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RailCats pick Brian Lyter as new GM

RailCats pick Brian Lyter as new GM

The RailCats announced Wednesday that Brian Lyter would become the team's newest general manager, taking the interim tag off of former president and GM Pete Laven.

October 15, 2014 5:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: There's a new mode of OT in town

HILLARY SMITH: There's a new mode of OT in town

Remember when the NHL went to a shootout format after overtime in the regular season instead of simply playing to a tie?

October 12, 2014 8:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats business succeeded in 2014

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats business succeeded in 2014

GARY | In the business sense, the RailCats improved during the 2014 season in areas the franchise had fallen short in 2013.

September 07, 2014 5:30 pm

RailCats relied on youth at depth in roller coaster season

RailCats relied on youth at depth in roller coaster season

GARY | The last bus ride home for the RailCats was longer than it was last year, and it gave more time for reflection.

September 02, 2014 6:45 pm Related

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats miscues are in good company

If there's an indication of the parity of the American Association, here it is: not since 2010 has the team that won the league championship the year before appeared in the postseason.

August 31, 2014 8:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats wagering future for present gains

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats wagering future for present gains

GARY | If there's any wonder that the RailCats are all in to keep that American Association Championship trophy in Gary, this weekend's trade deadline moves spoke volumes.

August 24, 2014 8:30 pm

RailCats end home schedule with power, win

RailCats end home schedule with power, win

GARY | By the time Henry Wrigley hit his first home run out of U.S. Steel Yard in a RailCats uniform, his team was already ahead 12-3.

August 24, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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RailCats still looking up, looking ahead

GARY | The RailCats' new season starts now.

August 20, 2014 10:00 pm Related

RailCats ready for return of Ryan Brockett, again

GARY | Ryan Brockett has never had any injury issues.

August 19, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats starter takes time in region to rest in 5-man rotation

GARY | Stephen Hiscock's parents and younger sister arrived in the region Sunday, and the RailCats pitcher was in town to meet them.

August 18, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats hope lineup change up will reverse fortunes

GARY | When Craig Maddox swung at a 3-1 pitch Tuesday night and popped out foul to third base, RailCats manager Greg Tagert made a decision about Wednesday's lineup card.

August 13, 2014 11:00 pm Related

RailCats' newest addition has big league name

GARY | For the first time in his professional career, Logan Brumley is in the same time zone as his father.

August 12, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats rotation adds part-time cog

GARY | As the RailCats hit the final 20 games to their season, the four-man rotation needed a tweak, the coaching staff decided.

August 12, 2014 8:00 pm Related

HILLARY SMITH: No cause for concern, yet

The panic button at U.S. Steel Yard is still under lock and key. For now.

August 10, 2014 8:30 pm

RailCats' walking wounded called on in times of need

RailCats' walking wounded called on in times of need

GARY | Zac Mitchell watched the RailCats play five games from a spot he hates to sit: on the bench.

August 06, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Lincoln closes in as RailCats drop two-day extra-inning game

GARY | If the RailCats needed a morale boost from losing three games in a row, an extra-inning game that was restarted after a night's rest was sure to do it.

August 05, 2014 11:00 pm Related

RailCats hit injury wall as push for postseason ramps up

GARY | Before the RailCats played against the Lincoln Saltdogs in Monday's second game of the four-game series, the Gary coaching staff was forced to make a series of moves.

August 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Left is right in RailCats lineup

GARY | On Saturday, as they do most nights, the RailCats ran six left-handed hitters out in their lineup.

August 02, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats sign Bishop Noll grad Andy Loomis

GARY | Andy Loomis has spent nearly a year rehabbing his pitching arm from Tommy John surgery and was out of professional baseball only a week.

August 01, 2014 10:30 pm Related

First American Association trade deadline passes without RailCats deals Thursday

GARY | As Major League Baseball's trade deadline reached Thursday with movement across the country, the American Association hit its first deadline on the roster calendar.

July 31, 2014 10:00 pm Related

RailCats return from all-star game with winners, injuries

RailCats return from all-star game with winners, injuries

GARY | The RailCats sent eight members of the team to the American Association All-Star game in Winnipeg and all came back with something different.

July 30, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Dustin Crenshaw rejuvinates pitch, adds to resume

Dustin Crenshaw rejuvinates pitch, adds to resume

GARY | After Dustin Crenshaw had Tommy John surgery in 2009, he found it was tough to throw a changeup.

July 28, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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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.

July 27, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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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.

July 27, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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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

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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

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'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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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