Category Archives: Fort Wayne TinCaps

Former Wizards SS Cuddyer retires after 15 seasons in majors

Michael Cuddyer has decided to retire halfway through his two-year, $21 million contract with the New York Mets, according to multiple media sources. The two-time All-Star batted .277 with 197 HR and 794 RBI in 1,536 major-league games, and won … Continue reading

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Cougars recognized for attendance milestone

News from the Kane County Cougars today: The Kane County Cougars were recognized this week at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee, as the Cougars organization became the first Class-A franchise in Minor League Baseball history to reach 11 … Continue reading

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Three to be inducted into Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame

A former player, a former manager, and a former public-address announcer will be inducted into the Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame next month. Reggie Sanders, Tom Lawless and Dale Brodt will receive the honor during the Cedar Rapids Kernels’ 20th … Continue reading

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Several ex-MWL pitchers reach new deals as free agents

As baseball’s Hot Stove reaches full blast with the Winter Meetings today, let’s look back at some deals reached in the past few days with free-agent pitchers who are Midwest League alumni. John Lackey agreed to a 2-year, $32 million deal … Continue reading

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First snowbound stadium photos of the season!

Longtime readers of this blog (and my Twitter account) know I enjoy sharing photos of snow-covered baseball fields, especially Midwest League ones. After a snowstorm blanketed parts of the upper Midwest over the weekend, this is the perfect time for … Continue reading

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TinCaps groundskeeper named tops in Single-A – again

Fort Wayne TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter made history Monday when he was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, winning the Sports Turf Managers Association award for a third consecutive year. Winter and Brock Phipps (of the Double-A Springfield Cardinals) each … Continue reading

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Former MWLers Newcomb & Aybar traded for Simmons

Former Midwest Leaguers Sean Newcomb and Erick Aybar were part of a three-player package the Los Angeles Angels sent to the Atlanta Braves for Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons on Thursday. Newcomb was widely considered to be the Angels’ top … Continue reading

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