Category Archives: Beloit Snappers

Happ, Covey lead Solar Sox in AFL Championship Game win

Former South Bend Cubs outfielder Ian Happ and ex-Beloit Snappers RHP Dylan Covey led the Mesa Solar Sox to a 6-1 win over the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League Championship Game on Saturday. Happ went 4-for-4 with two … Continue reading

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Steinmann returns to MWL as Beloit’s new manager

Scott Steinmann, a former manager of the Clinton LumberKings and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, will serve in that same capacity for the Beloit Snappers in 2017, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday. It will be Steinmann’s first season in the A’s … Continue reading

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A’s and M’s trade former Midwest Leaguers

The Oakland Athletics traded corner infielder/outfielder Danny Valencia to the Seattle Mariners for minor-league pitcher Paul Blackburn on Saturday. Valencia played for six different teams during his first seven seasons in the major leagues. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Mariners will … Continue reading

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Former MWL president George Spelius dies at 83

Former longtime Midwest League president George Spelius died Wednesday night. He was 83. Spelius served as president of the Midwest League for 28 years, beginning in 1987. He stepped down on Jan. 1, 2015, at which time current MWL president … Continue reading

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2016 Snappers pitcher wins MiLB Gold Glove Award

A 2016 Midwest Leaguer is among the nine Minor League Baseball players announced as recipients of Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Monday. The award winners were chosen from the 10 domestic-based, full-season MiLB leagues, with a player selected for each position. … Continue reading

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