Category Archives: Baseball Hall of Fame

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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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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