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  • Westfield & Purdue product Kevin Plawecki drafted 35th overall by the New York Mets

    Westfield & Purdue product Kevin Plawecki drafted 35th overall by the New York Mets
    Purdue baseball's Kevin Plawecki was selected 35th overall by the New York Mets in Compensation Round A of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Monday, becoming the first Big Ten player picked this year. Plawecki's draft spot makes...
  • Wieters: Injury to Giants catcher Posey 'can happen to anyone'

    Wieters: Injury to Giants catcher Posey 'can happen to anyone'
    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters knows the San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey well. They competed against each other in the Atlantic Coast Conference, as Wieters went to Georgia Tech and Posey starred at Florida State. They attended the Johnny Bench ceremony...
  • Briefs: Vanguard vies in NAIA event

    The Vanguard University women's basketball team begins play in the NAIA Tournament on Wednesday at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky. The Lions (23-6), ranked No. 13 in the final NAIA poll, are making their 11th straight appearance in...
  • Bert Sugar, baseball and Cal Ripken Jr.

    Bert Sugar, baseball and Cal Ripken Jr.
    The Orioles don’t play until tonight, but I figured I’d give you something baseball-related to read today. Bert Sugar, best known as a boxing historian, died Sunday from cardiac arrest. He was 75. Sugar is remembered for wearing his fedora,...
  • Ken Griffey Jr. humbled by presentation of Baseball Commissioner's Lifetime Achievement Award

    Ken Griffey Jr. humbled by presentation of Baseball Commissioner's Lifetime Achievement Award
    Orlando resident and future Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., was honored as the 12th recipient of the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award on Sunday night prior to Game 4 of the World Series in Arlington, Texas. Griffey Jr., who...
  • Mariners make 30 selections on day two of MLB Draft

    Mariners make 30 selections on day two of MLB Draft
      Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Tom McNamara announced today that the club selected 30 players on the second day of Major League Baseball’s annual June draft. Rounds 2 to 30 were conducted today. The draft will conclude with...
  • Pilots honor former Baby Dodgers GM Zodda

    Pilots honor former Baby Dodgers GM Zodda
    Vic Zodda still knows talent when he sees it. About three weeks shy of 90, this Peninsula baseball pioneer watched the hometown team Tuesday at War Memorial Stadium, and when Pilots catcher Chris Cowell uncorked a throw to second base, Zodda took...
  • Derek Jeter Is Still Playing The Game The Right Way

    Derek Jeter Is Still Playing The Game The Right Way
    Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness. Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
  • Dock Ellis, former major league pitcher who counseled drug addicts, dies at 63

    Dock Ellis, former major league pitcher who counseled drug addicts, dies at 63
    Dock Ellis, the former major league pitcher who claimed to have thrown a no-hitter while on LSD but later turned his exploits into the basis of an anti-drug crusade and counseling career, died Friday of liver disease at County-USC Medical Center. He was...
  • Dottie Pepper's father, Don, played in majors briefly

     
    Father's day note: NBC golf reporter Dottie Pepper's father, Don, played four games for the 1966 Tigers, going 0-for-3. He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1968 with four other projected top rookies: Johnny Bench, Mike Torrez, Cisco......
  • Reds, Dodgers in a Wild Doubleheader

     
    Aug. 10, 1970 : The Dodgers blew up the record book and challenged their fans' endurance during a wild doubleheader, using 35 hits to sweep the Cincinnati Reds, 7-3 and 13-3. The Dodgers had 26 singles, seven doubles and two triples. Willie Davis, Maury...