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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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Former Chicago Cub Rick Monday (C) speaks while standing near a flag (Bottom-R) he rescued from being burnt by protesters more than thirty years ago at Dodger Stadium,
Mark Wilson, Getty Images

Baseball’s Greatest Play by Rick Monday Was Made 39 Years Ago

Saturday was the 39th anniversary of what is considered by many to be the greatest play ever made in Major League Baseball. The play never involved a ball, a bat or a glove but it will go down as one of the most memorable.

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Bob Levey, Getty Images
Bob Levey, Getty Images

Are You Ready for Another I-70 World Series?

Opening day in baseball should be a national holiday in America. The 2015 season began Sunday night with the Cardinals beating the Cubs in Chicago. Millions of Americans and Canadians will be heading through the turnstiles into ballparks to watch their favorite teams.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Why Are the Cards and Cubs Off Today? Here’s Your Answer!

The St. Louis Cardinals opened the 2015 Major League Baseball season last night with a 3-nothing win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. There are still 161 games left to be played and a lot can happen between now and then. But you can’t get to game 162 without playing game #2 next. So many of you may be asking, “Why do they play one game and have to take a day off before playing game #2?”  Well, here is your answer.

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Hannibal Cavemen
Hannibal Cavemen

Everything You Need to Know About the Hannibal Cavemen [Exclusive Interview]

Before you know it, the Prospect League baseball season will be starting up. For the Hannibal Cavemen it will be season number seven as they open up play at Springfield on May 27. I took the opportunity to ask the Hannibal Cavemen's Marketing Director Deron Johnson a few questions about the upcoming season.

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quincygems.com
quincygems.com

Quincy Gems Open 2015 Season Under New Ownership [Exclusive Interview]

The Major League Baseball season begins this Sunday as the St. Louis Cardinals meet the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The historic field is undergoing extensive renovations much like Quincy University Stadium is. With that in mind, I took the opportunity to ask one of the new owners of the Quincy Gems, Terry Martin, a few questions about the upcoming Gems season which begins May 27.  

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Quincy Gems
Quincy Gems

Quincy Gems to Hold a Job Fair Saturday

The Quincy Gems are preparing for their 2015 Prospect League Baseball season under their new ownership. The first home game is set for Thursday, May 28 at Q.U. Stadium. To be able to put on a baseball game takes more than just players. The behind the scenes personnel are really the people who make watching a game very enjoyable. It is those very people that the Quincy Gems are hoping will come out to their Job Fair this Saturday.  

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Chris McGrath
Chris McGrath

Baseball Cards and Bicycles, a Costly Combination

I was moving some boxes the other day at my house and I came across my large box of baseball cards. It got me to wonder about how many baseball cards I traded with my friends, and just how many I ruined just to make noise on my bike. My guess it was in the hundreds.  

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