Category Archives: West Michigan Whitecaps

Kenny Rogers in the Midwest League

Country music legend Kenny Rogers died Friday at age 81. Upon seeing the news, I automatically thought of former baseball player Kenny Rogers, who pitched in the major leagues for 20 seasons. Before making his MLB debut for the Texas … Continue reading

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Hot Rods clinch 2nd-half Eastern Division title

The Bowling Green Hot Rods beat the South Bend Cubs 5-4 Saturday to clinch the second-half Eastern Division title. That makes the Cubs the second-half Eastern Division wild-card team; the two teams will face each in the opening round of … Continue reading

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Greene, Abrams make Midwest League debuts

Two of this year’s top draft picks — No. 5 overall Riley Greene and No. 6 overall C.J. Abrams — made their Midwest League debuts this week, for the West Michigan Whitecaps and the Fort Wayne TinCaps, respectively. Greene was … Continue reading

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TinCaps strike out 13 in one-hit win over Whitecaps

Joey Cantillo pitched six hitless innings and combined with two other TinCaps pitchers to strike out 13 in Fort Wayne’s 8-0 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps at Parkview Field on Sunday. Cantillo walked three and struck out seven in … Continue reading

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Betts wins Home Run Derby, is named MVP of All-Star Game

Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher Chris Betts won the Midwest League Home Run Derby on Monday, then was named the MVP of the MWL All-Star Game a day later after he blasted the game-winning homer for the East Division team. … Continue reading

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