Category Archives: South Bend Silver Hawks

Davis, Coles join new teams as hitting coaches

Former Midwest League players Chili Davis and Darnell Coles were announced Thursday as the new hitting coaches of the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers, respectively. Davis started his professional baseball career in the Midwest League, as a catcher and … Continue reading

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New grass being installed at Four Winds Field this week

A new natural grass surface is being installed at South Bend’s Four Winds Field this week. The artificial turf that covered the ballpark’s playing field from 2011 to 2014 was removed a month ago. Here is what the field looked … Continue reading

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Former Midwest Leaguers on World Series rosters

When the World Series begins tonight, 18 former Midwest League players will be on the active rosters — 13 Kansas City Royals and five San Francisco Giants. Both managers played in the Midwest League, too. Here is a look at their MWL … 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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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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