Category Archives: Peoria Chiefs

Ex-Cards farmhand named new Chiefs manager

Former St. Louis Cardinals minor-leaguer Chris Swauger, who played in the Midwest League in 2009, will manage the Peoria Chiefs in 2017. Swauger will take the reins from Joe Kruzel, who became the winningest manager in Chiefs history during his … 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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Photos of Clinton’s infield renovation

The Clinton LumberKings are renovating the infield of their baseball diamond this offseason and shared some photos showing the project’s progress Monday. The following pictures are all courtesy of the team. More moves involving ex-MWLers More former Midwest Leaguers are on the … Continue reading

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Both World Series teams managed by ex-MWL skippers

This year’s World Series pits two former Midwest League managers against each other — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon and Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona. Maddon made his managerial debut in 1981, two years after finishing a four-year playing career … Continue reading

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Kernels, LumberKings advance to Western Division finals

The second-round Western Division playoff series will be between the Clinton LumberKings and the Cedar Rapids Kernels, who won their respective series against the Peoria Chiefs and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Thursday. Meanwhile, the South Bend Cubs evened their … Continue reading

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