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2016 DRAFT DAY SCHEDULED

2016draftThe 2016 Mid-West Baseball League Draft is scheduled for Saturday February 20th, 2016 at 10:30 AM ET.

The 2016 MWBL Draft Order has now been posted & the complete 336 Pick, 12 Round Selection Order has been posted.

The 2016 MWBL Draft Order

New this year will be a later start time of 10:30 AM ET to allow the West Coast Franchise Owners a few extra minutes of sleep.   Please be advised that with this change of start time, the 2016 MWBL Draft will conclude later than normal, so please plan your plans accordingly.

2016 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE’S

The Mid-West Baseball League Commissioners Office is proud to announce the following Four players have been inducted into the Mid-West Baseball League Hall of FameChipper Jones, Billy Wagner, Manny Ramirez & by the way of the Veterans Committee Jeff Bagwell.

These four inductees will make up the Hall of Fame Class of 2016 of the Mid-West Baseball League.

2016 Voting Results

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2015 ALL-STAR GAME

2015All-StarIt’s a beautiful day south of the border down Mexico way for the 19th Annual MWBL All Star Game.  This year for the first time it’s south of the USA at Tijuana Coahuila Zone Park.  The American League leads the series 12 games to 6, however the National League has won the last 2, including a 4-0 shutout in Iron City.

STARTING PITCHERS:
Clayton Kershaw (27-2 1.18) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (20-3 1.89)

Wei-Yen Chen gets the call for the National League as does Clayton Kershaw does for the American League. Robinson Cano leads off the game against Kershaw. The pitch … whistled to right … in there for a hit … Stanton is over quickly, bobbles the ball momentarily … but Cano isn’t buying it … he sticks to first with a single. With Buster Posey behind the plate, Cano stretches his lead….The offering to Brantley … swung on … strike! … and there goes Cano! Posey strong arms it down there … Cano racks up a stolen base. With 1-out, Ian Desmond, who got the nod over Troy Tulowitzki, steps toward the plate when National League Manager Chris Douglass calls him back. Desmond looks distraught…I can’t believe this, Douglass is pulling him before he even gets to take the field. Desmond turns angry and starts smashing Ian Desmond15ASGdugout water coolers. Asst Coach Rick Cooper has to hold him back as he heads toward Douglass. Folks this is one of the most bizarre happenings ever to happen in an All Star game. As Desmond heads down the ramp, Douglass turns to Tulowitzki to bat for Desmond. Tulowitzki grounds out which moves Cano to 3rd with 2-outs. With 2-outs, Victor Martinez steps to the plate. Kershaw looks at third … he lets it go … blooper to left … if it stays up Andrew McCutchen will get it….and it drops … McCutchen takes it on the hop … Cano scores as the throw comes in to second. The National League goes up 1-0 in the first inning! Kershaw gets Adrian Beltre on a ground out as we head to the bottom of the 1st. Leading 1-0, against his better judgement, Douglass Continue reading

2015 MWBL CHRISTMAS CLASSIC HOME RUN DERBY

Mesa, Arizona – For the second year now the Mid-West Baseball League Christmas Classic history took place in Mesa, Arizona.   Hohokam Park was renovated in 2014 to a state of the art facility in the heart of Mesa. The Christmas Classic tradition continues in 2015, as Hohokam Park opened its gates to a record breaking crowd of just over 10,000 fans.   Many of the fans came out to see Mid-West Baseball League stars, such as the likes of Andrew McCutchen of the Chicago Mobsters, David Ortiz of the New York Outlaws & two time winner of the Christmas Classic, Miguel Cabrera of the Hollywood Werewolves.

The weather was a perfect 63 degrees and the winds were warm, but not more than 8 miles an hour.   Humidity was at 66%, which ironically is the magic number for Home Runs in APBA.  Twelve Mid-West Baseball League players, Six (6) from the American League & Six (6) from the National League were participants in the twelfth (12) Annual Christmas Classic Home Run Derby.  Here is how the Classic played out.

Click Here to Read the Full Story on the 2015 Mid-West Baseball League Christmas Classic Results.

 

2015 CHRISTMAS CLASSIC PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED

Christmas ClassicThe 2015 Christmas Classic will be held on Christmas Eve – December 24th, 2015 in Honolulu Hawaii at Hohokam Park.

How does the MWBL going to handle the Christmas Classic Home Run Derby?  This is an idea that came from a league (BUNT), that the Commissioner checks out from time to time.  Dave Snyderman one of the members came up with the idea a few years ago and which has been refined somewhat as they went along.  The MWBL refined the idea a little more, and adopted the concept for the Christmas Classic Home Run Derby.

Representing the American & National Leagues will be the following twelve (12) players.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
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It is very simple really. What the MWBL Commissioner will do is take a pair of percentile dice. These are 2 dice, each with 10 sides, and ideally, both with different colors, one red one white. If you ever played any role playing games you probably have seen these dice. They are readily available at hobby shops and game stores that cater to the role play crowd. When rolled, these dice will produce a number between 01 and 00 thus the name percentile dice.