Category Archives: Burlington Bees

Cubs announce South Bend coaching staff

Jimmy Gonzalez will manage the South Bend Cubs in 2015, the Chicago Cubs announced today. Gonzalez played 14 seasons in the minor leagues after being drafted by the Houston Astros in June 1991. Mainly a catcher, he played in the … Continue reading

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Chad Tracy to manage Bees in 2015

Chad Tracy — son of former major-league manager Jim Tracy, not the former MLB infielder — will manage the Burlington Bees in 2015, the Los Angeles Angels announced Tuesday. Burlington is the first managerial assignment for Tracy, who played nine years in the minor … Continue reading

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Riordan to manage Beloit Snappers

Fran Riordan, a veteran independent-league manager, will helm the Beloit Snappers in 2015. Thirteen of his 14 seasons as a manager were in the Frontier League, most recently as skipper of the Florence Freedom from 2011 to 2014. In 2010 … Continue reading

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Five Rays managerial candidates played in Midwest League

The Tampa Bay Rays announced that 10 managerial candidates will be interviewed as they seek a successor to Joe Maddon, who opted out of his Rays contract and subsequently joined the Chicago Cubs as their new skipper. In alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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Molitor introduced as new Twins manager

The Minnesota Twins introduced Paul Molitor as their new manager Tuesday. The Twin Cities native replaces Ron Gardenhire, who was fired in late September. Molitor’s Hall-of-Fame playing career began in the Midwest League, where he batted .346 with 8 HR, … Continue reading

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Ventura hurls Game 6 gem, dedicates performance to Taveras

One day after losing his close friend Oscar Taveras, Yordano Ventura took the mound Tuesday in Game 6 of the World Series and pitched a gem to keep his Kansas City Royals alive for a winner-take-all seventh game against the … Continue reading

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Clinton’s 16-run comeback wins Game of the Year award

The Clinton LumberKings’ 16-run comeback against the Burlington Bees on May 7 was named the Minor League Baseball Game of the Year by MiLB.com staff. Only 558 people attended the game at Burlington’s Community Field, but thousands more would soon … Continue reading

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