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Metairie, LA – Keith Johnson will take over in the New Orleans Baby Cakes’ dugout for the 2019 season as the 16thmanager in franchise history, and will be joined on the coaching staff by pitching coach Jeremy Powell, hitting coach Justin Mashore, defensive coach Chris Briones, athletic trainer Greg Harrel, and strength and conditioning coachRobert Reichert.

Johnson has accumulated 679 career wins as a manager, two-thirds of which have come at the Triple-A level in seven seasons at the helm of the Salt Lake Bees. Johnson debuted as a manager in 2008, the first of three seasons managing a the Single-A level in the Angels organization, culminating in a California League Championship Series appearance with Rancho Cucamonga in 2010. The 2013 Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year, Johnson compiled a 468-504 record as the Bees manager and was just three wins shy of equaling Phil Roof’s franchise mark for managerial victories when he was promoted to the Angels’ major league staff last August. A fourth round selection by the Dodgers in the 1992 draft, Johnson spent the final two seasons of his 12-year playing career in Salt Lake, having reached the majors with the Anaheim Angels in 2000.

Powell returns to New Orleans for his second season as pitching coach and his eighth season in the Marlins system. He previously had two-year stints at Single-A Advanced Jupiter, where his 2017 pitching staff ranked second in the Florida State League in ERA and shutouts, as well as Single-A Greensboro and the Gulf Coast League rookie-level affiliate after making his coaching debut in 2010 in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. Selected by the Montreal Expos in the fourth round in 1994, Powell pitched in parts of three seasons (1998-2000) in Montreal before playing in Japan for Nippon Professional Baseball from 2001-08, where he recorded four seasons with at least 10 victories.

Mashore comes to the Marlins after seven seasons in the Texas Rangers organization, the last three of which were spent as the major league assistant hitting coach. After four years in the minors, including 2014-15 at Triple-A with Round Rock, Mashore helped the 2015 Rangers become the first team in MLB history to have nine players hit at least 17 home runs. He started his coaching career in 2003 in the Toronto Blue Jays system following an 11-year playing career, which began in 1991 when he was a third round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers.

In his second stint in the Marlins organization, Harrel is back for his third season in New Orleans following 10 years in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the last two of which were spent with Triple-A Oklahoma City. He was on the Dodgers’ major league training staff from 2012-13, and previously worked as the Marlins’ Triple-A athletic trainer in Albuquerque in 2004.

Reichert has served as a strength and conditioning coach in the Marlins organization since 2012 after receiving a kinesiology degree from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and was with Double-A Jacksonville in 2016-17 before joining the Baby Cakes’ staff last year.

Article courtesy of New Orleans Baby Cakes Information Department.

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PHILLIES — Johnny Lush (18 years, 336 days on Sept. 8, 1904)

Lush played games in his first season in 1904 as a first baseman, outfielder and pitcher. He hit two career home runs, and both were in 1904 while playing first base — and they were within a few days of each other, on Sept. 8 and 12. Not only that, both of the home runs were of the inside-the-park variety. The first was at the New York Giants, off Claude Elliott.

Runners-up: Ted Kazanski (19-175), Sherry Magee (20-33)

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BREWERS — Robin Yount (18 years, 209 days on April 13, 1974)

The future Hall of Famer homered in his sixth career game off the Orioles’ Ross Grimsley. Oddly enough, Yount’s first two homers both came off Grimsley, even though one was in mid-April and the next was in mid-June. Yount went on to hit 251 career home runs, win two MVP Awards and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

Runners-up: Darrell Porter (19-240), Gary Sheffield (19-296)

CARDINALS — Dick Schofield (18 years, 221 days on Aug. 16, 1953)

Schofield played for 19 years, amassing 3,545 plate appearances, but hit just 21 home runs in his career. His first one was historic for the franchise, though, as he hit it as an 18-year-old. He hit that first home run in Cincinnati off Frank Smith, in his 13th career game.

