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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,
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Baseball’s Greatest Play Was Made 41 Years Ago Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today marks the 41st 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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Baseball and Bat on Home Plate
Walter Arce

The Longest Professional Baseball Game Ever Was Played 36 Years Ago Tomorrow

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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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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dorsey
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The Big Dog Goes Deep in ‘The Batting Cage’ (Video)

If you have ever played the game of baseball, and I did for many years, the game never leaves your blood. This is why I hold onto the belief that I can still hit that ball that wins Game 7 of the World Series.  I will go to my grave thinking that way.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Batting Cage Opens Today and The Big Dog is Ready

Since the last out of the Cubs World Series clinching victory over the Indians, I have been had the bug.  What bug you ask? The bug to go to the batting cage and smash some baseballs around is attacking me like I would a fastball. The bad news was that the Quincy Park District’s Batting Cage at Upper Moorman Park has been closed. The good news is that it will open for the season today at 3:30 p.m. 

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Adam Wainwright
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Adam Wainwright Threw a Horrific Wild Pitch — On Purpose

Adam Wainwright is a good pitcher. This, however, was not a good pitch. But it was no accident.

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Bob Levey/Getty Images
Bob Levey/Getty Images

Big Dog’s Major League Baseball Picks for 2017

Ozzie Smith started campaigning for it a few years ago…opening day in baseball should be a national holiday in America. The 2017 season began this weekend and thousands of Americans and Canadians will be heading through the turnstiles into ballparks this year.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Here’s Why The Cardinals Have an Off Day Scheduled Monday

The St. Louis Cardinals will open the 2017 Major League Baseball season at home Sunday night against the Chicago Cubs. After Sunday there will be 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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Ben Braun
Ben Braun

St. Louis Cardinals Players Sing In Carpool Karaoke

We all know of James Corden's famous "Carpool Karaoke", which I love. Now the St. Louis Cardinals are making their own version.

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Toronto Blue Jays Photo Day
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Ambidextrous Pitcher (and Former Gem) Messes with MLB Batter

Pat Venditte, a former Quincy Gem,  is a Major League pitcher who happens to be able to throw both right and left-handed equally as well. This, as you can imagine, can cause some confusing moments for batters who face him if he changes hands to pitch to a batter.

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