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College: Pennies From Heaven: NC State's Marissa Kastanek

2014-05-15 16:40:00 UTC – 45 comments

How many times have you walked down the street and seen a penny? During NC State All-America Marissa Kastanek's time in Raleigh, the answer is too many to count. But Kastanek continued to find coins laying on the ground. In the parking deck. On her way to class. They were just coins thrown into a jar. Until a revelation occurred. View Complete Story

MLB: Brandon Guyer: A Fearless Bet For A Lifetime

2015-05-17 02:12:01 UTC – 12 comments

It began as a $50 bet. It ended in marriage. What happened in between is a story of sports, love and timing for Tampa Bay Rays and Durham Bulls outfielder Brandon Guyer and Lindsay Murphy, with a little bit of Hollywood mixed in. View Complete Story

Minors: Kevin Kiermaier: One Pitch Away

2015-04-13 17:56:10 UTC – 11 comments

With his senior season in high school winding down and no offers to continue playing in college, Kevin Kiermaier’s major league baseball dream was quickly fading into the Indiana summer sunset. That is, until one pitch changed everything. Five years later, Kiermaier no longer lives in obscurity. He has reached Triple-A, and is one final step from the major leagues. View Complete Story

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Minors: Boarding Pass To MLB: Vince Belnome

2015-07-23 14:51:02 UTC – 203 comments

"It was the craziest 24 hours of my life." Reaching the major leagues is impossible enough. But when the call came Thursday afternoon to send a Triple-A All-Star to the big leagues for the first time, a sticky boarding pass policy cost him a chance to reach his lifelong destination on time. It was the biggest day of his life, and he was stuck in airport purgatory. View Complete Story

Minors: Jeremy Dowdy: Wakefield Star Coming Home

2015-07-21 16:51:30 UTC – 4 comments

The call came early last Friday morning. He saw his manager’s number on the screen and quickly shook the morning fog from his head. Jeremy Dowdy, a product of Wakefield High School and Appalachian State, was heading to Triple-A. Sure, Dowdy had been to Triple-A before. However, a one-day stint at the end of the 2013 season hardly qualified. This time, it would be more permanent. Hence the call. View Complete Story

Minors: The Most Recognizable Voice In The Triangle: Tony Riggsbee

2015-07-20 02:31:54 UTC – 0 comments

His booming, baritone voice is ubiquitous. Doak Field. Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Special events. Radio stations. Now a first-hand account putting the story to the voice that is so familiar to the Triangle. View Complete Story

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MLB: Jeremy Moore: Vivian's Beacon of Light Read Story

So proud of this fellow! Enjoyed having him in my middle school science class in Vivian. Excellent person in every way!

By Pat Speer Thomas

Minors: Steve Geltz: Ransomville's Righty Bucks Long Odds to MLB Read Story

Great story! I'm a big Rays fan and we're lucky to have him in our bullpen.

By Chuck Paine

Minors: Kevin Kiermaier: One Pitch Away Read Story

Kevin: You are not only an outstanding baseball player, but the most humble person on the team! Your family must be so very proud of you! God bless you always Kevin!!!!!

By Nancy V. Orr
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