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GARCIA MAKES BRIEF, BUT EFFECTIVE, RETURN TO MAJORS
RHP is perfect on Monday vs. Atlanta

Luis Garcia (Newark 2012), who had a superb rookie campaign with Philadelphia in 2013, returned to the big leagues on Monday evening and retired all three Atlanta hitters he faced in relief. Called up on Sunday, Garcia appeared in the eighth inning of the Phillies' 9-6 loss to Atlanta, striking out one and inducing a lineout and groundout.

CAN-AM GRADS IMPRESSING
Independent Baseball Insider By Bob Wirz Vol. 12, No. 6, April 10, 2014

Bridger Hunt was a hitting machine last season, winning the Can-Am League batting title by 83 points with his .402 season (69 games) before the San Diego Padres purchased his contract, which kept the Newark, NJ infielder-outfielder off the postseason all-star team.

While it is very early, the 28-year-old is off to a very fast start for the Padres' Class AA San Antonio, TX farm club, playing virtually every day and hitting .357 (5-for-14) in his first four games with a double and three runs scored.

COLABELLO NAMED A.L. CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
1B/DH hit .391 with league-leading 11 RBI

Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Chris Colabello (Worcester 2005-11, Nashua 2007) and L.A. Angels OF Josh Hamilton have been named co-recipients of the American League's first Player of the Week Award of the 2014 season.

Over six games last week, Colabello hit .391 (9-for-23) with four doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs and four runs scored. He led all AL players in RBIs while ranking second in doubles, tying for third in total bases (16) and tying for fifth in hits and slugging percentage (.696).

13 of 23 INDEPENDENT PLAYERS IN MLB FROM CAN-AM, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Indy Baseball Chatter by Bob Wirz

Of the 23 alumni of the independent leagues on MLB Opening Day rosters, three (Toronto RHP Steve Delabar [pictured], Minnesota 1B Chris Colabello and Boston LHP Craig Breslow) came from Can-Am League clubs, while another ten came from the Can-Am's sister league, the American Association.

In addition, two former Can-Am League umpires, Adam Hamari and Will Little, also started the season in the bigs.

HAS ANY INDEPENDENT PLAYER MATCHED COLABELLO'S SIX RUNS BATTED IN?
Indy Baseball Chatter by By Bob Wirz

I cannot help but wonder today how many–if any–pure Independent Baseball players have had a six-RBI game in the major leagues as longtime Can-Am League star first baseman Chris Colabello did Thursday in helping Minnesota to a chilly, come-from-behind 10-9 victory against the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City.

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2008
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2007
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GARCIA MAKES BRIEF, BUT EFFECTIVE, RETURN TO MAJORS
RHP is perfect on Monday vs. Atlanta

Luis Garcia (Newark 2012), who had a superb rookie campaign with Philadelphia in 2013, returned to the big leagues on Monday evening and retired all three Atlanta hitters he faced in relief. Called up on Sunday, Garcia appeared in the eighth inning of the Phillies' 9-6 loss to Atlanta, striking out one and inducing a lineout and groundout.

CAN-AM GRADS IMPRESSING
Independent Baseball Insider By Bob Wirz Vol. 12, No. 6, April 10, 2014

Bridger Hunt was a hitting machine last season, winning the Can-Am League batting title by 83 points with his .402 season (69 games) before the San Diego Padres purchased his contract, which kept the Newark, NJ infielder-outfielder off the postseason all-star team.

While it is very early, the 28-year-old is off to a very fast start for the Padres' Class AA San Antonio, TX farm club, playing virtually every day and hitting .357 (5-for-14) in his first four games with a double and three runs scored.

COLABELLO NAMED A.L. CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
1B/DH hit .391 with league-leading 11 RBI

Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Chris Colabello (Worcester 2005-11, Nashua 2007) and L.A. Angels OF Josh Hamilton have been named co-recipients of the American League's first Player of the Week Award of the 2014 season.

Over six games last week, Colabello hit .391 (9-for-23) with four doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs and four runs scored. He led all AL players in RBIs while ranking second in doubles, tying for third in total bases (16) and tying for fifth in hits and slugging percentage (.696).

