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February 2016
Miller

FARGO BROADCASTER SCOTT MILLER PASSES AWAY

Courtesy Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks Media Relations Longtime Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks play-by-play broadcaster Scott Miller has passed away after a nearly four-year battle with cancer. Miller was 57 years old. Miller became the “Voice of the RedHawks” in 2006 and his attention to detail, ability to meticulously call the game and his powerful, calm voice quickly established him...
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CROW, FUENMAYOR MAKE 18 ALUMS IN MLB CAMPS

Independent Baseball Chatter – By Bob Wirz It was only a few days ago when the head count of former American Association players headed to major league spring training camps totaled 16.  Two additions have been locked in place since, both potentially exciting stories. First, Players 17 and 18. Aaron Crow‘s future seemed unknown since...
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Taylor

TAYLOR’S TRAVELS TAKE HIM TO THE BIG APPLE

Durham, N.C. — The contract of Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks INF/OF Kevin Taylor has been purchased by the New York Mets organization, the American Association announced on Thursday. Taylor played the 2015 season with the league champion Laredo Lemurs, was traded to the Gary SouthShore RailCats in September, and was subsequently traded to Fargo-Moorhead in January. Taylor was...
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Rose

PETE ROSE JR. NAMED NEW WINGNUTS SKIPPER

Wichita, Kan. —  At a press conference at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on Wednesday, the Wichita Wingnuts introduced Pete Rose Jr. as the third manager in club history. Rose joins the Wingnuts after managing for four seasons in the Chicago White Sox organization. Most recently, he was the skipper for Class-A Kannapolis of the South Atlantic League during the 2014...
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HOCHEVAR, 15 OTHER AA ALUMS IN MLB CAMPS

Luke Hochevar (pictured), who threw his first professional pitches in the American Association one decade ago (2006) when the league debuted, received the ultimate honor for a baseball player last season when his efforts out of the bullpen helped the Kansas City Royals win the World Series. He is back to work toward back-to-back honors, but...
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Rodriguez

ANOTHER RODRIGUEZ IN YANKEES’ CAMP

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Catcher Eddy Rodriguez (pictured), who made an instant name for himself when he homered in his first major league at-bat for San Diego back in 2012 (Johnny Cueto was the pitcher), is the latest American Association player to be invited to a major league spring training camp. The 30-year-old...
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CURRENT LEAGUE EXHIBITION SCHEDULE RELEASED

A number of exhibition games are on American Association clubs’ schedules, leading up to the beginning of the 2016 regular season on May 19. Other games may be added to the schedule at later dates. Sunday, May 8 Fargo-Moorhead vs. St. Paul (game at Willmar, Minn.) Monday, May 9 Gary SouthShore at Schaumburg (Frontier League), 1:00 New...
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Songco

SONGCO, PHILLIPS SET TO PLAY IN WBC QUALIFIERS

The next World Baseball Classic is a year away although 16 countries face daunting qualifying tournaments this year for the final four spots.  If you have not already guessed, yes, former American Association players are involved. At least three American Association vets, two of whom recently signed with major league organizations, are on rosters for...
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