Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

Erickson returning for 7th year managing Timber Rattlers

Matt Erickson will return as manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this year for a seventh consecutive season. His staff will include two new coaches, both of whom played in the Midwest League. Erickson began his coaching career as the … Continue reading

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Ventura, Marte die in separate car crashes in DR

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former MLB infielder Andy Marte died Sunday in separate car crashes in the Dominican Republic. They were 25 and 33 years old, respectively. Both played in the Midwest League. Ventura spent the 2011 … Continue reading

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Former Red Sox manager will lead Cougars in ’17

Former Boston Red Sox player and skipper Butch Hobson will manage the Kane County Cougars in 2017, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday. Hobson brings 28 seasons of managerial experience to Kane County, including three years as skipper of the Red … Continue reading

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Mariners announce 2017 LumberKings coaching staff

Three of the four Clinton LumberKings coaches for the 2017 season are newcomers to the Seattle Mariners organization. New manager Pat Shine spent the past three seasons as an administrative coach and video replay coordinator for the Miami Marlins. Here is … Continue reading

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New signage and snow at Kane County’s ballpark

The Kane County Cougars held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the renaming of their ballpark. Originally called Philip B. Elfstrom Stadium when it opened in 1991, and known as Fifth Third Bank Ballpark the past five seasons, the home of the Cougars is now … Continue reading

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