Tag Archives: Midwest League

Cousin Eddy Bobblehead Highlights Cougars Christmas in July Tonight

Dust off that ugly Christmas sweater and join the Kane County Cougars (Single-A, Midwest League) for a Christmas in July celebration, Friday, July 14.  The first 1,500 fans will receive a Cousin Eddie bobblehead giveaway.  See Cougars Facebook Christmas greeting here.

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Double-Decker Carousel Debuts at Modern Woodmen Park

The double-decker carousel is now open at Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Quad Cities River Bandits (Single-A, Midwest League):

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Turn Back the Clock Night Tonight in Peoria

The Peoria Chiefs (Single-A, Midwest League) will turn the clock back tonight to the 1900s, when the Peoria Distillers played ball in the historic Three-I League.  The team will honor the Distillers by sporting custom jerseys and hats, as they take on the Beloit Snappers.  The first 1000 fans (21 & up) take home a special Distillers whiskey glass.  Read more here.

 

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Traditional Baseball vs. Modern Day Ballpark Entertainment

Quad Cities Times sports reporter Don Doxsie argues that the in-place and coming amusement rides at Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Quad Cities River Bandits (Single-A, Midwest League), are not interfering with baseball.  Some fans might disagree.  Read more here.

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Rattlers Present the Potawatomi Party Deck

PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers have been busy at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium during the first six weeks of the season and now they are ready to unveil their project. The new seating area is the Potawatomi Party Deck presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and will take the place of the old beach area beyond the outfield wall in right-center field. Continue reading

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Dow Diamond Hosts Prom

“Take me out to the ballpark” was the theme for Swan Valley High School’s 2017 prom, which took place over the weekend at Dow Diamond baseball stadium, home of the Great Lakes Loons (Single-A, Midwest League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Midwest League to Honor George H. Spelius with Jersey Patch in 2017

PRESS RELEASE – Throughout the 2017 season, all 16 Midwest League teams and umpires will honor the late President Emeritus George H. Spelius, who passed away in September of 2016, with a sleeve patch. The black patch bearing the initials G.H.S in white text will be sewn on the cuff of the left sleeve of all regular team uniforms (right sleeve of umpire uniforms) throughout the 2017 campaign. Spelius served as President Emeritus and Director of Midwest League Umpire Development until his passing. Continue reading

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