Brian VanderBeek Blog
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 14, 2014
Reggie Jackson’s first All-Star Game appearance gave us very little to remember about the man who would become Mr. October.
He was the starting centerfielder (Frank Robinson started in right) for the American League in his first Midsummer Classic, batting second at Washington D.C.’s RFK Stadium on July 23, 1969 – three days after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.
Jackson went 0-2 with a walk in three plate appearances, and the National League clobbered the AL 9-3 as MVP Willie McCovey clubbed homers off Oakland’s Blue Moon Odom and Detroit’s Denny McClain.
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 12, 2014
Rockies’ righty Eddie Butler is making a rehab start for the Nuts tonight, and he’s doing it with big-league baseballs
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 11, 2014
Sources say Giants’ Triple-A team headed to Sacramento, A’s likely moving prospects to Nashville
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 3, 2014
It’s been almost a year since San Jose Giants manager Lenn Sakata, the winningest manager in the history of the California League, was let go by Colorado as the manager of the Modesto Nuts. On Thursday, he spoke about the differences he’s seen while managing in four organizations, his empathy for his former Modesto players and finally got the chance to say goodbye to the Modesto fans and front office.
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 2, 2014
Second-year pro outfielder Mike Tauchman has connected for two home runs in his first four games with the Nuts
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 1, 2014
Kaiden Pacheco and Erin Benning of Hilmar, bound together by Kaiden’s cancer battle, will throw out Wednesday’s ceremonial first pitches; Nuts’ gear to be auctioned off for Kaiden
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on June 22, 2014
The Colorado Rockies have sent so many shortstops to Modesto that playing out of position is an everyday necessity