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Phil Godfrey

...both basketball and baseball. So good that he started his working career as a Bakery truck driver and a semi-pro baseball player. Good enough to be offered a pro baseball contract with teammate Ron Santo, (future Cubs star), however he decided...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000177070362
Today in Sports History: Nov. 15

...becoming the oldest player to win the MVP of a major North American professional league. The 40-year-old is the only baseball player with more than three MVP awards and the only one to win more than two in a row.2009 - Michelle Wie earns her first...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-11-15/today-sports-history-nov-15
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Greinke gives up $71M, becomes free agent

...2017 and $24 million in 2018.Greinke was among 12 additional players who became free agents, the Major League Baseball Players Association said Wednesday, raising the total to 151.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-11-05/greinke-gives-71m-becomes-free-agent
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Ibesate leads Jamestown bats

...this spring."This is kind of a bittersweet season for me," Ibesate said. "It is my last season as a college baseball player. I haven't looked at future baseball plans. I am just taking it day by day. I am just going to practice and enjoying...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-10-15/ibesate-leads-jamestown-bats
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Brewers minor leaguer says he's gay; MLB lauds courage

...Said Counsell: "I just wish him the best of luck trying to become a major league baseball player.""It's not easy becoming a major league baseball player," he said. "It certainly hasn't been easy dealing with everything he's had...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-17/brewers-minor-leaguer-says-hes-gay-ml
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...JETER, FORMER SHORTSTOP, NEW YORK YANKEES"To those who didn't know Yogi personally, he was one of the greatest baseball players and Yankees of all time. To those lucky ones who did, he was an even better person. To me he was a dear friend...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-09-24
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Tough test finds most students miss marks

...standardized tests, explained education commissioner Mike Hanley."We've likened the analogy to a minor league baseball player who's hitting .300, gets moved to the majors and now he's hitting .225. The expectations, the game's changed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-19/tough-test-finds-most-students-miss-mar
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Cuba, US improve relations, but sports defections continue

...busy to care."In a couple of years, maybe these baseball players can sign a contract to play with the Yankees and...they leave."It's not that simple. Dozens of baseball players have defected, including stars like Jose Abreu of...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-20/cuba-us-improve-relations-sports-defec
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New test, same opponent for Crimson Bears

...Region V championship game, JDHS took a 4-0 lead before Kings junior Nathan Bonck, the 2014-15 Alaska Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year, hit a two-run homer to jumpstart Kayhi into the win.JDHS' Klein was also a finalist for the Gatorade...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-06-03/new-test-same-opponent-crimson-bears
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Pure Sole: Gooooooaaallie to the prom with me?

...have been some creative prom pleadings this year.Baseball player Michael Dale asked Rep. Sam Kito III's daughter...being a yes to prom.Hockey player Chase Barnum and baseball player Alex Muir asked their dates, Caitlyn Hyatt and Ashley...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-29/gooooooaaallie-prom-me
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