Category Archives: Baseball Hall of Fame

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits walk-off homer in Montreal

Just when it seemed Toronto Blue Jays fans couldn’t get more excited about their top prospect, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. did something to further cement the idea he could be the second coming of his Hall-of-Fame father. Continuing a new tradition … Continue reading

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Former Bees INF Moustakas signs short-term deal with Royals

Former Burlington Bees infielder Mike Moustakas hoped to get a long-term contract out of his first foray into free agency, but instead ended up re-signing with the Kansas City Royals for the short term on Thursday. The third baseman nicknamed … Continue reading

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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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