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Japan's Babe Ruth Is Coming Stateside

World, meet Shohei Ohtani.

Known as Japan’s Babe Ruth, he’s the talk of the international town. At 23 years old, Ohtani has his sights set on playing for a Major League Baseball team in 2018. 638 more words

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Who left Joe Vila in out in the cold?

When I write my long-promised  Top 10 list of World Series weather games, the 1925 championship finale will certainly rank high on the chart.

It had almost all the makings of a fall weather classic: pounding rain, vision-obstructing fog, ballplayers’ mud-caked habiliments and thousands of rain-drenched foul-weather fans, so to speak. 390 more words

Pirates Will Not Renew Contract Of Latin American Scout Rene Gayo

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates say Major League Baseball intends to discipline their director of Latin American scouting for rules violations, and the team announced it will not renew Rene Gayo’s contract when it expires next month. 158 more words

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E5… Blame the groundskeeper

If you scroll through enough baseball newspapers articles from the early 1900s, you’ll inevitably stumble upon an anecdote or two claiming a rogue infield pebble got in the way of a bouncing routine ground ball, causing the ball to take an unexpected hop past a fielder and cost the fielding team a run or two, or maybe even a game. 416 more words

Taylor Hearn looks to build on AFL success

Scottsdale, AZ – Pittsburgh Pirates lefty Taylor Hearn is a unique prospect.  The 6’5 210 pound lefty boasts a 70 grade fastball and 50 grade slider.   685 more words

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Mitch Keller's Arizona Fall League dominance continues

Glendale, AZ – Pirates phenom Mitch Keller came into the Arizona Fall League as one of the more well known and highly rated prospects in all of Minor League Baseball.   338 more words

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