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Designated hitter debacle

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April 6, 1973 was opening day of Major League Baseball and the Boston Red Sox hosted the New York Yankees at Fenway Park; this was the first game designated hitters were used in the starting lineups for American League teams.

EMU faces Ohio University in series, loses first game but wins last two

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After winning the team’s home opener at Oestrike Stadium against Concordia University, the Eastern Michigan University baseball team hosted its first in-conference series against the Ohio University Bobcats.

EMU beats Concordia in first home game

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The Eastern Michigan University baseball team hosted its first home game of the year against the Concordia University Cardinals on Tuesday. A two-out rally in the fifth inning gave EMU (10-13) just enough runs to edge Concordia for their first Oestrike victory of the year, 4-3.

Detroit Tigers baseball season preview

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It’s finally here: The Detroit Tigers baseball season. After suffering through the long, cold, stormy fall and winter seasons, being surrounded by all the noise of basketball, hockey and playoff football, we’ve survived. After being teased with the drumroll of spring training and the World Baseball Classic, we can finally have what we really want: No, not graduation (although that would be nice), but Tigers baseball.

Cincinnati falls to EMU in game two

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The Eastern Michigan University baseball team picked up its fifth win of the year in game two of its weekend set against the University of Cincinnati Bearcats Saturday. A combination of good pitching and a last-minute rally did just the trick for the Eagles.

Baseball earns split with 11-6 win over Kansas

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As the four-game series against Kansas University came to a close Sunday afternoon, the Eastern Michigan University baseball team earned a split with an 11-6 win.

Eagles baseball drops two of three to KU

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With snow forcing the relocation of the Jayhawk Classic, Eastern Michigan University and the Kansas University Jayhawks traveled to a neutral site in Grand Prairie, Texas for a four-game series.

Cougars sweep EMU baseball

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Part two of the four-game series at Washington State University ended with a sweep by the WSU Cougars as Eastern Michigan University’s baseball team lost both games in Sunday’s double-header.

Fantasy baseball: Top draft picks ‘13

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It’s that time of year again: Spring training. All the experts and analysts can finally end their discussions of what the projected stats of Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels), David Price (Tampa Bay Rays), Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants) and everybody else will be like for the upcoming season.

Eagles lose doubleheader

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The Eastern Michigan University baseball team headed out west to Pullman, Wash., to take on the Washington State University Cougars in a four-game series, where the Cougars would begin their 8-game homestand.

Baseball set to take on WSU

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After traveling to North Carolina for a shortened series against Campbell University, the Eastern Michigan University baseball team (1-1) will travel out west to Pullman, Wash., for a four-game series against the Washington State University Cougars (1-2).

Baseball fans need to watch Classic

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I have a question for all of the baseball fans on Eastern Michigan University’s campus—the ones who were getting teased by the 50-degree weather in late January and were counting down the days until pitchers and catchers reported to spring training: Are you excited for the World Baseball
Classic?

Baseball wins 1, loses 1; snow postpones others

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Baseball is finally back, and even though the Eastern Michigan University Eagles traveled south for the opening series, the team still couldn’t escape the snow.

College season lacks dominant team

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Seriously, is this not the craziest college basketball season you’ve ever seen? Top-ranked teams losing every week, upsets happening practically every day, nobody’s going to be able to stop Dick Vitale from hooting and hollering about how awesome this season is, baby.

Baseball to start Friday; team hopes for turnaround

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The Eastern Michigan University baseball team is looking to make a big turnaround after finishing their 2012 campaign with a 25-31 overall record and 14-13 against Mid-American Conference opponents.

Eagle football adds 21 new recruits

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Wednesday was one of the biggest college football holidays of the year: National Signing Day. At 7 a.m., National Letters of Intent were finally allowed to be submitted to the schools where thousands of players from high school stars to college transfers were able to officially declare where they will be playing college football in the fall of 2013.

Men’s basketball continues road losses at Kent

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The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team (10-11 overall, 3-4 Mid-American Conference) is still winless on the road, dropping its fourth game to the Kent State Golden Flashes (12-10
overall, 3-5 MAC) on Saturday, 77-62.

Super Bowl XLVII: Which team will prevail?

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For football fans, the Super Bowl represents the biggest game of the entire year. On Feb. 3, millions of pigskin fans will be watching the final showdown featuring the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.

Eagles get 10th win of season over NIU 42-25

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The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team picked up its 10th win of the season over Mid-American Conference East Division opponent the Northern Illinois University Huskies Saturday.

Team USA roster: Outfield is biggest strength

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As the World Baseball Classic is approaching its start in early March, Team USA announced their roster Thursday. Managed by Joe Torre, this is a team of great depth, good bats and some questionable pitching.

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