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    World Series Preview: Boston vs. LA, the rivalry comes to Baseball

    With their game 7 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, the Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71) clinched their second consecutive World Series appearance— this time they’ll be taking on the league’s best team, the Boston Red Sox (108-54). The Dodgers became the first National League (NL) team to make the World Series in back-to-back years since the Philadelphia Phillies did so in 2008-2009. Meanwhile, the Red Sox are coming off of handling the New York Yankees 3 games to 1 before dispatching last year’s World Series champion Houston Astros in five games in the American league Championship Series (ALCS). The Boston vs. Los Angeles sports rivalry is well known by basketball fans…

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    World Series Preview: Dodgers vs Astros, a Battle of Powers

    The most exciting time of year for Major League Baseball (MLB) is upon us once again, the Fall Classic. The World Series opens up Tuesday, Oct. 24th as the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Houston Astros in what is shaping up to be a battle of top powers in baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers finished up with the best record in baseball at 104-58, and the Houston Astros ended the season with a record of 101-61, good for second in the American League (AL). The Houston Astros, while being the AL’s 2nd best team according to record, were considered by many to be the favorite to win the World…

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    Men’s baseball ready for successful season

    Queens College men’s baseball team began their season Feb. 25 with an 11-10 defeat against Dominican College at Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Knights entered the season looking to improve from last season, when they finished with a record 13-22. Head coach Chris Reardon, in his third season as coach, is impressed with the team’s performance so far. “We’ve had pretty good starting pitching and the bullpen has been really solid. Our hitting has been pretty consistent, and we’ve faced some pretty good competition to this point. Even though we’ve had a below .500 record, we’ve been in most of the games. Our opponents to this point have been regionally ranked…

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    Queens College’s baseball stadium named after alum Charles Hennekens

    Charles Hennekens, a Queens College alum, was honored by the college at a ceremony on Oct. 17 with the baseball field named after him. After the unveiling of the new stadium sign, Hennekens threw the opening pitch for a baseball scrimmage. In the scientific community, Hennekens is knowing for saving more than 1.1 million lives by discovering aspirin can prevent heart attacks. Hennekens is both the first Sir Richard Doll Professor and an adviser at Florida Atlantic University. In addition, he received the Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health by the Ochsner Clinic Foundation last year for finding the risks of smoking tied to heart attacks. A Phi Beta Kappa…

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    QC baseball team hopes to strike out 16-year playoff drought

    After spending months in the weight room, the Queens College men’s baseball team was anxious to get out and start playing ball. The season was scheduled to begin on Feb. 28. However, due to inclement weather, the away game in Virginia was canceled. In fact, many games across the country were cancelled, especially in the northeast. “At this point, the significance would be to get outside and play some ball,” Coach Chris Reardon said. Starting on March 7, the Knights were scheduled to compete at Franklin Pierce University, but this game was postponed as well. The team’s season finally began on March 8 with a loss to Franklin Pierce University…