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Jul
19

Hal Answers: Volume 7…July19, 2019

New questions for Hal McCoy on the Reds, and why no one bunts…comparing bad Reds now to bad Reds past…shouldn’t the baseballs be switched…and why to they even play baseball in Florida?

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Jul
2

Hal Answers: Volume Six

Stuff you won’t read anywhere else – your questions and some frank answers from hall of fame writer Hal McCoy…on the sad demise of former all-star Reds second baseman Johnny Temple…would anyone hire an 83 year old pitching coach…and why Hal no longer appears on Reds TV broadcasts. Today’s feature on Press Pros.

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Jun
17

Hal Answers: June 17, 2019

The latest questions from fans of baseball, and the latest answers from baseball hall of famer Hal McCoy, who doesn’t promise you’ll be happy with the answers – just willing to face the music if you’re not. Always an enjoyable read…Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
9

Cavaliers Win 7th State Title With 1-0 Gem….

Go crazy, broadcaster Jack Buck once said…Jacob Wenning pitched a four-hit shutout and scored the game’s only run (below) Sunday night, sending the Coldwater Cavaliers to their seventh state title in baseball. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros in our final tournament update.

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Jun
9

At The Tourney: C-J Wins Second Straight In Division II

They used their superior pitching again, and seven timely hits to achieve the second Division II baseball titles in as many years for the Chaminade-Julienne Eagles. And coach Mike Barhorst rides off into the sunset a winner. Read Hal McCoy’s account in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jun
8

From The Tourney: Coldwater Does It (Wins) Abnormally

Frilling starts on the mound, moves to second base, then returns to the mound to finish. Cavaliers come from behind to beat Roger Bacon, 12-7, and advance to Division III state finals.

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Jun
8

From The Tourney: CJ In Line For Repeat, Beats Van Wert

Squeeze it…The Chaminade-Julienne Eagles are going back to the Division II title game with their win over Van Wert in Saturday’s first semi-final game. Read hall of famer Hal McCoy account of the game on Press Pros.

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Jun
7

Minster Runs Into Lefty Bound For Wright State

Minster’s bid for fourth state Division IV title gets halted by Hillsdale, 1-0. Jay Luikart, a future Wright stateRaider, holds Minster to two hits, just a touch better than Minster’s Austin Brown. Jacob Niemeyer (pictured) walks off after he was retired for the game’s final out. Hal McCoy writes the story from Akron.

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Jun
7

Mentor Short-Circuits Springboro’s Division I Hopes

Panthers’ first trip to state tournament halted, 4-0, on a two-hitter by Mentor’s Justin Wilson.  Springboro’s Tyler Kean impressive before departing for Ohio State.

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Jun
3

Hal Answers: Volume 4

From far and wide, your questions for Hal McCoy on this and that, here and there, then and now related to baseball.  A little bit of everything in his most recent ‘Q’ and ‘A’. Enjoy a good read in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
19

Hal (McCoy) Answers: Volume #3

The latest of questions for Hal McCoy from Press Pros readers near and far…on where Nick Senzel will play (when he does play), on the difference in baseballs (then and now), and how do teams select which dugout to use. Read it all in today’s inside feature.

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Apr
3

Hal Answers: Vol. 2, 2019

No doubt there are countless people muddling through the day, perplexed by questions relative to the Reds (or baseball) that have flummuxed them for years.  Here’s their chance to get out from under that cloud.  The best questions of the week, and the best that Hal McCoy can do to answer them – today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
25

Hal Answers, 2019: Volume 1

“Beware the Ides of March”, Shakespeare wrote, and we counter that with, “Send your furious, fractious froth” to Hal McCoy pertaining to that which has flummuxed you for years, and not just about the Reds and baseball.  He promises to answer…sort of! Enjoy ‘Hal Answers, Volume 1’ in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
7

McCoy: UD Flyers Seniors Go Out In A Blaze Of Glory

For 27 minutes, the Flyer and Explorers played ‘Put Dents in the Backboards,’ shooting as if they all were members of the Amalgamated Bricklayers Union, Local 937. Then the Flyers exploded to emphatically win their 20th game of the season, 70-39, over LaSalle. Read Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
2

McCoy: Flyers Wake Up Late, Upset By Rhode Island

It should never have gone to overtime…but Trey Landers’ tip-in attempt at the buzzer hung on the rim and wouldn’t go in. The Flyers suffer an embarrassing overtime loss to Rhode Island Friday night at UD Arena. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros.

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Feb
24

McCoy: UD Takes Revenge On Saint Louis With A ‘Redout’

The Flyers avenge an earlier defeat to St. Louis in front of a packed house…with balanced scoring, and an in-your-face effort on the boards. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the Flyers win in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
16

McCoy: UD Fights Back, But Loses To VCU, 69-68

Obi Toppin and Ryan Mikesell’s heroics went for naught…the Flyers’ late comeback from a 22-point deficit comes up short in loss to VCU. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros Flyer feature.

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Feb
4

Hal McCoy: Phoenix Rising Fast In Wood Bat Industry

To most, a baseball bat is just a bat, but others beg to differ. There’s aluminum, and there’s wood. And the local Ohio company in Plain City that specializes in only wood bats would differ even more poignantly. There’s no wood…like Phoenix wood. Read from Hal McCoy (getting the story, left) in today’s ‘cabin fever’ Press Pros feature.

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Feb
3

McCoy: UD Does It The Hard Way In Win Over Duquesne

They were down by eleven points down with fourteen minutes left, but Dayton rallied behind Obi Toppin’s 26 points (left) and late three-point shooting from Jalen Crutcher for a thrilling win over Duquesne. Read Hal McCoy’s account for the game in today’s Press Pros UD feature.

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Jan
30

Hal: Toppin Put The Toppings On UD’s Win Over St. Joe’s

Toppin’s treadmarks were all over Saint Joseph’s uniforms after the Flyers scored a 75-64 Atlantic-10 win.  The statistics say enough about Toppin’s night, 25 points and 12 rebounds. But they don’t say enough. (Pictured) Obi Toppin hand delivers this dunk to St. Joe’s Charlie Brown.

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