Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

Simmons misses HOF election by one vote

The Modern Baseball Era Committee elected former pitcher Jack Morris and former shortstop Alan Trammell for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame next year. Candidates needed votes from 12 of the 16 committee members to be selected for … Continue reading

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Toby Gardenhire to manage Cedar Rapids in 2018

A Gardenhire will be managing for the Minnesota Twins again next year. Multiple reports say Toby Gardenhire will manage the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2018. He is the son of Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire, a former longtime manager of … Continue reading

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Three for Dee: Marlins trade ex-MWL star Gordon to Mariners

The Seattle Mariners acquired middle infielder Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins on Thursday for a trio of prospects, two of whom played in the Midwest League during the past two seasons. Gordon also is a former Midwest Leaguer. He … Continue reading

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Former 1B/C Blake Lalli to manage Cougars in 2018

Former first baseman/catcher Blake Lalli, who briefly played in the major leagues for three teams, will manage the Kane County Cougars in 2018. It is the first managerial assignment for Lalli, whose playing career ended this year after 12 seasons … Continue reading

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Ex-MWL MVP McBroom en fuego in Mexican Pacific League

Former Midwest League MVP Ryan McBroom is on fire in the Mexican Pacific League, batting .459 in the 11 games he’s played for Los Tomateros de Culiacan. McBroom has three homers, two doubles, six walks, eight runs batted in, and … Continue reading

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