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Ted "The Sports Head"
July 18, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Several baseball players from the area were in action Wednesday in the minor leagues: *Former Wichita State infielder Sam Hilliard is in Triple-A with the Colorado Rockies. Hilliard was 3-for-5 at the plate, including a 3-run home run, and his 22nd double of the season. In his last 10 games,...
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Ted "The Sports Head"
July 11, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Four former Wichita State baseball players were in action Wednesday for minor leauge baseball: *Former WSU outfielder Dayton Dugas is in single-A ball with the Detroit Tigers. Dugas went 2-for-4 at the plate, including a grand slam home run, a double, five RBI, and a pair of runs scored. Dugas is...
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Home plate umpire Brian deBrauwere, left, huddles behind Freedom Division catcher James Skelton, of the York Revolution, as the official wears an earpiece during the first inning of the Atlantic League All-Star minor league baseball game, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in York, Pa. deBrauwere wore the earpiece connected to an iPhone in his ball bag which relayed ball and strike calls upon receiving it from a TrackMan computer system that uses Doppler radar. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let the computer call balls and strikes during the all star game. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 11, 2019 - 11:05 am
YORK, Pa. (AP) — "Robot umpires" have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes Wednesday night at its All-Star Game. Plate umpire Brian deBrauwere wore an earpiece connected to an iPhone in his pocket...
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Sam Huff, of the Texas Rangers, runs after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of the MLB All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Cleveland. The MLB baseball All-Star Game is to be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 07, 2019 - 9:44 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — On this night, baseball's future stayed undecided. Texas catching prospect Sam Huff's two-run homer in the seventh inning rallied the American League to a 2-2 tie with the National League on Sunday — and provided the first glimpse of an All-Star tiebreaker — in a Futures Game that...
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This undated product image obtained by the Associated Press shows Nike Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July shoes that have a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag, on them. Nike is pulling the flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker, according to the Wall Street Journal. (Nike via AP Photo)
July 03, 2019 - 9:11 pm
A Chicago Cubs minor league affiliate has apologized and deleted a tweet mocking former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. A day after Nike recalled a sneaker that featured an early American flag at Kaepernick's urging, the Double-A Tennessee Smokies drew the 13-star symbol on their infield...
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Sports Daily
July 02, 2019 - 10:18 am
Gaylon visits with the guys about minor league baseball players in the 1950s and 60s. Over 440 towns and cities had minor league teams in that era and Gaylon covers a few of the characters from his book: Left On Base in the Bush Leagues.
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Mourners stand at a memorial to give their condolences for Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 1, 2019. Skaggs died at the age of 27, stunning Major League Baseball and leading to the postponement of the team's game against the Texas Rangers on Monday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 02, 2019 - 1:48 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs had persevered through injuries to become a valuable pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. The left-hander had posted a photo of himself and teammates in cowboy hats for their weeklong trip to Texas, where he was set to start on the Fourth of July holiday. Skaggs...
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June 21, 2019 - 7:49 pm
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Roger Clemens only pitched in seven games for the Pawtucket Red Sox during a six-week stopover on his way from the Texas Longhorns to the major leagues. It made quite an impression. The Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox inducted Clemens into its hall of fame on Friday...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman (26) celebrates after hitting a three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays' Diego Castillo during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 21, 2019 - 1:40 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman was thinking slider, and he guessed right. Chapman hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics stunned the skidding Tampa Bay Rays with a 5-4 comeback victory Thursday night. Chapman's 17th homer and second game...
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The St. Louis Blues celebrate with the Stanley Cup after they defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 13, 2019 - 1:42 am
Jordan Binnington's storybook ride from fourth stringer to Stanley Cup-winning goaltender was fueled by a few free meals. The best came last weekend at Brio Tuscan Grille, one of his favorite spots as St. Louis began to feel like home. "They were good to me," Binnington said. Binnington has been so...
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