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Marlins General Manager Kim Ng makes history

Kim Ng, seen here in 2018, is the first woman to be named the general manager of a Major League Baseball team. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Ng is the first woman in the history of Major League Baseball to become a general manager.
November 18, 2020

Kim Ng shattered a glass ceiling for women in sports this week, becoming the first female general manager in Major League Baseball history. Ng was named General Manager of the Miami Marlins Nov....

Looking at Iowa baseball’s two-way players

Iowa infielder Dylan Nedved rounds the bases during a baseball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday, March 10, at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Jayhawks, 8-0.
Four Iowa players compete on the mound and at the plate.
November 17, 2020

Players that hit and pitch are considered out of the norm in Division I baseball with the difficulty level of success on both sides at such a high level of play. But the Hawkeyes will be carrying...

Iowa baseball heads into offseason workouts

Iowa head coach Rick Heller watches the game from third base during a baseball game between Iowa and Grand View on March 3, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Vikings 15-2.
With the Black and Gold World Series behind them, the Hawkeyes are now preparing for their winter routine.
November 8, 2020

With the conclusion of Iowa baseball’s annual Black and Gold world series – an intrasquad, best-of-five matchup – the Hawkeyes will now start their offseason routine to prepare for the spring...

Gold team grabs win in Iowa baseball’s annual Black and Gold World Series

Iowa outfielder Ben Norman swings on a pitch during a baseball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday, March 10, at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Jayhawks, 8-0.
The Gold team came back from a 2-0 deficit to win the best-of-five series.
October 29, 2020

The Gold team grabbed the win in the annual Iowa baseball Black and Gold World Series — the Hawkeyes' yearly intrasquad game — clawing its way back after falling behind by two to take the five-game...

Iowa baseball adjusts to aluminum bats after summer leagues

Iowa head coach Rick Heller gestures to his team during a baseball game between Iowa and Grand View at Duane Banks Field on March 3, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Vikings 15-2.
Coaches say that the difference between aluminum and wood bats are minimal.
October 20, 2020

With the Hawkeye baseball team back in Iowa City for fall practice, many of its members have switched to using aluminum bats. A majority of the team participated in collegiate summer leagues around...

Hawkeye baseball turns to intrasquad scrimmages

University of Iowa baseball player Jack Dreyer winds up to pitch during a game against Penn State University on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 8-4.
The Hawkeyes have been scrimmaging twice a week in the absence of fall competition because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 18, 2020

The Hawkeyes are back at Duane Banks Field and have kicked off their annual Black and Gold World Series. The Iowa baseball team has been playing in intrasquad scrimmages twice a week since the middle...

Iowa baseball’s Peyton Williams sees success in the Northwoods League

Iowa first baseman Peyton Williams grins during a baseball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday, March 10, at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Jayhawks, 8-0.
The Iowa first baseman played in 33 games for the Waterloo Bucks and was named to the Northwoods League’s postseason all-star list as well as the Bucks Player of the Year.
September 16, 2020

Iowa baseball first baseman Peyton Williams made an impact with his time on the Waterloo Bucks, a collegiate summer team in the Northwoods League. Williams made the league postseason all-star list...

Looking back at Grant Leonard’s career as he prepares for his final season

Iowa pitcher Grant Leonard throws a pitch during the seventh inning of the afternoon Iowa vs Rutgers game at Duane Banks Field on Saturday, April 7, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights 9-5.
The Hawkeye closer is second in career saves in program history and set the single-season save record back in 2019.
September 1, 2020

In the spring of 2016, freshman Grant Leonard walked the University of Iowa campus as a new transfer from North Central College whose days on the pitcher’s mound were likely behind him. But Leonard...

Iowa’s Dylan Nedved named National Baseball Congress All-American

Iowa infielder Dylan Nedved attempts to tag out an Ontario player sliding into second base during the seventh inning of a game against Ontario at Duane Banks Field on Friday, September 13, 2019. Ontario was called safe. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Jays  30-6 in 14 innings.
Nedved was an essential part of the Hutchinson Monarchs’ semifinal run in the National Baseball Congress World Series.
August 24, 2020

After a semifinal finish with the Hutchinson Monarchs in the 86th annual NBC World Series, the National Baseball Congress honored Iowa’s Dylan Nedved as an All-American at the shortstop position. The...

Strategies could change due to MLB’s 2020 playoff expansion if regular season play continues

A baseball with MLB logo is seen at Citizens Bank Park before a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies on June 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Teams could alter how they manage their starting pitching rotations.
August 2, 2020

With the arrival of a COVID-19 outbreak within the Miami Marlins organization just days after Major League Baseball began its season on July 23, it has been speculated that the league may have to stop...

Hawkeyes find success in unique college summer league baseball season

Iowa infielder Dylan Nedved rounds the bases during a baseball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday, March 10, at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Jayhawks, 8-0.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down some summer leagues across the country, however, some leagues are still giving players the opportunity to compete this summer.
July 30, 2020

Another summer means another year of collegiate summer league baseball, and while this summer is not like any other due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa baseball players are still spread out across the...

Opinion | Major League Baseball needs to do better

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (46) leads off first base as Kansas City Royals pitcher Kyle Zimmer (45) throws a pitch during their MLB game at Comerica Park in Detroit, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
Both the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies have had their seasons paused after a COVID-19 outbreak throughout the Marlins’ roster.
July 29, 2020

Just four days into the MLB season, a team-wide COVID-19 outbreak was announced. The Miami Marlins have announced 18 positive cases, 16 players and two coaches, and have had their season paused...

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