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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”

Barry Janmaat Finalizes Deal with Arizona

The Arizona Cowboys will welcome veteran free agent slugger Barry ‘The Hulk’ Janmaat to their batting order for next season after signing him to a one-year deal worth $990,000.

The Hulk had most recently been signed to the Jacksonville Ravens, who signed him to a one-year, $4.9 million deal last December, but he only made it through 18 games before rupturing his MCL on June 1, and missing out on the rest of the season. Continue reading “Barry Janmaat Finalizes Deal with Arizona”

Captain Bats Celebrates 51st Birthday

Hall of Famer Barry “Captain” Bats, who wore #6 for the Richmond Ravens, New York Minutemen, and other teams, is celebrating his 51st birthday today.

Captain Bats mainly played right field, and retired in 2005. He was inducted into the Bull League Hall of Fame on his 4th time on the ballot, in 2013. Continue reading “Captain Bats Celebrates 51st Birthday”

Burke Named AEL’s Best Skipper for 2017

Brendan Burke was a rookie GM and manager of the Jacksonville Ravens when he was taken on prior to the opening of the 2017 season, but the Ravens fans and ownership were glad they found him.

Burke was named AEL Manager of the Year after a fantastic 57-43 finish that included a 14th playoff appearance for the team, one that saw them meet the ultimately successful Calgary Inferno in the AEL Championship Series. Continue reading “Burke Named AEL’s Best Skipper for 2017”

Minor League News

Blaze Player Quits, Will Play Soccer

Jose Medellin, who was a long time outfielder in the Jacksonville and Chicago organizations, has thrown in the towel and retired from professional baseball. The Texas native will play midfield for Los Angeles’ pro soccer team. The announcement comes after a disappointing 2017 for Medellin, which saw him split time between North Tonawanda Blaze (Short […]

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 […]

AEL East – 2017

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15941.590-+5932-1827-237-3W1
25743.5702+5429-2128-224-6L1
35248.5207+3827-2325-255-5W1
44555.45014-5127-2318-323-7L1
54258.42017-5521-2921-293-7W1