Category Archives: Peoria Chiefs

Bees beat TinCaps in snow-shortened game

The Burlington Bees beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 4-2 in a snow-shortened game that ended after 6 1/2 innings. Bees CF Mark Shannon went 3-for-4 with two doubles and 3 RBI. Fort Wayne’s Josh VanMeter and Burlington’s Chad Hinshaw and … Continue reading

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Midwest League Opening Day scenes

Fourteen teams — all but the Lansing Lugnuts and the Lake County Captains — opened the Midwest League season last night, and some teams, fans and news organizations shared Opening Day photos via social media. Here are some of them: Here is … Continue reading

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Archer agrees to 6-year, $25.5M deal with Rays

We interrupt the 2014 Midwest League season preview series to bring you some MWL alumni news … Tampa Bay Rays RHP Chris Archer agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million deal that includes two club options upping the maximum value of … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Chiefs, Silver Hawks and Loons

This third installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Peoria Chiefs, the South Bend Silver Hawks and the Great Lakes Loons. You can find the previous two installments here and here. The Peoria Chiefs … Continue reading

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Guide to this year’s Midwest League managers

With the Midwest League season starting soon, here is a reminder of who is managing each team, with links to my previous posts about each skipper: Beloit Snappers — Rick Magnante Bowling Green Hot Rods — Michael Johns Burlington Bees … Continue reading

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Former MWLers star in MLB season opener

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 in MLB’s season opener in Australia, and several former Midwest League players performed well. Scott Van Slyke (2007-08 Great Lakes Loons) hit a 2-run homer and Andre Ethier (2003 Kane County … Continue reading

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Catching up with more former Midwest League players

It’s back to blogging for me after a few days away from the Internet — a break that included getting my hair and beard shorn to raise funds for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a cause I’ve been involved with … Continue reading

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Former Chiefs pitcher/Swing OF Ankiel retiring

Pitcher-turned-outfielder Rick Ankiel reportedly is retiring from playing baseball. He pitched one full season in the majors, going 11-7 with a 3.50 ERA and 194 strikeouts in 175 IP for the 2000 St. Louis Cardinals. Control problems forced him to … Continue reading

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Catching up with former Midwest Leaguers

The big news in baseball Saturday was that former Beloit Snappers 3B Miguel Sano is likely to miss the entire 2014 season because he needs Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. I wrote … Continue reading

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