MLB Players

first_imgProfessional baseball started in 1869 in Cincinnati.  From those early days, where there were only a few baseball teams to now where we have 30 teams in the major leagues with 25 players each, the question arises:  How many MLB players has baseball had since 1869?Bob Hunteman brought this up in a conversation at cardiac rehab the other day.  I am willing to bet that most of you have no idea on the number.  I didn’t, so I looked it up.  According to the official stats, there have been less than 20,000 names that have appeared on major league rosters since the beginning.After you have seen this number, you might wonder why the number is so low.  After all, this is the 146th year they have played baseball, and with 25 players per roster and 30 teams, you think this is obviously wrong.  Thirty times 25 equals 750, so the math seems incorrect.  What most of us forget is that some players play 20 years but only count once as a major leaguer.  Also, it shows how good you have to be and how rare it is to make a major league roster.last_img read more

Dorothea E. McKinley

first_imgDorothea Eloise (Och) (Ashcraft) McKinley, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday evening February 23, 2017 at Manderly Care Center at Osgood, Indiana.She was born November 3, 1918 in the Walker Hill area of Aurora, IN, daughter of the late George Och and Bessie Withered Och.Dorothea was a professional seamstress, loved sewing, quilting, crocheting and gardening. In years passed she worked for the following places, Walker Dry Cleaners on Second Street, dress factory in Aurora, tomato factory in Rising Sun, Dillsboro Nursing Home and Dearborn County Hospital. She loved reminiscing about the early years in Aurora, and how things were then. Dorothea was a violinist, and when younger played in a Symphony Orchestra in local concerts. She attended the Baptist Church, and was also a member and active in the VFW 5312 and American Legion 231 Auxiliaries in Aurora.She leaves sons, Norman (Claudine) Ashcraft, San Antonio, TX., Charles Ashcraft of Milan, IN. and Steven (Glenda) Ashcraft of Aurora, IN; grandmother of eleven and great grandmother to thirteen.She was preceded in death by three sisters, sons Edwin Short and Guy Ashcraft, husbands, Guy Ashcraft and Paul McKinley.Friends will be received Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 11:00 am with Pastor Pete Bryk officiating.Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Aurora Life Squad. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

UWF to Induct 2007 Hall of Fame Class on Saturday

first_img Share Sept. 28, 2007PENSACILA, Fla. – The recent Hall of Fame inductions for the University of West Florida Athletics include the 1997 Men’s Tennis Team, Jerry Fogle of Men’s Basketball, Frank Leo of Men’s Golf, Men’s Tennis Doubles Partner’s David Brandt and Nick Lioce, and Cross Country Coach Stuart Towns. The induction will take place at the UWF Fieldhouse, Saturday, September 29th at 11:30 AM.The 1997 Men’s Tennis team coached by Ralph “Skeeter” Carson had an outstanding year in their first year of eligibility in the NCAA, by finishing its season in the NCAA Championship match. The second seeded Argonauts would fall in the finals to top-ranked Landers; however, playing in the finals and earning a #2 final ranking was an outstanding achievement for a team moving from the NAIA to the NCAA Division II. The 1997 team had three All-Gulf South Conference players, including the GSC East Player of the Year, Patric Stabark , and the doubles team of Holger Rebholz and Jens Gerlach, who earned ITA/NCAA Division II All-American Doubles honors.Frank Leo was a Division II PING All-American in both 1998 and 1999. Leo finished tied for 15th at the 1999 NCAA Division II National Championships. Over a four year career from 1995-99, he finished in the top 10 in nearly every regular season tournament, and twice qualified for the Division II National Championships, and placed 10th in the NAIA National Championships in 1996.Jerry Fogle played Men’s Basketball for Coach Don Hogan from 1996-1998 as a guard, and was named to the 1997 All-GSC First Team, and the 1998 All-GSC Second Team. Currently, Jerry has 28 records that still rank in the UWF top 10 All-time.In 1997, Jerry led the GSC in scoring at 19.2 points per game and was in the top ten in the conference for three point shooting. During that season he also set the single game scoring record with 39 points against William Carey, a record which stills stands today.During his career, Fogle scored in double figures in 48 of the 54 games he played in, and led the team in scoring 27 times. He finished his career with 958 points, sixth in school history, and a 17.7 scoring average, second in UWF history.Dr. Stuart Towns founded the West Florida Men’s Cross Country Program in 1986, and while Coaching the Argos from 1986 to 1999, he took nine teams to the NAIA National Championship Meet. The best team in his tenure may have been the 1993 team that finished 19-1 and finished in the top 20 at the National Meet.During his reign as head coach, Towns was named NAIA District 27 Coach of the Year twice, in then in 1996 and 1998, he received GSC Coach of the Year honors. Coach Towns also had 17 harriers reach All-GSC status, six NAIA All-Americans, and six GSC scholar-athletes, all while accumulating a 384-154 record. His teams won two Gulf South Conference Championships, and twice finished second in the conference.Men’s Tennis Doubles partners David Brandt and Nick Lioce were the Argos #1 Doubles team for much of 1986, 1987, and 1988. In 1987, they reached the NAIA National Doubles Semi-finals.During a fabulous 1987 season, the two were named NAIA All-Americans in doubles, while Lioce was also an NAIA Academic All-American, and Brandt was also a NAIA All-American in Singles.Lioce was also named the UWF Athlete of the year for 1988, while Brandt was the ITA/NAIA Senior Player of the year for 1989. Print Friendly Version UWF to Induct 2007 Hall of Fame Class on Saturdaylast_img read more

