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LB In MLB: Chase De Jong Making Mark In Minnesota

The Minnesota Twins have invested in another former Wilson Bruin in Chase De Jong after a midseason trade with the Seattle Mariners, and De Jong delivered the best month two-month stretch of his professional career. “I kind of figured a trade was coming because (the Mariners) didn’t see me as a fit anymore,” De Jong […]

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LB In MLB: Chris Betts Back To Being Himself

If his career keeps trending in the right direction, Chris Betts will become the 16th Wilson Bruin to reach Major League Baseball. Currently, the catcher is just thankful to be healthy. After being drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015, Betts underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the entire season. He then broke a […]

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COLUMN: Billie Jean King’s Special Legacy Grows With Dodgers

Billie Jean King (right) recently became a part owner of the Dodgers; she’s joined by fellow Poly and Hughes alum Chase Utley (left). Photo courtesy LA Dodgers. It looks like Hollywood is becoming “Poly-Wood.” It was announced last week that Long Beach Poly alum and American sports legend Billie Jean King is a new minority-share […]

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LB In MLB: Top 5 Stories Of The Season

It has been another eventful year for Major League Baseball players with ties to Long Beach, but it’s easy to narrow it down to five top story lines from this season. Careers Come To A Close A year after Jered Weaver hung up his cleats after an All-Star career, Chase Utley is the latest local […]

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Long Beach Players Win Maccabi Games Baseball Gold

A team of mostly Long Beach baseball players won the gold medal at the Maccabi Games last week, a sports tournament designed specifically for Jewish youth. Wilson assistant Marc Prager was the head coach, with Jordan alum Phillip Berman assisting. The players included AJ Castano, Davis Ramage, and Jacob Ribitzki from Wilson, Jacob Kraus and […]

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Long Beach PONY’s World Title Bid Falls Short

It was a battle of the world’s two best programs, as Long Beach PONY and Chinese Taipei met in the PONY World Series championship yet again. This time, victory eluded the local boys, as the Chinese Taipei starting pitcher was dominant in leading his team to a 3-1 victory. Bren Wilkinson was the hero in […]

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Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars Advance To World Series Championship Game

A pair of wins in shortened games on Tuesday has put the Long Beach PONY 14U All-Stars back into the PONY World Series championship game for the fourth time in the last 12 years. They play Chinese Taipei on Wednesday (4:30 p.m. PST) in Washington, Pennsylvania. The championship will be streamed live at mlb.com and […]

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LB In MLB: McNeil Making Name With New York Mets

Just days after Garrett Hampson became the 50th Long Beach State Dirtbag to reach Major League Baseball, Jeff McNeil made it three LBSU product call-ups last month when he joined the New York Mets. Dirtbags product Drew Gagnon joined the Mets on July 10. McNeil is the 12th Dirtbag to play in the MLB this […]