Spring Training Trivia: Triple the fun

February 24, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training Trivia: Triple the fun

The triple is a lost art. Last year, Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon led the major leagues with 12 triples and only five others collected as many as 10 triples. In 2013, only five players reached double digits with Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span topping the list with 11. That led to […]

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Spring Training Trivia: Round ‘em up

February 23, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training Trivia: Round ‘em up

Just Rickey being Rickey. That’s the way it seemed when Rickey Henderson stepped into the batter’s box to lead off a game and promptly hit a home run. The all-time leader in lead-off home runs, Henderson belted 81 round-trippers to start a game during his Hall of Fame career. Henderson did so much more, especially […]

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Spring Training Trivia: Catchers to lead-off hitters

February 22, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training Trivia: Catchers to lead-off hitters

In Major League Baseball history, there have been 273 no-hitters thrown to 191 different catchers. Of those catchers, 60 have caught two or more. That led us to Saturday’s Spring Training Trivia question. Which World Series MVP caught a no-hitter in both the American and National Leagues and who threw those gems? Darrell Porter is […]

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Spring Training Trivia: Talk of no-nos

February 21, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training Trivia: Talk of no-nos

In an effort to be fair, I have to admit Friday’s question was asked because Nolan Ryan is my favorite pitcher of all-time. Underrated, overrated, good, great, I don’t care how most other baseball fans view him. He was the one pitcher I made sure to stop and watch every chance I had. That led […]

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Double trouble: Tenhouse plays big for Blue Devils

February 21, 2015 0 Comments

Regan Tenhouse didn’t want the night to end. “I’m just trying to soak everything in,” the Quincy High School senior said. Thirty minutes after the QHS boys basketball team finished off its regular-season home slate with a 50-41 victory over Moline, Tenhouse and fellow senior Lincoln Elbe were still milling around on the Blue Devil […]

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Spring Training Trivia: More pitchers and catchers

February 20, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training Trivia: More pitchers and catchers

When the temperatures here are in single digits, it helps to think about baseball, spring training and sunshine, doesn’t it? The response to our first Spring Training Trivia question was solid. Most people remember the pitcher who threw the last no-hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals, but they couldn’t remember the catcher. So let’s get […]

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Spring Training Trivia: Pitchers and catchers

February 19, 2015 1 Comment
Spring Training Trivia: Pitchers and catchers

Baseball is back! Pitchers and catchers report to most Major League Baseball spring training sites Thursday and we start to hear the pop of the glove, the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd. There are no more truer sounds in sports. It also means the countdown to Opening Day has begun. […]

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GLVC seeds still up in the air

February 13, 2015 0 Comments

With four regular-season games remaining, the Quincy University men’s and women’s basketball teams find themselves in a dogfight for playoff positioning. And the difference between finishing eighth and ninth in the final Great Lakes Valley Conference standings is monumental. Both teams head into Saturday’s GLVC doubleheader against Saint Joseph’s out of the running for a […]

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February 4, 2015 0 Comments

ESPN SportsCenter tweeted about the ending to last Saturday’s game between the Quincy University and Drury men’s basketball teams with one critical mistake … And here was the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s response …

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National attention for epic ending

February 3, 2015 0 Comments

Listening to the end of last Saturday’s Great Lakes Valley Conference game between the Quincy University and Drury men’s basketball teams and watching it unfold on live stats left me wondering how it all played out. Then I saw the video and my first thought: This is more epic than I imagined. I wasn’t the […]

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