RSSRailCats Baseball

Latest News

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats need to return to plate patience

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats need to return to plate patience

GARY | Longtime RailCats fans could count on two things at U.S. Steel Yard: a foul ball and a long game.

2 hours ago Photos

Photos

RailCats trounced by Winnipeg

RailCats trounced by Winnipeg

GARY | The RailCats' hope of using the two-day all-star break as momentum for the final month of the season was washed away in a dismal sixth inning Sunday.

3 hours ago Photos

Photos

Related

RailCats have chance for advantage before all-star break

RailCats have chance for advantage before all-star break

GARY | The American Association heads into its two-day all-star break beginning Monday, and the RailCats are in the middle of a series being watched throughout the league.

July 26, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

Photos

Related

Morgan Coombs happy to return after spasms send him to DL

GARY | Among Morgan Coombs' many goals as he entered the RailCats' season was what could have been a simple one: don't miss a start.

July 25, 2014 9:45 pm Related

HILLARY SMITH: Who's next in best of the 'Cats?

GARY | With Willie Glen's number secured in the outfield at U.S. Steel Yard earlier this month, the next question quickly becomes: who's next?

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm

RailCats drop series finale to Sox

GARY | The RailCats have gone 13-5 since July 1, but Sunday's late-inning loss to Amarillo prompted a closed-door, postgame clubhouse meeting.

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm Related

RailCats catchers having career seasons in dual roles

GARY | Ryan Babineau and Craig Maddox bargained with RailCats manager Greg Tagert for a new way to use the platooned catching position.

July 18, 2014 10:00 pm Related

Bougher bounces back but 'Cats fall to RedHawks

Bougher bounces back but 'Cats fall to RedHawks

GARY | After Stephen Bougher's last start in Winnipeg, RailCats pitching coach Chad Rhoades told his righty to think of one thing: pink elephants.

July 16, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

Photos

Related

'Cats pitcher Barry Fowler making best of his 'second' second chance

GARY | In Barry Fowler's first professional start, he was wearing a Winnipeg Goldeyes jersey and pitched five perfect innings against the RailCats. 

July 15, 2014 11:00 pm Related

RailCats set to send six to American Association all-Star game

RailCats set to send six to American Association all-Star game

GARY | Craig Maddox has played professional baseball for seven seasons, and on Monday saw a text that gave him something he's never experienced before.

July 14, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

Photos

Related

HILLARY SMITH: Grading the RailCats at midseason

GARY | The RailCats hit the (almost) midway point of their season with a solid hold on the top of the American Association's Central Division standings and winning record.

July 06, 2014 8:30 pm

RailCats head on the road with win over Saints

RailCats head on the road with win over Saints

GARY | RailCats manager Greg Tagert was concerned as his team hit a three-game homestand against St. Paul that finding a complete-team win was hindering success.

July 06, 2014 8:30 pm Related

RailCats retire Willie Glen's No. 23

RailCats retire Willie Glen's No. 23

GARY | In the 13 years of the RailCats franchise, the team has held two jersey numbers in retirement, both posted in center field.

July 05, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

Photos

Related

RailCats avoid 'big inning' in win over Saints

GARY | Returning home from a seven-game road trip in which the RailCats went 2-5, the team is suffering the woes of baseball, manager Greg Tagert said.

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Schedule helps 'Cats breed familiarity with non-divisional foe

GARY | The RailCats have played 39 games in the American Association season and nine of them have been against the same team.

June 26, 2014 8:45 pm

RailCats trade Hamilton, add young infielder

RailCats trade Hamilton, add young infielder

GARY | The RailCats made a trade Wednesday that took a veteran out of the clubhouse in an effort to give him more at-bats this season.

June 25, 2014 10:10 pm Photos

Photos

Ryan Brockett returns after second stint on DL

Ryan Brockett returns after second stint on DL

GARY | Ryan Brockett appeared on the RailCats' radar mid-June of last season and played sparingly as the team won an American Association Championship.

June 24, 2014 10:30 pm

Former MLB pitcher Parr is taking next second chance with RailCats

GARY | James Parr spent three years preparing for his reappearance on the mound.

June 23, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats split doubleheader, fall in series to Lincoln

GARY | The RailCats have played in four doubleheaders this season, thanks to rain plaguing the first half of the schedule.

