Category Archives: Cedar Rapids Kernels

Guide to the 2017 Midwest League coaching staffs

As the start of the 2017 Midwest League season draws near, you may be wondering who the coaches are for each team this year. Here are links to my posts about all of them: Beloit Snappers pitching coach rest of … Continue reading

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Chili Davis played for Cedar Rapids in ’78

Today is National Chili Day, a good time to note that former MLB All-Star Chili Davis started his professional baseball career in the Midwest League. Davis spent the 1978 season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels, batting .281 with 16 HR and … Continue reading

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Ex-Midwest Leaguers lead Brisbane to ABL title

The Brisbane Bandits won their second consecutive Australian Baseball League title Saturday, with several former Midwest Leaguers playing key roles. The biggest contribution came from starting pitcher Kramer Champlin, who gave up only one hit — a solo homer by … Continue reading

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Cubs trade Dewees to Royals; Nats acquire Romero

The Chicago Cubs traded minor-league outfielder Donnie Dewees to the Kansas City Royals for right-handed pitcher Alec Mills on Wednesday. Dewees split the 2016 season between two Class-A levels, including 94 games in the Midwest League. He batted .282 with 3 … Continue reading

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Kernels announce rest of 2017 coaching staff

After announcing who their skipper will be for the 2017 season earlier this month, the Cedar Rapids Kernels revealed Saturday who will round out their coaching staff. New manager Tommy Watkins — a former hitting coach for the Kernels — … Continue reading

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