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Long Island Ducks Fan Fest

Today, the Long Island Ducks held their Sixth Annual Fan Fest. The annual event is the franchises way of say thank you to all their loyal fans throughout the seasons. Their was a special BBQ for season ticket holders, games and activities for the kids and a special introduction to the 2018 Long Island Ducks. This annual exhibition game is a fun activity for all fans of all ages.

The Ducks played The New Britain Bees and were led by former NY Met Wally Backman! It was great seeing him again in NY. The Ducks won the game 6-2 and gave all their players a chance to show their skills in the batters box and on the field.

The Ducks will play The Long Island Black Sox on Monday at 1p.m.

For more information about todays game and the regular season you can go to http://www.liducks.com.

It was a fun day at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, NY. 20180421_12495320180421_12581920180421_13095920180421_13372820180421_14154720180421_14205820180421_144520.jpg20180421_130626.jpg

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Long Island Ducks Spring Training from Quack Of The Bat on their WordPress site.

 

The Long Island Ducks officially began their spring training workouts on Monday in advance of the 2018 All-Star Summer, presented by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Despite inclement weather preventing the team from doing much in the way of outdoor activities, position players did take the first swings in the team’s batting cage while pitchers […]

via DUCKS BEGIN SPRING TRAINING WORKOUTS — Quack of the Bat

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Long Island Ducks Spring Training Games

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Anyone on Long Island in interested in local baseball this year, here is a complete list of spring training games for the Long Island Ducks for 2018. The regular season starts on April 27, 2018 against The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland and the Home Opener at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip NY is on May 4, 2018 vs The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.

The article itself is very good and gives insight of what is yet to be for the Long Island Ducks. You can also view other Ducks information at that link below. I believe it will be a very exciting year for The Long Island Ducks.

Enjoy!

Long Island Ducks website

http://liducks.com/news/current/?article_id=1685

Quack of The Bat (WordPress)

https://quackofthebat.wordpress.com

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Four Notable Major League Players in The Atlantic League of Professional Ball Players by jdelpriore1

By Jerry Del Priore As I previously noted in a past article, the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) is a great place for players who are seeking a crack at an affiliated MLB organization. Sometimes, however, ex-major leaguers find themselves in the Atlantic League, looking to play their way back to “The Show.” […]

you can find the full story via Four Notable Former Major Leaguers in the Independent Atlantic League — Brooklyn Sports World

(©2018 jdelpriore1)

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2018 Long Island Ducks Season

The Long Island Ducks are about one month away from opening the season against the South Maryland Blue Crabs, in Waldorf, Maryland.

Recent new faces, of major league caliber have recently signed with The Long Island Ducks. The two recent signing are   right-handed pitcher Vinnie Pestano (223 relief appearances with the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels from 2010 to 2015) and left-hander Wander Perez (Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies organizations). Other signings were outfielder Tyler Holt (Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds 2014-16)and catcher Wilkin Castillo (parts of two seasons in the Majors with the Reds 2008-09).

There were other signings earlier in the year, outfielder Daniel Fields (2017 in the Atlantic League with the Bridgeport Bluefish, first six seasons of his professional career in the Detroit Tigers organization, 118 games with the Double-A Erie SeaWolves. He later split time with the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations in 2016, reaching the Triple-A level with both. Fields was originally drafted by the Tigers in the sixth round of the 2009 amateur draft), right-handed pitcher Jair Jurrjens (eight seasons at the Major League level, including five with the Atlanta Braves (2008-12) and one each with the Detroit Tigers (2007), Baltimore Orioles (2013) and Colorado Rockies 2014), infielder Jordany Valdespin (two seasons with the New York Mets 2012-13 and two with the Miami Marlins 2014-15, 2017 season with Olmecas de Tabasco and Leones de Yucatan in the Mexican League)

This was in addition to Matt March, Rob Rogers, Dennis O’Grady and Lew Ford to name a few of the Ducks “steady regulars”.  It appears as of now that the Ducks are getting stronger with the new signings, as we get closer to the start of the new season. The Somerset Patriots and York Revolution will be two teams to contend with this year, as the Ducks did last year.

This year will also be special because the Long Island Ducks are hosting the 2018 All-Star Game on July 11, 2018 at 6:35p.m. It should add to what will be an exciting year of baseball.DSC_7959.JPG(QuackerJack won his eighth consecutive Mascot of The Year in The Long Island Press’ Best Of Long Island Award)

For a closer glimpse of the information about The Long Island Ducks, you can go to the Long Island Ducks website http://www.liducks.com and The Atlantic League Professional Baseball website http://www.atlanticleague.com, for an in-depth view of information throughout the league.

(information about specific player signings of the Long Island Ducks taken from http://www.liducks.com ©2018, article courtesy of LA Photography/Graphic design)

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2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game

Despite the Winter Warlock’s and Mother Nature’s snow filled temper tantrum, I managed to warm myself up and have something wonderful to look forward to in July. The Long Island Ducks are hosting the 2018 All-Star game! I went to Bethpage Ball Park on Friday night and purchased two tickets for the event! What is even better is that I bought one of the tickets for my brother for his birthday, which is in July. Hoorah Ducks!!20180323_18341920180324_193101