Bases Loaded

Each week this section will feature three stories from around the baseball world and a preview of the weekly story in the works. Each base will focus on a different facet of the game. First base will focus on news from college and amateur baseball, second base will feature an update from the world of minor league and independent ball and third base will feature ¬†interesting news from any level of America’s pastime.

First Base- Detroit Tigers’ pitcher Drew Smyly played a large role in the Tigers’ 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series Friday night. Smyly pitched for the Duluth Huskies as recently as 2009 before making the Tigers’ roster this season.

Second Base- The minor league director for the Minnesota Twins retired after over 50 years with the organization. Jim Rantz was the minor league director for 27 years.

Third Base- Yankee captain and postseason legend Derek Jeter will miss the remainder of the postseason after fracturing his ankle. The Yankee shortstop also recorded his 200th postseason hit in the game Saturday.

On Deck- I will expand on the Tommy John story from last week in my first multimedia package.

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