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By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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2020 TCM Big Screen Classics will feature King Kong, Airplane, Babe, Annie, Ghost, Love Story and Psycho

“Surely, you can’t be serious!” In 2020, 14 of movie history’s greatest romances, funniest comedies, scariest monsters, boldest visions, ultimate adventures, and most unforgettable dramas will be back in More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Coroner says Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died from fentanyl and oxycodone overdose

The medical examiner in Texas reported today that Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose. photo/ More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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EXCLUSIVE: Is the ‘Rick Porcello Curse’ linked to a school teacher in Tampa

Over the weekend, Baltimore Orioles infielder Chris Davis broke his historic hitting slump after getting a first inning single off of Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello. While Orioles fans let out a sigh of relief, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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Red Sox Mookie Betts won’t visit White House

On Saturday night, after accepting the Most Valuable Player award at the 96th annual New York Baseball Writers’ Association of America dinner, Boston Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts said he would not join other More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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Houston Astros win franchise’s first World Series, shortstop Carlos Correa proposes to Daniella Rodroguez

It took 56 years, but the Houston Astros can finally call themselves world champions after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of a thrilling World Series. To make the night even more special, Astros More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, June 9th, 2016
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Five Famous Older Athletes

When you think of a famous athlete, all too often your mind pictures a youngster just starting their sporting career. Be it Olympians winning medals while still in puberty, or professional athletes receiving huge More...

By Guest Author On Friday, May 16th, 2014
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‘Million Dollar Arm’ Movie Review: A feel-good film that touches your heart

Most sports films follow the same basic flow: a team or player starts out well, is then surprisingly faced with some challenge or tragedy, and eventually comes back from adversity to make a big win. You really don’t More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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‘Million Dollar Arm’ pitching contest begins tryouts in Anaheim, New York, Orlando

Just ahead of their new film, Disney is offering up to $1 million in a new pitching contest. PRESS RELEASE: Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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Roles of Jews in Baseball history explored in new exhibit ‘Chasing Dreams’

PRESS RELEASE: There are people whose contributions to baseball history went far beyond mere batting averages or stolen bases. They didn’t just play the game, they changed the game. For generations of American More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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This Day in History: Negro League star Satchel Paige nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame

Pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige became the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame on February 9, 1971. Paige was a legend, with an amazing fastball, showmanship and played More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, December 14th, 2013
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Baseball to ban home plate collisions, Buster Posey injury noted

NBC reports Joe Torre and Sandy Aldersonannounced that the MLB Rules Committee has voted to ban collisions at home plate. The decision is now subject to approval by the players. If the players do not approve the More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
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Former New York Yankee and Atlanta Brave Andruw Jones arrested for assault and battery

On Christmas Day, Andruw Jones was arrested near Atlanta, charged with assault and battery, with few details being released by authorities. The former Yankee and Brave was allegedly involved in a disturbance that More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 29th, 2012
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Giants sweep Tigers, win second title in three years

The San Francisco Giants took 10 innings and got another clutch hit from Marco Scutaro to capture their second World Series title in three years with a 4-3 Game 4 victory over the Detroit Tigers. 2009 photo Y2kcrazyjoker4 More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 18th, 2012
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Roger Clemens cleared of all perjury charges

A jury has cleared the famous baseball pitcher, Roger Clemens, of all perjury charges for allegedly lying to Congress, denying using performance-enhancing drugs. 2007 Photo Keith Allison After ten hours of deliberation, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Jackie Robinson MLB debut honored at Atlanta Braves host Youth tournament

April 11, 1947 Jackie Robinson made his debut in a Major League Baseball exhibition game and four days later officially broke the color barrier in baseball. This week, the 65th anniversary of Robinson’s accomplishments, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 28th, 2003
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Kids think baseball is boring and is about hitting home runs

Allow me to venture away from the comic book universe as I relay the opinions and comments of the true “Boys of Summer” – my boys Jacob (7) and Zachary (6) regarding Baseball. The all-star game More...


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