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Chicago C Les Groves Injured

April 1, 2024

Injuries are something every team has to deal with. That fact struck home for the Pit Bulls when after today’s game against the Nomads, the club found out they would be without the services of Les Groves for at least 3 weeks.

After the game, his manager said of the incident, “You hate to lose anyone to injury. That’s always a negative.”

Groves was injured earlier today being hit by a pitch and suffered a bruised wrist.

Chicago, Toronto Tee Up 5 Player, 3 Draft Pick Deal

(GAME DATE — May 16, 2022) — The Chicago Pit Bulls and the Toronto Nomads have agreed to a blockbuster five-player, 3 draft pick trade, the 14th trade deal struck in 2022 and the 8th involving the busy Chicago team.

The Nomads will send former star closer Nate Kremer, a 2015 Woodchuck Trophy winner, and Dong-kyoon Kim, an effective and disciplined hitting second baseman, along with both a second and third round pick in the upcoming 2022 draft, while receiving 25-year-old slugging first baseman Makanaakua Mano, who was a first round pick for Chicago in 2018 and who won Rookie of the Year just last season, and two AAA-level budding stars, Miguel Perez (LF) and Shannon Stone (1B) along with Chicago’s 3rd round pick this year. Continue reading “Chicago, Toronto Tee Up 5 Player, 3 Draft Pick Deal”

Pit Bulls Win the Bull Cup, Overcoming 2-0 Deficit

(GAME DATE — Oct. 26, 2020) — The Chicago Pit Bulls have proven they can run with the big dogs, after an exciting come from behind series win to take their first Bull Cup in 28 seasons.

The Chicago squad had dropped the first two games of the Bull Cup Championship Series to the Metro League’s Nevada Speeders, and looked to be facing serious trouble with a possible sweep. But they battled back to a 14-7 win in game 3 after the series moved to their home stadium, giving them their first W and avoiding a sweep. Continue reading “Pit Bulls Win the Bull Cup, Overcoming 2-0 Deficit”

Pit Bulls Minor League News

First Winter League Accolades Given Out

The Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) wrapped up its first season of developmental baseball, with the Tunis Freemen capping their season with an 8-3 victory over the Lagos Millionaires, on Friday. And now, two days later, the first BOWL player awards were announced to recognize all of the achievements during the 36-game season.

BOWL Playoffs Set

The Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) has nearly wrapped up it’s first season of developmental winter baseball, after the last of the regular season round-robins games finished yesterday. The knock-out round starts on Wednesday, with the single game semi-final matchups: Lagos-Algiers and Tunis-Melbourne.

Winter Meetings Conclude with Rule 5 Draft

The annual Bull League winter meetings conclude today with the Rule 5 draft.  The OSA top-rated player in the pool of potential picks is Chicago’s Jon Guillot, a 22-year-old 3B currently playing at AA-level Anchorage Sky Chiefs. It is almost certain that Guillot and several other players will be picked up by teams looking for economical […]

Milk League Awards Announced

The Short Season A-level Milk League, which wrapped up play on August 17, and did not have a playoff,  but previously announced the season champions as the Aurora Swashbucklers, has announced their player awards for 2017.

Cow League Playoffs Start

The Cow League season came to a close, with the last wild card spot determined on the last day in dramatic fashion. The last wild card slot was awarded to the Hillsborough Dinos (California) after they defeated the Savannah Salts (Seattle) in a make-up game yesterday.

Surprise in Peoria as Denham Departs

Fans and even insiders in the Chicago Pit Bulls organization, particularly of the A-level affiliate Peoria Mosquitos, were surprised to learn today that long-time manager Roland Denham‘s contract was not renewed and he has left the organization. No statement was released by the Pit Bulls media office, however the club did indicate that rookie skipper […]

Calf League Awards Announced: Peoria Cleans Up

The A-level Calf League has announced its 2017 player awards, following the close of its playoffs earlier this week, and the Calf Cup Champion Peoria Mosquitos cleaned up big, particularly LHP Philip Lont, and 3B Jon Guillot. Lont had an impressive postseason, but with only 4 games at A-level prior to 2017, his regular season stats […]

Peoria Mosquitos Win Calf Cup

The Peoria Mosquitos have won the Calf Cup for the second time in club history, following an exciting championship series sweep over the Tucson Rattlers tonight. The Chicago Pit Bull’s A-level affiliate was heavily favored to win the Calf League playoffs after finishing the year with the best record at 51-21. But that didn’t make the challenge […]

Heifer League Playoffs Start Tomorrow

The AA-level Heifer League’s regular season has come to a close, and the four divisional title winners will move on to the two-round playoff starting tomorrow. The four playoff teams are the Barn League’s Savannah Buccanners, and the Spokane North Stars, and the Pasture League’s Nashville Misfits and the Anchorage Sky Chiefs.

Calf League Playoffs Underway

The A-level Calf League has come to a close, and the playoffs are now underway. The four division winners for the Desert Conference and the Mid-West Conference were: Albuquerque Crystals, Tucson Rattlers (DC East and DC West) and Sarnia Shock and Peoria Mosquitos (MWC East and MWC West). It’s the second playoff trip in a […]