Found November 07, 2011 on
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Although the Major League Baseball season officially ended Oct. 28 with the St. Louis Cardinals topping the Texas Rangers in an ultra-competitive seven-game World Series, many major leaguers continued their season into November as they took part in the 2011 Taiwan All-Star series on Nov. 1-6. Of the 19 big leaguers that made the trek, former Knight Drew Butera was one of two catchers to play overseas.
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The change was announced Monday.
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