June 22, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats drop series to division's worst team

GARY | The RailCats lost a home series to the worst team in the American Association's Central Division after an extra-inning first-game loss in a doubleheader.

June 11, 2014 11:45 pm Related

Drew Martinez excelling in new role in lineup, on RailCats field

GARY | After his first game in right field, Drew Martinez sent a text to Mike Massaro.

June 10, 2014 8:00 pm

RailCats rotation seeing early season success

GARY | The RailCats coaching staff took a different approach to their starting pitchers before the season began.

June 09, 2014 8:00 pm Related

HILLARY SMITH: Undrafted? No worries, say RailCats

Greg Tagert's specialty as a scout for the Detroit Tigers was to watch for potential in college seniors.

June 08, 2014 8:30 pm

RailCats use big inning to extend winning streak to seven

RailCats use big inning to extend winning streak to seven

GARY | Craig Maddox hit his first home run of the year off of the first pitch he saw from Sioux Falls relief pitcher Kyle Kingsley.

June 08, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

Photos

Related

RailCats find hitter in converted pitcher Josh Romanski

RailCats find hitter in converted pitcher Josh Romanski

GARY | Josh Romanski's pitching career took him as high as Triple-A baseball and to a 3.63 ERA in four years of affiliated baseball.

June 06, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats' 14th inning walkoff is first home win of 2014

GARY | Adam Taylor entered the game in the seventh inning Friday and still finished 1-for-4 for the RailCats.

May 24, 2014 12:30 am Related

RailCats open home season with ceremony, fanfare

RailCats open home season with ceremony, fanfare

GARY | Three retired members of the RailCats' 2013 American Association championship team were on hand at the start of Thursday's home opener at U.S. Steel Yard.

May 22, 2014 9:00 pm Video Photos

Photos

Related

Danny Pulfer takes over at leadoff for RailCats

Danny Pulfer takes over at leadoff for RailCats

GARY | Danny Pulfer took a phone call during the baseball offseason that moved him back to a position he's always been comfortable at.

May 14, 2014 6:20 pm Photos

Photos

Related

RailCats take extra time after setting opening day roster

GARY | The RailCats coaching staff discussed their final cuts to the opening day roster on the bus at 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

May 13, 2014 7:45 pm

RailCats change pitching use in spring training

RailCats change pitching use in spring training

GARY | By this time last season, RailCats manager Greg Tagert knew his opening day pitcher and had a rotation nearly set.

May 08, 2014 9:00 pm

Familiar face returns to RailCats with chance at unfamiliar spot

Familiar face returns to RailCats with chance at unfamiliar spot

GARY | After the birth of his son Edwin Walker III, pitcher Edwin Walker took the rest of the 2013 season off.

May 05, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

Photos

HILLARY SMITH: Hard work at spring training not just for players

GARY | Greg Tagert's sons joke with him about how easy it has been to open spring training with the RailCats the last few years.

May 04, 2014 8:30 pm

RailCats catchers bring veteran leadership to clubhouse

RailCats catchers bring veteran leadership to clubhouse

GARY | When Craig Maddox talked with Greg Tagert during the offseason about why he wanted to come back for his fourth season with the RailCats.

May 03, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

Photos

RailCats tryout brings out experience, rookies and pro baseball hopefuls

RailCats tryout brings out experience, rookies and pro baseball hopefuls

GARY | Albert Carpen had been through his share of tryouts.

April 30, 2014 5:45 pm Video Photos

Photos

RailCats open tryout will hold, come rain or come shine

RailCats open tryout will hold, come rain or come shine

Even if Mother Nature doesn't cooperate, the RailCats plan to.

April 29, 2014 7:30 pm

RailCats owner details running a franchise in Gary

RailCats owner details running a franchise in Gary

GARY │ While city officials spent a lot of time and energy in the early years of the U.S. Steel Yard trying to develop the 5th Avenue corridor into a vibrant area with restaurants and other destination-type businesses to complement the baseba…

March 10, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

Photos

RailCats expand footprint of High School Challenge

GARY | For the 12th version of the RailCats McDonald's High School Challenge, the organization expanded its coverage area farther west into Illinois and south and east into Indiana.

March 06, 2014 7:07 pm
activate-button-3
Follow The Times

Featured Businesses

Videos

Poll

Loading…

Who is your favorite inductee in this year's Baseball Hall of Fame class?

View Results