Category Archives: Baseball Hall of Fame

Major-league sons headline prospect-laden Lugnuts roster

The Lansing Lugnuts roster boasts eight players ranked by Baseball America among the top 30 Toronto Blue Jays prospects, including a pair of major-league sons. Top Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and No. 9 prospect Bo Bichette are the … Continue reading

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Former Madison Muskies president Bob Drew dies

This news item is from the Monday edition of the Wisconsin State Journal: Bob Drew, who served as president of the Madison Muskies in the 1980s and worked closely with general manager Ed Janus, died Sunday. He was 81. Drew … Continue reading

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Hoffman falls five votes short in HOF election

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, while Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero narrowly missed being able to join baseball’s newest immortals on stage July 30 in Cooperstown. Hoffman … Continue reading

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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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