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One reason for the Edina American Legion Baseball team’s fast start this summer is the play of 18-year-old center fielder Will Vanderbilt. No one is surprised that Vanderbilt is playing great defense in center field. That was a given, based on his past performance. What is surprising – as well as pleasing – to his [...]

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  When Excelsior’s Jim Peck and his baseball buddy Fritz Soule from Mound founded the Gopher Classic in the 1970s, it was a rather modest project. The pair recruited 16 local teams to play in the American Legion tournament, which was held in early July at two local ball parks. “We ran it as a [...]

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When the Edina American Legion baseball team faced two must-win games in South Hennepin League play last week, head coach Gene Larkin had two capable starting pitchers in place.

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Twenty-five years ago this month, I was out at Dred Scott Playfield in Bloomington, shooting photos at a Minnesota Sports Federation state women’s softball tournament. That is the day I met Leroy “Oz” Mullerleile.

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