Results tagged ‘ baseball ’

Michael Chavis homers against Augusta

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Michael Chavis of the Greenville Drive, right, is congratulated by Tate Matheny after hitting a home run against Augusta, Sunday, June 12, 2016. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Greenville Drive manager Darren Fenster

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Greenville Drive players are reflected in the sunglasses of first-year manager Darren Fenster (3) as he talks to them on the team’s Media Day first workout on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Throwback Thursday: Jarrod Saltalamacchia

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Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia of the Atlanta Braves on March 14, 2007, at their Spring Training camp at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex in Kissimmee, Fla. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

A clean-shaven and short-haired Jarrod Saltalamacchia at a 2007 Spring Training workout when he was still a prospect for the Atlanta Braves.

LHP Brian Johnson of the Greenville Drive

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Pitcher Brian Johnson (28) of the Greenville Drive pitches in his debut against the Charleston RiverDogs on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Johnson was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st Round (31st overall) in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Florida. Charleston won, 5-0. Johnson is the No. 15 prospect for the Boston Red Sox, according to Baseball America. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

There is only one member of the 2013 Greenville Drive represented in the 2013 Topps Heritage Minor League card set, released yesterday. Thank goodness at least they used my photo . . .

Catcher Christian Bethancourt called up to Atlanta

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RHP Juilo Teheran, left, and catcher Christian Bethancourt, two of the Atlanta Braves’ top prospects, walk toward the bullpen before playing in a game against the Greenville Drive April 14, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Braves catching prospect Christian Bethancourt has been called up to Atlanta for September. It doesn’t seem like very long ago that he was in Greenville (above) catching Julio Teheran, who is now in the Atlanta rotation.

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Catcher Christian Bethancourt of the Atlanta Braves at Spring Training camp on March 13, 2009, at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

I first photographed him at Spring Training in 2009 (above), when he looked to be about 16 years old. Actually, I think he was 17 at the time.

Daniel Bard claimed by the Chicago Cubs

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Pitcher Daniel Bard of the Greenville Drive, Class A South Atlantic League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, in a game against the Columbus Catfish on June 16, 2007, at West End Field in Greenville, S.C.

The Chicago Cubs have claimed former Greenville Drive pitcher Daniel Bard off waivers from the Red Sox.


Pitcher David Hale gets the call from Atlanta

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RHP David Hale (28) of the Rome Braves, Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, in a game against the Greenville Drive April 12, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Hale, a third-round 2009 draft pick, was making his Class A debut. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Atlanta farmhand David Hale has been added to the Braves’ expanded September roster.

Pitcher Justin Haley of the Greenville Drive

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Starting pitcher Justin Haley (38) of the Greenville Drive in a game against the Savannah Sand Gnats on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Haley worked five shutout innings, giving up just one hit, but Savannah won, 3-0. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Randolph Oduber of the Potomac Nationals

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Randolph Oduber of the Potomac Nationals runs out a grounder in a game against the Carolina Mudcats as the sun goes down on Friday, June 21, 2013, at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia. Potomac won, 5-1. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Challenging light can really keep you on your toes. My toes were aching after this game recently in Woodbridge, Va.


Jesus Galindo of the Augusta GreenJackets

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Outfielder Jesus Galindo (33) of the Augusta GreenJackets in a game against the Greenville Drive on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Augusta won, 6-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Galindo has been selected to play for the Southern Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game this Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.