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The Quincy Gems Have Baseball and Fireworks the Next Three Nights

If you like baseball and fireworks, the place to be is Q.U. Stadium Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Quincy Gems will be in action all three nights at 6:35 with fireworks following each game.

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Chicago Cubs Broadcasts Moving From WGN to WBBM in Chicago

For some 90 years the Chicago Cubs games have been heard on WGN Radio in Chicago, but that will all come to an end when the last out of the 2014 season is made. The Chicago Cubs, according to the Chicago Tribune sources, have signed a long term contract with CBS owned WBBM radio to broadcast Cub’s baseball beginning next season. 

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Doug Pennsinger, Getty Images

Hey Sports Fans, Can you Answer These Questions?

I consider myself to be well versed when it comes to sports, but there are a few things that I just don't understand. If you are a real sports fan maybe you can answer these questions, because I can't.  

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Pat Perry, right, addresses little league players after a recent game in Quincy. Perry, who pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and two other teams in the 1980s and 1990, will be bringing his baseball camp to the Quincy YMCA on June 9th and 10th.
Deron Johnson

Former Big Leaguer Pat Perry Brings Baseball Camp to Quincy

Pat Perry had an eight-year career as a left-handed pitcher in the big leagues in the 1980s -- a career cut short by rotator cuff surgery. He is bringing the Pat Perry 2014 Summer Baseball Camp to the Quincy YMCA on June 9 and 10, and he'll be bringing with him a wealth of knowledge that even he didn't fully grasp and understand until after his playing days were over.

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Kurt Parsons

Y101 Has Free Tickets to Friday’s Quincy Gems Baseball Game

The 2014 baseball season begins tonight for the Quincy Gems on the road in Hannibal and the first opportunity to see the Gems at home is this Friday night when they play host to the Danville Dans. Friday is also Y101 Radio night at the ballpark and we have some 200 free tickets to the game while they last.

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Bill Shuler
Bill Shuler

Quincy Gems Looking for Host Families

Believe it or not, the 2014 edition of the Quincy Gems Baseball team will be taking the field on Wednesday, May 28 when they travel to Hannibal to meet the Hannibal Cavemen. It will also be the season and home opener for the Cavemen. The Gems first home game will be on Friday, May 30 when they meet Danville at Q.U. Stadium. That will also be "Y101 Night at the Ballpark".  

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Andy Lyons, Getty Images

Yankee and Cardinal Fans, Hop on the Big Dog Express Memorial Day

Memorial Day will be a memorable one this year at Busch Stadium as the New York Yankees play the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3:15 game. Our friends at Destination Travel want you to experience it with me, the Big Dog. I will be hosting the round trip Motor Coach to the game with the bus leaving Quincy at 10 a.m. that morning and stopping at locations on the way and then returning after the game concludes (we should be back in Quincy around 8:30).  

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David Banks, Getty Images

Chicago Cubs Can’t Have Their Cake and Win Too

Last week the Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field and did so in style. There were all kinds of activities associated with the birthday including a cake that was a replica of Wrigley Field. The 400 pound cake  was made at Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey.  

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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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Today is the Anniversary of Baseball’s Greatest Play by Rick Monday

Today is the 38th 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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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

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

The Annual Wild Game Cook Off is coming up on May 3 at the Ridge View Winery in Mt. Sterling, Illinois. They will be cooking things like Squirrel in a crock pot, Beaver Burgers, Elk Roast, Turtle Stew, Deer Sausage, and God knows what else. It got me to thinking about the pioneer days when people actually ate those foods on a daily basis. They did it for survival. 

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