigs

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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Pillar ties Midwest League record with 6-for-6 game

Lansing Lugnuts LF Kevin Pillar tied the Midwest League record for most hits in a game when he went 6-for-6 during his team’s 16-4 rout of the struggling Dayton Dragons on Saturday. Pillar almost didn’t get a chance to tie … Continue reading

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Sandberg named MiLB manager of the year

Yesterday Baseball America named Ryne Sandberg its 2011 minor-league manager of the year after the Hall of Fame player led the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to within two wins of the International League championship. You can find the Baseball America article … Continue reading

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MWL ballpark #13: Bowling Green Ballpark, home of the Bowling Green Hot Rods

I visited my 13th Midwest League ballpark this week, attending all three games of the Hot Rods-Lugnuts series at Bowling Green Ballpark. Bowling Green Ballpark is a medium-sized stadium that is not as fancy as some of its Eastern Division … Continue reading

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