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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Throwback Thursday-Life During Baseball...


A friend/ex-teammate of Mark's came across this article of the Rockies winning the Hall of Fame game in 2002 and I wanted to share a slice of life during baseball! Funny that I can remember this like it was yesterday...
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Tuesday, July 30, 2002Rockies win Hall of Fame Game


The Associated Press        COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Mark Little had five hits and four RBIs as the Colorado Rockies set records for runs and hits in the Hall of Fame Game, beating the Chicago White Sox 18-10 Monday.
        In the 56th annual major league exhibition game at Doubleday Field, the Rockies surpassed the previous mark of 16 runs scored by the Cincinnati Reds in 1953 and matched by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1997.
        Colorado got 24 hits to break Los Angeles' record of 21 set that same year.
        The teams also made a trade Monday, with the White Sox sending catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. to Colorado for a minor league pitcher.
        Ben Petrick, Greg Norton and Terry Shumpert homered for the Rockies, who made their first appearance in the Hall of Fame Game.
        Jason Dallaero went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three runs scored and four RBIs for the White Sox, who fell to 1-7-1 in Cooperstown.
        Little had the first five-hit game in Hall of Fame Game history, going 5-for-6 with a home run. Bryan Peck added four hits, including a homer, as the Rockies scored 13 runs in the seventh and ninth innings combined.
        At 2 hours, 51 minutes, it was also the longest Hall of Fame Game in history. At-bats for major league regulars were scarce. Colorado's Todd Helton, and Chicago's Frank Thomas and Magglio Ordonez were among the numerous starters who sat out.
        Paul Konerko was 1-for-3 for the White Sox before leaving in the seventh inning after getting hit in the left elbow by a pitch from Chris Buglovsky.
        Buglovsky got the win despite allowing six runs — four earned — in three innings.
        Jason Stumm gave up six runs in one-plus inning for the loss.
        The 28 runs broke the record of 24 set by the Dodgers and San Diego Padres in '97, and the 35 hits combined established a new mark.
     

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Looking forward to the day when the Spartans will have the opportunity to play in the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tourney when they are twelve.

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Mark was back hangin' with the boys of summer for a night...can you name the two guys in the picture with him? I'll give you an atta boy if you can name them both?






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