13 of 23 INDEPENDENT PLAYERS IN MLB FROM CAN-AM, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Indy Baseball Chatter by Bob Wirz

Of the 23 alumni of the independent leagues on MLB Opening Day rosters, three (Toronto RHP Steve Delabar [pictured], Minnesota 1B Chris Colabello and Boston LHP Craig Breslow) came from Can-Am League clubs, while another ten came from the Can-Am's sister league, the American Association.

In addition, two former Can-Am League umpires, Adam Hamari and Will Little, also started the season in the bigs.

HAS ANY INDEPENDENT PLAYER MATCHED COLABELLO'S SIX RUNS BATTED IN?
Indy Baseball Chatter by By Bob Wirz

I cannot help but wonder today how many–if any–pure Independent Baseball players have had a six-RBI game in the major leagues as longtime Can-Am League star first baseman Chris Colabello did Thursday in helping Minnesota to a chilly, come-from-behind 10-9 victory against the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City.

2013
Quebec Capitales
2012
Quebec Capitales
2011
Quebec Capitales
2010
Quebec Capitales
2009
Quebec Capitales
2008
Sussex Skyhawks
2007
Nashua Pride
2006
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2005
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GARCIA MAKES BRIEF, BUT EFFECTIVE, RETURN TO MAJORS
RHP is perfect on Monday vs. Atlanta

Luis Garcia (Newark 2012), who had a superb rookie campaign with Philadelphia in 2013, returned to the big leagues on Monday evening and retired all three Atlanta hitters he faced in relief. Called up on Sunday, Garcia appeared in the eighth inning of the Phillies' 9-6 loss to Atlanta, striking out one and inducing a lineout and groundout.

CAN-AM GRADS IMPRESSING
Independent Baseball Insider By Bob Wirz Vol. 12, No. 6, April 10, 2014

Bridger Hunt was a hitting machine last season, winning the Can-Am League batting title by 83 points with his .402 season (69 games) before the San Diego Padres purchased his contract, which kept the Newark, NJ infielder-outfielder off the postseason all-star team.

While it is very early, the 28-year-old is off to a very fast start for the Padres' Class AA San Antonio, TX farm club, playing virtually every day and hitting .357 (5-for-14) in his first four games with a double and three runs scored.

COLABELLO NAMED A.L. CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
1B/DH hit .391 with league-leading 11 RBI

Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Chris Colabello (Worcester 2005-11, Nashua 2007) and L.A. Angels OF Josh Hamilton have been named co-recipients of the American League's first Player of the Week Award of the 2014 season.

Over six games last week, Colabello hit .391 (9-for-23) with four doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs and four runs scored. He led all AL players in RBIs while ranking second in doubles, tying for third in total bases (16) and tying for fifth in hits and slugging percentage (.696).

13 of 23 INDEPENDENT PLAYERS IN MLB FROM CAN-AM, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Indy Baseball Chatter by Bob Wirz

Of the 23 alumni of the independent leagues on MLB Opening Day rosters, three (Toronto RHP Steve Delabar [pictured], Minnesota 1B Chris Colabello and Boston LHP Craig Breslow) came from Can-Am League clubs, while another ten came from the Can-Am's sister league, the American Association.

In addition, two former Can-Am League umpires, Adam Hamari and Will Little, also started the season in the bigs.

HAS ANY INDEPENDENT PLAYER MATCHED COLABELLO'S SIX RUNS BATTED IN?
Indy Baseball Chatter by By Bob Wirz

I cannot help but wonder today how many–if any–pure Independent Baseball players have had a six-RBI game in the major leagues as longtime Can-Am League star first baseman Chris Colabello did Thursday in helping Minnesota to a chilly, come-from-behind 10-9 victory against the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City.

