Category Archives: 2016 Playoffs

Former Loons skipper returns to manage team in 2018

Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers minor-league coach John Shoemaker will manage the Great Lakes Loons in 2018, after previously serving as the team’s skipper in 2011 and 2012. Shoemaker has been with the Dodgers organization for over 40 years, starting when … Continue reading

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Two Padres trades include four ex-Midwest Leaguers

The San Diego Padres made two trades Tuesday, and each included two former Midwest League players. The first trade involved the Padres sending outfielder Jabari Blash to the New York Yankees for third baseman Chase Headley and RHP Bryan Mitchell. … Continue reading

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Three for Dee: Marlins trade ex-MWL star Gordon to Mariners

The Seattle Mariners acquired middle infielder Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins on Thursday for a trio of prospects, two of whom played in the Midwest League during the past two seasons. Gordon also is a former Midwest Leaguer. He … Continue reading

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Midwest League announces All-Star starters and reserves

The Midwest League has announced the starters and reserve players for this year’s All-Star Game, to be played Tuesday, June 20, at Dow Diamond in Midland, Mich., home of the Great Lakes Loons. The Dayton Dragons have seven All-Star selections, the … Continue reading

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Loons announce MWL All-Star Game-related events

The Great Lakes Loons have announced the full schedule of events surrounding this year’s Midwest League All-Star Game at Dow Diamond. The festivities will take place Monday, June 19, and Tuesday, June 20, with the All-Star Game itself happening the night of … Continue reading

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