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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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2015 MLB All Star Game
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Pete Rose Gets Cheers; Mike Trout Leads A.L. To All-Star Game Win

Mike Trout of the L.A. Angels homered off L.A. Dodgers’ ace Zack Greinke to lead off the game, and the American League doubled up the National League, 6-3, in the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday night.

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Clemens Field, Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

2015 Missouri vs. Illinois Baseball All-Star Game [Listen Live]

The 2015 Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star High School Baseball Game will be played on Saturday, July 11. The game will feature the top 48 senior baseball players in the area representing 25 different high schools on both sides of the Mississippi River.

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Quincy Gems take on West Virginia Miners in Game 1 of the Prospect League Championship Series Saturday night.
Bill Shuler

Quincy Gems to Hold ‘Military Appreciation Night’ Saturday

If you pick one night only to see the Quincy Gems play baseball that night would be this Saturday as the Gems will hold their "Military Appreciation Night" at Q.U. Stadium.

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iStock
iStock

Major League Baseball All-Star Voting Needs to Change

As the 2015 Major League Baseball season works its way toward the all-star break it has become evident that Major League Baseball needs to re-evaluate their procedure for voting players to the All-Star team.

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock

Major League Baseball Needs to Protect The Fans

A fan hit by a broken bat at Fenway Park is expected to survive after sustaining life-threatening injuries during a game Friday night between the Oakland A's and the Boston Red Sox.

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Quincy Gems
Quincy Gems

Ambidextrous Venditte is 3rd Former Quincy Gem Currently in MLB

Former Quincy Gem’s ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte has been called up to the Oakland A’s from Triple-A Nashville. Venditte, who played for the Quincy Gems in the Central Illinois Collegiate League in 2006, will be in uniform when the A’s meet the Boston Red Sox tonight.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Man, It Hurts to Lose a Game, Your Teammates and a Career

The picture on the Herald Whig's Sunday paper said it all. It is a picture of Quincy University's senior second baseman Kory Wisdom lamenting a season ending loss. If you ever played a sport you know how gut wrenchingly difficult it is when you realize that you have played your last game ever, be it football, basketball or baseball.

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Hancock County Journal Pilot
Hancock County Journal Pilot

Job Well Done, Coach Dave Swisegood!

As the sun was setting Monday night, it was apparent that Dave Swisegood had coached his final baseball game of his illustrious career. His Southeastern Suns lost in the regionals to the Payson Seymour Indians in the Mendon Regional by the score of 17 to 2 ending his final season as a head baseball coach. Swisegood’s career covered 60 years and he leaves the game as the winningest high school coach in the State of Illinois with 950 wins. That total, by the way, is a remarkable 445 wins more than any other active coach in Illinois.

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Quincy University - Quincy, Illinois
Quincy University, Kurt Parsons

Q.U. Receives a $500-Thousand Anonymous Stadium Grant

Quincy University received a $500,000 grant from an anonymous foundation on April 1 in support of the ongoing Quincy University Stadium renovation project announced in December. To date, the grant represents the single largest contribution to the stadium plan

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