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June 29, 1905: UNC's “Moonlight” Graham plays in first and only MLB game

On June 29, 1905, “Moonlight” Graham played in his first and only Major League Baseball game. His story came to national attention after being incorporated into the hit film Field of Dreams. Born Archibald Wright Graham in Fayetteville in 1879, Graham was raised there and in Charlotte. He went on to a stellar career playing baseball at UNC. (NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources)

UNC finishes 5th nationally in race for the Learfield Directors’ Cup

UNC finished fifth in the final 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' 11th top-five and 20th top-10 finish in the 24-year history of the award. It marks the 18th time UNC is the highest-ranked ACC program. The Directors' Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men's and 10 women's programs per school. (

Logan Warmoth's pro journey begins with Blue Jays

When Logan Warmoth was born on September 6, 1995, the Baltimore Orioles game was the delivery room backdrop. It wasn’t just any O’s game. That was the night Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played. Bring up the date, and Warmoth, who wore Ripken’s No. 8 when he made his little league debut, doesn’t even think of himself. “That’s Cal’s day.” (

First-round pick Logan Warmoth signs with Blue Jays, practices in Toronto

Nate Pearson got to be on the field at Rogers Centre on Wednesday along with fellow Blue Jays prospect Logan Warmoth. Both signed with the club after being selected in the first round of Major League Baseball's draft on June 12. Warmoth, a well-rounded shortstop, was just as enthusiastic about his first visit to Toronto. "I love it," said Warmoth, who couldn't stop smiling. (Yahoo! Sports)

Summer Baseball Dispatches: Tyler Baum

UNC pitcher Tyler Baum: "I am fortunate enough to be playing for the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod League this summer. It is always fun getting to play with and against some of the best players in the country. There are 11 other Tar Heels in the Cape with me spread across four different teams. Cole Aker and I are living together with our wonderful host family." (

Former UNC baseball players launch free fitness app

Andrew Carignan and Tim Fedroff were named to the All-CWS team in 2007 and were All-Americans at UNC. Carignan and Fedroff have nearly 15 years of professional baseball experience between them. But when it comes to developing, launching and growing a new fitness app called GymNOW, the skills on the field don't help the former athletes much. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: UNC Places Five 1st-Round Picks Across NFL, NBA, MLB Drafts

With a first-round draft pick in NFL, NBA, and MLB Drafts, the Tar Heels yet again showcased the strength of their programs. North Carolina produced Mitch Trubisky in the NFL Draft, Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley in the NBA and Logan Warmoth and J.B. Bukauskas in the MLB Draft. View Video...

Three Tar Heels Named To Baseball America Freshman All-America Team

Gianluca Dalatri, Josh Hiatt and Ashton McGee were named Baseball America Freshman All-Americans, the magazine announced Monday. Dalatri went 7-3 with a 3.34 ERA across 15 starts in his rookie season. Hiatt was a bullpen stalwart who registered 13 saves and had a 0.29 ERA in ACC competition. McGee hit .327 with 10 doubles and seven home runs. (

Miami Marlins expected to send Brian Miller to Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers

The Miami Marlins have signed their top three draft picks, with two former area college standouts expected to play for the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic League. Trevor Rogers is a left-handed pitcher who just finished high school in Carlsbad, N.M. Brian Miller is a center fielder who played at UNC. Joe Dunand is a shortstop from NC State. (Burlington Times News)

Stress-tested Andrew Miller returns to 'high-leverage' innings for Cleveland Indians

Andrew Miller, bullpen flip flop or no bullpen flip flop, is back to being Andrew Miller. Wednesday, with closer Cody Allen in Cleveland where his wife gave birth, Miller relieved Carlos Carrasco in the seventh. The Indians led 3-0, but the Orioles had the bases loaded with nobody out. This was one of those high-leverage innings the Indians were supposedly trying to steer Miller away from. (

UNC Pitching Coach Robert Woodard Named To USA Baseball Tournament Of Stars Staff

USA Baseball announced the coaching staffs that will lead 80 of the nation's best 18-and-under players in the 2017 Tournament of Stars presented by Major League Baseball on Thursday, and UNC pitching coach Robert Woodard is among those included. The staff will guide and evaluate this year's athletes in the event at the National Training Complex June 26-July 1. (

Cubs No. 1 pick Brendon Little determined to remain on rapid ascent

A little over a year ago, Brendon Little was a freshman pitcher at UNC who almost never got to play. He was so far down the Tar Heels’ totem pole, he didn’t even travel on most road trips. Yet two weeks ago, there he was at Wrigley Field for a workout with the Cubs. Three days after that, the Cubs made him the 27th pick in the MLB Draft. And on Wednesday, they made him a rich man. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Trevor Kelley takes side road to Carolina League All-Star Game

Trevor Kelley figured his career might be over. It was 2012, and he was a freshman languishing on the bench at the University of North Carolina. He couldn’t throw strikes. He had no realistic path to playing time. Five years later, he finds himself as the most unlikely of Salem’s six representatives in Tuesday’s Carolina League All-Star Game. (Roanoke Times)

Astros Draft Profile: J.B. Bukauskas

With the 15th overall selection in the 2017 MLB Draft, the Houston Astros selected right-handed pitcher JB Bukauskas from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At North Carolina, Bukauskas progressed his way to becoming the ace of his pitching staff, which is no small feat at a powerhouse college baseball program like UNC. (Astros Insider)

UNC baseball's Zack Gahagan to return for senior season

So far Zack Gahagan has been drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds were the latest to grab the former North Henderson baseball star. The Reds drafted the UNC player in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball draft last Wednesday. Gahagan, however, has decided to return to the Tar Heels for his senior season. (Hendersonville Times-News)

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