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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2019 SCHEDULE, DIVISION ALIGNMENT

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2019 SCHEDULE, DIVISION ALIGNMENT

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The American Association has announced the 2019 regular season schedule on Wednesday. Each team will play a 100-game slate, with 50 home games and 50 road games. Opening Day for the league is set for Thursday, May 16 with four games on the slate. CLICK HERE FOR 2019 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION SCHEDULE The […]

REDHAWKS' McNUTT SOLD TO OAKLAND

REDHAWKS’ McNUTT SOLD TO OAKLAND

MOORHEAD, MINN – The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks have sold the contract of RHP Trey McNutt to the Oakland Athletics, the American Association announced. McNutt is the 21st player American Association player sold to a Major League organization in 2018. McNutt was 7-8 with a 5.21 ERA in 20 starts for the RedHawks in 2018. It was […]

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 […]

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION GRADS SCHERZER, PERALTA WANT TO GET BETTER

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION GRADS SCHERZER, PERALTA WANT TO GET BETTER

By Bob Wirz The average American Association player no doubt goes home at the end of the season with a list of ideas what he needs to do during the winter in order to improve the chances of taking his career to new levels in the future. But what about those who have already proven […]

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION HAS BREWERS' GUERRA, INDY-HIGH 10 OTHERS ON MLB ROSTERS

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION HAS BREWERS’ GUERRA, INDY-HIGH 10 OTHERS ON MLB ROSTERS

By Bob Wirz The American Association continues to lead all Independent leagues, easily as a matter of fact, in the number of players now on Major League 40-man rosters. The league has 10 pitchers and Arizona outfielder David Peralta (Wichita and Amarillo) on 40-man rosters, while the Atlantic League ranks second among the Independent circuits […]

SIOUX CITY'S MARKEL HAS CONTRACT PURCHASED BY MARINERS

SIOUX CITY’S MARKEL HAS CONTRACT PURCHASED BY MARINERS

MOORHEAD, MN – The contract of RHP Parker Markel of the Sioux City Explorers has been purchased by the Seattle Mariners organization, the American Association announced on Monday. Markel is the 19th player from the American Association to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2018. Markel was 1-1 with a 4.14 […]

MILWAUKEE’S NEW PRO BASEBALL TEAM UNVEILS NAME AND LOGO,  THE MILWAUKEE MILKMEN

MILWAUKEE’S NEW PRO BASEBALL TEAM UNVEILS NAME AND LOGO, THE MILWAUKEE MILKMEN

FRANKLIN, WI (Via Milwaukee Milkmen) – ROC Ventures, a management firm in the sports, entertainment and real estate industries, introduced Wisconsin’s first American Association of Independent Professional Baseball team, the Milwaukee Milkmen. The team will begin building a roster of professional ballplayers to kick-off its inaugural season this spring. “We’re proud to officially join the […]

T-BONES CLAIM 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP IN GAME 4

T-BONES CLAIM 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP IN GAME 4

Kansas City 5, St. Paul 3 – Box Score With a 5-3 win against the St. Paul Saints in game four of the American Association Finals the Kansas City T-Bones won their first American Association championship in franchise history. The T-Bones won the best-of-five series 3-1. On Saturday night, CF Todd Cunningham scored the first […]