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Growing Up a Student of Derek Jeter’s

  Long before I ever got into writing, like so many kids I had the crazy notion that I was going to play Major League Baseball. I really got into the sport at age nine. My dad, who was a die-hard Mets fan at the time, wanted me to have a role model to watch and learn the game from. That role model was none other than Derek Jeter. The guy was as More...

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By Tom Izzo On Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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Patriots Prep to Charge Toward the Postseason

With playoff baseball one week away, Somerset looks to finish strong at home. During batting practice in Somerset, Saturday afternoon, prior to the Patriots night game against the Bridgeport Blue Fish, Brett Jodie More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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Tanaka to Start Sunday in Hopes He Won’t Need Surgery

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Yankee fans who have given up wild card hopes for the 2014 season have a reason to watch on Sunday: Masahiro Tanaka is pitching. Tanaka has been sidelined since July with a partially More...

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By Tom Izzo On Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Boys of Somerset Do It Again, Patriots Win Second Half Title As Jake Fox Returns

They’ve done it again. The Somerset Patriots have locked up yet another Liberty Division Title. Tuesday night in Southern Maryland, Somerset secured their spot atop the division in a 4-3 victory over the Blue More...

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By Steven Simineri On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Derek Jeter’s Remarkable Staying Power…

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Robinson Cano was supposed to be the next Derek Jeter: a lifelong Yankee, who would go down as one of the greatest to ever play his position, and one day be immortalized in Monument Park More...

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By Tom Izzo On Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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Patriots Steady in September

Three decisions into the eight game road trip, the Somerset Patriots are off to a 2-1 start after splitting a two-game series with the last place Blue Fish, and taking game 1 of 3 against the Turnpike rival Riversharks. More...

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By Guy Kipp On Friday, September 12th, 2014
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Hey Mets, Leave the Fences Where They Are

The Mets are thinking about bringing the fences in again at Citi Field next year. They ought to think again. While Curtis Granderson might be cheered by the idea that he could hit 25 home runs instead of 20 More...

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By Sunil Sunder Raj On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Rockland Boulders win first Can-Am League Championship

The Rockland Boulders not only made history winning their first Can-Am League Championship in team history with a Game 6 shutout of the New Jersey Jackals 4-0 at Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair, New Jersey but More...

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By Tom Izzo On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Somerset Patriots Prepare for Final Stretch Before Playoffs

With the post season only weeks away, the Somerset Patriots are looking to add a few wins to their already size-able lead in the Liberty Division. The 1st place Patriots take their division lead on an eight-game More...

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By Gary Phillips On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Yankees Add Minor League Affiliate in Pulaski

Ballparksandbrews.com Calfee Park Baseball announced a new minor league affiliation with the New York Yankees on Tuesday, one that will rename the team the Pulaski Yankees. The news broke when Appalachian League More...