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Archive for January 2008

Little known facts about RADHAMES LIZ

January 28, 2008

1) Did you know the only players named Radhames in MLB history have been Baltimore Orioles pitchers? Radhames Dykhoff & Radhames Liz 2) Radhames Dykhoff is Sidney Ponson’s cousin 3) Radhames Liz’s middle name is Corey 4) Radhames is Latin for red 5) There was one major leaguer with Radhames as a middle name, and […]

Aguilas Cibaenas : Baseball’s 2007-2008 Dominican League champions

January 26, 2008

The Aguilas Cibaenas became the first team to claim 20 Dominican League championships last night, ousting the Tigres del Licey five games to three in the best-of-nine final series.  Not only did the Aguilas prevail for the ninth time in thirteen years, they also prevented Licey from reaching the 20-title milestone first.  Here’s a recap […]

Orioles GM ANDY MacPHAIL’s Trade Timetable: Waiting In Vain?

January 25, 2008

Fans of the Baltimore Orioles greeted the news that Andy MacPhail became the club’s President of Baseball Operations over the summer with an extra dose of optimism.  After all, Andy’s daddy Lee MacPhail earned his plaque in Cooperstown in part by molding the first good teams in franchise history when he served as Baltimore’s General […]

Baltimore Orioles African-American Pitchers: The Jehosie Heard All-Stars

January 22, 2008

When the modern Baltimore Orioles began playing in the American League in 1954, a tiny southpaw pitcher named Jehosie “Jay” Heard was the lone African-American player on the roster.  The 34-year-old veteran of the Negro Leagues posted a 13.50 earned run average in two appearances before his brief major league career came to an end. […]

Dominican Republic Winter League Baseball Semi-finals 2007 – 2008

January 18, 2008

The Dominican winter league championship series got underway Thursday night with the Aguilas Cibaenas defeating the Tigres del Licey 8-3.  Here’s a game-by-game look back at the semi-final tournament that concluded earlier in the week: December 26 Licey 3, Aguilas 1:  Tigres get 2 unearned runs in bottom of first on SS Hector Luna’s error & Jose […]