Dan Johnson began the 2013 baseball season in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa., playing for the top minor league team of the New York Yankees in the International League. But he ended the year in the middle of the major league playoff race, as a reserve first baseman and designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles.
He’s been blue for more than 50 years, but that doesn’t mean Larry Gallagher’s feeling down. No, this “blue” brings him pride and joy, because you see Gallagher is an umpire and ever since he first strapped on the mask and chest protector, he’s felt right at home.
To be one of 16 Little League baseball teams left in America is saying quite a lot.
Coon Rapids-Andover American Little League’s 12-year-old all-star team, continued to represent Minnesota and the north metro proudly after moving within one game of the Midwest Regional title, and a spot in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn., after a 4-0 win against Timberline Little League (Rapid City, S.D.) Aug. 6.
Despite coming up short in both games at the state legion baseball tournament, St. Francis American Legion Post 622 still went out on top this summer.
The Blaine Area Little League B.A.L.L. hosted its second annual 8- and 9-Year Old B.A.L.L. Invitational July 24-27 at the Blaine Baseball Complex.
After coming off a couple of tough losses against league rivals Coon Rapids Redbirds and Blaine Fusion, the Anoka Bucs town ball team took to Castle Field July 28 for its first home field baseball game there.