News round up of the last few weeks
There is a new Midwest League Champion. The Lake County Captains beat the Clinton LumberKings in Game Five and captured the MWL Pennant in their first season in the league. Here is the final out of the Midwest League season.
Depending on how you look at it, that may have been Game Six. Why? Because Game Two in Clinton went 18 innings.
It is noted that this is not the first time Burlington has been affiliated with the Athletics.
The A’s were the Bees’ affiliate from 1963-74. During that time,
Burlington won its first league championship in 1965 and saw a number of
future big leaguers play at Community Field, players that became part
of the nucleus of the A’s three World Series titles from 1972-74.
Included in the list of future major-leaguers Vida Blue, Sal Bando, Rene
Lachemann, Chet Lemon and Claudell Washington.
MWL Executive of the Year? Clinton’s Ted Tornow.
Brewers Farm System News:
Shin-soo Choo (’02) has been on a roll.
Tacoma got through the first round of the PCL playoffs thanks to a really, really weird play.
The Arizona Fall League starts on Tuesday, October 12. The Brewers are sending their players to the Surprise Rafters. Former Rattlers Pitching coach Brad Holman (’02-’05) will be working with Dan Merklinger (’09), Jeremy Jeffress (’10), and Mike Fiers (’09). Brett Lawrie (’09) is also slated to play for the Rafters.
Brad Holman spent the summer with the Hickory Crawdads and that Texas Rangers affiliate lost to Lakewood in the Northern Division Championship Series in the South Atlantic League.
Brad also performed his song for the Crawdads fans…