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Death Of Coolbaugh Stuns Baseball Community

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Mike Coolbaugh's shocking death prompts us to remember the hundreds of players and coaches who are making a career of baseball with little chance of riches or glory. We love prospects, but it's Coolbaugh and the people like him who form the essence of the minor leagues.

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U.S. half of the sixth

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World pitchers continue to hold the U.S. batters in check. Franklin Morales opened the inning after finishing the fifth, and he struck out Matt Tolbert and Jay Bruce and walked […]

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World half of the sixth

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Righthander Clay Buchholz gave up a leadoff home run to Joey Votto, but otherwise looked impressive. Votto hit Buchholz’ second pitch out to left field, followed by Max Ramirez striking […]

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World half of the third

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The top of the World order again proved potent, scoring a run off U.S. righthander Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain touched 100 mph with one of his fastballs, at least according to […]

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World half of the second

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Chuck Lofgren worked a shutout inning, throwing his fastball consistently at 91-92 mph and using his offspeed stuff much more than the usual Futures Game pitcher. German Duran flied out […]

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World half of the first

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Jeff Niemann started for the United States and threw consistently at 95-97 mph, according to the stadium radar gun. Michael Saunders reached on an error by Chris Coghlan. He stole […]

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