Former Greensboro Grasshopper catcher J.T. Realmuto signs Five-Year $115.5 million dollar deal with the Philadelphia Phillies

Posted by Press Release on January 28, 2021 at 11:39 am under Professional | 3 Comments to Read

from www.yardbarker.com:/CLICK HERE Phillies, J.T. Realmuto(Greensboro Grasshoppers) agree to five-year, $115.5 million deal It appears that catcher J.T. Realmuto, one of the top available players of the MLB offseason, isn’t going anywhere. ESPN’s Jeff Passan and Todd Zolecki of the league’s official website are reporting that the Philadelphia Phillies are bringing Realmuto back on a …Read the Rest…

Former Greensboro Bat Robinson Cano Suspended for the entire 2021 MLB Season due to Testing Positive for Steroids

Posted by Press Release on November 19, 2020 at 12:42 am under Professional | 2 Comments to Read

Robinson/Robbie Canó played for Staten Island and the Greensboro Bats of the Class-A South Atlantic League in 2002. (Cano with the Greensboro Bats batted .276, with 14 home runs and 76 RBI, in 113 games, in 2002.) from www.mlb.com: NEW YORK — In an announcement with significant implications on both Robinson Canó’s career and the …Read the Rest…


Former Greensboro Hornets Player Don Mattingly named MLB National League Manager of the Year

Posted by Andy Durham on November 11, 2020 at 12:15 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

The Miami Marlins’ Don Mattingly has been named the National League Manager of the Year, for Major League Baseball/MLB, in 2020….. Mattingly played here in Greensboro, with the Greensboro Hornets in 1980, as a 19-year-old and hit .358 and was named South Atlantic League Player of the Year. He played more in the outfield than …Read the Rest…

They called him ‘The Chairman of the Board’:Former New York Yankees pitching great “Whitey” Ford, gone at age 91(Yankees all-time Wins Leader and 6-Time World Series Champion)

Posted by Andy Durham on October 9, 2020 at 4:26 pm under Professional | 2 Comments to Read

The New York Yankees all-time wins leader and a six-time World Series Champion, plus a Baseball Hall of Famer, Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford has left us today, at age 91….. Here are some of the notes on Whitey Ford from the back of my Whitey Ford 1956 baseball card… Height-5’10…Weight-175…Throws-Left…Bats-Left…Home-Glen Cove, New York…Born-October 21, 1928… …Read the Rest…

One of the Top Pitchers in MLB History Gone at age 84:”Once a Cardinal, Always a Cardinal”, Bob Gibson has left us and in 1968 he was GREAT!!!

Posted by Andy Durham on October 3, 2020 at 12:44 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

One of the top pitchers in Major League Baseball history, Bob Gibson is gone at age 84…..He rarely smiled and he was one of the toughest competitors to ever play the game of baseball….Bob Gibson, was not only good, Bob Gibson was GREAT!!!!! from www.espn.com:/CLICK HERE Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Gibson died Friday at …Read the Rest…


Former New York Yankee and LA Dodger Jay Johnstone has passed away due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19:He was a “Prankster and a World Series Winner”, says Rick Monday, on this Tuesday

Posted by Press Release on September 29, 2020 at 10:45 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from www.nypost.com: LOS ANGELES — Jay Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, has died. He was 74. He died last Saturday of complications from COVID-19 and also had suffered from dementia in recent years, according to his …Read the Rest…

One of the “fastest men to ever run the bases” and a “True Class Act”:Baseball’s Lou Brock(St. Louis Cardinals), gone at age 81

Posted by Andy Durham on September 7, 2020 at 12:36 am under Photos, Professional, Video | Comments are off for this article

Coming from MLB.com CLICK HERE to read all about one of baseball’s greatest players of all time, Lou Brock….If you had a baseball glove with Lou Brock’s name in it as a kid, you believed you could run faster, catch more balls, and steal more bases…Lou Brock and Maury Wills, were stealing the base-paths blind, …Read the Rest…

Johnny Bench says, “Go ahead and hit that 3-0 pitch”!!!!!

Posted by Andy Durham on August 18, 2020 at 10:50 am under Photos, Professional, Video | Comments are off for this article

Johnny Bench, the Baseball Hall of Fame catcher from the Cincinnati Reds, says, “Go ahead and hit that 3-0 pitch”….. Fernando Tatis Jr., with a Grand Slam home run, coming on a 3-0 pitch on Monday….Tatis Jr., hitting the Grand Slam for the San Diego Padres, vs. his dad’s old team, the Texas Rangers…. Johnny …Read the Rest…

Why didn’t Major League Baseball play ALL of their games under a Bubble in Florida and Arizona???(Might have made a difference/”Bring Back The Bubble”)

Posted by Andy Durham on August 1, 2020 at 2:58 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

The bubble seems to working out for the NBA, with the National Basketball League playing all of their games under a Bubble in Orlando, Florida….. Makes you to start to wonder why Major League Baseball didn’t play all of their games under a Bubble, at their Spring Training sites in Florida and Arizona…. (You have …Read the Rest…

Former Boston Red Sox skipper/manager John McNamara Gone at age 88(Also managed the Reds, Padres, A’s, Angels and Indians)

