Category Archives: Burlington Bees

Cain’s four hits lead Royals to Game 2 victory

Former Wisconsin Timber Rattlers OF Lorenzo Cain went 4-for-5 with two runs, one RBI and a stolen base to help lead the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. He is the second Royals player … Continue reading

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Ex-MWLers homer to lead O’s, Royals to ALCS

The two underdog teams in the American League playoffs advanced to the championship round Sunday thanks in part to key homers by a trio of former Midwest League players. The Baltimore Orioles completed their sweep of the Detroit Tigers with … Continue reading

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Hosmer, Carpenter, Peavy come up big in playoffs Friday

There was a full slate of MLB postseason games Friday, and some former Midwest Leaguers played significant roles in their outcomes. In Anaheim, the Kansas City Royals won 4-1 in 11 innings to take a 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Angels in … Continue reading

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Former Bee Moustakas is latest hero for Royals

Thursday night saw another extra-inning playoff victory for Kansas City, with another former Burlington Bees player getting the game-winning hit for the Royals. On Tuesday it was catcher Salvador Perez who drove in the game-winning run for the Royals — he played … Continue reading

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Dunn calls it quits after 14 years in majors

With all due respect to “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon” by Franklin Pierce Adams… These is the saddest of possible ledes: “Dunn to Jirschele to Perez.” Former Midwest Leaguers, with no other ties, Dunn and Jirschele and Perez.  Readers forgive me this bad rip-off poem, But … Continue reading

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Hawkins pitches in 1,000th MLB game

Colorado Rockies RHP LaTroy Hawkins pitched in his 1,000th MLB game Saturday, becoming just the 16th hurler to reach that milestone. Hawkins had an impressive 1993 season in the Midwest League, going 15-5 with a 2.06 ERA, 179 strikeouts and 41 walks in 157.1 … Continue reading

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Former MWLers Stewart, Watson join D-backs front office

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday afternoon that they’ve hired Dave Stewart as senior vice president and general manager and De Jon Watson as senior vice president of baseball operations. Both will report directly to Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa. Stewart’s major-league career … Continue reading

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