Cards’ Mike Shannon, John Rooney to attend baseball luncheon

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Mike Shannon, the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, and play-by-play broadcaster John Rooney are now booked to attend and participate in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s next luncheon on May 27. Tickets remain for the Baseball Sports Enthusiasts Luncheon presented by the Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company. The event will feature the naming… Read more »

Diamond 9: Glendale’s Brad Simmons strikes the right tone

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When it comes to baseball stories, they are a lot like fishing stories – heavy on entertainment, with some truth maybe sprinkled in somewhere. Maybe. Exhibit A is Brad Simmons, a former Glendale High School pitching standout who recently took a seat in the dugout of his old stomping grounds and reminisced about his long-ago… Read more »

What a day: KC Celebrity Golf Classic a success

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KANSAS CITY — The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s reach across the Show-Me State continued on May 5 with another successful tournament, the Kansas City Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Hillyard, Inc. The tournament, held at Tiffany Greens Golf Club in Kansas City, drew roughly 30 teams. Winning A Flight was the Advertising Plus team… Read more »

Call it a success: Mizzou Alumni Tiger Ball & Golf

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The Mizzou Alumni Association  Tiger Ball & Golf Tournament certainly can be called a success after raising thousands in scholarship dollars. Final tallies are not yet official, but the two-day event held over Thursday and Friday in Springfield is expected to greatly help the Greater Ozarks Scholarship Fund. The Tiger Ball, presented by Meyer Farms and… Read more »

Diamond 9: Ball fields became 2nd home for Tim Blasi

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He burned up under the sun and burned up his summers playing baseball because, well, that’s what kids did the 1970s in Springfield. And the evenings? For Tim Blasi, was there anywhere else to be? “I grew up at Fassnight Park with the AAA softball. That was the only show in town,” Blasi proudly says…. Read more »