Kagawa rejoins Dortmund

first_img “Of course we chose to sign this quality player again.” Since joining United in the summer of 2012 – signed by Sir Alex Ferguson – Kagawa struggled to reproduce the form he displayed in his first spell at Dortmund, which started when he joined them from Cerezo Osaka in 2010. The 25-year-old made 57 appearances for United and scored six goals, including a hat-trick against Norwich, but failed to convince the club he was the playmaker they thought they had signed. “I said on the day of my departure that my story with Borussia Dortmund was not completed,” Kagawa told Dortmund’s official website. “I wanted to realise my Premier League dream but now I’m happy to be back in Dortmund; in this great team, the unique environment. Dortmund is like a family. “I am proud they have never forgotten me and I can belong again.” Kagawa has been restricted to just one appearance under new United manager Louis van Gaal this season, coming in their 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat against Milton Keynes Dons. United had still to confirm Kagawa’s departure but its impact is unlikely to be felt in the wake of Angel di Maria’s recent arrival. Shinji Kagawa’s time with Manchester United has come to an end after Borussia Dortmund signed their former player on a four-year deal. Press Associationcenter_img The Bundesliga club announced that the Japan international midfielder had rejoined them on Sunday afternoon, ending a two-year stay at Old Trafford. “The chance presented itself over the last few days to make the signing of Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said. last_img read more

Cricket News Ravindra Jadeja excluded from India side for Australia series – End of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 hopes?

