Archive for Monday, August 31, 2009

AA selects Hooper as manager of the year

August 31, 2009


Kevin Hooper of the Wichita Wingnuts has been named manager of the year in the American Association, an independent baseball league.

Hooper, a Lawrence native, was selected by the league’s 10 managers and by the media.

In his first season as a manager, Hooper led the Wingnuts to the North Division first-half title. His pitching staff leads the league with a 3.51 ERA. The Wingnuts are also second in hitting with a .288 team batting average.

Hooper, 32, had a 10-year playing career that included time in the major leagues.


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