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Although many from the state have played professional baseball, only five have reached the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N. Y. They are Enos Slaughter, James Hunter, Hoyt Wilhelm, Buck Leonard, and Rick Ferrell.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 55 Issue 2, July 1987, p20-21, il, por
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In the summer of 1917, Ernie Shore of Winston-Salem achieved a baseball rarity, as he pitched a perfect game for the Boston Red Sox. He was later sheriff of Forsyth County for thirty-six years.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 56 Issue 6, Nov 1988, p14-15, por
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The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, based at Camp Mackall in Scotland County in 1943, had a champion baseball team. When they played again in 1945, many members had been lost in the Normandy Invasion, Holland, and the Battle of the Bulge.
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Most people remember George Herman \"Babe\" Ruth as the mighty home run hitter for the New York Yankees. Few, however, know that he hit his first professional home run in a spring training game in Fayetteville in 1914. In April, 1952, a North Carolina highway historical marker was erected there to commemorate the event.
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In 1997, Pete Bock and Jerry Pettit launched the Coastal Plain League with six teams in Eastern North Carolina. The summer league ranks as one of the country's best for college players, professional baseball scouts, and fans. In 2005, the league totals fourteen teams that play a fifty-six game schedule. The league revived a number of the state's historic ballparks formerly used by minor league teams. Although the players are amateurs, the teams operate just like minor league baseball teams, selling billboard advertising, food and drinks, and offering the usual promotions fans are accustomed to at minor league parks.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 2, July 2005, p104,106, 108, il Periodical Website
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9201
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After stellar baseball careers at East Carolina University, six former Pirates are now coaching at Division 1 universities. They are Erik Bakich (Vanderbilt); Joe Hastings (Boston College); Cliff Godwin (LSU); Ben Sanderson (East Carolina University); Nick Schnabel (West Point); and Bryant Ward (South Florida).
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10530
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Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan talks about his time playing with the Durham Bulls in 1963. Morgan played with the Houston Astros and Cincinnati Reds and retired from baseball in 1984. Today, he is an Emmy award-winning ESPN commentator.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 27, July 2008, p19, por Periodical Website
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In paying tribute to modern big league baseball players, Mr. Syme suggests that we don't forget some old-time North Carolina stars of many years ago.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 15 Issue 15, Aug 1947, p12
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North Carolina, along with Texas and California, leads all other states in the nation in supplying baseball players to the major and minor leagues.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 13 Issue 2, June 1945, p1, 21-22, f
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14616
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There are fifty-three native North Carolinians in major league baseball this season; twenty-four of them are pitchers.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 13 Issue 48, Apr 1946, p13, 26
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14933
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Trinity College and Duke University can both boast a long line of fine athletes. One such is George Barley, a graduate of Duke University in 1937, and a baseball pitcher with a 0.923 percentage! No wonder he was drafted by the New York Yankees right after graduation.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 10 Issue 3, June 1942, p3, f
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14936
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John Wesley Coombs, dubbed \"Colby Jack\" was one of the greatest figures that baseball has produced, and his work as coach at Duke University was truly outstanding.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 10 Issue 7, July 1942, p5, 18, f
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15290
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Twenty-two years experience in professional baseball and ten years of collegiate coaching is the record that stands behind Bunn Hearn, who is beginning his eleventh season as head coach of the University of North Carolina baseball team. A native of Chapel Hill, Hearn played football and baseball for Mississippi A & M. He later played baseball for St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Boston Braves, before returning to the south as manager for Kinston and several other coastal plains teams.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 45, Apr 1940, p9-10, f
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Born in Swepsonville in 1923, Don Thompson grew up to be a major league baseball player. His career began with the old Boston Braves in 1949 as a pitcher. Traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers, he played in the outfield from 1951-1953 and in the World Series against the New York Yankees in 1953. He came back to Western North Carolina where he had a successful real estate business.
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Daniel Bard, a Charlotte-born pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, started off strong but now struggles with his career. Barrows discusses Bard's story.
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