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The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Now Playing 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

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LITTLE LEAGUE6:30 p.m., ESPN2 - Big League World Series, championship, at Easley, S.C.MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL12:30 p.m., MLB - Regional coverage, Washington at...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-30/sports-tv
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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

...development Jason McLeod said.Nick Gordon, the son of former big league pitcher Tom Gordon and brother of Dodgers second baseman...can't really compare myself to him because he's in the big leagues," Casey said. "It was cool when it happened, but...

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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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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The Major League's Minor Leagues: American baseball's league system can be complicated. Here's a primer:

...game. The rosters here include older guys who have been up and down once or twice before and are roster fillers for the big leagues.Note: More impact players jump from the AA to the majors than the AAA.Although some baseball stars are drafted...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-10/major-leagues-minor-leagues-american-b
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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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US college sports system a rarity across the globe

...schools. Many players take low-paid rookie contracts immediately after high school and use those as the route to the big leagues.CHINAThe world's most populous nation has an organized state sports system that was criticized by some around the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-28/us-college-sports-system-rarity-across
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