Category Archives: Baseball Hall of Fame

Dodgers re-sign three significant ex-Midwest Leaguers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have re-signed three former Midwest Leaguers of note: closer Kenley Jansen, third baseman Justin Turner, and starting pitcher Rich Hill. Jansen signed a five-year, $80 million deal with the team on Monday. He was a catcher … Continue reading

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Both World Series teams managed by ex-MWL skippers

This year’s World Series pits two former Midwest League managers against each other — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon and Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona. Maddon made his managerial debut in 1981, two years after finishing a four-year playing career … Continue reading

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Ex-Captains catcher Mejia has 46-game hitting streak

Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Mejia needed five at-bats and was down two strikes in the last one before he collected his first hit of the game Thursday. The importance of that hit (a double) that nearly didn’t happen? He now has one in … Continue reading

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Baseball HOF Tour opens outside Modern Woodmen Park

Through Sunday, visitors to Modern Woodmen Park have the opportunity to check out the Baseball Hall of Fame Tour in the first stop of its multi-year journey across North America. Entitled “We Are Baseball,” the touring exhibit includes nearly 50 … Continue reading

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Ex-River Bandits pitcher Mengden makes MLB debut

Former Quad Cities River Bandits pitcher Daniel Mengden made his major-league debut for the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, taking the loss despite giving up only two runs. Mengden allowed six hits and four walks in 5.2 innings. He struck out five … Continue reading

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