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MLB to honor Lou Gehrig this weekend

Another MLB-wide promotion worth noting: The New York Yankees will honor the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s “Luckiest Man” speech today, followed by recognition from all other teams on Friday. Gehrig delivered his farewell to baseball on July 4, 1939, between games of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium. He was suffering […]

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IronPigs funeral promo turns poignant

A tongue-in-cheek promo turned poignant when the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Class AAA; International League) and a local funeral home awarded a free funeral package to a local man diagnosed with ALS. The package, sponsored by Reichel Funeral Home and valued at nearly $10,000, covered all the services normally associated with a funeral — casket, professional […]

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Whiting to host MCL All-Star Game

Some more All-Star news for you: Whiting, Indiana is hosting the 2011 Midwest Collegiate League All-Star Game at Oil City Stadium at Standard Diamonds Park next week on July 13, with Ron Kittle serving as master of ceremonies. The game starts at 7:05 p.m., preceded by a scout evaluation and workout by the MCL All-Star […]

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