Category Archives: Midwest League

Parkview Field grounds crew nets ‘Field of the Year’ honor

Fort Wayne TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter and his grounds crew have won another award for their work. This time they’ve won the Sports Turf Managers Association’s “Field of the Year” award for professional baseball. All teams in Major League … Continue reading

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Ex-MWL pitcher Kluber wins second AL Cy Young Award

Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber received 28 0f 30 first-place votes to win his second American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday. Kluber started the season slow, but dominated AL hitters after returning from a DL stint on June 1. … 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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Two ex-MWLers on Baseball HOF’s Modern Baseball Era ballot

Nine former major-league players and one former executive are the 10 people on the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Modern Baseball Era ballot to be voted upon December 10 at the Baseball Winter Meetings. Two of them played in the Midwest … Continue reading

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