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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Zion Harvey throws first pitch at Camden Yards |

Zion did a great job on the first pitch.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 03, 2016 at 09:14 AM | 3 comment(s)
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Monday, July 04, 2016

Baseball collector crushed on Twitter for crashing Fort Bragg game | FOX Sports

It looks like someone crashed the Marlins-Braves game at Fort Bragg on Sunday night, and it’s causing quite the uproar. Self-proclaimed baseball collector Zack Hample tweeted an image of a baseball he obtained during the special event, sparking a significant amount of criticism on Twitter.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 04, 2016 at 07:31 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

From internment camp to Dodgers and Cubs clubhouses, these brothers became part of baseball history

The Kawano brothers seem to be listening. They occasionally smile or nod their heads but do not speak, so it is hard to guess what they are thinking.

On a bright Saturday morning, Yosh and Nobe sit near the window in a day room at their nursing home, the sunlight etching fine shadows across their wrinkled faces. Family has gathered around to tell stories from the old days.

Like the one about Sandy Koufax and the trash can. Or the boat out to Catalina Island, where the Chicago Cubs used to hold spring training before the war.

“Baseball was everything to them,” says Frank Kawano, who is Nobe’s son. “They loved the game.”

The brothers were never professional ballplayers. Yosh spent five decades in the major leagues as clubhouse manager for the Cubs, and Nobe held the same job for almost as long with the Dodgers.



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