The Cleveland Indians ace – and former Fort Wayne Wizards pitcher – took 28 first-place votes, easily outpacing Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox for his second AL Cy Young.
For the first time ever, Keith Winter and the Fort Wayne TinCaps Grounds Crew have won professional baseball’s “Field of the Year” award.
Myron Noodleman performed at dozens of Fort Wayne Wizards and TinCaps games over the years.
The TinCaps lost Game 3 of the Midwest League Championship Series to the Quad Cities River Bandits (Houston Astros), 12-2, on Saturday night at a packed Modern Woodmen Park.
The TinCaps fell to the Quad Cities River Bandits 5-0 on Thursday night in game two of the Midwest League Championship series, creating an 0-2 deficit for Fort Wayne with the series shifting to Davenport, Iowa for game three on Saturday night.
The TinCaps and pitcher Pedro Avila yielded five runs in the top of the first as Quad Cities went on to beat the TinCaps 6-3 in game one of the best-of-five Midwest League Championship series.
The San Diego Padres Single-A affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps will play the Houston Astros affiliate Quad Cities River Bandits in the 2017 Midwest League Championship Series.
Fort Wayne now will play the Quad Cities River Bandits (Houston Astros) in the best-of-five Midwest League Championship Series.
For the third time in their 25-year history, the Fort Wayne TinCaps are Midwest League Eastern Division Champions.
The TinCaps shut out the Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds), 6-0, on Sunday night at Fifth Third Field to force a decisive Game 3 in the Midwest League’s Eastern Division Championship Series.
TinCaps left fielder Nate Easley had three hard-hit singles on Saturday night at Parkview Field, but Fort Wayne lost Game 1 of the Eastern Division Championship Series to the Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds), 2-1.
TinCaps catcher Marcus Greene Jr. hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Fort Wayne a 6-4 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Tampa Bay Rays) on Thursday night at Parkview Field in Game 2 of the best-of-three Eastern Division Semifinals.
The best-of-three series continues tomorrow with game two at Parkview Field. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. with Pedro Avila set to toe the rubber for the TinCaps.
In August, Potts hit .364 and led the Midwest League with eight home runs, 18 extra-base hits, and 71 total bases.
Michel Baez will start game one for the TinCaps with Pedro Avila and Adrian Morejon set to start games two and three, respectively.
TinCaps third baseman Kyle Overstreet had two hits on Monday afternoon to extend his on-base streak to 17 games since joining Fort Wayne, but the TinCaps lost to the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers) in the 2017 regular season finale, 4-1.
The TinCaps tied a season high with 18 hits en route to a 12-4 victory over the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers) on Sunday night at Fifth Third Ballpark.
In a battle of two Midwest League playoff-bound teams, the TinCaps lost to the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers), 2-0, on Saturday night at Fifth Third Ballpark.
By virtue of results elsewhere in the Midwest League’s Eastern Division, Fort Wayne celebrated a clinched spot in the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons.
The Bad Apple Dancers make it look fun and easy, but NewsChannel 15’s Alyssa Ivanson learned they have a tough job.