Category Archives: World Baseball Classic

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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Dodgers assign rookie manager to Great Lakes

Former major-league infielder Gil Velazquez will make his managerial debut at the helm of the Great Lakes Loons next year. Velazquez appeared in 33 MLB games over five seasons (for the Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Miami … Continue reading

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Four bombs for Baez in last two games

Chicago Cubs prospect Javier Baez is on a tear. The former Peoria Chiefs shortstop connected for two home runs against Japan’s World Baseball Classic team yesterday and hit two more against the Kansas City Royals today. Against Team Japan, Baez hit … Continue reading

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Khris Davis keeps going deep

Milwaukee Brewers OF prospect Khris Davis, who played for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2010, hit a pair of home runs against the Cincinnati Reds today. Officially, Davis has hit five homers this spring, but that doesn’t count one he … Continue reading

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Sams drives in winning run vs. Cuba in Netherlands’ WBC victory

There was a big upset in the World Baseball Classic this morning, and a former Midwest Leaguer ended it in the bottom of the 9th inning. Kalian Sams, who played with the 2007 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and the 2009-11 Clinton LumberKings, drove in … Continue reading

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Maddux named Team USA pitching coach for 2013 WBC

Former Peoria Chiefs pitcher and future Baseball Hall-of-Famer Greg Maddux will be the pitching coach for Team USA during the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Maddux won 355 games, four consecutive Cy Young Awards (1992-95), and a record 18 Gold Glove Awards … Continue reading

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Former TinCap goes deep twice – again – in WBC game

Former Fort Wayne TinCaps 1B Nate Freiman is making the most of his starts for Israel in the World Baseball Classic’s qualifying round. After homering twice in Wednesday’s 7-3 win over South Africa, the San Diego Padres prospect hit two more … Continue reading

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