2013
Quebec Capitales
2012
Quebec Capitales
2011
Quebec Capitales
2010
Quebec Capitales
2009
Quebec Capitales
2008
Sussex Skyhawks
2007
Nashua Pride
2006
Quebec Capitales
2005
Worcester Tornadoes
 
 
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GARCIA MAKES BRIEF, BUT EFFECTIVE, RETURN TO MAJORS
RHP is perfect on Monday vs. Atlanta

Luis Garcia (Newark 2012), who had a superb rookie campaign with Philadelphia in 2013, returned to the big leagues on Monday evening and retired all three Atlanta hitters he faced in relief. Called up on Sunday, Garcia appeared in the eighth inning of the Phillies' 9-6 loss to Atlanta, striking out one and inducing a lineout and groundout.

CAN-AM GRADS IMPRESSING
Independent Baseball Insider By Bob Wirz Vol. 12, No. 6, April 10, 2014

Bridger Hunt was a hitting machine last season, winning the Can-Am League batting title by 83 points with his .402 season (69 games) before the San Diego Padres purchased his contract, which kept the Newark, NJ infielder-outfielder off the postseason all-star team.

While it is very early, the 28-year-old is off to a very fast start for the Padres' Class AA San Antonio, TX farm club, playing virtually every day and hitting .357 (5-for-14) in his first four games with a double and three runs scored.

COLABELLO NAMED A.L. CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
1B/DH hit .391 with league-leading 11 RBI

Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Chris Colabello (Worcester 2005-11, Nashua 2007) and L.A. Angels OF Josh Hamilton have been named co-recipients of the American League's first Player of the Week Award of the 2014 season.

Over six games last week, Colabello hit .391 (9-for-23) with four doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs and four runs scored. He led all AL players in RBIs while ranking second in doubles, tying for third in total bases (16) and tying for fifth in hits and slugging percentage (.696).

13 of 23 INDEPENDENT PLAYERS IN MLB FROM CAN-AM, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Indy Baseball Chatter by Bob Wirz

Of the 23 alumni of the independent leagues on MLB Opening Day rosters, three (Toronto RHP Steve Delabar [pictured], Minnesota 1B Chris Colabello and Boston LHP Craig Breslow) came from Can-Am League clubs, while another ten came from the Can-Am's sister league, the American Association.

In addition, two former Can-Am League umpires, Adam Hamari and Will Little, also started the season in the bigs.

HAS ANY INDEPENDENT PLAYER MATCHED COLABELLO'S SIX RUNS BATTED IN?
Indy Baseball Chatter by By Bob Wirz

I cannot help but wonder today how many–if any–pure Independent Baseball players have had a six-RBI game in the major leagues as longtime Can-Am League star first baseman Chris Colabello did Thursday in helping Minnesota to a chilly, come-from-behind 10-9 victory against the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City.

2013
Quebec Capitales
2012
Quebec Capitales
2011
Quebec Capitales
2010
Quebec Capitales
2009
Quebec Capitales
2008
Sussex Skyhawks
2007
Nashua Pride
2006
Quebec Capitales
2005
Worcester Tornadoes
 
 
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GARCIA MAKES BRIEF, BUT EFFECTIVE, RETURN TO MAJORS
RHP is perfect on Monday vs. Atlanta

Luis Garcia (Newark 2012), who had a superb rookie campaign with Philadelphia in 2013, returned to the big leagues on Monday evening and retired all three Atlanta hitters he faced in relief. Called up on Sunday, Garcia appeared in the eighth inning of the Phillies' 9-6 loss to Atlanta, striking out one and inducing a lineout and groundout.

CAN-AM GRADS IMPRESSING
Independent Baseball Insider By Bob Wirz Vol. 12, No. 6, April 10, 2014

Bridger Hunt was a hitting machine last season, winning the Can-Am League batting title by 83 points with his .402 season (69 games) before the San Diego Padres purchased his contract, which kept the Newark, NJ infielder-outfielder off the postseason all-star team.

While it is very early, the 28-year-old is off to a very fast start for the Padres' Class AA San Antonio, TX farm club, playing virtually every day and hitting .357 (5-for-14) in his first four games with a double and three runs scored.