Posted by Press Release on July 30, 2020 at 10:57 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from Dan Shaughnessy with the Boston Globe:CLICK HERE to read all….. John McNamara, manager of the ill-fated 1986 Red Sox, died Tuesday in Tennessee at the age of 88. His death was confirmed to the Globe by his wife, Ellen McNamara of Brentwood, Tenn., and his nephew, Joe McNamara of Sacramento. McNamara managed 19 seasons …Read the Rest…

Dr. Anthony Fauci says Miami Marlins Coronavirus Outbreak Could Endanger 2020 MLB Season:Former Greensboro Grasshopper Jose Urena placed on the Injured List(Marlins’ Unlucky Number at 17)

Posted by Andy Durham on July 28, 2020 at 10:14 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Dr. Anthony Fauci on the Coronavirus Outbreak that has affected the Miami Marlins and Major League Baseball…. “This could put it in danger,” said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “I don’t believe they need to stop, but we just need to follow this and see what happens with …Read the Rest…


Major Baseball Postpones Two Monday Night Games due to Miami Marlins testing Positive for COVID-19/Coronavirus(13 Confirmed Cases in the Marlins’ Clubhouse)

Posted by Press Release on July 27, 2020 at 12:48 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from MLB.com: Major League Baseball announced that two games scheduled to be played Monday night are postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Monday’s games between the Marlins and the Orioles at Marlins Park and the Phillies and the Yankees at Citizens Bank Park have been postponed while MLB conducts additional COVID-19 testing. from ESPN.com: Miami just …Read the Rest…

Jaylin Davis(Northeast Guilford High School/Appalachian State) comments on Kneeling during National Anthem prior to SF Giants game

Posted by Andy Durham on July 21, 2020 at 3:26 pm under College, High School, Professional | 4 Comments to Read

Jaylin Davis, who played his high school baseball for Coach Brad White, at Northeast Guilford High School and later showed out for the Appalachian State Mountaineers in college baseball, now plays for the San Francisco Giants in MLB… Jaylin recently kneeled during the National Anthem, prior to a San Francisco Giants baseball game and Davis …Read the Rest…

Bob Costas has joined CNN as a Major Contributor

Posted by Andy Durham on July 20, 2020 at 10:36 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Bob Costas, formerly of NBC and HBO, has joined CNN as a major contributor…He is in for commentary on sports and other important issues facing our nation and the world today…. CNN President Jeff Zucker said in a statement, “Bob Costas is a legendary, respected voice across the spectrum of sports and beyond. As the …Read the Rest…

Rod Carew says Major League Baseball/MLB “Should Let the Season Go”:Carew, “No Baseball in 2020”

Posted by Press Release on June 18, 2020 at 3:43 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from CBS Radio Sports and on the Tiki and Tierney Show: Hall of Famer Rod Carew: MLB Should Call Off 2020 Season Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have reportedly made “significant progress” toward agreeing to terms on a 2020 season. MLB has sent a new proposal to the MLBPA, which reportedly includes …Read the Rest…

Boston Red Sox’ Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs says professional wrestler Curt Hennig(guardian angel) saved his life

Posted by Press Release on June 12, 2020 at 11:45 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from www.wrestlinginc.com….Click Here for more info…. Wade Boggs is in the Baseball Hall of Fame and also has some wrestling ties. He appeared in a vignette alongside his friend Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig in the 90s and later inducted Hennig into the WWE Hall of Fame. Boggs was a five-time batting champion and he talked …Read the Rest…

Florida Governor says ALL of the Professional Sports Teams can come Play in his state:All Professional Sports Teams are Welcome to Practice and Play in Florida

Posted by Press Release on May 13, 2020 at 10:41 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from www.wxii12.com:/CLICK HERE….. ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday/today that all professional sports teams are welcome to practice and play in Florida if they can’t do so in their own state. DeSantis said he believes sporting events and practices can be done safely, but they would be held without fans. “Our people …Read the Rest…


Arizona Governor Says Pro Sports CAN RETURN to his state this Saturday, May 16(With NO Fans)

Posted by Press Release on at 3:35 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from ABC News at www.abcnews.go.com:CLICK HERE to view the entire article….. PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has opened the door for professional sports to return to the state. Ducey said on Tuesday that professional sports, including MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL can resume without fans on Saturday. The state is slowly starting to reopen …Read the Rest…

Major League Baseball hoping for Early July Return with Fan-Free Stadiums:Minor League Baseball can not make it with Fan-Free Stadiums

Posted by Andy Durham on May 12, 2020 at 1:19 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

The word coming in early this week is MLB/Major League Baseball is hoping for a return of baseball in early July…. MLB would love to get going/throwing again right around America’s birthday on July 4…. A July 4 start would be a big spark in the return of baseball, but Major League Baseball would look …Read the Rest…

As Les Nessman used to say, “Sometimes Less Means More”:MiLB reportedly ready to agree to Franchise Contraction

Posted by Andy Durham on April 21, 2020 at 10:51 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from SportsBusiness.com and you can CLICK HERE to go there, and what they are talking about is reducing the number of Minor League teams that are playing professional baseball…. Reduce the number of Minor League franchises from 160 to 120 teams/franchises… That would eliminate the entire Appalachian League, which fields teams in Burlington, N.C.(Burlington Royals), …Read the Rest…