Category Archives: Burlington Bees

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

Posted in Burlington Bees, Kane County Cougars, Midwest League, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Baseball Hall of Fame, Burlington Bees, Dayton Dragons, Midwest League, South Bend Silver Hawks, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Midwest League, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Baseball Hall of Fame, Burlington Bees, Clinton LumberKings, Midwest League, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

A’s re-sign with Snappers, leaving Cougars for D-backs

The Beloit Snappers have signed a new two-year player development contract with the Oakland Athletics, leaving the Arizona Diamondbacks for the Kane County Cougars. The Snappers were affiliated with the A’s the past two seasons. Their new PDC runs through … Continue reading

Posted in Beloit Snappers, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Captains, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | 2 Comments

Lugnuts, Blue Jays announce PDC extension

The Lansing Lugnuts and their parent club, the Toronto Blue Jays, announced a two-year extension of their player development contract, which now runs through the end of the 2016 season. The two teams have been affiliated since the 2005 season. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 Playoffs, Beloit Snappers, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Kane County Cougars, Lake County Captains, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

Kershaw wins 20th game; Lopez, Pompey get 1st MLB hits

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw didn’t dominate, but he pitched well enough — and got plenty of run support — to win his 20th game of the season Friday at Wrigley Field. Kershaw gave up three earned runs on … Continue reading

Posted in Burlington Bees, Great Lakes Loons, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, Peoria Chiefs | Leave a comment