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The public knew Charlie Keller as a member of the New York Yankees outfield. He was stationed in left field. There was Joe DiMaggio in center and Tommy Henrich in right field. In Keller’s 10 seasons with the Yankees, the team won four World Series championships. The Middletown, Maryland native also was selected to five […]

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Off the tee

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On Thursday, June 7, the Sleepy Hollow Ladies played “Drivin” Miss Daisy”. Maggie Whitehair won with a 68; placing second was Carolyn Collin with a 72 and Lynn Wiseman placed third with a 76. Peggy Sowers won daily putts with 32. Both Lynne Wiseman and Peggy Sowers birdied the 16th hole. The Jake Pugh Memorial […]

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Former WVU baseball player Tobias Streich was a catcher for the Mountaineers and played the same position in professional baseball as a minor leaguer in the farm system of the Minnesota Twins. Playing at Beloit in 2011, Streich batted .212. This spring, he changed positions and is now in extended spring training in Fort Myers. […]

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Taking a cue from pitchers Stephen Cooke, Janson Carr, and Charles Neely the Winchester Royals moved to the lead in the Valley Baseball League. The Royals won their first three games, but then dropped the next two. Cooke, Carr, and Neely had all gotten credit for wins in their first starts of the summer. When […]

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Minnich’s mashing

NCAA Division II baseball’s version of football’s Heisman Trophy is the Tino Martinez Award. Shepherd’s Nathan Minnich was nominated for the award in 2011 and came in eighth in the voting. [cleeng_content id="t1" price="0.15" description="Read it now!"]The results of voting for this year’s award were revealed on Monday …and Minnich was the winner. He received […]

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Legion Wildcats have credibility

First-year head coach Buzzy Jackson has compiled a schedule for the Jefferson Wildcats American Legion Senior team (19-and-under) that numbers at least 36 games and features playing dates in Morgantown at WVU’s Hawley Field, in Keyser at Potomac State College, and in Lynchburg at Liberty University. Jackson is a former college pitcher at Francis Marion […]

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Hagerstown Suns dilemma reveals political motives and diluted interest in baseball

Pepper Martin’s 1930s baseball is not Miami Marlins’ 2012 baseball. Baseball was king from the late 1800s until NFL football came to your television and the Green Bay Packers moved professional football to the forefront of people’s interest. And then college basketball and college football could be easily found on television about that same time. […]

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On this small island, most of the work is done by four-legged “employees” that aren’t worried about pensions or 401(k)s. The island is only 3.8 square miles in size. Its narrow roads and city streets weren’t made for automobiles or any conveyance powered by motors. Those ribbons for movement were constructed with horses in mind. […]

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Former West Virginia University baseball players Jedd Gyorko and Tyler Kuhn are only a step below the major leagues as their respective 2012 professional baseball seasons move toward June. The 23-year-old Gyorko was recently promoted by the San Diego Padres from the Class AA San Antonio to Class AAA Tucson. Gyorko has played both second […]

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Down Memory Lane
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