Smokeless tobacco to take a dip among big league newcomers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) That visible circle in the back pockets of big leaguers - typically a sure sign of smokeless tobacco - might be far less common next season. Players new to the majors won't be able to dip next year without risk of penalty, a provision under baseball's tentative five-year labor agreement reached late Wednesday. ''Sounds like a good start,'' Giants head athletic...
Via Associated Press
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Ortiz Knew Which Pitch Was Coming From Quantrill

The Walk-OffThose of us who were actually at Fenway Park on Sunday, October 17, 2004 will remember the end of ALCS Game Four forever. David Ortiz launched a 12th-inning Paul Quantrill pitch into the night for a 6-4 Boston win. It began the greatest comeback in baseball history. Now, we learn that Ortiz knew exactly what pitch was coming from Quantrill. In a Sports Illustrated interview...
Via FenwayNation
September 28, 2016

Padres sign 1st-round pick Cal Quantrill

The San Diego Padres didn’t waste much time in beginning Cal Quantrill’s odyssey in their minor league system. They signed the No. 8 overall pick in last week’s MLB draft on Monday, sharing the top prospect’s bevy of required signatures with their fanbase, and he will begin his professional career soon. Joining Reds third base prospect Nick Senzel — taken at No. 2 overall...
Via Today's Knuckleball
June 13, 2016

San Diego Padres select Stanford SP Cal Quantrill with eighth overall pick in MLB Draft

For the second year in a row, the Padres select a pitcher with their top pick in the draft. As had been widely rumored the Padres selected a college arm this time with Stanford’s Cal Quantrill. The young right handed hurler has two major things known about him: 1. His father is former major leaguer, and former Friar, Paul Quantrill 2. He had Tommy John surgery and hasn't pitched...
Via Gaslamp Ball
June 09, 2016

2016 Draft: Cal Quantrill

Cal Quantrill | RHP Background Quantrill, 20, is indeed the son of former Yankee and longtime big leaguer Paul Quantrill. The Yankees selected Cal out of high school in the 26th round of the 2013 draft basically as a shot in the dark. They had no realistic chance of signing him given the draft pool and his strong commitment to Stanford. Quantrill had a 2.58 ERA with 118 strikeouts...
Via River Avenue Blues
June 06, 2016

David Ortiz Ranks Yankees Players: Paul Quantrill ‘Put Me On The Map’ (Video)

Let’s take a trip down memory lane to Oct. 17, 2004, the night David Ortiz added the word clutch to his resume in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. Big Papi hit a walk-off home run that night, catapulting the Boston Red Sox’s historic comeback against the New York Yankees. While everyone remembers who hit that home run, though, the same can’t be said for the...
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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