COLABELLO NAMED A.L. CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
1B/DH hit .391 with league-leading 11 RBI

Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Chris Colabello (Worcester 2005-11, Nashua 2007) and L.A. Angels OF Josh Hamilton have been named co-recipients of the American League's first Player of the Week Award of the 2014 season.

Over six games last week, Colabello hit .391 (9-for-23) with four doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs and four runs scored. He led all AL players in RBIs while ranking second in doubles, tying for third in total bases (16) and tying for fifth in hits and slugging percentage (.696).

13 of 23 INDEPENDENT PLAYERS IN MLB FROM CAN-AM, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Indy Baseball Chatter by Bob Wirz

Of the 23 alumni of the independent leagues on MLB Opening Day rosters, three (Toronto RHP Steve Delabar [pictured], Minnesota 1B Chris Colabello and Boston LHP Craig Breslow) came from Can-Am League clubs, while another ten came from the Can-Am's sister league, the American Association.

In addition, two former Can-Am League umpires, Adam Hamari and Will Little, also started the season in the bigs.

HAS ANY INDEPENDENT PLAYER MATCHED COLABELLO'S SIX RUNS BATTED IN?
Indy Baseball Chatter by By Bob Wirz

I cannot help but wonder today how many–if any–pure Independent Baseball players have had a six-RBI game in the major leagues as longtime Can-Am League star first baseman Chris Colabello did Thursday in helping Minnesota to a chilly, come-from-behind 10-9 victory against the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City.

2013
Quebec Capitales
2012
Quebec Capitales
2011
Quebec Capitales
2010
Quebec Capitales
2009
Quebec Capitales
2008
Sussex Skyhawks
2007
Nashua Pride
2006
Quebec Capitales
2005
Worcester Tornadoes
 
 
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GARCIA MAKES BRIEF, BUT EFFECTIVE, RETURN TO MAJORS
RHP is perfect on Monday vs. Atlanta

Luis Garcia (Newark 2012), who had a superb rookie campaign with Philadelphia in 2013, returned to the big leagues on Monday evening and retired all three Atlanta hitters he faced in relief. Called up on Sunday, Garcia appeared in the eighth inning of the Phillies' 9-6 loss to Atlanta, striking out one and inducing a lineout and groundout.

CAN-AM GRADS IMPRESSING
Independent Baseball Insider By Bob Wirz Vol. 12, No. 6, April 10, 2014

Bridger Hunt was a hitting machine last season, winning the Can-Am League batting title by 83 points with his .402 season (69 games) before the San Diego Padres purchased his contract, which kept the Newark, NJ infielder-outfielder off the postseason all-star team.

While it is very early, the 28-year-old is off to a very fast start for the Padres' Class AA San Antonio, TX farm club, playing virtually every day and hitting .357 (5-for-14) in his first four games with a double and three runs scored.

COLABELLO NAMED A.L. CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
1B/DH hit .391 with league-leading 11 RBI

Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Chris Colabello (Worcester 2005-11, Nashua 2007) and L.A. Angels OF Josh Hamilton have been named co-recipients of the American League's first Player of the Week Award of the 2014 season.

Over six games last week, Colabello hit .391 (9-for-23) with four doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs and four runs scored. He led all AL players in RBIs while ranking second in doubles, tying for third in total bases (16) and tying for fifth in hits and slugging percentage (.696).

13 of 23 INDEPENDENT PLAYERS IN MLB FROM CAN-AM, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Indy Baseball Chatter by Bob Wirz

Of the 23 alumni of the independent leagues on MLB Opening Day rosters, three (Toronto RHP Steve Delabar [pictured], Minnesota 1B Chris Colabello and Boston LHP Craig Breslow) came from Can-Am League clubs, while another ten came from the Can-Am's sister league, the American Association.

In addition, two former Can-Am League umpires, Adam Hamari and Will Little, also started the season in the bigs.

HAS ANY INDEPENDENT PLAYER MATCHED COLABELLO'S SIX RUNS BATTED IN?
Indy Baseball Chatter by By Bob Wirz

I cannot help but wonder today how many–if any–pure Independent Baseball players have had a six-RBI game in the major leagues as longtime Can-Am League star first baseman Chris Colabello did Thursday in helping Minnesota to a chilly, come-from-behind 10-9 victory against the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City.