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Indian squad selected for the series against Australia, which will be the last international bilateral assignment for the side before the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019 in England did not have many surprises. The squad featured most of the core members who have been part of the ODI side for a couple of years. However, the most notable exclusion in the squad was Ravindra Jadeja. The Saurashtra all-rounder, who was an integral part of the Indian cricket team until 2017, is now on the sidelines and his exclusion is a potential sign that his ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 hopes are almost over. Jadeja’s exclusion is sign of the problem of plenty that is currently in the Indian set-up.The current line-up of the Indian cricket team makes it very hard for Jadeja to come back. Firstly, where will you slot him and in what position? Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli select themselves. The Indian skipper and the team management have favoured Ambati Rayudu as their preferred choice at No.4. MS Dhoni is at No.5 while Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav provide the right balance with both bat and ball at No.6 and No.7. To compound Jadeja’s matters, Kohli has already established Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal as the core spinners who will be backed up by the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.The problem with Jadeja’s inclusion is plenty. With so many players performing well and with the bowling all-rounders slot filled by Hardik Pandya and Jadhav, what will Jadeja offer? Ever since the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in which both Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin proved to be expensive, Kohli has preferred to look beyond the duo in limited-overs cricket at least. Ever since the end of the Champions Trophy till the end of the Wellington ODI in 2019, Kuldeep and Chahal have taken 77 and 65 wickets respectively. On the other hand, Jadeja has taken just 16 wickets at an average economy rate of 4.88. highlights With the spinners performing so well, Jadeja will have to do something special with the bat. However, in 2017 and 2018, Jadeja has averaged just 16.25 and 22.66 respectively. One must remember that with the Indian top order performing so well, the opportunities for Jadeja to bat were not much.Jadeja’s chances are not only slim in the playing XI, his chances of featuring in the 15-man squad for the World Cup is also slim. The likes of Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant have also played a major role in India’s victories in the past couple of years. The only chance for Jadeja could be if Karthik is not picked for the World Cup.India might be tempted to include Jadeja primarily due to his experience in major ICC tournaments and also in England. In the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, Jadeja’s exploits with the ball was the major reason behind the team’s success. In 17 ODIs in England, he has taken 27 wickets at an average of 27, which is his best overseas. Even with the bat, Jadeja has had good success in England with an average of 70 and a strike-rate of 108.However, for the moment, it seems Kohli is not going by past records and is clearly determined to go the 2019 World Cup with the present core. If the selection for the Australia series is any indication, Jadeja’s chances of playing in the XI is virtually non-existent and his inclusion in the 15-man squad is very thin. Ravindra Jadeja played three ODIs against Australia Down Under.Jadeja has been in and out of the Indian side ever since 2017 Champions Trophy.Jadeja has been omitted from the ODI and T20I squad against Australia.last_img read more

Parents of shooting victims file suit against USC

first_imgUSC will move to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of two international graduate students who were fatally shot off campus last month, according to a statement released on behalf of the university. The 15-page suit filed Wednesday states that the university makes false assertions about safetyMing Qu and Ying Wu, 23-year old  electrical engineering students from China, were fatally shot around 1 a.m. while sitting in Qu’s car on April 11. The incident occurred near the intersection of 27th Street and Raymond Avenue, about three blocks west of Vermont Avenue. No arrests have been madeThe suit alleges that USC intentionally misrepresents the safety of its surrounding areas to international students and its effort to provide public safety services.“USC is not one of the safest U.S. universities and colleges and does not provide twenty four hour law enforcement services in the surrounding neighborhoods and is in a high crime area,” the lawsuit states.The university will move to dismiss the case, according to outside counsel Debra Wong Yang, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.“While we have deep sympathy for the victims’ families, this lawsuit is baseless and we will move to have it dismissed,” she said in a statement.Yang also said that USC was prepared to provide the families with financial assistance.“We met with [the families] and offered financial assistance as a gesture of kindness and sympathy,” Yang said in a statement. “The attorney for the families subsequently instructed them to decline USC’s gesture and filed suit.”Alan Burton Newman, the attorney for the victims’ parents, said he never instructed his clients not to agree to the assistance.“This is absolutely not true,” Newman said. “I don’t instruct clients on what to do.”Newman also said that the financial assistance was offered under the condition that the parents sign a document releasing the university from all liability.“[The offer] was way too inadequate,” Newman said. “They were really offended by it.”Newman said his clients are now looking for compensation that is “fair and equitable.”Yang said that the incident was a random act that occurred off campus, for which USC is not legally responsible.“That’s simply some crazed and deranged person acting out and USC has no liability for that nor should they,” Yang said.Newman, however, said he believes his clients were intentionally misled because the graduate admissions website maintains that USC provides 24-hour law enforcement in surrounding neighborhoods.“Some parts are [patrolled]. Some parts aren’t. I think that is misleading,” Newman said. “They are very smart people and I assume when they say something, they have thought about it.”Newman also said that USC gains financially from graduate student attendance.“USC solicits overseas Chinese students for graduate programs and it is a very lucrative source of their funding,” Newman said.Both USC and the Los Angeles Police Department pledged following the shooting to increase security in the area surrounding the university with more video surveillance, escorts and patrols.last_img read more

Transfer deadline looms

first_imgLiverpool are said to have made a club record transfer bid for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.Reports in France claim the Reds have offered £66 million for the 21 year old French International.Meanwhile Chelsea manager Antonio Conte also expects to add to his squad before Thursday’s transfer deadline. Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente is said to be top of the Italian’s wish list. Photo © Pixabaylast_img

