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College vs. Pro

College vs. Pro

Thousands of high school senior baseball players will be looking forward with great anticipation and hope to the Major League Amateur Free Agent Draft, held each June. Four or five seniors will become instant millionaires. Perhaps a hundred or so others will be very happy with the draft. All others will likely be disappointed because they were chosen late or not selected at all. Major League teams can make as many selections as they want. In 1995, several teams bowed out after the 45th round while others went beyond 80 rounds. But the later a player is drafted, the less likely he is to sign. Of the 1,666 players drafted in 1995, approximately 780 were high school players. Of the number drafted, usually 225 to 250 high school players sign contracts.

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Barry Bonds ball goes to the Hall

Barry Bonds ball goes to the Hall

do you have to go to college to play baseball or not. Barry bonds did not have to go to college just to play baseball. All you have to do is work hard and have success not to have extreme success because it will be much harder work when you can just do good in high school to have success.

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KC Royals: Lorenzo Cain

KC Royals: Lorenzo Cain

Lorenzo Lamar Cain’s is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Kanas City Royals of (MLB). Lorenzo Cain was one of the most fun players to watch during the postseason and he has quickly become a fan favorite.

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History

History

A young man named Abner Doubleday invented the game known as baseball in Cooperstown, New York, during the summer of 1839. Doubleday then went on to become a Civil War hero, while baseball became America’s beloved national pastime. Doubleday was still at West Point in 1839, and he never claimed to have anything to do with baseball. In 1907, a special commission created by the sporting goods magnate and former major league player A.J. Spalding used flimsy evidence—namely the claims of one man, mining engineer Abner Graves—to come up with the Doubleday origin story. Cooperstown businessmen and major league officials would rely on the myth’s enduring power in the 1930s, when they established the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in the village.

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