Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

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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Cougars had best winning percentage in baseball this year

Some food for thought: The Los Angeles Angels finished the regular season with the best record in Major League Baseball: 98-64. They had a .605 winning percentage. The Kane County Cougars finished their season with the best record in Minor … Continue reading

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MLB managerial news: Gardenhire fired, Redmond extended

The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire today, and the Miami Marlins extended manager Mike Redmond’s contract through the 2017 season. Gardenhire managed the Twins for 13 years, compiling a 1,068-1,039 regular-season record. He led the Twins to the postseason … Continue reading

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Former Cougar Willingham set to retire at season’s end

Former Kane County Cougars 3B Josh Willingham will retire after this season, Minnesota Twins beat writer Mike Berardino reported today. Willingham, now an outfielder/designated hitter, has seen limited playing time this month due to a groin injury. If the Kansas City … Continue reading

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South Bend changes name from Silver Hawks to Cubs

South Bend’s Midwest League team will no longer be known as the Silver Hawks. Instead, it will take on the name of its new parent club, the Chicago Cubs. The name change to South Bend Cubs wasn’t a surprise, but … Continue reading

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