Runners-up: Bunny Hearn (19-142), Tim McCarver (19-270)

CUBS — Danny Murphy (18 years, 21 days on Sept. 13, 1960)

Murphy played outfield initially in his career, then finished up his final two seasons as a pitcher — but this home run, of course, came while he was an outfielder at just 18 years old. He actually debuted as a 17-year-old that year, but didn’t go yard until after his Aug. 23 birthday. His first home run came in his 21st career game. He hit it off the Reds’ Bob Purkey, a three-run home run to give the Cubs the lead in a game in Cincinnati. Murphy hit four career home runs, including his fourth and final one as a pitcher in 1970.

Runners-up: Phil Cavarretta (18-68), Harry Chiti (19-165)

PIRATES — Bobby Del Greco (19 years, 63 days on June 9, 1952)

The 19-year-old hit his first career home run in his 49th career game off the Boston Braves’ Jim Wilson. Del Greco finished his career with 42 home runs, three of which he hit for the Pirates, in 1952 and 1956.

Runners-up: Lee Walls (19-217), Dale Coogan (19-314)

REDS — Pete Schneider (19 years, 29 days on Sept. 18, 1914)

Schneider was a pitcher, but he managed five home runs in his career, including this one as a 19-year-old in 1914. He homered off the Giants’ Art Fromme, knocking an inside-the-park home run. Three of his five career home runs were inside-the-parkers. He finished his career with 16 home runs allowed.

Runners-up: Ted Tappe (19-224), Curt Flood and Vada Pinson (19-250)

NL WEST

D-BACKS — Justin Upton (19 years, 347 days on Aug. 7, 2007)

The only home run as a teenager of Upton’s career was this one, in his first home game and fifth overall game in 2007. He went yard off the Pirates’ Tom Gorzelanny, one of two home runs he’d hit that season. Upton and his brother, Melvin Upton Jr., each hold the record for the youngest home run for a franchise — Justin for the D-backs and Melvin for the Rays.

Runners-up: Gerardo Parra (22-7), Karim Garcia (22-153)

DODGERS — Tommy Brown (17 years, 257 days on Aug. 20, 1945)

Brown isn’t just the youngest Dodgers player to hit a home run in the Modern Era, he’s the youngest for any team in the Modern Era, as he’s the only one to go deep as a 17-year-old. Brown’s first homer came off the Pirates’ Preacher Roe. What’s even wackier than a 17-year-old homering? Brown debuted in 1944, at 16 years, 241 days old, so he could’ve done so at an even younger age, theoretically. He played in 46 games in 1944, but tallied just four extra-base hits, all doubles.

Runners-up: Adrian Beltre (19-84), Don Drysdale (20-48)

GIANTS — Mel Ott (18 years, 138 days on July 18, 1927)

Ott debuted at 17, but didn’t homer until he was 18, in his second season in the Majors. His first home run was an inside-the-parker off the Cubs’ Hal Carlson. He’d go on to hit 511 home runs in his career, which makes him one of 27 players to reach the 500-homer plateau, though when he hit No. 500, he was the first National League player to accomplish the feat.

Runners-up: Whitey Lockman (18-345), Fred Merkle (19-186)

PADRES — Roberto Alomar (20 years, 85 days on April 30, 1988)

Alomar’s first home run came off the Pirates’ Bob Kipper at Jack Murphy Stadium. Alomar hit 210 home runs in his Hall of Fame career, including 22 with the Padres. Earlier this season, Fernando Tatis Jr. became the second-youngest player to homer for the Padres, narrowly missing out on edging Alomar as he was four days older.

Runners-up: Fernando Tatis Jr. (20-89), Jerry Morales (20-204)

ROCKIES — Roberto Mejia (21 years, 100 days on July 23, 1993)

This Rockies record still stands from the team’s first year of existence in 1993. Mejia hit just 10 home runs in his career, all of them in a Rockies uniform, but he certainly hit them at a young age. The 21-year-old took Allen Watson of the Cardinals deep for his first career home run. His other four home runs in 1993 came off some pretty nifty company: Curt Schilling, Tim Wakefield, Trevor Hoffman and Tom Glavine.

