Category Archives: Burlington Bees

2016 MWL manager of the year returning to South Bend

The 2016 Midwest League manager of the year, Jimmy Gonzalez, will return for a third season at the helm of the South Bend Cubs in 2017. Gonzalez led the Cubs to an 84-55 record in the regular season this year, … Continue reading

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Torii Hunter Jr. could follow dad’s footsteps into MWL

Torii Hunter Jr., son of former major-leaguer Torii Hunter, announced Thursday he will focus on playing professional baseball rather than return to Notre Dame for a fifth year. The two-sport athlete was eligible to play for the Fighting Irish football … Continue reading

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Ex-Captains skipper is BA’s MiLB Manager of the Year

Akron RubberDucks skipper Dave Wallace was named Baseball America‘s Minor League Manager of the Year on Wednesday. Among his qualifications: leading Akron to the Eastern League championship title despite losing 12 consecutive games during the regular season. Wallace managed the … Continue reading

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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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