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Q.U. Drops Woman’s Swimming Program

Quincy University announced yesterday that it will no longer offer women’s swimming among its intercollegiate athletic programs, effective immediately.

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Obama Seeks To Tighten Loopholes In Gun Purchasing Regulations
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Are Gun Check-in Centers Coming to Ball Parks Near You?

I guess it was a sign of the times. Were you aware that law-abiding gun owners last year were given the opportunity while attending a Cardinal Baseball game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis to drop off their firearms at a specially outfitted armored truck before they entered the stadium instead of leaving them in their unattended vehicles in the parking lot?

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Man Rolls a Perfect 300 Game in Bowling on Different Lanes

It is every bowler's dream to roll a perfect game but what 23 year old Ben Ketola did was unbelievable.  

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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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Woman Dominates Arcade Basketball Like No One Ever Has

The phrase "shoot the lights out" comes to mind while watching this hoopster.

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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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