Former Timber Rattler wins ALCS MVP award

Former Wisconsin Timber Rattlers OF Lorenzo Cain was named MVP of the American League Championship Series after the Kansas City Royals completed their ALCS sweep of the Baltimore Orioles to head back to the World Series for the first time since 1985.

He batted .533 (8-for-15) with two doubles and two walks during the ALCS. He also made several highlight-reel catches in the outfield.

Cain didn’t spend a lot of time in the Midwest League — only 15 games, in which he batted .192 (10-for-52) with 3 RBI for the Timber Rattlers.

Lorenzo Cain as a Wisconsin Timber Rattler, in bobblehead form. (Photo by Mike Jehle)

Lorenzo Cain as a Wisconsin Timber Rattler, in bobblehead form. (Photo by Mike Jehle)

Royals skipper played in MWL

When the Royals won Wednesday, Ned Yost became the first manager in MLB history to win his first eight postseason games.

The Royals skipper played in the Midwest League early in his baseball career, when he was a New York Mets farmhand. He batted .192 with 6 HR and 27 RBI in 79 games with the 1975 Wausau Mets.

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