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FALLWELL BUILDING ON HIS EXPLORERS SUMMER SUCCESS DOWN UNDER THIS WINTER

FALLWELL BUILDING ON HIS EXPLORERS SUMMER SUCCESS DOWN UNDER THIS WINTER

By Bob Wirz Tyler Fallwell would seem to be a name worth remembering. He is a tall (6-foot-5), right-handed pitcher the Sioux City Explorers picked up at the start of last season after two undistinguished summers in the lower end of the Kansas City Royals farm system after they drafted him out of Cochise Community […]

BRIAN GRENING - 30TH NOVEMBER 2012 - ABL - Canberra Cavalry vs Adelaide Bite. Action from Round 5, Game 1 of the four game series between the Canberra Cavalry and the Adelaide Bite in the Australian Baseball League (ABL) 2012/13 season. Match was played at the Narrabundah Ballpark, Canberra, ACT, Australia. PHOTO: BEN SOUTHALL | SMP IMAGES

FORMER RAILCATS & T-BONES PITCHER BRIAN GRENING FINDS HOME IN AUSTRALIA

By Bob Wirz When United States or Canadian-born baseball players join a winter league it most likely is to work on a new pitch or learn how better to hit the curve in order to enhance their career back home. (Photo Credit: Australian Baseball League) Brian Grening probably had similar thoughts the first time the […]

CURCIO LATEST T-BONE PLAYER MOVING UP AS RED SOX PURCHASE CONTRACT

CURCIO LATEST T-BONE PLAYER MOVING UP AS RED SOX PURCHASE CONTRACT

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Boston Red Sox have purchased the contract of OF Keith Curcio from the Kansas City T-Bones, the American Association announced. Curcio is the 24th American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2018. (Photo Credit: Kansas City T-Bones) Curcio was a stalwart in the T-Bones […]

DILLON THOMAS LEADS AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ALUMNI EARNING AFFILIATED PROMOTIONS

DILLON THOMAS LEADS AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ALUMNI EARNING AFFILIATED PROMOTIONS

By Bob Wirz American Association grads now in major league organizations have been getting any number of promotions in recent days with the best perhaps that of last summer’s Texas AirHogs outfielder Dillon Thomas. (Photo Credit: Texas AirHogs) The lefty, at the ideal stage as a mid-20s guy (he turns 26 on December 10), after […]

CHS FIELD NAMED PRO BASEBALL "FIELD OF THE YEAR"

CHS FIELD NAMED PRO BASEBALL “FIELD OF THE YEAR”

St. Paul, Minn – CHS Field opened in 2015 to rave reviews.  While the ballpark itself has received numerous awards across the sports landscape, one area has largely flown under the radar, until now. Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional association for 2,700 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide and are critical to the safety […]

SIOUX CITY LEFTY McKINNEY OFF TO MARINERS ORGANIZATION

SIOUX CITY LEFTY McKINNEY OFF TO MARINERS ORGANIZATION

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Seattle Mariners have purchased the contract of LHP Ian McKinney from the Sioux City Explorers, the American Association announced on Tuesday. McKinney is the 23rd American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2018. (Photo Credit: Sioux City Explorers) McKinney joined the Explorers in July […]

DOGS' CLOSER GROVER SNATCHED UP BY CINCINNATI REDS

DOGS’ CLOSER GROVER SNATCHED UP BY CINCINNATI REDS

MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Cincinnati Reds have purchased the contract of RHP Taylor Grover from the Chicago Dogs, the American Association announced on Tuesday. Grover is the 22nd American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League Baseball organization in 2018. (Photo Credit: Chicago Dogs) Grover joined the expansion Chicago club in […]

TAGERT'S COACHING TREE REACHES MLB WITH NEW GIGS FOR IAPOCE & HAINES

TAGERT’S COACHING TREE REACHES MLB WITH NEW GIGS FOR IAPOCE & HAINES

By Bob Wirz Greg Tagert has a whole den full of memories during nearly a quarter of a century as a baseball manager which have included nearly 1,500 regular-season victories, one string of getting his Gary SouthShore RailCats to the league’s championship series five consecutive years and various Manager of the Year awards. (Photo Credit: […]

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ALUMS SHINE IN MLB TOUR OF JAPAN

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ALUMS SHINE IN MLB TOUR OF JAPAN

By Bob Wirz Major League Baseball’s goodwill tour of Japan ended with only one victory in six games, but don’t blame the trio of former American Association players on the 29-man roster who held up their end of things and gleaned a nice chunk of publicity at the same time. (Photo Credit: Dallas News, www.w3livenews.com) Reliever […]

THIELBAR, TOLS, McCANNA MOVE AHEAD WHILE FREE AGENT LIST GROWS WITH ASSOCIATION ALUMS

THIELBAR, TOLS, McCANNA MOVE AHEAD WHILE FREE AGENT LIST GROWS WITH ASSOCIATION ALUMS

By Bob Wirz The annual fall cleanup of major league organizational rosters has made any number of former American Association players available as free agents although this ritual that takes place just after the World Series also tends to identify those who may have the best opportunity to eventually reach The Show, where both pride […]