Runners-up: Troy Tulowitzki (21-329), Nolan Arenado (22-13)

Sarah Langs is a reporter/editor for MLB.com based in New York. Follow her on Twitter @SlangsOnSports.

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The first rule of the state court system’s Judicial Campaign Ethics Handbook is clear: Judicial candidates cannot engage in direct and indirect partisan political activity.

Albany City Court candidate LaVonda Collins recently tested the letter of those instructions on her Facebook page with thinly veiled criticism of Bill Kelly, the city of Albany’s corporation counsel and who, after Tuesday’s victory, is a City Court judge-elect.

“What is the justification provided for using the weight of the City to support a candidate that does not fit the criteria set out by this city for diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity when without the weight of the city the Judicial candidates for Albany City Court Judge were already on a level ground?” Collins wrote in an Oct. 29 Facebook post.

On Oct. 30, Mark Mishler, a defense lawyer supporting Collins’ candidacy, criticized Kelly in a racially charged post — one Collins has allowed to remain on her Facebook page up until the present.

Mishler praised Collins as a “woman of color” and for her experience. “In contrast, her opponent, Bill Kelly, represents the old Albany way of doing things,” Mishler added.

Mishler noted Kelly is the “head lawyer for the city”– and did not stop there.

“Have you noticed that the City of Albany has a deep and long-standing problem of racism and brutality in the Police Department AND a complete lack of accountability?” Mishler stated. “In my opinion, a City’s leadership could choose to help to hold the police accountable or could choose not to. Unfortunately, in Albany the leadership has consistently refused to insist on real accountability for the police. I can’t vote for someone who has failed our city in this manner.”

When asked via email to comment on the remarks in her Facebook post, Collins responded to Law Beat – then posted our questions and her responses on her Facebook page.

Collins told Law Beat we had “taken the words out of context and inserted names where they do not belong.” She said her post was about voter suppression.

Collins, a former Albany County prosecutor and public defender, is a Democrat who ran for City Court on the Working Families line. Collins, who has contributed at least $300 to the Albany County Democratic Committee since February 2016, at one point asked Law Beat: “Why didn’t you put forth an article to challenge the role of politics in judicial campaigns?”

She said that a “massive machine” was at play in the race. Collins wrote “certain Democrats have been trained to vote one way — Democrat across the board even though it hurts us to do so. This training has now become a weapon.”

Collins, in clear references to Kelly and herself, wrote one of the two candidates running for City Court was “endowed the Democratic endorsement” while the other “earned the Working Families Party endorsement.”

Law Beat asked Collins if she could elaborate on the “machine,” what it is and who is in it. Collins did not give an answer.

The Judicial Campaign Ethics Handbook also prohibits judge candidates from appealing directly or indirectly to the “fear, passion or prejudice of the electorate or from appealing purposefully to or against members of a particular race, sex, ethnic group, religion or similar group.”

Candidates’ campaign committees are told to avoid “comments on another candidate’s qualifications” on social media venues such as Facebook.

Collins appeared to test the limits of both of those rules. That Collins allowed Mishler’s post to remain (it was “liked” by at least 42 people) could certainly be seen as tacit approval.

And in her Oct. 29 post, Collins wrote she “eats and purchases products and services that are mostly inner city, independently owned, small business, black and brown owned businesses because she understands that when we fail to support our small business ventures that’s a dream lost.”

Asked about Mishler’s post on her Facebook page given the rules against indirect partisan attacks, Collins replied: “Mark Mishler is not and never has been a committee person for Citizens for LaVonda Collins. Mark Mishler is an independent citizen with First Amendment rights. There was no response to the information that was tagged to LaVonda Collins Facebook page. As a candidate I am not required to control the opinions of citizens in the community.”

Of course, Mishler was not a mere citizen. A Collins campaign ad prominently noted her endorsement by Mishler, identified as a “defense attorney and legal activist.”

Collins repeatedly refused to say why she allowed Mishler’s post to remain on her page. She told Law Beat Mishler was “free to exercise his First Amendment right.”

Pressed on the question, Collins replied: “Have a good day Mr. Gavin. I happen to value freedom of speech as it is a constitutional right.”