2013
Quebec Capitales
2012
Quebec Capitales
2011
Quebec Capitales
2010
Quebec Capitales
2009
Quebec Capitales
2008
Sussex Skyhawks
2007
Nashua Pride
2006
Quebec Capitales
2005
Worcester Tornadoes
 
 
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GARCIA MAKES BRIEF, BUT EFFECTIVE, RETURN TO MAJORS
RHP is perfect on Monday vs. Atlanta

Luis Garcia (Newark 2012), who had a superb rookie campaign with Philadelphia in 2013, returned to the big leagues on Monday evening and retired all three Atlanta hitters he faced in relief. Called up on Sunday, Garcia appeared in the eighth inning of the Phillies' 9-6 loss to Atlanta, striking out one and inducing a lineout and groundout.

CAN-AM GRADS IMPRESSING
Independent Baseball Insider By Bob Wirz Vol. 12, No. 6, April 10, 2014

Bridger Hunt was a hitting machine last season, winning the Can-Am League batting title by 83 points with his .402 season (69 games) before the San Diego Padres purchased his contract, which kept the Newark, NJ infielder-outfielder off the postseason all-star team.

While it is very early, the 28-year-old is off to a very fast start for the Padres' Class AA San Antonio, TX farm club, playing virtually every day and hitting .357 (5-for-14) in his first four games with a double and three runs scored.

COLABELLO NAMED A.L. CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
1B/DH hit .391 with league-leading 11 RBI

Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Chris Colabello (Worcester 2005-11, Nashua 2007) and L.A. Angels OF Josh Hamilton have been named co-recipients of the American League's first Player of the Week Award of the 2014 season.

Over six games last week, Colabello hit .391 (9-for-23) with four doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs and four runs scored. He led all AL players in RBIs while ranking second in doubles, tying for third in total bases (16) and tying for fifth in hits and slugging percentage (.696).

13 of 23 INDEPENDENT PLAYERS IN MLB FROM CAN-AM, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Indy Baseball Chatter by Bob Wirz

Of the 23 alumni of the independent leagues on MLB Opening Day rosters, three (Toronto RHP Steve Delabar [pictured], Minnesota 1B Chris Colabello and Boston LHP Craig Breslow) came from Can-Am League clubs, while another ten came from the Can-Am's sister league, the American Association.

In addition, two former Can-Am League umpires, Adam Hamari and Will Little, also started the season in the bigs.

HAS ANY INDEPENDENT PLAYER MATCHED COLABELLO'S SIX RUNS BATTED IN?
Indy Baseball Chatter by By Bob Wirz

I cannot help but wonder today how many–if any–pure Independent Baseball players have had a six-RBI game in the major leagues as longtime Can-Am League star first baseman Chris Colabello did Thursday in helping Minnesota to a chilly, come-from-behind 10-9 victory against the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City.

2013
Quebec Capitales
2012
Quebec Capitales
2011
Quebec Capitales
2010
Quebec Capitales
2009
Quebec Capitales
2008
Sussex Skyhawks
2007
Nashua Pride
2006
Quebec Capitales
2005
Worcester Tornadoes
 
 
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GARCIA MAKES BRIEF, BUT EFFECTIVE, RETURN TO MAJORS
RHP is perfect on Monday vs. Atlanta

Luis Garcia (Newark 2012), who had a superb rookie campaign with Philadelphia in 2013, returned to the big leagues on Monday evening and retired all three Atlanta hitters he faced in relief. Called up on Sunday, Garcia appeared in the eighth inning of the Phillies' 9-6 loss to Atlanta, striking out one and inducing a lineout and groundout.

CAN-AM GRADS IMPRESSING
Independent Baseball Insider By Bob Wirz Vol. 12, No. 6, April 10, 2014

Bridger Hunt was a hitting machine last season, winning the Can-Am League batting title by 83 points with his .402 season (69 games) before the San Diego Padres purchased his contract, which kept the Newark, NJ infielder-outfielder off the postseason all-star team.

