Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball on FOX Baseball Saturday Afternoon Game of the Week:Looking Local and here’s “The List”

Posted by Andy Durham on September 6, 2020 at 4:45 pm under Amateur, High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

We saw two former Greensboro Grasshoppers going head-to-head, on the FOX TV Saturday afternoon Baseball Game of the Week… It was Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball right there on FOX TV, and it was sort of surreal to see former Greensboro Grasshoppers’ pitcher Chris Paddock, facing former Greensboro Grasshopper Mark Canha… Paddock was pitching for the San …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…


Another former Major League Baseball Player has gone on to that “Diamond in the Sky”:Chicago Cubs second baseman Glenn Beckert gone at age 79

Posted by Andy Durham on April 12, 2020 at 4:28 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Last week it was Al Kaline, the former Detroit Tigers’ slugger, and this week it is Glenn Beckert, a former Chicago Cubs’ second baseman, and Beckert was an outstanding defensive second baseman, and he had enough bat awareness to make him one of the toughest “outs” in all of the major leagues during a key …Read the Rest…

Former Greensboro Grasshopper Josh Naylor(San Antonio Missions) lighting up Minor League Baseball with 6 HR’s and 13 RBI in the first week of the season

Posted by Andy Durham on April 14, 2018 at 11:45 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Former Greensboro Grasshopper first baseman Josh Naylor, now with the San Antonio Missions and in the San Diego Padres organization, is tearing the cover off of the baseball in the first week of the new 2018 season, as Naylor has connected for 6 home runs and has driven in 13 runs to go along with …Read the Rest…

Wil Myers(Wesleyan Christian Academy) rides the Cycle for the San Diego Padres

Posted by Andy Durham on April 11, 2017 at 1:55 pm under High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

On Wil Myers from www.mlb.com: DENVER – Wil Myers(Wesleyan Christian Academy) came into Coors Field smoking hot, a one-man wrecking crew in the mile-high ballpark, and by the time he pulled into third with an eighth-inning triple to complete the second cycle in Padres history and cap a 5-3 Padres victory, he could melt the …Read the Rest…


Look who has just been named the MLB National League “Player of the Month” for June:Wil Myers from WES(with 19 HR’s, could be headed for the HR Derby)

Posted by Andy Durham on July 2, 2016 at 7:06 pm under High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

Wil Myers from Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, has just been named the National League Player of the Month for June…Wil Myers with 11 HR’s for the month of June and 21 extra-base hits…. Wil put up some crazy numbers in June for the San Diego Padres and we will have the Padres’ first …Read the Rest…

Wil Myers(Wesleyan Christian Academy) staying locked and loaded for the San Diego Padres

Posted by Andy Durham on June 25, 2016 at 12:47 pm under High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

Wil Myers(Wesleyan Christian Academy) had another great day on Friday for the San Diego Padres and it seems like every time you look up now, Wil is doing it again with his bat…In Friday’s 13-4 win by the Padres over the Cincinnati Reds, Wil Myers goes 3-5 with a HR and 5 RBI, plus 2 …Read the Rest…

Good start to the season for Wil Myers(Wesleyan Christian Academy) with the San Diego Padres

Posted by Andy Durham on June 11, 2016 at 3:50 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Caught a glimpse of some of Wil’s numbers this morning and they do look impressive for the start of the 2016 season with the San Diego Padres… Wil Myers with 13 home runs and 37 Runs Driven In so far this baseball season….San Diego Padres(MLB)….Wil previously with WES, KC, Tampa Bay and now in SD …Read the Rest…

One of the ‘good guys’ in sports, “Mr. Padre” Tony Gwynn gone at age 54

Posted by Andy Durham on June 16, 2014 at 5:25 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

One of the best hitters and one of the nicest people the sport of baseball has every produced, Tony Gwynn gone today at age 54….He played his entire career for the San Diego Padres(20 years) and he is gone due to cancer and he got the cancer from chewing tobacco for all of those years…Hate …Read the Rest…

Corey Kimber(Dudley HS) doing real well with the Arizona League Padres(San Diego)

Posted by Andy Durham on August 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm under High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

Corey Kimber(Dudley High School):#56 Rookie Arizona League MLB Parent Club: San Diego W-L:2-0/5 Games/4 Innings/No starts/O Runs/3 Hits….. SO:3/BB:3/AVG.:.200 Birthplace: Greensboro, NC Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 175 Bats: R Throws: R 2012 Season Team League W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG PAD AZL 2 …Read the Rest…

Corey Kimber(Dudley HS) signs with San Diego Padres and now in Arizona Rookie League

Posted by Andy Durham on July 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm under High School, Professional | 8 Comments to Read

Got the word today….The San Diego Padres flew into town last Saturday and when they flew out of here on Sunday, they had Corey Kimber(pitcher) from Dudley High School, with them…Corey was one of the top players in the state of North Carolina last season and he had been on the verge of signing with …Read the Rest…


Corey Kimber(Dudley HS) to San Diego Padres Round 25 MLB Draft:Congrats to Corey and his family

Posted by Andy Durham on June 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm under High School, Professional | 17 Comments to Read

Corey Kimber(Dudley High School) goes to the San Diego Padres in Round 25 of the Major League Baseball Draft with pick #765……Corey, selected as a RHP, joins Clint Moore(Grimsley HS/Army) in the Padres system and we say Congratulations to Corey and his family…..Moore selected by the Padres in the 2011 draft and spent last summver …Read the Rest…