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Chiefs, Cards sign four-year PDC

Another change on the affiliation front: the St. Louis Cardinals and the Peoria Chiefs (Low Class A; Midwest League) have signed a new player-development contract, through 2016. The Cardinals had been affiliated with the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League); the Chiefs are coming off a long-term relationship with the Chicago Cubs. […]

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Champaign to discuss ballpark plan tonight

The Champaign City Council will hear a report on the potential of professional baseball in that Illinois community, with both affiliated and independent ball on the agenda. The county will hear a presentation from the Illinois Business Consulting group, a student-run organization operating under the University of Illinois College of Business, regarding a feasibility study […]

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Chiefs to plant palms Monday

It’s one of the more endearing traditions in Minor League Baseball: the Peoria Chiefs (Low Class A; Midwest League) will be planting palm trees at Peoria Chiefs Stadium on Monday. The nine Queen Palms are currently en route from Florida and will be planted in the left-field berm at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 16. The […]

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More ballpark changes in South Bend

After unveiling $8 million in improvements to Covaleski Stadium last season, the South Bend Silver Hawks (Low Class A; Midwest League) are pushing out more ballpark fun this season. New owner Andrew Berlin says he’s spend $2 million on additional ballpark improvements this season and wants to see the city do even more in the […]

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Cubs to honor Pete Vonachen

Nice honor for Pete Vonachen: the owner of the Peoria Chiefs (Low Class A; Midwest League) will be honored by the Chicago Cubs during a Wrigley Field pregame ceremony before Wednesday night’s game; he’ll also lead the crowd in the Seventh Inning Stretch festivities. On May 11 at Wrigley Field, Pete and his family will […]

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