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American Sportscaster's Association

Bill King, One of the Best Play-by-Play Announcers, Worked in Quincy

As a long time member of the American Sportscaster's Association, I receive information regarding current and past play-by-play announcers from all over the country. In a recent edition of the "Insider Sportsletter" magazine there was a story about the "The Voices" that are gone but not forgotten. The names of Mel Allen, Curt Gowdy, Lindsey Nelson, Don Dunphy, Howard Cosell, Jack Buck, Harry Caray and Bill King are listed. Bill who?  

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NBA Draft Letter
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NBA’s Decision to Allow Uniform Advertising is Not a Good One

It was announced recently that the National Basketball Association has decided to allow advertising on the uniforms of the players beginning in the 2017-18 season. It is a move that will generate at least $100-million annually. The NBA is the first major sport to make this move and I for one hope it is the last one to do so.

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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 by Rick Monday Was Made 40 Years Ago Today

Today marks the 40th 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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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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Q.U. Men’s Volleyball on ESPN 3 Tonight

The Quincy University men’s volleyball match at No. 10 Loyola-Chicago tonight (April 15) will air live on ESPN 3 and the WatchESPN app. The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament quarterfinal starts at 7 p.m. Fans can access the live online channel via ESPN3.com or the WatchESPN app on any smart streaming device. A direct link is also available at QUHawks.com.

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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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Getty Images

The 7 Best Baseball Games (That You Can Go to for Free)!

So as you may have heard, y101 is sending one lucky baseball fan and a guest to any Major League game in the continental United States (sorry, Toronto) from June 1 to June 29...

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Townsquare Media photo. Bill Shuler
Townsquare Media photo. Bill Shuler

MSHSAA Football and Basketball Championships Move

Missouri high school football and basketball championship games are moving.

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Gengenbacher to Tryout for U.S. Collegiate National Team

Kristen Gengenbacher, a sophomore at the University of San Diego, was told last week that she is one of 36 players selected by USA Volleyball who will train and compete in June as part of the U.S. Collegiate National Team's program in Indianapolis.

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