Category Archives: New York-Penn League

Kruzel to return as Chiefs manager in 2015

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Joe Kruzel will return as manager of the Peoria Chiefs in 2015. It will be his second season as Chiefs skipper. Kruzel led the Chiefs to a 72-67 record in 2014. The team missed a … Continue reading

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Graham to return as Whitecaps manager in 2015

Andrew Graham will return as manager of the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2015, the Detroit Tigers announced today. It will be his second season at the team’s helm. He led the 2014 Whitecaps to an 82-58 record and a Midwest … Continue reading

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Riordan to manage Beloit Snappers

Fran Riordan, a veteran independent-league manager, will helm the Beloit Snappers in 2015. Thirteen of his 14 seasons as a manager were in the Frontier League, most recently as skipper of the Florence Freedom from 2011 to 2014. In 2010 … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: River Bandits and LumberKings

This fifth installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the two MWL teams located closest to each other, the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Clinton LumberKings. (You can find links to the previous parts … 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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Johns named Hot Rods manager

Michael Johns will manage the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2014. It will be his seventh year in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, his fifth as a manager, and his first managing at a full-season level. He was skipper of the Hudson … Continue reading

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Whitecaps announce new manager, begin rebuilding ballpark

The West Michigan Whitecaps announced today that one of their former players will manage the team in 2014. Andrew Graham, who was a Whitecaps catcher in 2004 and 2005, replaces Larry Parrish, whom the Detroit Tigers moved up to their … Continue reading

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