Saturday, November 22, 2014

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 Elkhart-raised Walter Scott

Walter Scott “Bo” Slear gained fame as a player, manager and umpire and was lauded throughout the Midwest. In 1906, he even earned a Carnegie medal for saving a drowning boy.

Steve Krah

Posted on Oct. 9, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.
 Justin Masterson pitches for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Miami Marlins on Aug. 13, 2014, in Miami.

As the MLB heads into playoffs, take a look at how the 2014 regular season did for Bethel College alumni Justin Masterson and Eric Stults.

Steve Krah

Posted on Oct. 1, 2014 at 7:08 a.m.
 Silver Hawks players from left Breland Almadova, Blake Perry, Stryker Trahan and Daniel Palka pose for photos with Little League players after the camp. Players from the South Bend Silver Hawks coached a Little League Camp at Concord Little League on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Goshen.

Breland Almadova posted a .995 fielding percentage over 131 games during his season with the South Bend Cubs (formerly South Bend Silver Hawks).

Steve Krah

Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 8:10 a.m.
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 Andy Milovich, a 1987 South Bend Riley High School graduate, served an internship with the South Bend White Sox in 1990 and since December 2012 has been vice president and general manager for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Myrtle Beach and South Bend are now affiliates of the Chicago Cubs.
Posted on Sept. 26, 2014 at 10:25 a.m.

An Elkhart resident as a young child, Andy Milovich went on to be a South Bend White Sox intern in 1990 and is now vice president and general manager of the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Pelicans. 

 Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, addresses a press conference where the South Bend team announced their new name as the Chicago Cubs.
Posted on Sept. 25, 2014 at 3:21 p.m.

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 Theo Epstein is is president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 7:29 p.m.

Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod will represent the Cubs on Thursday when the new name and colors of the South Bend Silver Hawks are unveiled.

 Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez, rounding the bases after a home run in Pittsburgh, is one of the team's hot prospects. Fans could see other Cubs of the future play at Four Winds Field as members of the South Bend team.   rounds third after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Posted on Sept. 22, 2014 at 5:25 p.m.

Kane County’s loss becomes South Bend’s gain. Upgrade in facilities at Four Winds Field are likely the biggest factor for the switch.

 San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Phoenix.
Posted on Sept. 15, 2014 at 5:16 p.m.

Eric Stults has a 7-16 with a 4.49 earned-run average, but his manager on the San Diego Padres acknowledged that run support has been a problem.

 Two local players who played a combined 113 games in the Major League.
Posted on Sept. 10, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.

Tom Carroll was a “bonus baby” infielder with the New York Yankees and also played for the Kansas City Athletics. Frank Carpin was a left-handed pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros.

 George Cuppy was known for his very deliberate ways as a major league pitcher. He moved to Elkhart at the end of his big league career and went into business with major league catcher Lou Cirger.
Posted on Aug. 15, 2014 at 6:50 a.m.

George Cuppy, who retired to Elkhart at the end of his major league career and went into business with big league catcher Lou Criger, was known for his oh-so-slow ambling as a 19th century pitcher.

 The 1888 Indianapolis Hoosiers.
Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 9:29 a.m.

The exhibition will be on display Sept. 9 through Nov. 15 in the Rose McKee Lanham Gallery at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. 

 What if you followed Bud Selig as commissioner of Major League Baseball? What would you do?
Posted on Aug. 13, 2014 at 3:18 p.m.

For starters, we’d cut All-Star Game ties to World Series home-field advantage, speed up pace of play, start postseason games earlier and get a handle of the designated hitter rule.

 Larry Dierker began his Major League Baseball career in Houston in 1964 and is now a special assistant to the Astros. He has his ideas about how the game should be played.
Posted on Aug. 6, 2014 at 8:33 a.m.

The pitcher spent 14 seasons in the big leagues and struck out Willie Mays in his first inning. Now the old school lifer has some new ideas for baseball.

Steve Krah
Steve Krah
Baseball has been sports reporter Steve Krah's passion since childhood. In Season Tickets, there will be plenty of stories from the diamond, but that's not all. Look for stories about athletic happenings and personalties of all kinds.

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Reporter Steve Krah covers sports for the Elkhart Truth.