Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg to headline All-Star Luncheon

The luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, at the Century Center with proceeds to benefit Beacon Children's Hospital

February 26, 2019 3:34 PM ET

SOUTH BEND, IN - Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and Chicago Cubs All-Star Ryne Sandberg will be the special guest at the 2019 Midwest League All-Star Game and will be the keynote speaker at the All-Star Luncheon. The luncheon, presented by Four Winds Casino, will take place Tuesday, June 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Century Center.

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2019 Midwest League All-Star Tickets on Sale March 6

In addition to the All-Star Game, the South Bend Cubs will host Fan Fest, featuring a Home Run Derby, autographs with MLB Hall of Famers, and an appearance by the 2016 World Series Trophy.

By Chris Hagstrom | February 19, 2019 11:55 AM ET

The Midwest League All-Star Week at Four Winds Field is shaping up to be a summer destination for baseball fans from around the country. Tickets to the All-Star Game and Fan Fest go on sale at 12:00 p.m. on March 6 and are presented by Four Winds Casinos.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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MiLB mourns passing of Artiaga

Baseball 'lifer' served as Minor League president from 1988-91

February 16, 2019 11:31 PM ET

Salomon B. "Sal" Artiaga, who served as Minor League Baseball President from 1988-91, died on Friday night in Palm Harbor, Florida. He was 72.

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Martinez, Mussina, Rivera recall MiLB road

Newest Hall of Famers applied lessons in special careers

Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera met the media on Wednesday at the St. Regis Hotel in New York. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

By Kelsie Heneghan | January 23, 2019 9:20 PM ET

Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina and Edgar Martinez -- members of the the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 -- discussed how the Minor Leagues set them up for their special careers.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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A's Murray opts to enter NFL draft

Heisman Trophy winner, No. 4 prospect may stick with football

Kyler Murray passed for 4,361 yards, ran for 1,001 and totaled 54 touchdowns for Oklahoma this past season. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

By Chris Bumbaca | January 9, 2019 11:10 PM ET

The A's reportedly are preparing for Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, their fourth-ranked prospect and 2018 first-round pick, to enter the NFL Draft and continue his football career.

Chris Bumbaca is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @BOOMbaca. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Schmidt finds consistency in career year

After beating cancer, Tigers prospect becomes valued reliever

Clate Schmidt allowed five earned runs over 33 1/3 innings in the last 2 1/2 months of the 2018 season. (Emily Jones/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | January 7, 2019 11:15 AM ET

Tigers prospect Clate Schmidt, who battled cancer in 2015, got back to full health last year and delivered a strong season out of the bullpen.

Andrew Battifarano is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @AndrewAtBatt. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Downs, Gray sent to Dodgers in blockbuster

Reds send Nos. 7, 20 prospects to LA in Majors-heavy trade

Josiah Gray (left) and Jeter Downs both head to the Dodgers after brief stints in the Reds system. (Brian McLeod, Paul R. Gierhart/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | December 21, 2018 5:55 PM ET

The Reds traded No. 7 prospect Jeter Downs and 20th-ranked Josiah Gray to the Dodgers in a blockbuster deal that involved five Major Leaguers.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Giles Award goes to MWL president Nussbaum

Annual prize honors outstanding service as a league president

Dick Nussbaum has been involved with the Midwest League since 1993. (Paul R. Gierhart/MiLB.com)

October 29, 2018 1:57 PM ET

Minor League Baseball announced today that it has selected Midwest League President Dick Nussbaum as the recipient of the 35th annual Warren Giles Award, which honors outstanding service as a league president.

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Kirilloff named Twins' Player of the Year

No. 30 overall prospect hit .348 with 101 RBIs across two levels

Alex Kirilloff led all Minor Leaguers with 44 doubles and ranked seventh with 101 RBIs. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | September 30, 2018 6:24 PM ET

No. 30 overall prospect Alex Kirilloff was named the Twins' Minor League Player of the Year after hitting .348 with 20 homers and 101 RBIs across two Class A levels.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Hot Rods roll to their first championship

Rays No. 12 prospect Brujan scores twice, plates run in Game 4

Class A Bowling Green went 90-49 during the regular season en route to the Midwest League title. (Steve Roberts/Bowling Green Hot Rods)

By Chris Bumbaca | September 16, 2018 11:16 PM ET

Tampa Bay Rays No. 12 prospect Vidal Brujan scored twice and drove in a run as Class A Bowling Green topped Peoria, 7-2, in Game 4 of the Midwest League Finals.

Chris Bumbaca is a contributor for MiLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter @BOOMbaca. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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