Category Archives: Notre Dame

From ND to MLB: John Axford

Have you ever watched pitchers in the outfield during batting practice? Probably not, right? Why would you? Maybe there’s one you’re keeping tabs on hoping to get a ball tossed your way, or one of the guys is a target for an autograph on a card you’ve got in your binder. But generally, they stand

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From ND to MLB: Craig Counsell

The hit came just in time. Forty-five at-bats is a long time to go 0-fer — especially when you’re coming off the bench. For a starter, it’s a bad week, maybe 10 days. For a backup, it can be a rough couple of months. For Craig Counsell, it was 57 days, stretching from a three-hit

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Weiland makes MLB debut for Red Sox

Kyle Weiland became the 78th former Fighting Irish player to reach the Major Leagues when he got the start for the Red Sox yesterday. Boston won the game, but Weiland wasn’t part of the decision despite pitching into the fifth inning. The 24-year-old right-hander gave up six runs — all in the second inning —

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From ND to MLB: Chris Michalak

It took 18 years with 13 organizations and 23 teams — 19 of them in the bush leagues — for Chris Michalak to get to this point. He stands at the center of the diamond on a sunny Jersey Shore afternoon and bobs his head to Hall and Oates coming out of the ballpark’s public

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From ND to MLB: Ron Reed

I’ve already profiled a couple of two-sport stars to come out of Notre Dame and make it to the Major Leagues, but Johnny Mohardt‘s second sport was football and Shaun Fitzmaurice‘s was track and field. (On this blog, baseball is always No. 1.) For Ron Reed, the other sport was basketball. In fact, basketball was

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