J.A. Happ, Brandon McCarthy Show Pitchers Should Wear Helmets or Player Will Eventually Die on Field

Beginning with the 2008 season, base coaches at all levels of professional baseball were required to wear helmets. But, as sad as it is, it appears that baseball has all but forgotten the reason why the game decided to bring about that change. On July 22, 2007 — less than a month into his coaching career — Tulsa Drillers first base coach Mike Coolbaugh was struck by a line drive...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Terry Bradshaw Named Coach of the Year

Terry Bradshaw Named Coach of the Year Bradshaw Named Mike CoolBaugh Texas League Coach of the Year SPRINGDALE, AR – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals hitting Coach Terry Bradshaw has been named the Mike Coolbaugh Texas League Coach of the Year.  The award is named for Mike Coolbaugh, a longtime Minor League player who died at age 35 when he was struck by a batted ball while...
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August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

January 23, 2012 - Heart of the Game

I have boys who dream of playing in the Major Leagues. I know, as do they, that the odds of making it all the way are astronomical. There are thousands of baseball players who we never hear about, toiling in the professional ranks trying to get there, trying to work their way up from the minors.   S.L. Price has written a provocative, heart-warming and heart-breaking story, Heart...
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January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Jirschele Returns to Omaha for 13th Season

Jirschele Returns to Omaha for 13th Season Gregg, Henry, Iannicca also back to defend Pacific Coast League crown OMAHA, Neb. — Mike Jirschele, recently presented with Minor League Baseball’s 2011 Mike Coolbaugh award, will return for his 13th season at the helm of the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The Clintonville, Wisc., native will lead the Storm Chasers...
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January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals announce minor league personnel for 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO The Kansas City Royals have announced the minor league coaching staffs for the 2012 season. The Royals also named their minor league coordinators for next season. Affiliate staffs: The leader of the defending Pacific Coast League champion Omaha Storm Chasers remains intact, as 2011 Mike Coolbaugh award winner Mike Jirschele returns to his managerial post for a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Coolbaugh Award bittersweet for Jirschele

Triple-A Omaha manager Mike Jirschele won his 1,000th game and the Pacific Coast League championship this season. Now, he's won something else: Minor League Baseball's Mike Coolbaugh Award.
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Royals notes: Omaha's Jirschele honored

Class AAA Omaha manager Mike Jirschele is this year's recipient of the Mike Coolbaugh Award, which recognizes an individual for an "outstanding baseball work ethic, knowledge of the game and skill in mentoring young players on the field."
Via kansascity.com
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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