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November 17, 2013 12:00 am
Rush's GM Wexelberg all business in northwest suburbs

Rush's GM Wexelberg all business in northwest suburbs

DES PLAINES | The walls of the office of the Chicago Rush president and general manager are decorated with the celebrations of Gary baseball championships.

March 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Rush's GM Wexelberg all business in northwest suburbs

Rush's GM Wexelberg all business in northwest suburbs

Chicago Rush trophies and memorabilia are on display at the team's Des Plaines office.

March 07, 2012 2:35 pm
Rush's GM Wexelberg all business in northwest suburbs

Rush's GM Wexelberg all business in northwest suburbs

Chicago Rush president and general manager Roger Wexelberg, of Valparaiso, works in his office in Des Plaines.

March 07, 2012 2:35 pm
Rush's GM Wexelberg all business in northwest suburbs

Rush's GM Wexelberg all business in northwest suburbs

Chicago Rush president and general manager Roger Wexelberg, of Valparaiso, is in his first season with the team. He was hired by the league to head the franchise while a new ownership group is found for the Rush.

March 07, 2012 2:35 pm
Rush's GM Wexelberg all business in northwest suburbs

Rush's GM Wexelberg all business in northwest suburbs

Chicago Rush president and general manager Roger Wexelberg, of Valparaiso, poses for a photo in the team's locker room at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

March 07, 2012 2:35 pm
Rush's GM Wexelberg all business in northwest suburbs

Rush's GM Wexelberg all business in northwest suburbs

Chicago Rush president and general manager Roger Wexelberg, of Valparaiso, took over the position in December after a career that includes time in the front office of mostly baseball teams.

March 07, 2012 2:35 pm
Times' Wexelberg will take over as GM of Chicago Rush

Times' Wexelberg will take over as GM of Chicago Rush

Times business development manager and former RailCats general manager Roger Wexelberg will be the newest president and general manager of the Chicago Rush, beginning Monday.

December 14, 2011 5:15 pm
ROGER WEXELBERG: From worst to first

ROGER WEXELBERG: From worst to first

When we officially announced Greg Tagert as our manager in January 2005, our realistic expectations were for him to take the team to the .500 level.

May 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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ROGER WEXELBERG: The longest year

ROGER WEXELBERG: The longest year

With our dismal 2003 record, 36-54, behind us, manager, Garry Templeton, signed several players we thought would lead a turnaround, but three weeks into the new season we were owners of a league record 14-game losing streak.

May 19, 2011 12:00 am
ROGER WEXELBERG: Play ball, Gary!

ROGER WEXELBERG: Play ball, Gary!

The off-season after 2002 was eventful. Manager Joe Calfapietra took another job closer to his home, and I hired former MLB All-Star Garry Templeton to replace him.

May 18, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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ROGER WEXELBERG: A long road home

ROGER WEXELBERG: A long road home

For the 2002 season, the RailCats took a unique ride, playing every game on the road. We held our first spring training at Indiana University Northwest and Valparaiso University and the first day was rained out, which became a precursor for the rest of spring training.

May 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Roger Wexelberg RailCats journal: The 'Cats are out of the bag

Roger Wexelberg RailCats journal: The 'Cats are out of the bag

As 2002 started, I was excited to go full blast towards getting the RailCats off the ground.

May 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Roger Wexelberg RailCats journal: Starting from square one

Roger Wexelberg RailCats journal: Starting from square one

In March 2001, my wife and I sat in our car looking at a cleared patch of land with a few dilapidated houses left standing in downtown Gary. This was the site of a proposed baseball stadium that was to bring America's pastime to Gary.

May 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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