Category Archives: South Bend Silver Hawks

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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Dunn calls it quits after 14 years in majors

With all due respect to “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon” by Franklin Pierce Adams… These is the saddest of possible ledes: “Dunn to Jirschele to Perez.” Former Midwest Leaguers, with no other ties, Dunn and Jirschele and Perez.  Readers forgive me this bad rip-off poem, But … 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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Almadova, Ratterree awarded MiLB Gold Gloves

Two players who spent a significant part of the 2014 season in the Midwest League were announced as winners of Rawlings Gold Gloves. Rawlings Sporting Goods Company awards nine Gold Gloves (one for each position) to minor-leaguers from the 10 full-season, MLB-affiliated minor … Continue reading

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Hawkins pitches in 1,000th MLB game

Colorado Rockies RHP LaTroy Hawkins pitched in his 1,000th MLB game Saturday, becoming just the 16th hurler to reach that milestone. Hawkins had an impressive 1993 season in the Midwest League, going 15-5 with a 2.06 ERA, 179 strikeouts and 41 walks in 157.1 … 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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A’s re-sign with Snappers, leaving Cougars for D-backs

The Beloit Snappers have signed a new two-year player development contract with the Oakland Athletics, leaving the Arizona Diamondbacks for the Kane County Cougars. The Snappers were affiliated with the A’s the past two seasons. Their new PDC runs through … Continue reading

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