Category Archives: Frontier League

Former catcher Melhuse named Bees manager

Former big-league catcher and advance scout Adam Melhuse will manage the Burlington Bees this year, the team announced Monday. This is Melhuse’s first job as a manager. He was a journeyman player, appearing in games for the Oakland Athletics, the … Continue reading

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Riordan to return as Snappers manager in 2016

Fran Riordan will return as manager of the Beloit Snappers in 2016, the Oakland Athletics announced Monday. Riordan spent 14 years managing in independent leagues (mostly in the Frontier League) before he joined the A’s organization in 2014. This year was his … Continue reading

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Goldberg-Strassler continues game re-creation broadcast tradition

Lansing Lugnuts radio broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler continued one of the Midwest League’s most unique traditions Tuesday: calling a game without watching it. The annual event is a nod to baseball broadcasting’s roots, always done on or around the anniversary of the first baseball broadcast. … Continue reading

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Riordan to manage Beloit Snappers

Fran Riordan, a veteran independent-league manager, will helm the Beloit Snappers in 2015. Thirteen of his 14 seasons as a manager were in the Frontier League, most recently as skipper of the Florence Freedom from 2011 to 2014. In 2010 … Continue reading

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Day 1 of Cooperstown road trip includes indy-league game

As I noted in the second half of this recent blog post, I’m driving to Cooperstown for this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. My road trip started Sunday with South Bend as my destination, but thanks to perfect timing, … Continue reading

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