Quad Cities River Bandits

Quad Cities River Bandits

The Quad Cities River Bandits finished the first half of the season with the best record in the Midwest League- and now, there's more good news. Today, the team announced Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport has been voted "Best of the Ballparks," in Class-A Baseball.  Spokesman Marco LaNave says the ballpark in Davenport received the most votes from fans and readers of Ballpark Digest. 

The award followed the River Bandit's best half-season in over 28 years. And, the team won 12 games in a row, which is the longest winning-streak since 1979. 

River Bandits to Join Midwest All-Star Game

Jun 8, 2015
Quad Cities River Bandits

Three Quad Cities River Bandits will play in this year's Midwest League All-Star Game- more than any other Western Division team. In addition, the team says one of its pitchers will be a reserve, for the June 23rd game in Peoria. River Bandits catcher, Jacob Nottingham, second baseman, Mott Hyde, and third baseman Nick Tanielu were selected by Western Division field managers to start in the game.

WVIK Staff

A sure sign of spring has made its annual return to the Quad Cities. On Sunday, the River Bandits baseball team arrived at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, and began preparing for the new season of the Midwest League that begins on Thursday.

Davenport's Ferris Wheel to be Wheelchair Accessible

Mar 26, 2015
WVIK Staff

People in wheelchairs will soon be able to ride the Ferris wheel at Modern Woodmen Park. Today, Genesis Health System announced a $50,000 gift to make the ride accessible for people with disabilities. Davenport City Administrator Craig Malin says right now, there's too big a gap between the loading platform and gondolas for people in wheelchairs to get on the ride safely. The gap is five inches, but federal law requires no more than 3 inches.But, the Ferris wheel will soon have a new gondola that's safe for wheelchair users.

QC River Bandits 2014 Season

Sep 18, 2014

This week on Midwest Week, a look back at the just-completed season of the Quad Cities River Bandits - on and off the field.Herb Trix's guest is Steve Batterson, sports writer for the Quad City Times.

  As the final weekend of the season begins, the Quad Cities River Bandits still have a chance to make the playoffs. They have five games left, two at home and three on the road. Spokesman Marco LaNave says the River Bandits are two games behind Wisconsin and tied with Peoria for the final spot in the Midwest League Western Division Playoffs. The magic number for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers is "three." The River Bandits will host Clinton tonight (thurs), and then host the Lumber Kings again Friday night for the final home game of the season.

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