Category Archives: Midwest League

Ex-Captains catcher homers twice in Indians’ Game 1 win

The Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 in Game 1 of the World Series, getting four runs on two homers by former Lake County Captains catcher Roberto Perez to back up ex-Fort Wayne Wizards pitcher Corey Kluber’s six shutout … Continue reading

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Both World Series teams managed by ex-MWL skippers

This year’s World Series pits two former Midwest League managers against each other — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon and Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona. Maddon made his managerial debut in 1981, two years after finishing a four-year playing career … Continue reading

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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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Former Loons pitcher Urias set to make postseason history

Former Great Lakes Loons pitcher Julio Urias is set to make postseason history when he starts Game 4 of the National League Championship Series tonight. The Los Angeles Dodgers lefty is only 20 years and 68 days old, which means he will become the … Continue reading

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Former MWL MVP homers twice, drives in 7 in AFL game

A former Midwest League MVP took over the RBI lead in the Arizona Fall League after driving in seven runs for the Mesa Solar Sox on Monday. Toronto Blue Jays prospect Ryan McBroom drove in all seven runs on homers … Continue reading

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