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Beloit in Midwest for 1970 (1969)

The team name was going to be the Braves, the 1969 affiliation would be a Tigers-dominated co-op, the 1970 affiliation would be with Cleveland, and owner Mike Kelegian would likely move the team to Rockford for the 1970 season. None of these things happened.

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Have You Ever Had the Urge? (1968)

Some 4,000 fans watched, slightly stunned, as Stump interrupted what appeared to be a roaring argument between Deegan and managers Jack Krol of Cedar Rapids and Rac Slider of Waterloo with a pie.

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Call Off Final M-O-V Playoffs (1950)

As you can see, the accounts actually disagree, both about the status of the Paducah/West Frankfort series and about the reason for the cancellation. Looking at the game reports for those which were actually played, it looks like the weather was sufficient reason to shut things down; it was wet and cold, and few were in the stands.

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Centralia, Belleville Play 17 Innings, Game Ends in 2-2 Tie (1947)

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Batteries: Lubanski and Lovin, DeFrietas (5);‚Ä®
Markellos and Ciacchi.

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Wisconsin Rapids Loses Manager Before Season Starts (1977)

[Tom] Zimmer, 24, son of former major leaguer Don Zimmer, said Friday he was quitting as manager because of poor facilities, ill-fitting uniforms, inadequate stadium lighting and a lack of lodging in the Wisconsin Rapids area.

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Double Iron Man Stunt (1952)

Two “Iron Men” pitched against each other in a Mississippi-Ohio Valley baseball league July 4th double-header.

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Umpire Huddle Leads to Protest (1962)

Kuklenski grounded to Ron Henderson at second base, but the infielder couldn’t make a throw because First Baseman Bob Iglesias was watching Novick and Williams. As a result, Kuklenski was called back to bat again.

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M-O Winner May Play Kitty Loop Champion (1949)

“I’m tired of having people send me newspaper clippings telling me that the Kitty is better than the Valley,” Mondino told the league meeting. “If they’re good, let them prove it.”

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Peoria Chiefs 1990 Official Souvenir Yearbook: a short review

Terrific minor league yearbook/program; just an enormous amount of information in here. As good as these things get.

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Link-less (1964)

When asked why Hutchinson didn’t drive him down after they gassed up, Curtis said, “He had a date for Sunday night.”

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