While it is very early, the 28-year-old is off to a very fast start for the Padres' Class AA San Antonio, TX farm club, playing virtually every day and hitting .357 (5-for-14) in his first four games with a double and three runs scored.

COLABELLO NAMED A.L. CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
1B/DH hit .391 with league-leading 11 RBI

Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Chris Colabello (Worcester 2005-11, Nashua 2007) and L.A. Angels OF Josh Hamilton have been named co-recipients of the American League's first Player of the Week Award of the 2014 season.

Over six games last week, Colabello hit .391 (9-for-23) with four doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs and four runs scored. He led all AL players in RBIs while ranking second in doubles, tying for third in total bases (16) and tying for fifth in hits and slugging percentage (.696).

13 of 23 INDEPENDENT PLAYERS IN MLB FROM CAN-AM, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Indy Baseball Chatter by Bob Wirz

Of the 23 alumni of the independent leagues on MLB Opening Day rosters, three (Toronto RHP Steve Delabar [pictured], Minnesota 1B Chris Colabello and Boston LHP Craig Breslow) came from Can-Am League clubs, while another ten came from the Can-Am's sister league, the American Association.

In addition, two former Can-Am League umpires, Adam Hamari and Will Little, also started the season in the bigs.

HAS ANY INDEPENDENT PLAYER MATCHED COLABELLO'S SIX RUNS BATTED IN?
Indy Baseball Chatter by By Bob Wirz

I cannot help but wonder today how many–if any–pure Independent Baseball players have had a six-RBI game in the major leagues as longtime Can-Am League star first baseman Chris Colabello did Thursday in helping Minnesota to a chilly, come-from-behind 10-9 victory against the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City.

2013
Quebec Capitales
2012
Quebec Capitales
2011
Quebec Capitales
2010
Quebec Capitales
2009
Quebec Capitales
2008
Sussex Skyhawks
2007
Nashua Pride
2006
Quebec Capitales
2005
Worcester Tornadoes
 
 
RSS Feed Available
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GARCIA MAKES BRIEF, BUT EFFECTIVE, RETURN TO MAJORS
RHP is perfect on Monday vs. Atlanta

Luis Garcia (Newark 2012), who had a superb rookie campaign with Philadelphia in 2013, returned to the big leagues on Monday evening and retired all three Atlanta hitters he faced in relief. Called up on Sunday, Garcia appeared in the eighth inning of the Phillies' 9-6 loss to Atlanta, striking out one and inducing a lineout and groundout.

CAN-AM GRADS IMPRESSING
Independent Baseball Insider By Bob Wirz Vol. 12, No. 6, April 10, 2014

Bridger Hunt was a hitting machine last season, winning the Can-Am League batting title by 83 points with his .402 season (69 games) before the San Diego Padres purchased his contract, which kept the Newark, NJ infielder-outfielder off the postseason all-star team.

While it is very early, the 28-year-old is off to a very fast start for the Padres' Class AA San Antonio, TX farm club, playing virtually every day and hitting .357 (5-for-14) in his first four games with a double and three runs scored.

COLABELLO NAMED A.L. CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
1B/DH hit .391 with league-leading 11 RBI

Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Chris Colabello (Worcester 2005-11, Nashua 2007) and L.A. Angels OF Josh Hamilton have been named co-recipients of the American League's first Player of the Week Award of the 2014 season.

Over six games last week, Colabello hit .391 (9-for-23) with four doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs and four runs scored. He led all AL players in RBIs while ranking second in doubles, tying for third in total bases (16) and tying for fifth in hits and slugging percentage (.696).

13 of 23 INDEPENDENT PLAYERS IN MLB FROM CAN-AM, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Indy Baseball Chatter by Bob Wirz

Of the 23 alumni of the independent leagues on MLB Opening Day rosters, three (Toronto RHP Steve Delabar [pictured], Minnesota 1B Chris Colabello and Boston LHP Craig Breslow) came from Can-Am League clubs, while another ten came from the Can-Am's sister league, the American Association.

