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Sochi-bound: How an accident changed a Juneau man's life and set him on track for the Olympics

...Tompkins.Bill, who passed away in 2001, was known for his athletic talents; he was the first Native to play in Minor League Baseball. Bill also carried the Alaska flag at the first Arctic Winter Games in 1970, and he played with the Arctic Lights...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-27/sochi-bound-how-accident-changed-junea
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2013 Notable Sports Deaths

...student-athlete in the early 1940s. In 1945, he was a first-round NFL draft pick of the Chicago Bears, but signed a minor league baseball deal with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He returned to Michigan as a baseball coach from 1959-62, winning the Big Ten...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-25/2013-notable-sports-deaths
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Hornets change name to Pelicans

...pelican jerseys and hats."Benson owns the rights to the name Pelicans, which was the nickname for a former minor league baseball team that played in New Orleans for more than 70 years."When kids grow up, they're going to identify with...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-01-25/hornets-change-name-pelicans
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Take me out to the ballgame at 30 big-league parks

...big-stadium off my list in a few years, I am going to have to find a new quest. Well, I hear there are lots of quaint minor-league baseball stadiums located in rustic towns all across America...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-03-14/take-me-out-ballgame-30-big-league-par
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Brewers team up on beer to help military families

...the people that help you," Ray said while talking about the beer at The Diamond, home of the Flying Squirrels minor league baseball team. "They're putting their lives on the line for us every day. The least we can do is help them keep their...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-05-26/brewers-team-beer-help-military-fam
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Today In Sports History

FEBRUARY 201887 - The International Association, the first minor league baseball association, is organized in Pittsburgh.1951 - In the wake of the college point-shaving scandal, Long Island University drops...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-20/today-sports-history
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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

Josephine Abel Doerr

...began her lifelong love of baseball when her older brother became partial owner of the Twin Falls (Idaho) Cowboys minor league baseball team. Over the years she became an avid fan of the Seattle Mariners and a memory she cherished was attending a...

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Walkenford delivers key hit as Braves edge Royals

Kevin Walkenford drove in Billy Palmer to lift the Braves past the Royals in a 9-8 nail-biter in Minor League Baseball action last week. Julian Minne was 1-for-1 with two runs scored and an RBI, Jackson Lehnhart doubled and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060805/spo_20050608023.shtml
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