Category Archives: World Baseball Classic

Ex-MWLer Vizquel to manage in White Sox farm system

Former major-league star, possible future Baseball Hall-of-Famer and definite ex-Midwest League player Omar Vizquel will manage in the Chicago White Sox organization next year. Vizquel batted .213 with 4 HR, 28 RBI and 19 SB in 105 games with the … Continue reading

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Lindor, Baez go deep for Puerto Rico in win over Mexico

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor homered twice and Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez added a late-inning dinger to help lead Puerto Rico to a 9-4 win over Mexico in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday. Both players drove in three … Continue reading

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Ex-MWLers star in Puerto Rico’s 11-0 win over Venezuela

Several former Midwest League players starred in Puerto Rico’s 11-0 win over Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic on Friday. The game, played in Jalisco, Mexico, featured at least two RBI from four different players, including three MWL veterans. Ex-Midwest … Continue reading

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Ex-Snappers power Australia in WBC rout of China

A pair of former Beloit Snappers powered Australia to an 11-0 rout over China in the World Baseball Classic on Thursday at Tokyo Dome. Luke Hughes gave Australia the lead with a two-run homer in the 3rd inning, and added … Continue reading

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Ex-Clinton skipper Leyland to manage Team USA in 2017 WBC

Former major-league manager Jim Leyland, who served as skipper of the Midwest League’s Clinton Pilots for three seasons in the 1970s, will helm Team USA in next year’s World Baseball Classic. Leyland racked up 1,769 MLB wins (15th all-time) in 22 seasons … Continue reading

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