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LB In MLB: Local Boys On Opening Day Rosters

Long Beach has always influenced Major League Baseball. It’s produced more MLB players than any other city, and Long Beach State has led the NCAA in alums on MLB rosters for the better part of the last decade. Despite the COVID-19 shortened season starting just last week, Long Beach products have already been all over […]

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Angels Add Latest Chapter To Blair Field’s Unique History

For nearly a century, the baseball fields in Long Beach’s Recreation Park have played host to many of the best baseball players to ever live, spanning multiple generations of America’s pastime. Rec Park’s first baseball game was played in 1924, between the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League and the Chicago Cubs, one […]

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Former Dirtbag Adam Seminaris Added To Angels 60-Man Roster

Former Long Beach State Dirtbags pitcher Adam Seminaris has been added to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 60-man player pool for the upcoming 2020 MLB season, he confirmed via his Twitter account Thursday. Seminaris was a fifth-round selection by the Angels in last month’s MLB Draft and will be eligible to make his Major League […]

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Long Beach State Hopes Angels Can Help Improve Bohl Diamond At Blair Field

The only times Long Beach State Athletics Director Andy Fee will allow a “Cal State Fullerton” van to be parked outside Bohl Diamond at Blair Field is when the Titans are in town for the annual rivalry series against the Dirtbags — or when it’s owned by Joe Maddon. Fee was at the historic local […]

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Lakewood, Dirtbags Alum Matt Duffy Signs With Yankees

Lakewood and Long Beach State alum Matt Duffy has signed with the New York Yankees as part of their 60-player roster, the team announced over the weekend. Duffy is part of an expanded player pool for the 2020 season, which will be a truncated 60-game schedule due to the COVID-19 shutdowns.  Duffy will join Wilson […]

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Bohl Diamond at Blair Field To Host Angels 

Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced on Twitter that the team will host its Summer Camp in two locations: Angel Stadium and Long Beach State’s Bohl Diamond at Blair Field. Long Beach State athletic director Andy Fee confirmed the news Monday morning. “We just need to get the contract executed but I don’t foresee it […]

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LB In MLB: Unanswerable Questions Surround Draft, Minor Leagues

Turning an amateur athlete into a professional though the draft process is obviously full of uncertainty, but the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft on June 10 will be the most unpredictable in history. In an effort to survive the COVID-19 closures, MLB is cutting its draft from 40 rounds to only five rounds, while also […]

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PODCAST: Catching Up With Wilson Alum Chase De Jong

Are you missing sports like we are? We’ve decided to go back and re-record some of our favorite Long Beach highlight videos we’ve produced over the last 12 years. This week we’re starting with the 2012 Moore League baseball showdown between Lakewood’s Shane Watson and Wilson’s Chase De Jong, and we’re talking to De Jong […]

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LB In MLB: Local Boys Left In Limbo

This was supposed to be the first of many LB In MLB updates for the local professional baseball players taking part in Spring Training. This season was also supposed to be the beginning of a new generation of Long Beach baseball products stealing the headlines. Veterans Troy Tulowitzki and Evan Longoria are retired or wrapping […]

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LB In MLB: Wilson’s Aaron Hicks Plays Hurt For New York Yankees

Wilson High alum Aaron Hicks wasn’t even supposed to be in the New York Yankees postseason lineup because of an injury, but he ended up being the hero in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series last weekend. Hicks, 30, had been placed on the 60-day injured list in early August with a nagging […]