Category Archives: International League

Hot Rods become Bootleggers, shut out Snappers

The Bowling Green Hot Rods adopted the nickname Bootleggers for a night and became 100-proof winners by shutting out the Beloit Snappers 4-0. Saturday was Bootleggers Night at Bowling Green Ballpark, in honor of Kentucky’s rich bourbon history. Hot Rods … Continue reading

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Saupold makes MLB debut, earns first big-league win

Former West Michigan Whitecaps RHP Warwick Saupold made his major-league debut for the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, and earned his first MLB win the next day. The Australia native made his big-league debut against the Baltimore Orioles, entering Saturday’s game … Continue reading

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Maddox, Helsley named MWL players of the week

West Michigan Whitecaps first baseman Will Maddox and Peoria Chiefs right-hander Ryan Helsley respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of April 18-24. Although he drove in only two runs during … 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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Ex-South Bend pitcher hurls seven no-hit innings

Former South Bend Silver Hawks pitcher Aaron Blair struck out 10 batters in seven no-hit innings Tuesday for the Gwinnett Braves, Atlanta’s Triple-A affiliate in the International League. Blair was removed from the game after the 7th inning, and Gwinnett’s no-hit … Continue reading

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TinCaps groundskeeper named tops in Single-A – again

Fort Wayne TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter made history Monday when he was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, winning the Sports Turf Managers Association award for a third consecutive year. Winter and Brock Phipps (of the Double-A Springfield Cardinals) each … Continue reading

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MWL sets new attendance record, drew 10% of MiLB fans

The Midwest League set a new regular-season attendance record in 2015. The 16 Midwest League teams collectively drew 4,233,904 fans, breaking the previous record of 4,184,843 set in 2010. According to the league, that accounts for 10 percent of all … Continue reading

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Current Lugnuts pitcher included in Tulowitzki trade

Two former Midwest League pitchers and a 2015 Lansing Lugnuts hurler are part of the six-player trade between the Colorado Rockies and the Toronto Blue Jays. The biggest name involved in the trade is All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who batted … Continue reading

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Trumbo headlines trade involving six former Midwest Leaguers

Mark Trumbo is the biggest name among the six former Midwest Leaguers traded between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. The Diamondbacks sent outfielder Trumbo and pitcher Vidal Nuno to the Mariners for catcher Welington Castillo, pitcher … Continue reading

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