Tag: Major League

UVA soccer All-American Eric Bird selected 41st Overall in MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union

UVA soccer midfielder Eric Bird (Sr., Virginia Beach, Va.) was selected by the Philadelphia Union in the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Thursday (Jan. 15). A second-round selection, Bird was the 41st overall pick.


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Potomac Nationals clubhouse manager called up to Triple-A

The Potomac Nationals have announced the contract of team Clubhouse Manager,Jeremy Delewski has been purchased by the Syracuse Chiefs, the Washington Nationals’ Triple-A International League affiliate.


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Richmond Flying Squirrels unveil 2015 coaching staff

The 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants have announced the 2015 Field Staff for their Double-A affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Taking control as the new Manager is Jose Alguacil, replacing Russ Morman after a successful campaign for the Squirrels last year.


UVA pitching coach Karl Kuhn named Collegiate Baseball National Pitching Coach of the Year

UVA assistant coach Karl Kuhn has been named Collegiate Baseball’s 2014 National Pitching Coach of the Year, as announced Monday by the publication.


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Richmond Flying Squirrels, San Francisco Giants extend partnership

The Richmond Flying Squirrels, in conjunction with their parent affiliate, the San Francisco Giants, have announced a two-year extension to the player development contract (PDC) between the two organizations.


Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks football on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talked sports on WREL-1450AM in Lexington with “Online with Jim Bresnahan.” Chris and Jim broke down the football season openers for UVA, which is taking on seventh-ranked UCLA, and Virginia Tech, which is facing William and Mary.


Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks football on WKDW

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joined Kris Neil on “Country Club” on WKDW-900AM in Staunton, Va., this week to talk college football.


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Baseball great Mike Torrez talks with AFP editor Chris Graham

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham interviews former Major League pitcher Mike Torrez, who will be in Roanoke and Salem on Saturday with the Mobil Super “Go the Distance” Baseball Tour.


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AFP editor Chris Graham talks sports on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports every Tuesday with WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Virginia, with host Jim Bresnahan. This week’s sports segment looks at the NFL preseason with a focus on the Washington Redskins, the Major League Baseball pennant races and looks ahead to the start of college football on Aug. 30.


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Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports on WREL

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports on WREL-1450 AM in Lexington, Va., on “Online with Jim Bresnahan.” Today’s segment covers the Tony Stewart NASCAR news, the Cleveland Browns quarterback situation with Johnny Manziel, and a look at Major League Baseball as the pennant races begin to take shape.


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Rick Ankiel named to Potomac Nationals Hall of Fame

The Potomac Nationals are honored to announce the induction of former Major League Baseball veteran left-handed pitcher and outfielder, Rick Ankiel into the club’s Hall of Fame.


Ace Parker’s Pro Football Hall of Fame jacket now on display at Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

Portsmouth, Virginia native and Pro Football Hall of Famer Ace Parker’s Pro Football Hall of Fame gold sports jacket was donated to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum by the Parker family.


UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor named ABCA region coach of the year

UVA head coach Brian O’Connor has been named the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. This marks the third time O’Connor has earned this distinction from the ABCA (2009, 2011).


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VMI baseball’s Reed Garrett signs with Texas Rangers

Reed Garrett, drafted out of VMI in the 16th round of this year’s Major League Baseball Rule 4 Draft, has signed with the Texas Rangers.


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UVA’s Whit Mayberry, Nate Irving selected in MLB Draft

UVA baseball players Whit Mayberry (R-Sr., Alexandria, Va.) and Nate Irving (Jr., Yonkers, N.Y.) each were selected Saturday in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.


JMU pitcher Chris Huffman taken in 14th round of MLB Draft

JMU had its second member of the 2014 squad selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft when the San Diego Padres chose right-handed pitcher Chris Huffman (Fort Defiance, Va./Fort Defiance) in the 14th round with the 417th overall pick.


JMU slugger Ty McFarland taken by Yankees in 10th round

JMU senior third baseman Ty McFarland (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) was selected by the New York Yankees in the 10th round with the 302nd overall pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Friday evening.


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Three more UVA baseball players taken on Day 2 of MLB Draft

Three members of the UVA baseball team were selected Friday in the second day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.


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UVA’s Nick Howard, Derek Fisher, Mike Papi taken in MLB Draft

Three members of the UVA baseball team, Nick Howard (Jr., Olney, Md.), Derek Fisher (Jr., Rexmont, Pa.) and Mike Papi (Jr., Tunkhannock, Pa.), were selected in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Thursday.


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Nats’ Gio Gonzalez to rehab in Potomac on Friday

Washington Nationals LHP Gio Gonzalez is scheduled to make a rehabilitation start for the Class-A Advanced Potomac Nationals at Pfitzner Stadium on Friday, June 6th as the P-Nats host the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Kansas City Royals) at 7:05pm.


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Lynchburg splits two in Winston-Salem

The Lynchburg Hillcats (29-26) and Winston-Salem Dash (22-32) split the first two games of the four-game weekend series tonight.