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...city name, the then Brooklyn Dodgers actually swallowed the Angels whole, as owner Walter O'Malley purchased the minor league Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League in 1957 to gain exclusive major league territorial rights that would...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-02
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Juneau's baseball son returns to his roots

...leagues, that smell is everyone trying to do their best to contribute to help win a World Series," Bentz said. "Minor leagues, collegiate, high school, middle school, everyone is just trying to get better, to get to the next level, whatever...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-26/juneaus-baseball-son-returns-his-roots
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DeGrom tames Mariners in Mets' 3-1 victory

...elbow. "For Scott, he's got to be very disappointed," manager Terry Collins said. "He spent 15 years in the minor leagues, finally get to the bigs, have success then have it squashed like he has." Bartolo Colon, the Mets starter Wednesday...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-23/degrom-tames-mariners-mets-3-1-victory
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Tragedy on the track a result of auto racing culture

...racing. It certainly is in NASCAR, and that trickles down to local dirt tracks like Canandaigua the same way low-minor-league ballplayers are more likely to chew tobacco if they see major-leaguers doing it on TV.Kevin Harvick and Kurt and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-13/tragedy-track-result-auto-racing-cultu
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Mariners continue to frustrate with lack of runs

...changed it. The Mariners, in recent years, have brought in a steady succession of would-be bats at the major- and minor-league level, and only a precious few have broken out.The draft hasn't changed it, though there is legitimate hope that...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-30/mariners-continue-frustrate-lack-runs
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Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

...learned when he was charged with felony assault for rushing the mound - swinging a bat - after he was hit by a pitch in a minor league game.So Stewart would not expect to be charged for the car-on-car bump that sent Ward spinning into the wall...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-13/criminal-charge-possible-stewart-ward-
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Sports on TV

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m., ESPN - Milwaukee at St. Louis 4 p.m.,WGN - Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs 6 p.m., MLB - Teams TBA MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m., NBCSN - Triple-A National Championship, Pawtucket/Durham winner vs.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-16/sports-tv
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2013 Notable Sports Deaths

...owner of the Knoxville Ice Bears minor-league hockey team since their 2002 inception...Chambers, 24, Pittsburgh Pirates minor league prospect. A third-round draft...spent five years in the team's minor league system.Dec. 5 - Tim Marcum...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-25/2013-notable-sports-deaths
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The Major League's Minor Leagues: American baseball's league system can be complicated. Here's a primer:

...come in until June (the rest of the minor leagues start spring training in March...rules. Most players play at least one minor league season. Occasionally, exceptional...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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