Will Bakayoko dye his hair blue despite Chelsea’s loss?

first_imgIt is however all up to Bakayoko to decide. Blue hair or nah? We wait till the next match day or the footballer’s next picture upload.RelatedBakayoko Admits Romance With PiatekFebruary 19, 2019In “Italy”Premier League Review: Chelsea Return To Winning Ways As Barnes Strikes Late To Take Burnley Into The Top FourDecember 13, 2017In “England”Could the Bridge be falling?November 3, 2017In “Features” Chelsea midfielder, Tiemoue Bakayoko must be having mixed feelings and feeling blue following his club’s surprising 2-1 loss to bottom-table Crystal Palace on Saturday.Feeling very confident prior to the game, the 23-year-old had talked about dyeing his hair blue if he would net his first Premier League goal for Chelsea. He obviously did not see a loss coming, considering Crystal Palace’s horrendous form – losing all seven of their previous games and failing to score in all.“As soon as I score a goal, I will chan ge the colour of my hair. Possibly to blue. I like changing the colour of my hair from time to time. I don’t go completely over the top, but sometimes I find it brings me good luck. Since the Man City game I put some white in my hair.” Bakayoko said.The France international had scored for Chelsea in their 6-0 thumping of Qarabag on September 12 in the UEFA Champions League but was hoping to celebrate his first Premier League goal for the Blues in a special way.Bakayoko has not revealed if he would go ahead with dyeing his hair after the game. The internet definitely never forgets and fans have expressed their various opinions concerning it. While some seem to want him to go ahead with it, others feel it might be inappropriate due to the loss.last_img read more

Chelsea in fresh Vitesse trouble

first_imgFormer Vitesse Arnhem owner Merab Jordania is planning to buy the Dutch club again so he can end their relationship with Chelsea.UEFA rules dictate two clubs with a shared owner cannot enter the same European competition and Vitesse have slumped from challenging for the title to fourth in the table. Only the two top in the Eredivisie qualify for the Champions League.Jordania, Completesportsnigeria.com understands, lost control of the club to Vitesse owner Alexander Chigirinsky at the start of this season and was then banned from attending their matches for three years after allegedly sending threats to chief executive Joost de Wit.Chigirinsky is friends with Roman Abramovich whom Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi is said to be dating his niece.Chelsea have sent a number of their youth players there in recent years to get first team football, though another Super Eagles player; defeder Kenneth Omeruo was on loan at another Dutch side, ADO Den Haag before making a return to the English last pre-season and subsequently earned a loan move to Middlesbrough.Chigirinsky is now putting a consortium together to take control again and said: “Will I actually return? There are always discussions. If I find an opportunity to return, I will certainly not let it pass.” Omeruo may be deemed not ready to assert himself in the first team plans of Jose Mourinho for next season and would have been a likely candidate for another season on loan-this team at the Dutch club where there seems to be no way of any such plans.Chelsea players numbering up to 12,  according to several sources in England, are facing the axe of the Portuguese tactician who is set to make adjustments to his squad next term as UEFA bares it’s tooth with the enforcement of the Financial Fair Play Rule looming. John Mikel Obi has been touted as likely to call time on his eight-year association with the Blues .last_img read more

Nick Foles to buy out contract after Eagles pick up $20M option, report says

first_imgNFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday the team picked up Foles’ 2019 option for $20 million. The quarterback then bought out the final year of his contract for $2 million, according to ESPN. Foles will become an unrestricted free agent, according to NFL Network’s report, unless the Eagles place the franchise tag on him, which is worth about $25 million.Sources: #Eagles QB Nick Foles is, in fact, buying back his freedom for $2M, voiding the new and final year of his contract. Now, he’s a free agent… unless Philly hits him with the roughly $25M franchise tag.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 6, 2019Given Foles’ late-season heroics the past two years, he should be a hot commodity if he reaches free agency. Among possible destinations mentioned for Foles are the Jaguars, Dolphins, Broncos, Bengals and Redskins. Related News Eagles reportedly give Nick Foles $1M bonus despite his missing incentive goalcenter_img The Eagles have made it clear Carson Wentz is their quarterback for 2019. But, backup Nick Foles’ status with the team continues to remain uncertain.last_img read more