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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

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

...are the exception to the rules. Most players play at least one minor league season. Occasionally, exceptional players, such as former...Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Manny Machado also needed limited minor league time.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-10/major-leagues-minor-leagues-american-b
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-27/sochi-bound-how-accident-changed-junea
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Staveland inks minor league deal with Braves

...the major leagues by signing a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves...rookies will be assigned to their minor league teams. Staveland said he expects...professional baseball with an independent minor league team -- the Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051700/Spo_stave.html
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Today in sports

...Released RHP Scott Baker from a minor league contract.TAMPA BAY RAYS - Released LHP Erik Bedard from a minor league contract.TEXAS RANGERS - Optioned...terms with C Chris Snyder on a minor league contract. Added RHP DanielMcCutchen...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-26
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A's win series with Seattle

...tendinitis, could be activated as soon as Monday, while OF Craig Gentry (lower back strain) will make at least one more minor league appearance before returning. RHP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will stay in Oakland and continue rehab, beginning strengthening...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-07/win-series-seattle
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Five things to know about Mariners going into spring training camp

...and it could be Scott Baker if he can prove he's fully recovered from Tommy John surgery. Baker was signed to a minor league deal but would appear to be the Mariners best option for that role now. The Nos. 4 and 5 rotation places will come...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-14/five-things-know-about-mariners-going-
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MLB approves expanded replay

...com's New York office. To create a large enough staff, MLB agreed to hire six new big league umpires and call up two minor league umps for the entire season. A seventh major league umpire will be added to replace the late Wally Bell. The umpires...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-17/mlb-approves-expanded-replay
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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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-20/today-sports-history
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Today In Sports History

...Bion Shively drives Sharp Note to victory in the third heat of the Hambletonian Stakes.1956 - The largest crowd in minor league history, 57,000, saw 50-year-old Satchel Paige of Miami beat Columbus in an International League game played...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-08-07/today-sports-history
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