Category Archives: Burlington Bees

Russell’s 6 RBI tie World Series record

Former Burlington Bees shortstop Addison Russell tied a World Series record Tuesday by driving in six runs for the Chicago Cubs in Game 6. Russell drove in two runs in the 1st inning, on a pop fly that dropped between outfielders Tyler … Continue reading

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50-game hitting streak earns Mejia a MiLBY

Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Mejia earned this year’s MiLBY for Best Individual Performance, for going on baseball’s longest hitting streak since 1954. Mejia’s 50-game hitting streak began May 27 when he was a member of the Midwest League’s Lake County … Continue reading

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Former Cougars skipper Renteria to manage White Sox

The Chicago White Sox named Rick Renteria their new manager Monday, giving the former Kane County Cougars skipper his second shot at leading a major-league team. Renteria managed the Cougars in 1999, leading them to a 78-59 record in the regular … Continue reading

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Vogelbach, Olson and Nunez make MLB debuts

Three former Midwest League players — Dan Vogelbach, Matt Olson and Renato Nunez — made their major-league debuts Monday. All three played in the Midwest League in 2013. Vogelbach made his debut for the Seattle Mariners as a pinch-hitter in … Continue reading

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Two ex-MWLers play all 9 positions in a single game

Two Oakland Athletics prospects recently played all nine positions in a single game — former Burlington Bees infielder Wade Kirkland on Monday, and former Beloit Snappers infielder Melvin Mercedes on Saturday. Kirkland did it for the Double-A Midland RockHounds. Mercedes … Continue reading

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