When contacted by Law Beat, Mishler said he did not intentionally post his endorsement on Collins’ Facebook page and thought it was on his own page. He stood by his remarks and said the city leadership, including Kelly, has failed to hold the police department accountable for brutality and racism.

Kelly, when asked to comment, declined.

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JACKSONVILLE – The workload could be heavy for a change.

We’re talking about the Jaguars’ defense, and that conversation promises to be different in the 2020 offseason than it has been in quite a while because a unit that had been a team strength changed dramatically in 2019.

Now, multiple areas must be addressed in the coming months.

Nearly every level of the defense – line, linebacker and secondary – enters the offseason with at least one position needing upgrading, and salary-cap figures could force the team to make painful decisions regarding players such as defensive end Calais Campbell, cornerback A.J. Bouye and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus.

Also key: how the Jaguars handle the contract of defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March at the start of the 2020 League Year. The Jaguars have the franchise tag available, which limits Ngakoue’s leverage, but this was a messy situation last offseason that doesn’t figure to be easier in the coming months.

We’ll look at those positions and more in this position-by-position look at the defense as the Jaguars move into the 2020 offseason:

Defensive end (7)

2019 starters:Calais Campbell (16), Yannick Ngakoue (15), Josh Allen (4).

Others on roster:Dawuane Smoot, Lerentee McCray, Chuck Harris, Dewayne Hendrix.

Pending free agents:Ngakoue.

Season in review:This remained a strength in 2019, with the end position featuring one of the NFL’s best pass-rushing trios in Campbell, Ngakoue and Allen. Allen led the team with 10.5 sacks as a rookie, with Ngakoue registering eight and Campbell finishing with 6.5. Campbell was selected to the Pro Bowl for a third time in as many seasons since joining the Jaguars, and Ngakoue reemerged as one of the best strip-sack specialists in the NFL.

Possible first-round defensive ends:Chase Young, Ohio State; Yatur Gross-Matos, Penn State; A.J. Epenesa, Iowa; Julian Okwara, Notre Dame; Anfernee Jennings, Alabama; Terrell Lewis, Alabama; Jon Greenard, Florida.

Chances of Jaguars selecting defensive end in first round:So-so.

Too-early look at the offseason:This figures to be a major offseason focus, with the team needing to determine the franchise futures of both Ngakoue and Campbell. Ngakoue and the Jaguars couldn’t reach a long-term contract extension last offseason, leading to Ngakoue holding out early in training camp. General Manager David Caldwell shortly after the 2019 regular season called a long-term deal with Ngakoue the team’s No. 1 offseason priority, but reaching a figure that makes sense to both sides figures to remain tricky. Campbell has a year remaining on his contract, and the team must decide whether to bring him back at his $17.5 million cap figure, release him or try to reach an agreement under which Campbell can return at a lower salary/cap figure.

Defensive tackles (7)

2019 starters:Taven Bryan (8), Marcell Dareus (6), Abry Jones (15)

Others on roster:Carl Davis, Dontavius Russell, Akeem Spence, Brian Price.

Pending free agents:Spence, Davis.

Season in review:This was difficult season for this position, which struggled much of the season – particularly against the run and particularly after the midseason loss of Dareus to a core-muscle injury. That forced Bryan into the starting lineup and caused he and Jones both to play more snaps than planned.

Possible first-round defensive tackles:Derrick Brown, Auburn; Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina; Raekwon Davis, Alabama.

Chances of Jaguars selecting defensive tackle in first round:High.

Too-early look at the offseason:This will be a major area of offseason focus, with perhaps the team’s top priority moving forward improving a struggling run defense that in a sense defined the 2019 season. Dareus’ $22.5 million cap figure likely will force the team to either release him or dramatically restructure his contract – and the latter seems unlikely for a player still playing at a high level. Considering Dareus’ effectiveness against the run, he may represent the biggest offseason loss if he doesn’t return. Bryan likely will start next season, but the team figures to address this area heavily in the offseason – perhaps with one of their two first-round selections in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Linebackers (13)

2019 starters:Myles Jack (11), Donald Payne (5), Quincy Williams (8), Leon Jacobs (7), Austin Calitro (4), Najee Goode (4)

Others on roster:Jake Ryan, D.J. Alexander, Dakota Allen, Preston Brown, Joe Dineen, Joe Giles-Harris, James Onwualu.

