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Clemens Field, Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

5th Annual Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star Baseball Game Set For July 22

The 5th Annual Missouri vs. Illinois High School All-Star baseball game is scheduled to be played on Saturday, July 22, in Hannibal.

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Mike Shannon/Elsa, Getty Images
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 78 tomorrow. 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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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Remembering Steve Dahl’s Anti-Disco Riot in Chicago (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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Oakland Athletics v Chicago White Sox
Jon Durr, Getty Images

Former Quincy Gem Adam Rosales Plays for The Oakland A’s

The years were 2003 and 2004 when Adam Rosales was pursuing his dream of playing Major league Baseball with a summer stopover in Quincy playing for the Quincy Gems.

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Randy Arozarena
@Sgf_Cardinals, Twitter

Boneheaded Play Leads to Minor Leaguer Hitting the All-Too-Rare Infield Triple

The triple is one of the most exciting and unheralded hits in baseball. Until now.

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Category: Baseball, Sports
Rob Carr, Getty Images
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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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

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

The Quincy Gems are preparing to hold five large fireworks displays after games conclude on June 30, July 1, 3, 8 and 15. As a result, their parking lot on Sycamore Street will not be available on those dates.

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Dozer Field
Jeff Dorsey

Could Quincy Become a Midwest League Baseball Town?

A week ago Monday, I scheduled the day off and I took my daughter, son-in-law and grand kids to the Peoria Chiefs baseball game at Dozer Field in downtown Peoria.

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Josh Rabe
Getty Images and Quincy University

Q.U.’s Josh Rabe Discusses What MLB Draft Day is All About

Sunday is the eve of the Major League Baseball Draft and hundreds of collegiate and high school baseball players around the country will go to bed that night as amateurs and wake up with anticipation of being selected Monday by a Major League franchise. Such was the case for now Quincy University Head Baseball Coach Josh Rabe back in 2000.

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Courtesy: Dave Carter
Courtesy: Dave Carter

Big Dog’s Passed Ball to Haunt Him Forever

So there I was Wednesday night standing behind home plate, a position I was so familiar with some 35 years ago, waiting for one Dennis Oliver to deliver the opening pitch of the night at the Quincy Gems home opener.  It brought back so many memories for me to be behind the plate once again.

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