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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Baseball Has Made ‘Cracker Jack’ a Household Name

The song came out in 1908 and it is played at almost every baseball game played in America including the Hannibal Cavemen and the Quincy Gems games. It’s the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” song and that song has single handedly sent the sales of Cracker Jack through the roof. In the song there is a line that says “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack.”

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Doug Pensinger /Allsport

DiMaggio’s Consecutive Hitting Streak Ended 75 Years Ago Tomorrow

The year was 1941.  Americans were preoccupied with World War Two going on in Europe.  Nerves were on edge and Americans needed something or someone to do something positive.  That someone turned out to be Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees. Baseball was an escape from the pressures of war and people were following both the war and the game that summer especially because of DiMaggio.

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MLB All-Star Game Should be an Exhibition Game…Without ‘Meaning’

The Major League Baseball season has reached the midway point of its season with the 2016 All Star Game on tap tonight at Petco Park in San Diego, California, the home of the San Diego Padres.  A few years ago it was determined that the winner of this game between the American League All-Stars and the National League All-Stars would gain the home field advantage in October's World Series. When that decision was made, I was against the idea and I still am today.

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Doug Pennsinger, Getty Images
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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Walter Arce

Q.U.’s Ryan Snyder Continues to Receive Honors

The American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings named Ryan Snyder as a member of the ABCA/Rawlings All-American First Team on Monday, May 30. The honor makes Snyder a consensus first team All-American for all three major NCAA Division II lists including ABCA/Rawlings, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCWBA), and the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA).

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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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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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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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