Downs to Red Sox looking less likely; Williams explains decision to stay at UofL; Ruth was horse racing fan

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Babe Ruth statue; Photo via Wikimedia Commons

The latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Rob Bradford of WEEI Radio in Boston reports trade talks between the Blue Jays and Red Sox regarding Louisville native and former UK left-handed pitcher Scott Downs have hit an impasse but could be revived before Saturday’s trade deadline.
  • Michael Grant of the Courier-Journal talks to University of Louisville pitching coach Roger Williams about his decision to turn down defending national champion South Carolina’s job offer to remain at UofL.
  • Grant also profiles new Louisville Bats reliever and former major league pitcher Russ Springer, who he writes gives the Bats a veteran presence on the pitching staff.
  • Jason Stella of the Bats’ media relation department writes the team’s recent power surge has kept it on the winning track.
  • Morehead State University will hosts two high school baseball showcase camps on Sept. 26 and Oct. 24.
  • As part of my day job I work on a project in the University of Kentucky Special Collections Library with the 19th and 20th century Daily Racing Form. I recently stumbled upon this story from 1936 that should interest baseball history buffs about Babe Ruth’s trip to the Bluegrass State for the Kentucky Derby.
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