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Joe Quinn, First Australian in MLB, Inducted into Baseball Australia Hall of Fame
From the Perth Heat website: "The first Australian to ever play in the major leagues of baseball over in the United States, Joe Quinn took his rightful place in Australian Baseball history alongside Geoffrey Martin, Donald Rice, Sydney Smith & Garry Thompson at the Baseball Australia Diamond Awards on the Gold Coast on May 4.
Quinn started his career in 1884 with the Union Association's St. Louis Maroons whom won the pennant. He spent four stints at a St. Louis franchise, one stint with the Maroons between 1884 & 1886, two stints at the St. Louis Browns, one between 1893 and 1896 and the second during the 1898 season, and finally at the St. Louis Cardinals in 1900.
He was one of few players from the Union Association League to later find success in the National League. Throughout his 17 year, 9 team career, Quinn was known for his defensive skills, and he led NL second basemen in fielding percentage twice."
Early HR Celebrations = Bad Idea
Via Deadspin and @myKBO on Twitter: "The Korean league's Lotte Giants fell 6-4 to the last-place NC Dinos today, capped off by an embarrassing at-bat for outfielder Jeon Jun-woo. In the ninth inning, with the tying run on, Jeon got ahold of one and was sure he had tied up the game. He did the whole bit—flip the bat, point, strut. The ball was harmlessly caught on the edge of the warning track."
St. Paul Saints Ditch Umpires For One Game
From the St. Paul Saints website: The Saints “Umpireless Game” presented by Hamline University will take place on Saturday, May 11 at 7:35 p.m. In this unique twist the players on the field will make all their own calls. Catchers for each team will call balls and strikes while base runners and position players will make safe and out calls along with fair and foul. Just in case there are any disputes a judge and jury will be on hand to help out. A jury of both teams’ peers will settle disputes at first and third base and in case of a hung jury a judge in a robe, who will stand behind the pitcher’s mound, will have the final say. The Killebrew Box Seats, which are designated seating areas on the first and third base side at field level, will have 12 Little Leaguers in each area deciding plays on the base paths. The jury will be given signs that say “safe” or “out” and hold them up to make their decision known. The judge on the field will settle balls and strikes disputes along with any other plays the jury can’t make a decision on.
Brian Casiano Baseball recruiting video
I am a high school senior at the International Baseball Academy in Puerto Rico. I am looking foward to study and play baseball in a United States college or university in this fall 2013. Should you need additional information you may contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope you enjoy the video.
Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser Update
The Baseball United Foundation has raised over $20,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the Bayshore area of New Jersey. We are no longer accepting donations, but we recommend that donations be made to Gateway Church's Hurricane Relief program at http://www.gatewaynj.com/