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The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Now Playing Synopsis: Chapman and Maclain Way's documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball tells the tale of the Mavericks, an independent minor league baseball team (meaning it was not affiliated with any big-league club) that formed in 1973. They fielded a squad consisting of guys who showed up for an open try out, many of whom had been cut from more reputable organizations. The ragtag team actually started to win, and their hometown of Portland ended up giving them a devoted fan base. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Overtime

Minor League Baseball Intimidators rout GreenJackets In Kannapolis, N.C.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-03/overtime
Ashley Farr looks back at USC Aiken success over professional disappointment

...accommodate for the injury."Farr had the surgery, and the Reds voided his contract. He never appeared in a Minor League Baseball game that counted."I was one of those who I thought I would be playing forever," he said.Farr rebounded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-26/ashley-farr-looks-back-u
Key grand slams run through San Francisco Giants organization

...rallied from deficits in the seventh inning or later eight times this season. PITCHING CATCHERS: A quirky side of Minor League Baseball showed itself Sunday when the score got out of hand between Augusta and Charleston.With the GreenJackets leading...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-21/key-grand-slams-run-thro
Ruling on Project Jackson could come next week

...the most appealing aspects of Project Jackson, Glover said.Donohue said the project, which would include a minor league baseball stadium, resort-type hotel, restaurants, office and retail space, would create an intolerable amount of noise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-18/ruling-project-jackson-could
Robert Ramer adjusts quickly to minors with Augusta GreenJackets

Robert Ramer's first week of minor league baseball went quickly, but the whirlwind wasn't too much for the 24-year-old.The San Francisco Giants signed the Palo Alto, Calif...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-14/robert-ramer-adjusts-qui
Baseball official gets press box prostate exam

...box as on the field at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball game as team's general manager had a public prostate...said it probably was one of the oddest nights in minor league baseball but also one of the most important.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-25/baseball-official-gets-press
Fall Experimental Football League might provide players another path to NFL

...franchise.The teams will play six games this fall in minor league baseball stadiums, with an emphasis on gaining experience...host families for the players, similar to what minor league baseball and hockey do. That saves on costs, but also makes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-22/fall-experimental-football-le
Tobacco use still high among college players

...day, that's where it becomes a problem. If they do it once every week, I don't see any issue with it."Minor-league baseball banned tobacco in 1993, a year before the NCAA.Tobacco is not banned in the major leagues.Though tins of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-20/tobacco-use-still-high-a
Injuries have taken toll on top minor league baseball talent

As the Minor League Baseball season reaches its two-month mark, a look back at the performances of top prospects shows injuries have affected several budding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-05-24/injuries-have-taken-toll