Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

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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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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Ex-Quad Cities outfielder Jay signs with Cubs

Free-agent outfielder Jon Jay agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. Jay began his professional playing career in the Midwest League. The then-St. Louis Cardinals prospect batted .342 with 3 HR and 45 RBI … Continue reading

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