Pending free agents:Brown, Alexander, Goode, Payne (restricted), Onwalu (restricted), Calitro (exclusive rights).

Season in review:This is another position that struggled much of the 2019 season – in part because of inexperience and in large part because injuries. Jack spent the past five games on injured reserve, and Williams entered his rookie season as the starter after the offseason retirement of longtime starting weak-side linebacker Telvin Smith. Williams then struggled early and was replaced in the lineup by Goode. Payne played solidly in place of Jack in the final five games, and Jacobs in his second season showed flashes of being a solid starter in the coming seasons.

Possible first-round linebackers:Isaiah Simmons, Clemson; Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma; Dylan Moses, Alabama.

Chances of Jaguars selecting linebacker in first round:Mid-to-high.

Too-early look at the offseason:This position must be addressed, and the first question must be where to play Jack. He played better in the middle than many observers believe, but he still seems better-suited to playing outside – perhaps on the weak side. If the Jaguars move Jack, that likely will mean having to acquire a starting middle linebacker through free agency or the draft. One possibility to watch is the Jaguars playing Ngakoue at strong-side linebacker in base situations and moving him to rush end in passing situations. If the Jaguars keep their current 4-3 scheme, that’s an option.

Cornerbacks (5)

2019 starters:A.J. Bouye (14), Jalen Ramsey (2), Tre Herndon (14), D.J. Hayden (8), Parry Nickerson (1), Breon Borders (1)

Others on roster:Brandon Watson.

Pending free agents:None.

Season in review:This area underwent a major shakeup early in the season, when Ramsey – a two-time Pro Bowl selection – demanded a trade and eventually was traded to the Los Angeles Rams for two first-round selections. Herndon moved into Ramsey’s place in the lineup, finishing the season with a team-leading three interceptions and 13 passes defensed. Bouye had an interception with eight passes defensed, and Hayden had perhaps the best season of any Jaguars defensive back with two sacks, 40 tackles, six passes defensed, five tackles for loss and five quarterback hurries.

Possible first-round cornerbacks:Jeff Okudha, Ohio State; Trevon Diggs, Alabama; Paulson Adebo, Stanford; C.J. Henderson, Florida.

Chances of Jaguars selecting cornerback in first round:High

Too-early look at the offseason:This figures to be a major area of focus, with many mocking the position to the Jaguars with one of two first-round selections. The team also must address the future of Bouye, whose $15.4 million cap figure could make him a candidate for restructure or release. How the Jaguars address this position will be one of the team’s primary storylines in the coming weeks.

Safeties (5)

2019 starters:Jarrod Wilson (16), Ronnie Harrison (14), Andrew Wingard (2).

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You can’t help but think what Don Mattingly has to say about Travis Schlichting’s mullet.

Then again, does a mullet first come to mind when describing California hair styles? I doubt it.

However, Travis shows something entertaining after everything the Dodgers have been through this year.

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Doug Drabek’s mullet looks sort of rough and scrappy from this angle.

But since the beard and goatee appear rough as well, it all flows well together.

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What more can you say about Larry Walker’s mully?

It’s solid and gets the job done.

No need to be fancy, just straight-up business.

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Who knows how long Troy will keep it, but any fresh mullet with some creative buzz on the side is gold.

Maybe Tulowitzki will continue his style, and we’ll get to see more designs.

