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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 […]

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LB In MLB: Good News, Bad News For Local Boys

This Major League Baseball season continues to produce some of the best and worst story lines for players with Long Beach ties. Marco Estrada, 36, is reportedly set to retire after nagging injures caused the Oakland A’s to release the 12-year veteran pitcher. The former Long Beach State Dirtbag signed a one-year $4 million dollar […]

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LB In MLB: Former Dirtbag Jeff McNeil Makes All-Star Game

Prior to last year, the Long Beach State Dirtbags had a representative in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game for 10 consecutive seasons. After missing out last season as a rookie, former Dirtbag Jeff McNeil has started a new streak by being selected to play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 9, at Progressive […]

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PODCAST: Chris Betts, JP Crawford & New Dirtbags Coach

Happy summer and welcome to our All Baseball episode full of the latest news from local boys in the pros and interviews from the Dirtbags press conference last week. 03:40 Chris “Bat Flip” Betts Wins Home Run Derby, Plus Other “LB In MLB” News 18:00 Meet The New Dirtbags Coach (Interviews With Eric Valenzuela, Andy […]

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LB In MLB: Wilson High’s Chris Betts Playing By The Books

Chris Betts hasn’t made his Major League Baseball debut yet, but the 22-year old Wilson High alum grabbed some headlines earlier this month with a fantastic display of fundamentals. Betts is the everyday catcher for the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, and is having a solid season after […]

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LB In MLB: Lakewood Lancers Making Headlines

A trio of former Lakewood Lancers made some interesting headlines during a busy week for local products in Major League Baseball. Matt Duffy and Travis d’Arnaud were both involved in a move by the Tampa Bay Rays last Friday. Five days after d’Arnaud was picked up by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rays acquired the […]