Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

Former MWL president George Spelius dies at 83

Former longtime Midwest League president George Spelius died Wednesday night. He was 83. Spelius served as president of the Midwest League for 28 years, beginning in 1987. He stepped down on Jan. 1, 2015, at which time current MWL president … Continue reading

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Ex-QC hurler pitches Ottawa to Can-Am League championship

Former Quad Cities River Bandits pitcher Austin Chrismon starred for the Ottawa Champions in the game that clinched the Can-Am League championship for them earlier this month. Thanks to Malcolm MacMillan of, I have photos of some former Midwest … Continue reading

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Ex-TinCaps outfielder Renfroe plates 7 for Padres

Former Fort Wayne TinCaps outfielder Hunter Renfroe made quite an impression in the first week of his big-league audition with the San Diego Padres, from being intentionally walked in his first MLB plate appearance to driving in seven runs in Tuesday’s game. … Continue reading

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Grueser named MWL executive of the year

Lansing Lugnuts general manager Nick Grueser was named the Midwest League executive of the year Tuesday. Here is information about Grueser and the award, from the Midwest League’s press release: Grueser presided over a groundbreaking renovation that has drawn international … Continue reading

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Midwest League announces MiLB award nominees

The Midwest League announced its nominees for five prestigious Minor League Baseball awards Tuesday. The Fort Wayne TinCaps are nominated for the John H. Johnson President’s Award, which honors a “complete” baseball franchise that has demonstrated franchise stability and significant … Continue reading

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2016 Snappers pitcher wins MiLB Gold Glove Award

A 2016 Midwest Leaguer is among the nine Minor League Baseball players announced as recipients of Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Monday. The award winners were chosen from the 10 domestic-based, full-season MiLB leagues, with a player selected for each position. … Continue reading

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