Results tagged ‘ South Carolina ’

Blake Taylor, Columbia Fireflies

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Starting pitcher Blake Taylor (28) of the Columbia Fireflies warms up before a game against the Lakewood BlueClaws on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. He allowed no runs on three hits in six innings. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Merandy Gonzalez of the Columbia Fireflies

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Pitcher Merandy Gonzalez (38) of the Columbia Fireflies delivers a pitch in a game against the Lexington Legends on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia won, 5-0 and Gonzalez (3-0) got the win.(Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies laughs with manager Jose Leger between innings of a game against the Lexington Legends on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. Lexington won, 4-2. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

We Meet Again – Paez and Marks

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Shortstop Michael Paez (3) of the Columbia Fireflies, left, laughs with former Coastal Carolina teammate Anthony Marks (29) of the Augusta GreenJackets, after Marks landed on second base in a game on Opening Day, Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. It was the first time the two met on the field since Coastal won the NCAA National Championship in 2016.

OF Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies takes a practice swing during the team’s first batting practice of the season on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

OF Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies works a fielding drill during the team’s first batting practice of the season on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

OF Tim Tebow of the Columbia Fireflies

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Outfielder Tim Tebow (15) of the Columbia Fireflies laughs with teammates during the first practice of the season on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Greg Bird of the Charleston RiverDogs

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Infielder Gregory Bird (32) of the Charleston RiverDogs is announced before game against the Greenville Drive on Opening Day, Friday, April 5, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi has made it clear that former Charleston RiverDogs first baseman Greg Bird is the Yanks’ new first baseman for 2017. I photographed Bird during the 2013 season when he hit 20 home runs for the RiverDogs, including more in Greenville than any Greenville player that season. Bird has been in the Yanks’ Minor League system since 2011.

Tyler Kepner of the New York Times writes about Greg Bird

C Jordan Procyshen of the Greenville Drive

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Catcher Jordan Procyshen (17) of the Greenville Drive fist bumps with a fan before a game against the Augusta GreenJackets on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Augusta won, 2-1. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

RHP Kuehl McEachern of the Greenville Drive

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Pitcher Kuehl McEachern of the Greenville Drive in a game against the Asheville Tourists on Friday, April 24, 2015, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)