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Dodgers to return to San Antonio for exhibitions vs. Rangers

  The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to the Alamo City for the first time in 15 years next March for exhibition games against the Texas Rangers. The two games announced Wednesday will be played March 20-21. It will be the third Big League Weekend at the Alamodome. San Antonio was the home of the Dodgers' Double-A team from 1977-2000. More than 200 players from the Dodgers organization...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers returning to San Antonio to play Rangers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to the Alamo City for the first time in 15 years next March for exhibition games against the Texas Rangers. The two games announced Wednesday will be played March 20-21. It will be the third Big League Weekend at the Alamodome. San Antonio was the home of the Dodgers' Double-A team from 1977-2000. More than 200 players from the...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how improbable was Ozzie Smith’s 1985 NLCS walk off homer?

One of the most famous hits in baseball history came in Game 5 of the 1985 NLCS. The Dodgers and Cardinals were knotted at two at Busch Stadium, and the winner of the game would take a 3-2 series lead. The improbable happened in the bottom of the ninth – Ozzie Smith hit a walk off homer off of Tom Niedenfuer, who came on in relief of Fernando Valenzuela. That season, Niedenfuer...
Via The Outside Corner
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how improbable was Ozzie Smith’s 1985 NLCS walk off homer?

One of the most famous hits in baseball history came in Game 5 of the 1985 NLCS. The Dodgers and Cardinals were knotted at two at Busch Stadium, and the winner of the game would take a 3-2 series lead. The improbable happened in the bottom of the ninth – Ozzie Smith hit a walk off homer off of Tom Niedenfuer, who came on in relief of Fernando Valenzuela. That season, Niedenfuer...
Via Bloguin Best
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A with Lake County Captains pitching coach Rigo Beltran

Originally born in Mexico, Rigo Beltran moved to the San Diego area at about six years old and it was there that his baseball dream started. He grew up with “Fernando Mania” as he idolized Fernando Valenzuela when he pitched for the Dodgers in the 1980s and found some success himself as a pitcher pitching 16 seasons in pro baseball from 1991-2006 before retiring to become a coach...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez – The Top Pitcher No One Is Talking About

In the past several days, many quality pitchers have been mentioned in local and national media. With today being July 31st and teams getting their best-last-chance at a blockbuster trade, it stands to reason that arguably the most important position would be a big-time trade asset that people would want to talk about. Many names keep popping up. Would a team turn down a trade for...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching up with Rigo Beltran

Originally born in Mexico, Rigo Beltran moved to the San Diego area at about 6 years old and it was there that his baseball dream started. He grew up with "Fernando Mania" as he idolized Fernando Valenzuela when he pitched for the Dodgers in the 1980s and found some success himself as a pitcher for 16 seasons in pro baseball from 1991-2006 before retiring to become a coach in 2007...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Phillies’ History- May 11-18

There has been an awful lot of Phillies baseball that has been played since 1883- close to 20,000 games in fact. A lot can happen in 20,000 games, including broken records, quirky plays, once-in-a-lifetime performances and a tons of other historical gems that often go forgotten. In order to remember those days that shaped the history of the organization, here is the first of our...
Via Phillies Nation
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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