Category Archives: Baseball Hall of Fame

Two ex-Midwest Leaguers involved in A’s-Royals trade

The Kansas City Royals and the Oakland Athletics recently completed a four-player trade involving two former Midwest Leaguers. The Royals acquired right-handed pitchers Jesse Hahn and Heath Fillmyer in exchange for left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter, designated hitter/first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss, … Continue reading

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Former Cedar Rapids hurler Hoffman elected to Hall of Fame

Trevor Hoffman, who pitched for the Cedar Rapids Reds in 1991, is the eighth former Midwest Leaguer to be elected as a player into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Hoffman received 79.9 percent of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America … Continue reading

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Erickson returning to manage Timber Rattlers again

Matt Erickson will return as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for an eighth consecutive season, the Milwaukee Brewers announced Tuesday. The Appleton native has been with the team since 2009, serving as hitting coach for two years before becoming manager … Continue reading

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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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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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