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- Scott Redd won the MVP award for the National Adult Baseball Association over 50 and 60 tournament. Redd’s South Dakota Jackalopes went 6-0 to win the championship while he batted .618 and threw to complete games.
Second Base- The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers received the 2012 MacPhail Award for top promotions with its work in youth and student involvement. The Timber Rattlers donated to schools and community baseball programs to get students reading and involved in sports.
Third Base- The Los Angeles Dodgers bid over $25.7 million for the rights to negotiate with Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun- Jin. The Dodgers have 30 days to reach a deal with Hyun Jin, a 25-year-old who posted a 2.80 ERA in Korea.