If the Frontier League baseball season is played this summer – there are still COVID-19 pandemic-related hurdles to clear for that to happen – longtime Wild Things fans might be asking plenty of questions when they venture to the ballpark. Such as, what happened to the Windy City Thunderbolt…
The Frontier League announced Monday that Bill Lee will be retiring after 27 years and assuming the role of “Commissioner Emeritus” effective March 1. Lee has served as commissioner of the Frontier League since its second season, in 1994, and will continue to serve as a consultant for the le…
The Washington Wild Things expect to be playing Frontier League baseball again in 2021. The teams that will be joining them, and who will be the opponents in their division, remain mysteries as the independent league currently has 15 franchises, which is an unworkable number.
Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the Frontier League has become a “Partner League” of MLB. The Frontier League, along with the American Association, join the Atlantic League as independent circuits that will now operate under the umbrella of Major League Baseball.
Washington Wild Things have been told by Pennsylvania State Police that they must stop their 4-team league immediately or face enforcement actions.
Former Peters Township standout and Houston Astros pitcher now making pitches to sell homes, and throwing for the Steel City Slammin' Sammies.
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” is from June 30, 2015, when Pete Rose, baseball’s all-time hits leader and one of the game’s most controversial figures, was the special guest at a Wild Things game.
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” goes back exactly 17 years, to July 1, 2003, when the Washington Wild Things overcame a dreadful first inning and an eight-run deficit to beat the Kalamazoo Kings.
Today’s “When Sports Were Played” takes a look back at the Frontier League game between the Washington Wild Things and Kalamazoo Kings that was played Sept. 3, 2009, and ended with the rarest play in baseball: a triple play.
This is another Comeback Week – those unlikely come-from-behind wins that leave you shaking your head in disbelief – for “When Sports Were Played.” Today we go back to June 15, 2004, when the Washington Wild Things, trailing by two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, defeated Chillicothe…
Gregg Langbehn planned to be in Washington on Tuesday to fill out his lineup card, throw batting practice to hitters and watch the Wild Things’ home opener against the Quebec Capitales, one of the Frontier League’s new teams, from his familiar spot in the first-base dugout.
Today was supposed to the Washington Wild Things’ season opener, but the Frontier League has delayed the start of its season. So for today’s “When Sports Were Played” we go back to Aug. 24, 2014, when the Wild Things’ Matt Sergey pitched the only perfect game in Frontier League history.
Tony Buccilli was supposed to be watching the Washington Wild Things today in their first practice for the Frontier League season. Instead, Buccilli, the Wild Things’ president and general manager, will be watching for Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement about which counties will be allowed to reop…
After adding five teams, the Frontier League has made several changes and is hopeful those tweaks produce better baseball.
When the Frontier League season begins in May, the independent baseball league will have a very different look. With the addition of five former Can-Am League teams, and the disbanding of the 2019 champion River City Rascals, the league has expanded to 14 teams in two countries.
CANONSBURG — Bill Lee, who has been commissioner of the Frontier League since 1994, used to have a favorite line to describe Washington. Because of it being the Eastern-most franchise and within a three-hour drive of only one other league member, Lee liked to say that a trip to Washington is…
The Wild Things' fall from first place last year to worst in the Frontier League this summer was the result of many variables.
It was less than two months ago when the Wild Things were leading the Frontier League in hitting with a team batting average in the .260s, and some people in the league were saying Washington had the most dangerous lineup in the 10-team circuit.