Tag: New York Minutemen

HOF’s Lapi Turns 47

Mike ‘Dinosaur’ Lapi, who was only inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year, is celebrating his 47th birthday today.

The 11-time All-Star and four-time MVP was inducted into the hall as a member of the Chicoutimi Cinquantes, but also played for Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Richmond, California, Ohio and New York. Continue reading “HOF’s Lapi Turns 47”

Big Changes in the Lake League

There will be big changes in the Lake League come opening day, including two teams relocating and swapping divisions, as part of a major realignment.

The Detroit Motorheads will join the Lake League West Division (Proposed logo)

The Chicoutimi Cinquantes will officially fold and re-open in the Lake League West Division under new ownership, though it will retain all of its existing players and contracts. The team will become the Detroit Motorheads. Continue reading “Big Changes in the Lake League”

FRL Weekly Team Power Rankings, Week #9

New York Minutemen B reclaim the top perch in the FRL weekly power rankings, despite being one game behind division leaders, the Ohio Oxen B. The Minutemen rookies had a great week, including a complete game one-hitter pitched by 22-year-old starting right-hander Hikoo Inoue. Also, phenom first baseman Justin Cusimano knocked in another three homers to bring his league-leading season total to 23. Overall, the Minutemen B side went 5-2 this week, with four wins on shutouts. Continue reading “FRL Weekly Team Power Rankings, Week #9”

FRL’s Top Bat, Arm Announced

The Pitcher of the Month and the Batter of the Month in the Florida Rookie League (FRL) have been announced for February, and one of them comes as no surprise to anyone watching the up and comers from the Sunshine state.

Justin Cusimano (1B, New York) has once again captured the Batter of the Month honors, making two months in a row for the young future star. Through 22 games in February, Cusimano hit .382, scoring 17 runs, 9 home runs, 24 RBIs, and striking out just 12 times in 76 at bats. Continue reading “FRL’s Top Bat, Arm Announced”