Category Archives: Northwoods League

A look at early scouting reports on Greg Maddux

You may have read my post about former Peoria Chiefs pitcher Greg Maddux’s election to the Baseball Hall of Fame already — if not, click here to read it — but I have more for you to read about Mad Dog … Continue reading

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Former Cougars manager Renteria named Cubs skipper

The Chicago Cubs announced Rick Renteria as their new manager today, making him the second former Kane County Cougars skipper to take the helm of a major-league team. Renteria managed the Cougars in 1999, leading them to a 78-59 record … Continue reading

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Madison turns back clock to MWL days, beats Green Bay 4-2

As I did last year, I attended the annual Madison Muskies Turn Back the Clock Night at “The Duck Pond” in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday. The home team there is the Madison Mallards of the collegiate Northwoods League, and they … Continue reading

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‘Baco’ edges ‘Bad Joke’ to win Whitecaps food vote

It’s become an annual tradition for the West Michigan Whitecaps to ask fans to choose a new unique food item for the Fifth Third Ballpark menu. This year’s winning food item is the “Baco,” a taco in a specially-made bacon shell. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Madison Muskies Turn Back the Clock Night

I went to my first Northwoods League game Saturday, at Warner Park (aka “The Duck Pond”) in Madison, Wisconsin. I wanted to go to a summer collegiate league game sometime this year and chose this one because the Madison Mallards were hosting “Madison Muskies … Continue reading

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Cubs Caravan filled with former Midwest Leaguers

As a Cubs fan, I annually look forward to attending the Cubs Caravan, a two-day, multi-community event that spans the upper half of Illinois right before the Cubs Convention. It is designed to give Cubs fans who can’t attend the convention a scaled-down (and … Continue reading

Posted in Beloit Snappers, Madison Mallards, Midwest League, Northwoods League, Peoria Chiefs, West Michigan Whitecaps | 1 Comment

MWL ballparks of the past: Battle Creek’s C.O. Brown Stadium

Madison’s Warner Park isn’t the only former Midwest League ballpark I visited in the past month. During the Midwest League Championship Series, on the off-day used for travel between venues, I stopped in Battle Creek to check out C.O. Brown Stadium. … Continue reading

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With NLCS finally set, MLB playoffs move to next round

I’m back home after a weeklong vacation in Wisconsin. While there I visited Warner Park (nicknamed “The Duck Pond”), home of the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League. It hosted Midwest League games from 1982 to 1994, mostly as the … Continue reading

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