In this week’s edition of the This Week in the Association with Kevin Luckow and Robert Pannier the Boys welcome Dan Vaughan, Director of Broadcasting and Media for the Kansas City T-Bones as they discuss the termination of the Texas AirHogs franchise and what this means for the American Association. Dan discusses some of the […]
MOORHEAD, MN – The Texas AirHogs, an American Association of Independent Professional Baseball club based in Grand Prairie, Texas, have terminated their membership in the league effective immediately. The AirHogs had been members of the American Association, initially as the Grand Prairie AirHogs, since 2008 and were league champions in 2011. With the exit of […]
American Association Daily provides insights and features on the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions going on with teams around the league. In today’s edition, Robert Pannier talks about the delay to the 2020 American Association season and how fans will have to wait to have […]
American Association Daily provides insights and features on the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions going on with teams around the league. In today’s edition, Robert Pannier examines the news that Winnipeg will shutdown sports until at least September. A Summer without Baseball in Winnipeg On […]
American Association Daily provides insights and features on the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions going on with teams around the league. In today’s edition, Robert Pannier examines some of the uncertainties that face the league once the 2020 season gets underway. A Whole Lot of […]
American Association Daily provides insights and features on the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions going on with teams around the league. In today’s edition, Robert Pannier debunks a recent article questioning the long-term health of the league in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In American Association Daily, Robert Pannier looks back on the 2019 American Association season of the Texas AirHogs. This includes looking at the top player and pitcher as well as what to expect in 2020.
WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes traded right-handed pitchers Parker French and Mitchell Aker to the Texas AirHogs on Friday. The moves partially complete the August 9th deal in which the Goldeyes acquired Jonathan Moroney and Kevin Hilton in exchange for four players to be named later. French was 6-6 with a 5.32 ERA in 18 starts and four relief appearances for the Goldeyes. In […]
The final game of the 2019 season, the first for the Milwaukee Milkmen almost began similar to the first two games against the Texas AirHogs this series, beginning the first 3 2/3 innings hitless. Manny Boscan got the hitting going with a single in the fourth and from there the boys took control. The scoring […]
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name their Pitcher and Pitcher of the Week for Week 16 in the American Association. The St. Paul Saints Jeremy Martinez is selected as the Player of the Week after hitting .579 in six games. The Texas AirHogs Zhang Tao earned Pitcher of the Week honors after tossing a no-hitter for 7.2 innings.
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for September 1, 2019. There were six games played on Sunday, including the Kansas City T-Bones battling back to win in 13 to claim the South Division title and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks defeated the Cleburne Railroaders. Plus, Keon Barnum set an American Association record.
The Texas AirHogs stalled Milkmen scoring for a second night. Milwaukee went hitless until the eighth inning, when Garrett Copeland got his 19th double of the year, which resulted to be the only hit. Riley Pittman scored the Milkmen’s only run off a balk in the eighth inning. Milwaukee finished with two men left on […]
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 31, 2019. There were six games played on Sunday, including the Kansas City T-Bones moving into sole possession of first place with a dramatic walk-off victory, and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks hurting the Cleburne Railroaders playoff chances with a 4-3 victory.
