FORMER EXPLORERS HURLER SCHOLTEN SWITCHES TO POLITICS, NEARLY PULLS UPSET

FORMER EXPLORERS HURLER SCHOLTEN SWITCHES TO POLITICS, NEARLY PULLS UPSET

By Bob Wirz J.D. Scholten’s name has not been seen in an American Association box score since 2007, yet the 38-year-old former pitcher has been very much in the news this fall. The former Sioux City Explorers hurler drew high praise when he narrowly lost an uphill fight in an attempt to upset eight-term Republican […]

REDS PURCHASE CONTACT OF KANSAS CITY'S NICK LEE

REDS PURCHASE CONTACT OF KANSAS CITY’S NICK LEE

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Cincinnati Reds have purchased the contract of Kansas City T-Bones’ LHP Nick Lee, the American Association announced today. Lee is the 20th American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2018. Lee was 1-2 with a 3.26 ERA in 2018 for Kansas City. He pitched 19.1 innings […]

BENCOMO LEADS OVER THREE DOZEN A.A. GRADS IN WINTER BALL

BENCOMO LEADS OVER THREE DOZEN A.A. GRADS IN WINTER BALL

By Bob Wirz It was not so many years ago when Independent Baseball players had a difficult time landing opportunities to play in the various winter leagues.  Natives might get a few slots, and even then playing time might be scarce. My, how things have changed.  We have tracked no less than 37 former or […]