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Y101 Little League Team Announced for Quincy Gems Opener

For the past two weeks Y101 Radio has been soliciting names for the Y101 Little League baseball team to represent Y101 on the field during the Quincy Gem's season opening pre-game ceremony. Thank you to all who nominated a young person to be on the team. The team was announced today.

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July 3 Cardinal Bus Trip Being Planned to Benefit Franciscans

A fundraising bus trip to see the St. Louis Cardinals play the Milwaukee Brewers will be taking place on Sunday, July 3.  The bus trip is being organized by Father Ed Arambasich with all proceeds to support the Franciscans.

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Q.U. Baseball Hawks to Host Region Tournament

The 2016 NCAA Division II Midwest Region Baseball Tournament will be played in Quincy beginning this Thursday at Q.U Stadium. Despite being eliminated at the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) post- season tournament, the Quincy University Hawks received the top seed in the region and will play Alderson-Broaddus at 1:30 Thursday afternoon...

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Jeff Dorsey

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

This picture is from an article last year in the Herald Whig newspaper and the story says it all. It is a picture of last year's Quincy University's senior second baseman Kory Wisdom lamenting a season ending loss. If you ever played a sport you know how gut wrenching it is when you realize that you have played your last game ever, be it football, basketball or baseball.

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Q.U. Hawk’s Ryan Snyder a Finalist for Tino Martinez Award

D-2 Baseball News released the D-2 Baseball News 2016 Tino Martinez Award Semifinalists today and Quincy University standout senior, Ryan Snyder, was one of 40 NCAA Division II baseball student-athletes that made the list.

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Baseball’s Greatest Play by Rick Monday Was Made 40 Years Ago Today

Today marks the 40th 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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The Longest Professional Baseball Game Ever Was Played 35 Years Ago

It was Saturday, April 18, 1981 when the players for Pawtucket, Rhode Island and Rochester, New York suited up to play a Triple “A” minor league baseball game at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket in front of 1740 fans.  Little did they know they would be involved in the longest professional baseball game ever. 

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Quincy Notre Dame

Q.N.D. Baseball Team to Host Night Golf Event

The Quincy Notre Dame High School baseball team is hosting the Raider Baseball Night Golf Adventure on Friday, April 29.  Created as a fundraiser for the baseball team, the Night Golf Adventure is a four person golf scramble, but played in darkness at the Knights of Columbus Golf Course in Quincy.

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Where Did the Baseball Saying a ‘Can of Corn’ Come From?

When it comes to purchasing food, the United States leads the way in the save distribution of food to the public. Safety measures are taken in packaging and delivery as well.  It got me to thinking about the pioneer days when people didn't have the safeguards for storing foods like we have now.  

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Quincy Gems Preparing For the Season Ahead (Audio)

It maybe still some 7 weeks away but the Quincy Gems are gearing up for their 2016 Summer Prospect League baseball season on the field and off.  The Gems are stocking their roster with ballplayers from around the country and here locally as well.  For the fans, they will see some new things this year at Q.U. Stadium including new bathrooms, new bullpens and a Wall of Honor for living and deceased veterans.

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