Category Archives: Baseball Hall of Fame

Ex-MWLer Vizquel to manage in White Sox farm system

Former major-league star, possible future Baseball Hall-of-Famer and definite ex-Midwest League player Omar Vizquel will manage in the Chicago White Sox organization next year. Vizquel batted .213 with 4 HR, 28 RBI and 19 SB in 105 games with the … Continue reading

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Molitor wins AL Manager of the Year award

Former Midwest League player and Baseball Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor was named the American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday, rewarded for leading the Minnesota Twins to the playoffs one year after the team lost 103 games. The Twins went … Continue reading

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Beltran announces retirement after 20-year MLB career

Former Lansing Lugnuts outfielder Carlos Beltran announced his retirement Monday after playing parts of 20 seasons in the major leagues, capped by a World Series title won by his last team, the Houston Astros, earlier this month. After appearing in … Continue reading

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Two ex-MWLers on Baseball HOF’s Modern Baseball Era ballot

Nine former major-league players and one former executive are the 10 people on the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Modern Baseball Era ballot to be voted upon December 10 at the Baseball Winter Meetings. Two of them played in the Midwest … Continue reading

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Chris channels Christy in Mathewson masterpiece

I don’t know if anyone ever calls Great Lakes Loons right-hander Chris Mathewson “Christy,” but he deserved to be on Tuesday because he pitched like a Hall-of-Famer. But despite his standout performance, he was in line to get a loss … Continue reading

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