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John Leeds, Getty Images

Baseball’s Greatest Dispute Happened 108 Years Ago Today

The year was 1908 and the New York Giants and the Chicago Cubs were playing the final game of the season. The Cubs and the Giants were both tied for the National League Championship and this game would determine the National League winner. With the score tied at 1 to 1, New York was batting in the bottom of the ninth with two men on base and with two men out. The New York batter singled to centerfield to apparently win the game and the pennant for the Giants. What happened next was chaos.

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Joey Polak, Quincy Gems
Dave Carter

Gems Play Game 1 in Championship Series at West Virginia

Tonight the Quincy Gems open the Prospect League's best of three Championship Series against the West Virginia Miners. Game one is set for 7:05 (EDT) in Beckley, West Virginia.

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Thanks Gems & Cavemen for Keeping Baseball Alive!

So the local baseball regular season for the Quincy Gems and the Hannibal Cavemen has wound down.  For those who went to see the teams play this season, you undoubtedly had an enjoyable time and isn’t that what you want when you spend your money….. to be entertained?  Oh, maybe the Gems and the Cavemen didn’t win as many games as you may have wanted them to, but the fact is it is a wonderful place to take your family for an economical price.

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Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees
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Cubs Acquire Chapman from The Yankees

In an effort to win it all this season, the Chicago Cubs today acquired fire-balling relieve pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees according to MLB Network.        

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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
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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T-Mobile Home Run Derby
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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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Baseball and Bat on Home Plate
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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