Category Archives: Lakeland Flying Tigers

Ex-Whitecaps catcher to manage West Michigan in 2017

A familiar face will manage the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2017, but it won’t be the same skipper the team has had the past three seasons. The Detroit Tigers announced Thursday that former Whitecaps catcher Mike Rabelo will manage West … Continue reading

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Ex-Rattler Haniger collects 3 RBI in MLB debut

Former Wisconsin Timber Rattlers outfielder Mitch Haniger had a memorable major-league debut for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with 3 RBI in Arizona’s 7-5 loss to the New York Mets. Haniger batted seventh and played left field. He struck … Continue reading

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Two Saturday no-hitters started by ex-Midwest Leaguers

Two no-hitters were thrown in the minor leagues Saturday, and both were started by former Midwest League pitchers. The first one happened at Fifth Third Field, home of the Toledo Mud Hens. (Not to be confused with Fifth Third Field, … Continue reading

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River Bandits promote Chesser to general manager

Quad Cities River Bandits co-owner Dave Heller announced today that Andrew Chesser is the team’s new general manager. Chesser has 10 years of front-office experience in Minor League Baseball and was the River Bandits’ assistant GM the past two seasons. More … Continue reading

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Wisconsin wins on 11th-inning walkoff wild throw

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers beat the Kane County Cougars in the 11th inning of a back-and-forth game that featured several lead changes at Fox Cities Stadium on Saturday. The Timber Rattlers led 6-3 after 8 innings, but gave up three runs … Continue reading

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