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1949 Bowman Baseball Checklist
240 cards.
1 Vern Bickford RC
2 Whitey Lockman
3 Bob Porterfield RC
4 Jerry Priddy RC
5 Hank Sauer
6 Phil Cavarretta RC
7 Joe Dobson RC
8 Murry Dickson RC
9 Ferris Fain
10 Ted Gray RC
11 Lou Boudreau RC
12 Cass Michaels RC
13 Bob Chesnes RC
14 Curt Simmons RC
15 Ned Garver RC
16 Al Kozar RC
17 Earl Torgeson RC
18 Bobby Thomson
19 Bobby Brown RC
20 Gene Hermanski RC
21 Frank Baumholtz RC
22 Harry “P-Nuts” Lowrey RC
23 Bobby Doerr
24 Stan Musial
25 Carl Scheib RC
26 George Kell
27 Bob Feller
28 Don Kolloway RC
29 Ralph Kiner
30 Andy Seminick
31 Dick Kokos RC
32 Eddie Yost RC
33 Warren Spahn
34 Dave Koslo
35 Vic Raschi RC
36 Pee Wee Reese
37 Johnny Wyrostek
38 Emil Verban
39 Billy Goodman
40 Red Munger RC
41 Lou Brissie RC
42 Walter Evers RC
43 Dale Mitchell
44 Dave Philley RC
45 Wally Westlake RC
46 Robin Roberts RC
47 Johnny Sain
48 Willard Marshall
49 Spec Shea
50 Jackie Robinson
51 Herm Wehmeier
52 Johnny Schmitz RC
53 Jack Kramer RC
54 Marty Marion
55 Eddie Joost
56 Pat Mullin RC
57 Gene Bearden RC
58 Bob Elliott
59 Jack Lohrke
60 Yogi Berra
61 Rex Barney
62 Grady Hatton RC
63 Andy Pafko
64 Dom DiMaggio
65 Enos Slaughter
66 Elmer Valo
67 Alvin Dark
68 Sheldon Jones
69 Tommy Henrich
70 Carl Furillo RC
71 Vern Stephens
72 Tommy Holmes RC
73 Billy Cox RC
74 Tom McBride RC
75 Eddie Mayo RC
76 Bill Nicholson RC
77 Ernie Bonham RC
78 Sam Zoldak RC
79 Ron Northey RC
80 Bill McCahan
81 Virgil “Red” Stallcup RC
82 Joe Page
83 Bob Scheffing RC
84 Roy Campanella RC
85 Johnny Mize
86 Johnny Pesky
87 Randy Gumpert RC
88 Bill Salkeld RC
89 Mizel Platt RC
90 Gil Coan RC
91 Dick Wakefield RC
92 Willie Jones RC
93 Ed Stevens RC
94 James Vernon RC
95 Howie Pollet RC
96 Taft Wright
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100 Gil Hodges RC
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102 Stan Spence RC
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105 Bill Kennedy RC
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107 Eddie Lake RC
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115 Emil “Dutch” Leonard
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117 Walker Cooper
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119 Floyd Baker RC
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125 Ken Keltner RC
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128 Johnny Vander Meer
129 Bill Johnson
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138 “Buddy” Rosar
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147 Elmer Singleton RC
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149 Roy Partee RC
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151 Mickey Harris RC
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157 Walt Masterson RC
158 Harry Brecheen
159 Glen Moulder RC
160 Jim Blackburn RC
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165 “Snuffy” Stirnweiss
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169 Jeff Heath RC
170 Bill Rigney
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172 Eddie Pellagrini RC
173 Bud Stewart RC
174 Terry Moore RC
175 Luke Appling
176 Ken Raffensberger RC
177 Stan Lopata RC
178 Tommy Brown RC
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184 Bob Chipman RC
185 Pete Reiser
186 Buddy Kerr
187 Phil Marchildon RC
188 Karl Drews RC
189 Earl Wooten RC
190 Jim Hearn RC
191 Joe Haynes RC
192 Harry Gumbert
193 Ken Trinkle RC
194 Ralph Branca RC
195 Eddie Bockman RC
196 Fred Hutchinson
197 Johnny Lindell
198 Steve Gromek RC
199 “Tex” Hughson RC
200 Jess Dobernic RC
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202 Larry Jansen
203 Barney McCosky
204 Bob Savage RC
205 Dick Sisler RC
206 Bruce Edwards
207 Johnny Hopp RC
208 “Dizzy” Trout
209 Charlie Keller
210 Joe Gordon RC
211 Dave “Boo” Ferris RC
212 Ralph Hamner RC
213 Charles “Red” Barret RC
214 Richie Ashburn RC
215 Kirby Higbe
216 “Schoolboy” Rowe
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218 Dick Kryhoski RC
219 Virgil “Fire” Trucks
220 Johnny McCarthy
221 Bob Muncrief RC
222 Alex Kellner RC
223 Bobby Hofman RC
224 Satchel Paige
225 Jerry Coleman RC
226 Duke Snider RC
227 Fritz Ostermueller
228 Jackie Mayo RC
229 Ed Lopat RC
230 Augie Galan
231 Earl Johnson RC
232 George McQuinn
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235 Jim Russell RC
236 Fred Sanford RC
237 Monte Kennedy RC
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#1-3 and 5-73 can be found with white or grey stock on the card backs.

