Category Archives: Beloit Snappers

Lugnuts’ Graveman takes no-hitter into 9th

There were two great pitching performances in the Midwest League on Friday, and both came from hurlers plying their trade for Michigan-based teams. Lansing Lugnuts RHP Kendall Graveman took a no-hitter into the 9th inning against the Beloit Snappers, losing … Continue reading

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Snow postpones three MWL games today

If you were planning to attend a Midwest League game in Wisconsin today, you’re out of luck. Same goes if you wanted to go to the scheduled game in the Quad Cities. A combination of snow and cold weather caused … Continue reading

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Ballpark visits planned for this week

It’s a good thing that Monday was an off-day for the Midwest League. I needed about 7 1/2 hours of it to drive from my house to Grand Rapids, where my first MWL road trip of the season officially gets under … Continue reading

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Midwest League Opening Day scenes

Fourteen teams — all but the Lansing Lugnuts and the Lake County Captains — opened the Midwest League season last night, and some teams, fans and news organizations shared Opening Day photos via social media. Here are some of them: Here is … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Captains and Snappers

This sixth and final installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Lake County Captains and the Beloit Snappers. You can find the first five parts of the series here, here, here, here and here. … Continue reading

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Guide to this year’s Midwest League managers

With the Midwest League season starting soon, here is a reminder of who is managing each team, with links to my previous posts about each skipper: Beloit Snappers — Rick Magnante Bowling Green Hot Rods — Michael Johns Burlington Bees … Continue reading

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Catching up with more former Midwest League players

It’s back to blogging for me after a few days away from the Internet — a break that included getting my hair and beard shorn to raise funds for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a cause I’ve been involved with … Continue reading

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Ferris wheel installation begins at Modern Woodmen Park

Work is under way to install a Ferris wheel behind Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Quad Cities River Bandits. The 110-foot-tall attraction will be located behind the stadium’s left-field berm, left of the scoreboard. Groundwork for the Ferris wheel was completed … Continue reading

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Catching up with former Midwest Leaguers

The big news in baseball Saturday was that former Beloit Snappers 3B Miguel Sano is likely to miss the entire 2014 season because he needs Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. I wrote … Continue reading

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