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September 2017
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FORMER AA HURLERS HAVE WON 39 MLB GAMES IN 2017

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz How does a 39-33 major league record sound? That is the combined won-loss log for all former American Association pitchers in the two leagues this season heading into the final weekend of the campaign. Not shockingly, Washington ace Max Scherzer (Fort Worth ’07) has led the way with...
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Winnipeg

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES – 2017 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONS

Winnipeg 18, Wichita 2 (Game 5 – Winnipeg wins championship, 3-2) – Box The Winnipeg Goldeyes scored nine runs in the second inning to take a 9-0 lead and would never look back as they defeated Wichita in game five, 18-2, to win their second consecutive American Association championship. Winnipeg pounded out 18 hits in...
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Aagraphic

GAME FIVE OF CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POSTPONED

Due to inclement weather, the deciding game five of the American Association Championship Series between the Wichita Wingnuts and Winnipeg Goldeyes has been postponed until Wednesday, September 20, at 6:00 p.m. Central time. The game, at Shaw Park in Winnipeg, can be seen live and for free at www.americanassociationbaseball.tv. 
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Winnipeg Background 2 Copy

GOLDEYES FORCE GAME FIVE IN 17-INNING MARATHON

Winnipeg 4, Wichita 3 (Game 4/17 Innings – Series tied, 2-2) – Box Right fielder David Rohm doubled home 2B Casey Turgeon with the game winning run in the bottom of the 17th inning as the Goldeyes defeated the Wichita Wingnuts, 4-3 to force a game five in the American Association Championship Series. Wichita carried...
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BREWERS GIVE WILKERSON CALL TO THE MAJORS

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Even though 10 former American Association players already had current spots on major league rosters, the arrival of right-hander Aaron Wilkerson over the weekend had reason to bring smiles throughout the league. Wilkerson has been touted as a potential major leaguer for some time now, but that was...
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Wingnuts Secondary

WINGNUTS RALLY PAST GOLDEYES TO TAKE 2-1 SERIES LEAD

Wichita 5, Winnipeg 3 (Game 3 – Wichita leads series, 2-1) The Wichita Wingnuts scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to rally from a 3-2 deficit and beat the Winnipeg Goldeyes in game three by the score of 5-3. Wichita now leads the series, 2-1, and can capture the 2017 American...
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Aagraphic

GAME THREE OF CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POSTPONED

Wichita at Winnipeg (Game 3 – Postponed/Rain, Series tied, 1-1) Game three of the American Association Championship Series between Wichita and Winnipeg has been postponed due to rain. The contest will be now be played on Sunday afternoon beginning at 4:05 PM. The postponement will push games four and five of the championship series back...
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Nogowski

NOGOWSKI GETS ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE INVITATION

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz The St. Louis Cardinals have not traditionally been a team that has often signed Independent Baseball players.  That might be changing now that outfielder Jose Martinez is batting cleanup most days as the Cardinals continue their quest to make the postseason. Youthful first baseman John Nogowski is giving...
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Impact

CHICAGO DOGS TO PLAY AT “IMPACT FIELD” IN 2018

Rosemont, Ill. – The Chicago Dogs and Impact Networking announced today a 12-year naming rights partnership for the new $60 million, 6,300-seat stadium currently under construction in Rosemont at the intersection of Balmoral Avenue and Pearl Street, west of I-294. Scheduled to open in May 2018, the ballpark will be named “Impact Field” and serve...
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Winnipeg Script

GOLDEYES USE LONG BALL TO EVEN SERIES AT 1-1

Winnipeg 7, Wichita 1 (Game 2 – Series tied, 1-1) – Box The Winnipeg Goldeyes evened up the best-of-five championship series at a game apiece as they defeated Wichita by the score of 7-1. Winnipeg pounded out 14 hits in the contest, including three home runs that accounted for five of their seven runs. Goldeyes...
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