What do Mark Langston, Doyle Alexander and Delino DeShields have in common? Outside of being decent Major League players, all four were traded for Hall of Famers.
With the elections of Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Cooperstown now adds some of the best talent it has in any year in the recent history of the...
FORT WORTH, Texas – Delino DeShields Jr. thought he would make it to the major leagues in Texas, just not with the Texas Rangers.
That doesn't appear to be the case anymore.
DeShields, who was a first-round pick by the Houston Astros in 2010, was picked up by the Rangers in the Rule 5 Draft last week. That could open the door for a major-league debut for the son of the former...
How does a batter look after he takes a 90 mph fastball to the face?
Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. has the answer, and it isn't pretty.
DeShields managed to walk off the field under his own power after getting hit Friday night while playing for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks in Frisco, TX against the RoughRiders. He is expected to be out several weeks with a broken...
Every batter’s worst nightmare in the batter’s box is to be hit in the face. Broken jaws, noses, or even facial bones have led to careers ending. Houston Astros top prospect Delino DeShields Jr. lived that nightmare on Friday night. His swollen face tells the story, here’s hoping there is no further damage and he’s back on the field soon. Deshields retweeted a friend’s...
On Friday night, Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. took a 90 mph fastball to the face during a Double-A game. Amazingly, he managed to walk off the field under his own power, but anytime a player takes pitch to the head, it is scary.DeShields later posted an un-photoshopped selfie and, I think he'd agree, the result is cartoonish:Shoutout to my brother for taking a 90mph fastball...
Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. was taken to hospital last night after being hit in the head by a pitch, reports Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. The incident happened while DeShields was playing for Double-A Corpus Christi in Frisco.According to McTaggart, DeShields was struck in the right side of his face in the top of the seventh inning but did manage to walk off the...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer Diamond DeShields stared down one of college basketball's most hostile arenas, led North Carolina to two road wins against top-10 teams and set a school freshman scoring record - all in a week.
For the Tar Heels' confident rookie, this is just the beginning.
''I don't feel like a freshman,'' she said. ''I didn't think it...
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February 20, 2014
Diamond DeShields set a school freshman record with 38 points to help No. 17 North Carolina beat No. 10 North Carolina State 89-82 on Sunday.
Fellow rookie Allisha Gray scored 15 of her 18 points after halftime in her own big performance for the Tar Heels (20-6, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who beat a top-10 opponent on the road for the second time this week. UNC earned its first...
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February 16, 2014
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Freshman Diamond DeShields knew Cameron Indoor Stadium can be tough on visitors - especially those from hated rival North Carolina.
She didn't expect the Cameron Crazies would be this easy to tune out.
DeShields scored a season-high 30 points in the 17th-ranked Tar Heels' 89-78 upset of No. 3 Duke on Monday night.
The daughter of ex-major league infielder Delino DeShields hit...
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February 10, 2014