The Gary SouthShore RailCats claimed left-handed pitcher Braulio Torres-Perez off waivers from the Milwaukee Milkmen on Tuesday. 2019 marks Torres-Perez’s fourth season of professional baseball and third stint with Gary.
Chicago baseball has been nothing if not dramatic since the season started a little over a month ago. The Cubs battled their way to first place in the division after a terrible start, while the White Sox welcomed the debut prized prospect Eloy Jimenez only to add him to the injured list a few weeks later.
The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced their spring training schedule earlier this week. The RailCats play five exhibition games (three road, two home) before opening the season on Friday, May 17th at 7:05 p.m. against the Chicago Dogs. Listed below is the team’s exhibition schedule.
2018 was a record year for the Gary SouthShore RailCats with a franchise high 59-41 record, countless events at the ballpark, and an intense playoff appearance. Fans are anticipating the start of the upcoming 2019 season and wondering what they can expect from the division champions.
Community members gathered at the new Hammond Sportsplex Saturday afternoon for the 2019 NFL Draft Pick ceremony. People enjoyed a day filled with fun family activities and celebrated with an array of young athletes who dream of entering the National Football League.
The Cubs started off their season of “Reckoning,” as Theo Epstein dubbed it, with just short of the worst position possible. Absolutely dismal showings from the starting pitchers and bullpen led to the team owning the worst ERA in baseball, and forced them to drop down to a 2-7 record. Three of the cub’s offensive stars looked lost at the plate. Really, the only bright side was the incredible display the bottom half of the lineup demonstrated.
The Cubs’ 2018 Season ended rather traumatically. There were massive roadblocks throughout the year, like Kris Bryant’s injured shoulder, Yu Darvish making his Cubs’ debut with an injured elbow that limited him to eight starts, and an offense that, in the words of Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, was simply “broken.”
- Hammond to host live NFL 2019 Draft pick
- Event to be open to the public at Hammond Sportsplex April 27th
When the Hammond Pros took the field as one of the original NFL Teams, not many people knew what the NFL would become over the next 100 years. Now, nearly 100 years after the National Football League was born in Canton, Ohio, the NFL is celebrating the 13 communities, including Hammond, that were home to the teams in its inaugural season. The initiative is part of ‘NFL100,’ a year-long commemoration of its centennial season bringing together generations of football fans, players, communities and all 32 clubs for a unique line-up of programming and activities.