Category Archives: 2011 Playoffs

Recent news involving former Midwest League managers

Several former Midwest League managers were in the news this week. One received a major award, and the other three landed new jobs. Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona was named the American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday. His … Continue reading

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Ex-Kernels pitcher Berrios makes MLB debut

Former Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Jose Berrios made his major-league debut for the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, taking the loss in the Cleveland Indians’ 6-5 win at Target Field. The right-hander struck out five batters in four-plus innings, but also … Continue reading

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Cardinals, Wong agree to 5-year, $25.5 million deal

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Wednesday they’ve finalized a five-year deal with former Quad Cities River Bandits second baseman Kolten Wong. Wong’s new $25.5 million contract covers the 2016 through 2020 seasons, and also includes a club option for 2021. … Continue reading

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Kernels return to MWL finals for first time since 1994

The Cedar Rapids Kernels swept the Peoria Chiefs in the Western Division finals, sending them to the Midwest League Championship Series for the first time since 1994. They will face the winner of tonight’s decisive Game 3 of the Eastern Division … Continue reading

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Marlins fire Redmond after team nearly no-hit by Miller

Former Lansing Lugnuts manager Mike Redmond was fired as skipper of the Marlins today, with the announcement coming shortly after former Quad Cities River Bandits righty Shelby Miller pitched a two-hitter against Miami. The Marlins are 16-22 this year. They went … Continue reading

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