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Houston’s Kemp and Pena to Receive Their Minor League Gold Gloves

The Astros have a couple of Gold Glove Award winners playing in their minor league system. At the Double-A level, the Corpus Christi Hooks second baseman Tony Kemp and catcher Roberto Pena were both part of the Lancaster JetHawks’ (A+), 2014 California League championship team. Both players will receive Rawlings Gold Glove Awards from minor league baseball president Pat O’Conner...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

On the Houston Astros Horizon – A Gold Glove Catcher

Roberto Pena, the 22-year-old,  2014 minor league Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner, was very impressive in his Double-A debut Friday night in Corpus Christi. In Pena’s first game, the 6′, 217 pound backstop, went 2-for-3, with an RBI and run scored. His first Double-A hit, was a line drive with two outs, nobody on, to left-center. Then Pena picked up another base hit with shot...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres History with Joe Furtado: Chapter 2 – “1969″ Play Ball!

By: Joe Furtado April 8, 1969. Baseball’s centennial season and the Padres very first opening day. Although a crowd of around 30,000 was anticipated, only 23,370 chose to be in on a part of history. As the Padres lined up along the first base line decked out in their brand new uniforms, there was an air of anticipation in the stadium. After Carol Shannon, C.Arnholt Smith’s sister...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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