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Thank You Dan Lyons

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Yesterday’s cold and rainy October Sunday gave us plenty of New York sports highlights from which to choose. Russell Martin hit another clutch home run as the Yankees took Game 1 of the ALDS against Baltimore. Eli Manning picked apart the Browns’ defense to lead the Giants to their third victory in five games. If […]

Ducks Open Season Honoring #8

Friday, April 27th, 2012

When you think of the late Hall-of-Fame catcher Gary Carter you immediately remember his days in Montreal or leading the Mets to the ’86 World Series championship. Perhaps his final years in Los Angeles and San Francisco come to mind, as well. What you don’t think of is Carter in a Long Island Ducks uniform, but he […]

Bill Pulsipher Retires, Takes Over as Winnipeg Pitching Coach

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Here is some of the first news from independent baseball in 2012. Former Mets prospect Bill Pulsipher has finally hung up his spikes after spending 18-years in professional baseball. Last season, he was with Somerset in the Atlantic League, where he went 3-6 with an ERA of 4.00 in 18 starts. The former member of Generation […]

Ducks Fall Short in Game 4, York Revolution Repeat as Champs

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

The York Revolution won their second consecutive Atlantic League Championship with a 6-3 victory over the Long Island Ducks in Game 4 of the series. Ducks ace Mike Loree carried a 2-1 lead through six innings, but the Ducks bullpen couldn’t hold on to it. York would pull even in the seventh inning on a run-scoring double play ball […]

Former Yankee Gets Victory as Ducks on Brink of Elimination

Friday, September 30th, 2011

It’s been a special season to date for the Long Island Ducks, but if they don’t win the next two games on the road against York they will go home without completing their goal of winning the Atlantic League Championship. The York Revolution defeated the Ducks 9-6 to take a 2-1 lead in the Championship […]

York Ties Atlantic League Championship Series

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 9-0  tonight in Game Two of the Atlantic League Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark. The series is now tied at one apiece. York was one of the best offensive team in the Atlantic League and they showed why tonight hitting 3 homers off Ducks starter […]

Unique Team Chemistry Has Long Island on Cusp of Title

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

We cover all sorts of New York baseball stories here. The Mets and the Yankees are at the core of what I discuss, but baseball in this town is so much deeper than just the two big league clubs. You have great stories throughout the minors, college, and even amateur ranks. The Long Island Ducks […]

Ducks Advance to Atlantic League Championship Series

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

The Long Island Ducks defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 9-8 in Game Four of the Liberty Division Championship Series to win the series 3-1. The Ducks overcame a 7-3 deficit by scoring 3 runs in the sixth, and tying the game on a J.R. House solo HR in the seventh. Southern Maryland would go […]

Villanova’s Mike Loree Takes Home Ducks MVP

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

On Tuesday, Ducks RHP Mike Loree started Game 1 of the Liberty Division Championship Series, and led Long Island to a 6-3 victory with 6 innings of 2-run baseball. Four days earlier it was announced that he was named the team MVP by the fans. A season that started out in the Ducks bullpen and saw him […]

Ducks Dream Season Continues With Game 1 Victory

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The Long Island Ducks continued their “dream season” with a 6-3 win over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in Game 1 of the best of five Liberty Division Championship Series. The Ducks won both the first and second half titles, finishing a combined 78-47 record; the best in the Atlantic League. They will play the […]