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78 Sam Zoldak – name on front
83 Bob Scheffing – name on front
85 Johnny Mize – name on front
88 Bill Salkeld – name on front
98 Phil Rizzuto – name on front
109 Ed Fitz Gerald – printed name on back
124 Danny Murtaugh – printed name on back
126 Al Brazle – printed name on back
127 Hank Majeski – printed name on back
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RANDOM FACTS AND STATS

Ian Kinsler, who announced his retirement on Friday, will have finished his career with 1,999 hits. Hall of Fame infielder Jimmy Collins also finished with 1,999 hits. A total of 287 players have 2,000 or more hits.

Dallas Keuchel had the highest ground-ball rate (60.1%) among pitchers who threw at least 100 innings in 2019. His sinker had the most vertical drop, relative to league average, among full-time starters. The 31-year-old lef-thander signed a three-year deal with the White Sox yesterday.

C.J. Cron had 25 home runs in 499 plate appearances last year. Jonathan Schoop had 23 home runs in 464 plate appearances. Brandon Dixon led the Tigers with 15 home runs. Cron and Schoop reportedly signed with Detroit yesterday.

Alex Avila has swung at the lowest percentage of pitches outside of the strike zone of any player over the past five seasons (min. 1,000 plate appearances.) Avila’s O-Swing% since 2015 is 15.3%.

Wilmer Flores is the only player in MLB history to have played at least 143 games at every infield position: first base: 155, second base: 165, shortstop: 162; third base: 143. (per ESPN’s Pedro Gomez.)

Derek Jeter started 2,660 games at shortstop, the only defensive position he played. Pete Rose started games at six different defensive positions: first base (905), left field (652), third base (627), second base (600), right field (581), center field (70).

Alan Trammell had 412 career doubles. Barry Larkin had 441 career doubles. Orlando Cabrera had 459 career doubles.

On December 23, 1958, the Los Angeles Dodgers traded Sparky Anderson to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Rip Repulski, Jim Golden, and Gene Snyder.

On December 23, 1975, an arbitrator’s ruling made Dave McNally and Andy Messersmith baseball’s first free agents. Messersmith signed a three-year, $1M contract with the Angels the following April. McNally opted to retire.

Pinky Higgins, Red Kress, Scat Metha, Bobo Newsom, Cotton Pippen, Schoolboy Rowe, Birdie Tebbetts, and Dizzy Trout all played for the 1940 American League champion Detroit Tigers.

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Over the weekend U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Grand Rapids) dominated headlines after tweeting that President Donald Trump’s actions as outlined in the Mueller report demonstrated “impeachable conduct.”

The five-term congressman shared his conclusions about the report on Twitter. They were retweeted by tens of thousands of people and met with praise and criticism. Amash is the first Republican member of Congress to begin discussions of impeachment.

Trump fired back at Amash, also using Twitter as a platform for his comments. The president called him a “lightweight” and a “loser” on Sunday.

Following Amash’s tweets, two West Michigan residents said they are challenging the sitting congressman in the 2020 election.

RELATED: Trump fires back at congressman who said his conduct was ‘impeachable’

Amash represents Michigan’s 3rd district, which covers Grand Rapids and parts of Ionia, Barry and Calhoun counties.

