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Former River City Rascal Brandon Cunniff joins Atlanta Braves active roster

Former River City Rascals right handed pitcher Brandon Cunniff was added to the Atlanta Braves roster last Sunday (April 5). Cunniff will fill the void left on the roster from Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton, Jr. being traded to the San Diego Padres. The reliever spent parts of two seasons with River City and portions of three seasons in the ...

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Perkins brothers power Francis Howell past Summit for 10-5 win

Francis Howell’s dynamic duo of Justin and Ryan Perkins continue to make life a bear for opposing teams with their big-time bats. On Tuesday, Justin Perkins cracked a two-run homer and Ryan Perkins broke loose for four hits to power Howell to a 10-5 victory over Summit in a Midwest Classic Tournament Pool A game at Francis Howell. “I think ...

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When baseball became Whiteyball

The way Whitey Herzog remembers it, predictions had him being the first manager to be fired in 1985. “All the writers were saying that,” Herzog recalled recently. The reason had to do with Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter leaving St. Louis. Sutter was the game’s top relief pitcher. He was wooed away from St. Louis by Atlanta Braves owner Ted ...

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