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September 2014
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41 INDEPENDENT PLAYERS IN MAJORS THIS SEASON

Independent Baseball Insider – by Bob Wirz Vol. 12, No. 29,  September 25, 2014 A record 41 players with Independent experience were active on major league rosters this season, four more than one year ago and one more than the previous highs in 2003 and 2011, based on records maintained by the Independent Baseball Insider. ...
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PERALTA ON HIS WAY BACK FOR DIAMONDBACKS

Independent Baseball Insider – Vol. 12, No. 28,  September 18, 2014 By Bob Wirz Arizona outfielder David Peralta (Wichita 2012, Amarillo 2013), who has to be the star among first time Independent grads in the majors this season (although Pittsburgh strikeout whiz John Holdzkom [Sioux City 2013, Amarillo 2013-14] is making a late run), seems likely to end...
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HAYMARKET PARK NAMED AA’S BEST PLAYING FIELD

Lincoln, Neb. – For the ninth consecutive season, Haymarket Park, the home of the Lincoln Saltdogs, was selected ‘Best Playing Field’ in the American Association, as voted by league managers and media. Josh Klute has been the Athletic Turf Manager at Haymarket Park since 2006. In addition to the nine American Association titles, he also helped...
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WINGNUTS CAPTURE FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP

Wichita 8, Lincoln 3 – Box For the first time in their seven-year history, the Wichita Wingnuts are champions of the American Association. With an 8-3 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs, the Wingnuts swept the three-game championship series. Wichita overcame an early deficit and rode behind a steady offense to capture the league title. Lincoln...
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SIZZLING NIEVES HAS WICHITA NEAR TITLE

Independent Baseball Insider: Vol. 12, No. 27, September 11, 2014 By Bob Wirz After losing in the championship series the last two seasons, the Wichita (KS) Wingnuts are once again within two victories of claiming the American Association title, and if they are successful one of the primary reason will be getting infielder Abel Nieves...
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WINGNUTS ONE WIN FROM FIRST TITLE

Wichita 9, Lincoln 2 – Box The Wichita Wingnuts are just one win away from their first American Association title. Thanks in part to a six-run first inning, Wichita marched to a 9-2 win over the Lincoln Saltdogs in game two and the Wingnuts now hold a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five championship series. Wichita’s...
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WICHITA SURVIVES RALLY TO WIN GAME ONE

Wichita 11, Lincoln 7 – Box The Wichita Wingnuts took the opening game of the 2014 American Association championship series, but it did not come easy. Wichita survived a seven-run eighth inning by the Lincoln Saltdogs and went on to win game one, 11-7. Wingnuts starting pitcher Tim Brown (pictured) was phenomenal over seven shutout innings....
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Brent Clevlen

CLEVLEN TABBED AS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

DURHAM, NC – No matter where you look on the American Association offensive league leaders lists, chances are you will see Wichita Wingnuts OF Brent Clevlen (pictured). The All-Star from Austin, TX terrorized pitchers throughout 2014 and has been voted the American Association Player of the Year. Clevlen turned in his best professional season with...
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‘DOGS, ‘NUTS SET TO BATTLE FOR TITLE

DURHAM, NC – The 2014 American Association championship series is about to get underway between the decorated Wichita Wingnuts and the resilient Lincoln Saltdogs. On Wednesday night, the two combatants will face off in game one of the best-of-five series at Haymarket Park in Lincoln, NE. Wichita enters the finals on a mission to erase...
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Joe Bisenius

BISENIUS DRIVES LINCOLN TO FINALS

Lincoln 2, Winnipeg 0 – Box Being up against the wall in the playoffs is never an easy situation, but the Lincoln Saltdogs prevailed and are headed to the American Association championship series. After they forced game five with a victory on Sunday night, Lincoln defeated the Winnipeg Goldeyes again in the series-deciding game, 2-0....
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