October 28, 2013 |
Shortstop Corey Seager and right-hander Yimi Garcia will represent the Dodgers at the Arizona Fall League's showcase event Saturday. The AFL's Fall Stars game will be televised live by MLB Network at 5 p.m. PDT. The game will be played at Surprise Stadium, the spring-training home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers. Seager, 19, is the youngest player in the AFL, a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. In 10 games with the Glendale Desert Dogs, he is hitting .162.
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September 8, 2013 |
Baseball historians know him as a businessman who helped bring Major League ball back to Milwaukee, but Edmund B. Fitzgerald is better known for his family connection to one of America's most famous shipwrecks. All 29 sailors on the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald drowned in Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975. The next year, they were memorialized in Gordon Lightfoot's haunting ballad, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. " The reasons for the wreck are still uncertain, but its legacy followed Fitzgerald throughout his life.
July 30, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Nationwide public opinion on abortion has remained largely unchanged for the last two decades, but that overall steadiness masks a widened gap between conservative and liberal parts of the country, new polling data indicate. Opposition to legal abortion has significantly increased since the mid-1990s in the most antiabortion part of the country, the south-central swath of states that stretches from Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky west to Texas and Oklahoma, according to new data released by the Pew Research Center.
June 7, 2013 |
The Dodgers took Jacksonville right-hander Chris Anderson with their first pick Thursday in Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft, which might leave fans wondering how the team's most recent top picks are faring. So here you go: As they did today, last season the Dodgers had the 18th overall pick, and used it to select Corey Seager, a North Carolina high school shortstop. Seager is playing for the club's Class-A affiliate at Great Lakes in the Midwest League, and he is batting .256.
June 7, 2013 |
Your browser does not support iframes. When a group of Dodgers scouts traveled to Mexico last spring, Yasiel Puig wasn't the only top prospect they signed. In fact, he wasn't the first. Days before they signed Puig, the Dodgers reached an agreement with Mexican left-hander Julio Urias . Urias, 16, is now pitching for the Dodgers' Class-A affiliate based in Great Lakes, Mich., becoming the Midwest League's youngest player in more than two decades. Urias earned his first professional victory Thursday night, as he held West Michigan to one hit over five scoreless innings.
August 5, 2012 |
Wait! Don't get sick from swimming. See if the water is clean before you dive in. Name: Swim Guide Available for: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android What it does : The app helps you find clean water at beaches, lakes and rivers in California, the Great Lakes, the East and the South, as well as in British Columbia, Canada. Includes descriptions, photos and color-coded safety warnings. Cost: Free What's hot: The corresponding website didn't work for me, but the app was terrific.