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Tim Wilken knew Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson would be a winner

Tim Wilken is the gift that keeps on giving.

Wilken’s mother ran the Dunedin Little League when the discarded rabble known as American League expansion franchise arrived 40 years ago this month. 731 more words

Sports

Down Goes an Injured Evan Gattis, In Steps Preston Tucker

Earlier today, it was announced that the Houston Astros designated hitter, Evan Gattis, will be out for 4 to 6 weeks after receiving surgery for a sports hernia. 161 more words

MLB Reports

Fred Caligiuri

On January 20, 2016, I mailed an original drawing and a custom baseball card to Fred Caligiuri.  I asked him to keep the drawing and to please sign and return the card. 69 more words

Baseball

Could We See Multiple 50-Homer Players in 2016?

Ever since Babe Ruth burst onto the scene in 1919 with his single-season record breaking year of 29 home runs (more than some entire teams back then) — subsequently leading to his many superstar seasons that included 60 home runs in 1927 — baseball has been in love with the long ball. 663 more words

Dailies

Legends on the Diamond? A Look at a Few Who Chose the Gridiron Over Baseball

Now that the American Football season is over — a begrudging congratulations to the Denver Broncos — baseball lovers ignite with the excitement of a new baseball season. 566 more words

Daily Short

Newcomer Dickerson Among Ten Rays At Tropicana Field Today

While pitchers and catchers are not scheduled to report to Port Charlotte for another nine days, there were 10 players on Wednesday who took part in optional workouts at Tropicana Field.   230 more words

Bud Daley

On January 21, 2016, I mailed an original drawing and a custom baseball card to Bud Daley.  I asked him to keep the drawing and to please sign and return the card. 59 more words

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