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The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Opens Monday, Aug 11, 2014 Synopsis: Chapman and Maclain Way's documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball tells the tale of the Mavericks, an independent minor league baseball team (meaning it was not affiliated with any big-league club) that formed in 1973. They fielded a squad consisting of guys who showed up for an open try out, many of whom had been cut from more reputable organizations. The ragtag team actually started to win, and their hometown of Portland ended up giving them a devoted fan base. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

DeGrom tames Mariners in Mets' 3-1 victory

...since they were 52-48 in 2009. . Chavez is 12 for 27 (.444) leading off. ... Mets LHP Scott Rice, who made the big league roster last season after 14 years in the minors, will have elbow surgery Wednesday in New York to remove bone spurs...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-23/degrom-tames-mariners-mets-3-1-victory
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Pino gets first major league win for Twins

...extended glove. Both runners scored without a throw.Pino (1-2) worked five innings to earn the victory in his fifth big league appearance. Throwing 100 pitches, he allowed one run and seven hits, walked two and struck out four.Glen Perkins...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-11/pino-gets-first-major-league-win-twins
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Astros draft California HS lefty Aiken at No. 1

...Cubs senior vice president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod said.Nick Gordon, the son of former big league pitcher Tom Gordon and brother of Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon, went fifth overall to Minnesota. The Florida high...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-06/astros-draft-california-hs-lefty-aiken
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Sports in history

...Angeles Dodgers' slugger Shawn Green becomes the 14th man in major league history to homer four times in a game and sets a big league record with 19 total bases. He is 6-for-6, scoring six times with seven RBIs in a 16-3 win at Milwaukee.2005...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-23
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Down 17-1 after 5, Clinton wins 20-17 in 12

...Leagues, which governs the minors, didn't have any records of a 16-run comeback. The largest deficit overcame in a big league victory is 12 runs, accomplished by Detroit against the Chicago White Sox on June 18, 1911; by the Philadelphia Athletics...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-09/down-17-1-after-5-clinton-wins-20-17-1
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MLB back with replays, metal detectors, comebacks

...Matt Williams and Detroit's Brad Ausmus won in their big league debuts as managers.They weren't the only inaugurals...Valenzuela of the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers to make his first big league start on opening day.At Pittsburgh, Walker homered...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-01/mlb-back-replays-metal-detectors-comeb
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MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

...in management, and he pushed for change.Selig retired Robinson's No. 42 in 1997 on the 50th anniversary of the big league debut of the Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman. Selig established a Diverse Business Partners program the following year...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/mlb-marks-67th-anniversary-robinson-de
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Ketchikan claims fourth state Big League title

Make it No. 4. The Ketchikan Big League All-Stars captured their fourth...Channel Little League did not field a Big League (age 17-18) team so there wasn't...defeating Hawaii, the perennial Big League powerhouse from the West, but lost...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072100/Spo_sportsroundup.html
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Mariners miss leads to Rays' big inning

...to a big inning for the Tampa Bay Rays.Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb pitched five strong innings in his first big league game since being hit in the head by a batted ball two months ago, and the Rays beat the Mariners, 7-1, on Thursday...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-08-16/mariners-miss-leads-rays-big-inning
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