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September 2013
Arizona Fall League

PAIR OF ALUMNI IN ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE

DURHAM, NC – Next Tuesday, most baseball fans will have their eyes squarely on the Major League Baseball playoffs. But, for those interested in baseball’s future stars, the real action will be in Arizona, where the game’s best prospects will meet to begin the Arizona Fall League season. Among those prospects will be a couple...
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Dustin Loggins Dbacks

T-BONES’ LOGGINS PURCHASED BY D-BACKS

DURHAM, NC – Right-hander Dustin Loggins (pictured) has spent the last two seasons with the Kansas City T-Bones, but it looks like he will be starting the 2014 season in Arizona Diamondbacks garb. The D-Backs purchased Loggins’ contract earlier today. The 23-year old went undrafted out of the College of Ozarks, but signed with the...
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Paxton Mariners

FORMER AIRHOG PAXTON PLAYS SPOILER

Independent Baseball Insider: Vol. 11, No. 33, September 26, 2013 By Bob Wirz Two more American Association hurlers, Aaron Crow and Luke Hochevar, have been hoping to reach the postseason with Kansas City, but those hopes were virtually extinguished this week by a third pitcher who also started his professional journey in Miles Wolff’s league....
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18 YEARS AND TAGERT LOVES WHAT HE HAS

Independent Baseball Insider: Vol. 11, No. 32, September 19, 2013 By Bob Wirz Greg Tagert (pictured), who managed Gary and continued his run of 18 consecutive managerial seasons without a losing record, probably would shy away from taking any of the credit for Schaumburg’s success, but Boomers field boss Jamie Bennett, still only 33, cut his...
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Shaw Park Entrance

GOLDEYES TOP INDY BASEBALL IN ATTENDANCE

DURHAM, NC – The turnstiles have stopped, the numbers are in and the American Association is on top of independent baseball for average attendance in 2013, according to BallparkDigest.com. Out of 48 independent clubs, five American Association teams landed in the top-10, including the Winnipeg Goldeyes, who finished in the number one spot. Winnipeg averaged...
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EXCELLENT NUMBERS POSTED BY THOSE SOLD TO MLB SYSTEMS THIS SUMMER

Indy Baseball Chatter By Bob Wirz David Peralta, one of those who started out in an Independent league and eventually had his contract sold (Arizona), hit .346 with 42 RBI in only 51 games for Visalia, CA. The infielder had time with both Amarillo, TX and Wichita, KS in the American Association. On the mound,...
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KLEIN CROWNED CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES MVP

DURHAM, NC – Gary SouthShore won its first American Association championship on Saturday, vanquishing the Wichita Wingnuts in four games. Throughout the series, the RailCats saw production from top to bottom in their lineup, but it was their leadoff hitter who stood out above the rest. Adam Klein’s (pictured) offensive showing in the RailCats’ title...
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Mitchell

RAILCATS CLAIM 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP

2013 Championship Series: Game Four Box Score Gary SouthShore 6, Wichita 5 Gary SouthShore climbed all the way to the title in its first appearance in the American Association playoffs. With a 6-5 victory in game four, the RailCats captured the 2013 championship over Wichita. Though Gary SouthShore struck early and took a five-run lead...
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RAILCATS ONE STEP CLOSER TO TITLE

2013 Championship Series: Game Three Box Score Gary SouthShore 7, Wichita 6 Cristian Guerrero (pictured) played a big role in helping the RailCats move within a game of their first American Association title. Gary SouthShore’s designated hitter delivered a go-ahead single in the seventh. Then, after Wichita came back to tie the score, Guerrero produced...
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Max Scherzer Detroit Tigers

INDY PITCHERS TOTAL 106 MLB WINS IN 2013

Independent Baseball Insider: Vol. 11, No. 31, September 12, 2013 By Bob Wirz Twenty-one years ago when Kash Beauchamp was signed off the St. Paul (MN) Saints’ roster in the Northern League and assigned to Class AA the naysayers were continuing to pooh-pooh the future of this new thing called Independent Baseball.  Those who believed it could succeed likely were in the...
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