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Minor League Mondays: 2007 Long Island Ducks team set

Continuing the series of Minor League Mondays reviews of Long Island Ducks team sets requested by Corey Mansfield, this afternoon we’ll journey back to 2007.

Carl Everett's 2007 Long Island Ducks card

Manager Dave LaPoint lead the Ducks to a 72-54 record in the independent Atlantic League. His squad had a number of former major league stars, including Edgardo Alfonzo and Carl Everett. Other notable former major leaguers including Jose Offerman, Danny Graves, Bill Pulsipher and Pete Rose Jr. At least 23 members of the 2007 Long Island roster had major league experience.

The 2007 Long Island Ducks got national attention for a bizarre and frightening incident during an August game in Bridgeport, Conn. After getting hit by a pitch, Offerman charged the mound and took his bat with him. By the time everyone was restrained, Bluefish catcher John Nathans had a concussion (he never played baseball again) and pitcher Matt Beech had a broken finger. Offerman was arrested on assault charges following the incident.

Choice SportsCards produced a 35-card team set for the Long Island Ducks, which includes 24 player cards, 10 ¬†cards for the team’s coaches and staff, and an unnumbered checklist card. The glossy-finish cards feature action photos on the fronts and black and white backs with cropped versions of the front photo, stats and biographical information. Continue reading “Minor League Mondays: 2007 Long Island Ducks team set”

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Atlantic League News Roundup

I don’t usually pay too much attention to the Atlantic League between the end of the season and New Years, but after the holidays there’s usually some news.

Jay Gibbons

Newark Bears

  • I covered the new additions to the Newark Bears’ front office on Friday.
  • Former Bear Jay Gibbons signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers last week. It’s nice to see one of last year’s more fan-friendly players get a shot.

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