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Walter Arce

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
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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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

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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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Cardinals Are Off Today After Just One Game Played! Here’s Why!

The St. Louis Cardinals opened the 2016 Major League Baseball season yesterday with a game in Pittsburgh. 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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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Batting Cage is Open and The Big Dog is Ready

With the advent of the 2016 baseball season upon us, the bug has been hitting me for weeks. 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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Bob Levey/Getty Images
Bob Levey/Getty Images

Opening Day is Sunday and The Big Dog Has Made His Picks

Opening Day should be a national holiday for America's pastime. Thousands of Americans and Canadians will be heading through the turnstiles into ballparks as the 2016 Major League Baseball season gets underway Sunday.  

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Quincy Native & West Point Cadet to Join Yankees’ Opening Day Ceremony

Quincy native and United States Military Academy Junior Steven Musholt is hopeful he will still be a part of the Opening Day ceremonies at New York's historic Yankee Stadium...

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Time to Get Ready to Watch Local College Baseball

The four local university or college baseball teams are in full swing with early games being played on the road in southern locales.  As the weather warms here the teams will return home.  With that said, if you are chomping at the bit to watch some college baseball, here are the home opening dates for Quincy University, Hannibal-LaGrange University, Culver-Stockton College and John Wood Community College.

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iStock

Spring Training to Begin for Cards, Cubs, Royals and White Sox

In a true sign that Spring is not that far away, the Major League Baseball Spring Training camps open this week in Florida and Arizona.  Listed below are the Spring Training dates for the Cardinals, Cubs, Royals and White Sox.

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