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Gems Play Game 1 in Championship Series at West Virginia

Tonight the Quincy Gems open the Prospect League's best of three Championship Series against the West Virginia Miners. Game one is set for 7:05 (EDT) in Beckley, West Virginia.

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Thanks Gems & Cavemen for Keeping Baseball Alive!

So the local baseball regular season for the Quincy Gems and the Hannibal Cavemen has wound down.  For those who went to see the teams play this season, you undoubtedly had an enjoyable time and isn’t that what you want when you spend your money….. to be entertained?  Oh, maybe the Gems and the Cavemen didn’t win as many games as you may have wanted them to, but the fact is it is a wonderful place to take your family for an economical price.

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Cubs Acquire Chapman from The Yankees

In an effort to win it all this season, the Chicago Cubs today acquired fire-balling relieve pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees according to MLB Network.        

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Baseball Has Made ‘Cracker Jack’ a Household Name

The song came out in 1908 and it is played at almost every baseball game played in America including the Hannibal Cavemen and the Quincy Gems games. It’s the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” song and that song has single handedly sent the sales of Cracker Jack through the roof. In the song there is a line that says “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack.”

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Rob Carr, Getty Images

Do You Wear Your Glove To the Game? Check Out These Catches!

As a kid, I always brought my baseball glove to the ballgames I went to watch. Like any other kid, I wanted to catch a foul ball if it was hit toward me. Well, it never happened for me in my youth. I had to catch them while playing later.

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Doug Pensinger /Allsport

DiMaggio’s Consecutive Hitting Streak Ended 75 Years Ago Tomorrow

The year was 1941.  Americans were preoccupied with World War Two going on in Europe.  Nerves were on edge and Americans needed something or someone to do something positive.  That someone turned out to be Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees. Baseball was an escape from the pressures of war and people were following both the war and the game that summer especially because of DiMaggio.

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Mike Shannon/Elsa, Getty Images

Happy Birthday, Mike Shannon – Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Mike

Happy birthday to Cardinal broadcaster Mike Shannon, who turns 77 today. If you have listened to St. Louis Cardinal Baseball since 1962, you have heard about him playing for the Redbirds or have heard him broadcasting the Cardinal games. Here are some interesting facts about Mike that you may not know.

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Steve Dahl’s Anti-Disco Riot Took Place 37 Years Ago Today (Video)

It was July 12, 1979 when popular Chicago DJ Steve Dahl conducted an anti-disco uprising between games of a Chicago White Sox doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. 

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MLB All-Star Game Should be an Exhibition Game…Without ‘Meaning’

The Major League Baseball season has reached the midway point of its season with the 2016 All Star Game on tap tonight at Petco Park in San Diego, California, the home of the San Diego Padres.  A few years ago it was determined that the winner of this game between the American League All-Stars and the National League All-Stars would gain the home field advantage in October's World Series. When that decision was made, I was against the idea and I still am today.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Gems Parking Lot to Close for Fireworks. Shuttles to Be Provided

The Quincy Gems are preparing to hold three large fireworks displays after games conclude on July 2, 3 and 16. As a result, their parking lot on Sycamore Street will not be available on those dates.

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