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Former Zag Mike Redmond Named Midwest League Manager ofthe Year

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Courtesy Gonzaga Athletics

After leading the Lansing Lugnuts to their first playoff berth since 2008 in his managerial debut, former Gonzaga University and major league catcher Mike Redmond was voted the 2011 Midwest League Manager of the Year by his colleagues. 

Lansing, the Toronto Blue Jays' Single-A-affiliate, punched its ticket to the post-season in the first half of the season as the Eastern Division wild card winners with a 38-29 record, a half game behind division winner Bowling Green. The Lugnuts are 36-29 in the second half entering Thursday, eight and a half games behind first-place Dayton.

Lansing will host the Eastern Division's second half champion Sept. 8 at Cooley Law School Stadium.

In 13 years as a major league player, Redmond helped Florida win its second World Series title in 2003. He also caught for the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. Redmond maintained a .287 career batting average and behind home plate he recorded 4,003 putouts, 308 assists and committed 18 errors for a fielding percentage of .996.

Redmond played for the Zags from 1990-93. While the baseball program was a member of the Pacific-10 Conference, Redmond was named first team all-conference selections in 1991 and 1992.

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