Bill Ballew

What A Legacy

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The year 1948 had its fair share of signings.<br/><br/>President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan and later instituted the second peacetime military draft in United States history. Israel signed its declaration of independence. And perhaps slightly overlooked was the White Sox's signing of 17-year-old righthander Bill Fischer one day after he impressed Hall of Famer Red Ruffing during a tryout camp in Wisconsin Rapids.

Majors | #2008#Awards#Roland Hemond Award

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There are times when Kala Ka'aihue gives every indication of being the next great power-hitting first baseman at the major league level. And there are other occasions, often early in the season, when the Hawaiian looks like little more than an organizational player stuck in the middle of the minor leagues.

Majors | #2008#Atlanta Braves#Organization Reports