Category Archives: West Michigan Whitecaps

Molitor wins AL Manager of the Year award

Former Midwest League player and Baseball Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor was named the American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday, rewarded for leading the Minnesota Twins to the playoffs one year after the team lost 103 games. The Twins went … Continue reading

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Parrish named manager of West Michigan Whitecaps

Former Detroit Tigers catcher Lance Parrish will manage the team’s Midwest League affiliate next year. Parrish takes the reins of the West Michigan Whitecaps after four seasons at the helm of the Erie SeaWolves, Detroit’s Double-A affiliate in the Eastern … Continue reading

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Christenson added to A’s coaching staff

A former Midwest League player and manager was added to Oakland Athletics skipper Bob Melvin’s coaching staff Thursday. Melvin’s new bench coach is Ryan Christenson, a former major-league outfielder who played for the West Michigan Whitecaps in 1996 and managed … Continue reading

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Dragons attendance best in Single-A, 8th among all MiLB clubs

The Dayton Dragons were the top draw among Single-A teams and ranked eighth overall in Minor League Baseball this year. Of MiLB’s top ten teams attendance-wise, the Dragons are the only club not in Triple-A. This is the 12th consecutive … Continue reading

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Wong leads Durham to Triple-A championship title

Former Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Kean Wong went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and a double to lead the Durham Bulls to a 5-3 win over the Memphis Redbirds in this year’s Triple-A National Championship Game. Wong provided … Continue reading

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