A steady pitching performance by Texas AirHogs starter Zhang Tao stopped the Milkmen from gaining momentum. Tao pitched 8 innings and allowed just one hit while walking 3 with 5 strikeouts. Milwaukee finished with just 2 hits, and one of them was a solo shot from Glen McClain (3) in the ninth inning, which almost forced […]
Grand Prairie, Texas—If the Kansas City T-Bones (55-41) make it to the post season you can look back on nights like Thursday night in Texas as the reason why. Hobbled by injuries, missing key players, starting players leaving the game due to injury, key two out hits to go with some clutch bullpen work helped […]
The AirHogs got a great start from Travis Ballew in the final home game of the season but unfortunately the AirHogs bats could only muster 2 runs in the final home game of the season, falling to Kansas City 3-2. The AirHogs fell behind in the 3rd inning 2-0 after the first 2 batters of […]
Grand Prairie, Texas—On a night when most T-Bones fans were not only cheering on their home team from the metro, they were also likely crossing their fingers for a Sioux Falls win over Sioux City and a Lincoln win over Cleburne to help their chances in the race for the wild-card spot in the playoffs. […]
Not much went right for the AirHogs in a 16-1 loss to the Kansas City T-bones in game 2 of the series Wednesday night. The T-bones started the scoring early and it just kept on coming all night long. Kansas City scored 1 run in the 1st, 5 in the 2nd, 6 in the 4th, […]
Grand Prairie, Texas–After the heartbreaking loss in Sioux City, the T-Bones came to Texas hoping to fight their way back into the playoff hunt. Tommy Collier and Eric Manoah Jr. faced off again against each other for the third time this season, but a costly sixth inning for Manoah Jr. gave Tommy Collier (10-5) another […]
CLEBURNE, Tex. (Aug. 26, 2019) – The Cleburne Railroaders rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the first inning to surge past the Texas AirHogs 10-4 on Monday night at The Depot at Cleburne Station. Texas (26-68) came out swinging against Cleburne starter Jesus Sanchez (10-4), starting the game with four consecutive singles. Na Chuang got […]
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 25, 2019. There were six games in the American Association on Sunday, including the St. Paul Saints walking off the Chicago Dogs for the second straight night and the Sioux City Explorers evening their series with the Kansas City T-Bones.
One night after suffering the worst loss of the season, the AirHogs get the most important win of the season in Cleburne tonight, taking care of business 8-2. The AirHogs fell behind early thanks to a Ryan Brett solo home run in the second inning. The AirHogs bats exploded in the 3rd inning putting up […]
CLEBURNE, Tex. (Aug. 25, 2019) – One night after holding Texas to just two hits, the Cleburne Railroaders could not silence the AirHogs bats as Texas evened the series with an 8-2 win on Sunday night at The Depot at Cleburne Station. A Ryan Brett solo home run in the bottom of the second gave […]
CLEBURNE, Tex. (Aug. 24, 2019) – The Cleburne Railroaders set a franchise record for runs scored on Saturday night, defeating the Texas AirHogs 22-2 at The Depot at Cleburne Station. The Railroaders (54-38) banged out 15 hits and drew 12 walks, which also matched a franchise record. They scored ten runs in the bottom of […]
Trevor Simms made his first start of the season as an AirHog and through 4 innings he looked great. Unfortunately the righty couldn’t get through the fifth inning en route to a 6-4 defeat at the wings of the Sioux Falls Canaries. The Birds struck first in the second inning. Alay Lago led off the […]
Welcome to Nine-by-Nine with Texas AirHogs Manager Chris Bando. Nine-by-Nine is a weekly show that gives fans the opportunity to ask the Skipper questions about the AirHogs, baseball or sports in general or just seek Chris’ wisdom about life. You can send in your questions to Chris@MinorLeagueSportsReport.com.
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 22, 2019. There were six games in the American Association on Thursday, including the Chicago Dogs blanking the Winnipeg Goldeyes and the St. Paul Saints winning their ninth straight game on the road. Plus, the Sioux City Explorers edged the Cleburne Railroaders in extra innings.
The AirHogs pitching staff picked up where they left off versus Lincoln tonight, looking past last night’s tired performance. Erik Manoah was once again brilliant guiding the team through 6 innings of 2 run baseball in a 3-2 win. The AirHogs scored first as Justin Byrd came home to score on a fielders choice off […]
SIOUX FALLS, SD — Usually one run doesn’t decide a game at the Birdcage, but it did on Thursday. The Texas AirHogs (25-65) defeated the Sioux Falls Canaries (35-54) 3-2. Both teams were tied at two heading into the fourth inning. The game remained tied until the ninth inning. Justin Byrd hit his first home […]
In American Association Daily, Rob Pannier analyzes the trade sending outfielder Stewart Ijames from the Texas AirHogs to the Kansas City T-Bones. Texas receives two players to be named later in return.