Several 2012 Bandits are 2013 Chiefs


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Posted Online: March 31, 2013, 7:43 pm
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Marc Nesseler, nesseler@qconline.com
Seven players from the 2012 Quad Cities River Bandits baseball team will be on the 2013 roster of the Peoria Chiefs, with the St. Louis Cardinals moving their affiliation down I-74 this season.

Former Bandits now with the Chiefs are starting pitchers Tyrell Jenkins, Hector Hernandez and Dail Villaneueva; catcher Casey Rasmus; and outfielders Nick Martini, Michael Swinson and Jordan Walton.

















 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
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