Category Archives: Burlington Bees

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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Davis, Coles join new teams as hitting coaches

Former Midwest League players Chili Davis and Darnell Coles were announced Thursday as the new hitting coaches of the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers, respectively. Davis started his professional baseball career in the Midwest League, as a catcher and … Continue reading

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Former Midwest Leaguers on World Series rosters

When the World Series begins tonight, 18 former Midwest League players will be on the active rosters — 13 Kansas City Royals and five San Francisco Giants. Both managers played in the Midwest League, too. Here is a look at their MWL … Continue reading

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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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