In addition, two former Can-Am League umpires, Adam Hamari and Will Little, also started the season in the bigs.

HAS ANY INDEPENDENT PLAYER MATCHED COLABELLO'S SIX RUNS BATTED IN?
Indy Baseball Chatter by By Bob Wirz

I cannot help but wonder today how many–if any–pure Independent Baseball players have had a six-RBI game in the major leagues as longtime Can-Am League star first baseman Chris Colabello did Thursday in helping Minnesota to a chilly, come-from-behind 10-9 victory against the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City.

2013
Quebec Capitales
2012
Quebec Capitales
2011
Quebec Capitales
2010
Quebec Capitales
2009
Quebec Capitales
2008
Sussex Skyhawks
2007
Nashua Pride
2006
Quebec Capitales
2005
Worcester Tornadoes
 
 
RSS Feed Available
Headline News
GARCIA MAKES BRIEF, BUT EFFECTIVE, RETURN TO MAJORS
RHP is perfect on Monday vs. Atlanta

Luis Garcia (Newark 2012), who had a superb rookie campaign with Philadelphia in 2013, returned to the big leagues on Monday evening and retired all three Atlanta hitters he faced in relief. Called up on Sunday, Garcia appeared in the eighth inning of the Phillies' 9-6 loss to Atlanta, striking out one and inducing a lineout and groundout.

CAN-AM GRADS IMPRESSING
Independent Baseball Insider By Bob Wirz Vol. 12, No. 6, April 10, 2014

Bridger Hunt was a hitting machine last season, winning the Can-Am League batting title by 83 points with his .402 season (69 games) before the San Diego Padres purchased his contract, which kept the Newark, NJ infielder-outfielder off the postseason all-star team.

While it is very early, the 28-year-old is off to a very fast start for the Padres' Class AA San Antonio, TX farm club, playing virtually every day and hitting .357 (5-for-14) in his first four games with a double and three runs scored.

COLABELLO NAMED A.L. CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
1B/DH hit .391 with league-leading 11 RBI

Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Chris Colabello (Worcester 2005-11, Nashua 2007) and L.A. Angels OF Josh Hamilton have been named co-recipients of the American League's first Player of the Week Award of the 2014 season.

Over six games last week, Colabello hit .391 (9-for-23) with four doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs and four runs scored. He led all AL players in RBIs while ranking second in doubles, tying for third in total bases (16) and tying for fifth in hits and slugging percentage (.696).

13 of 23 INDEPENDENT PLAYERS IN MLB FROM CAN-AM, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Indy Baseball Chatter by Bob Wirz

Of the 23 alumni of the independent leagues on MLB Opening Day rosters, three (Toronto RHP Steve Delabar [pictured], Minnesota 1B Chris Colabello and Boston LHP Craig Breslow) came from Can-Am League clubs, while another ten came from the Can-Am's sister league, the American Association.

In addition, two former Can-Am League umpires, Adam Hamari and Will Little, also started the season in the bigs.

HAS ANY INDEPENDENT PLAYER MATCHED COLABELLO'S SIX RUNS BATTED IN?
Indy Baseball Chatter by By Bob Wirz

I cannot help but wonder today how many–if any–pure Independent Baseball players have had a six-RBI game in the major leagues as longtime Can-Am League star first baseman Chris Colabello did Thursday in helping Minnesota to a chilly, come-from-behind 10-9 victory against the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City.

2013
Quebec Capitales
2012
Quebec Capitales
2011
Quebec Capitales
2010
Quebec Capitales
2009
Quebec Capitales
2008
Sussex Skyhawks
2007
Nashua Pride
2006
Quebec Capitales
2005
Worcester Tornadoes
 
 
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2013
Quebec Capitales
2012
Quebec Capitales
2011
Quebec Capitales
2010
Quebec Capitales
2009
Quebec Capitales
2008
Sussex Skyhawks
2007
Nashua Pride
2006
Quebec Capitales
2005
Worcester Tornadoes
 
 
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