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Cole Hamels pitching
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An Illinois Wesleyan University professor is studying brain waves in baseball players to see if their ability to focus can be measured and improved.

McHistory: Bloomington's Unsung Baseball Great

Sep 23, 2019
McLean County Museum of History

Baseball fans remember the greats of the sport: the Babe Ruths, the Lou Gehrigs. And the players that didn't quite make the Hall of Fame often slip through the cracks of our memory.

Rhys Lovell looks at statue
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Nearly to the day 139 years after making his major league baseball debut on May 5, 1880, a tree carving of Bloomington's Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn was dedicated not quite 60 feet, 6 inches from his final resting place.

Joe Ricketts
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The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories.

Jake Wegner
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Coaches are often defined by wins and losses, but a Bloomington man who became a head coach in the most unlikely of ways at age 21 already has a significant victory to his name.

Winter is over, and it's finally baseball season.

The fields are green and the lines are freshly drawn. Yep, it's time to head over to your local ballfield.