Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

Midland, home of the Loons, experiences record-level flooding

There is record-level flooding in mid-Michigan after days of heavy rain caused two dams to fail and about 10,000 people to be evacuated from their homes. The epicenter of the severe flooding is Midland, Mich., home of the Great Lakes … Continue reading

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Midwest League cancels 2020 All-Star Game

It remains to be seen whether Midwest League teams will play games this year, but one thing that definitively won’t happen is a 2020 MWL All-Star Game. It was announced Tuesday that the 2020 All-Star Game will not take place … Continue reading

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Former Foxes and Sox pitcher Bart Johnson dead at 70

Former Chicago White Sox pitcher and scout Bart Johnson, who spent parts of three seasons playing for the Appleton Foxes, died Wednesday at age 70. He had Parkinson’s disease. Johnson was the White Sox’s top pick in the 1968 draft, … Continue reading

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Former Cubs 2B Glenn Beckert dead at 79

Former Chicago Cubs second baseman Glenn Beckert died Sunday at age 79. Beckert began his professional baseball career in the Midwest League, where he batted .280 with 18 extra-base hits, 40 runs batted in, and 17 stolen bases in 81 … Continue reading

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Former MWL manager Webster Garrison battling COVID-19

Former Midwest League manager Webster Garrison, a longtime coach in the Oakland Athletics farm system, is on a ventilator in Louisiana battling the coronavirus, COVID-19, San Francisco Chronicle A’s beat writer Susan Slusser reported Saturday. Garrison managed the Kane County … Continue reading

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