Category Archives: Peoria Chiefs

Three ex-Midwest Leaguers involved in Heyward trade

The Atlanta Braves traded OF Jason Heyward and RHP Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for RHP Shelby Miller and RHP Tyrell Jenkins on Monday. While Heyward is the biggest name involved in the trade, the other three players are of … 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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Cubs, Maddon agree to 5-year, $25M deal

Former Peoria Chiefs skipper Joe Maddon has agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal as manager of the Chicago Cubs. In nine years as skipper of the Tampa Bay Rays, Maddon compiled a 754-705 record, led the team to the World … 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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Four former QC players homer in St. Louis win

The St. Louis Cardinals got four home runs from four former Quad Cities River Bandits in their 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. The biggest home run of the game … Continue reading

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Pitchers, shortstops top BA’s MWL prospects list

Baseball America released its list of top 20 Midwest League prospects Friday, with four of the top six being right-handed pitchers and the other two of the top six being shortstops. If you are a subscriber to Baseball America, you … 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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