State Representative Jim Lower, a Republican from Greenville, announced Monday that he will be running against Amash for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020.

Lower hinted to a possible run on Twitter Saturday in response to Amash’s thread. His campaign said they planned to announce the run around July 4, but moved up the timetable because of Amash’s tweets.

“It is never easy to defeat an incumbent, but we are going to do it,” Lower said in a press release.

Tom Norton, a Republican from Sand Lake, is also challenging Amash. He announced his campaign in late April on Facebook, but reached out to 13 ON YOUR SIDE on Sunday.

Norton posted his response on Facebook, saying he is running to remove Amash from office and “be a representative of the people not the politicians.”

As a Congressman during Trump’s presidency Amash has made headlines for bucking party trends. Both Lower and Norton are positioning themselves as Republicans who would vote with Trump and party platforms.

Monday afternoon, Amash doubled down on his impeachment argument. The congressman, again, took to Twitter to explain and justify his conclusions about the Mueller report.

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The Blue Jays made a nice pick-up by signing Freddy Galvis on Tuesday, but then made the surprising decision to designate Danny Barnes for assignment in order to make room on the 40 man roster.
With just a couple of weeks until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, I expected that the Blue Jays would be adding potential bullpen arms this week, not subtracting them.

So while I was pleased and even impressed with the signing of Freddy Galvis to shore up the middle infield for the 2019 season, I was very surprised to see that Danny Barnes was the player removed from the 40 man roster in order to make room. Someone had to go, but I did not expect it to be a reliever, nor did I think that Barnes would be the one chosen.

To be clear, the 29 year old wasn’t good last season when he put up a 5.71 ERA across 47 appearances and 41 innings pitched, but he had shown promise prior to that. In 2017 he threw 66 innings and even worked some late-game spots as well, finishing the year with a respectable 3.55 ERA. He also posted a WHIP of 1.091 and a K/9 of 8.3, which seemed to be trending in the right direction. Personally, I thought that Barnes would take a step forward into a late-inning role last season, but his struggles prevented him from getting that opportunity.

While his recent numbers would suggest that the decision to designate him for assignment isn’t that surprising, the state of the Blue Jays bullpen made me believe that he would be safe, at least for the time being. As things currently stand the Jays have a depth chart that should include Ken Giles, Ryan Tepera, David Phelps, and possibly others like Tim Mayza and Joe Biagini, but there doesn’t seem to be a group of seven or more guarantees for the bullpen, which is why allowing Barnes to potentially leave for nothing is surprising to me.

In fact, I would have assumed that he sat ahead of someone like Biagini on the depth chart, but obviously that’s not the case. Beyond someone like Biagini though, I’m also surprised that the Blue Jays are holding 40 man roster spots for so many outfielders, especially ones that they don’t seem to have in their immediate plans. A good example is Dalton Pompey, who I personally hope to see get another shot in Toronto in 2019, but last year it seemed like that ship had sailed and a separation was inevitable. As of this writing he remains on the 40 man roster, as do others like Jonathan Davis, and Dwight Smith Jr.

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There’s also the fact that Barnes remains pre-arbitration eligible on his contract, which means he would have earned a relatively small salary for 2019 if he had been on the roster throughout the season. Last year he made $561,000, and he won’t be eligible for arbitration until 2020, so salary wasn’t the issue by any means. Not that budget should be a concern for the Blue Jays at this point anyway, but that obviously wasn’t the problem here.

If Barnes had been removed from the 40 man because of a bullpen upgrade then the decision would make more sense to me, but at this stage I’m pretty surprised. Perhaps it’ll all make sense in a few weeks once the Blue Jays had added a few more pieces, but there’s no guarantee that’ll happen before Spring Training begins, or before Opening Day either.

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INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) – The Florida Highway Patrol says a vehicle driven by a Florida sheriff struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking on a highway.

The agency’s report says 62-year-old Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was traveling on U.S. 19 in an unmarked patrol vehicle around 9:10 p.m. Wednesday when he struck 59-year-old Ronnie Anthony Heath. Troopers say the man died at the scene. No charges have been filed against Prendergast.