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Hall of Fame inductee Derek Jeter speaks during an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
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Derek Jeter’s journey from Kalamazoo to Cooperstown culminated Wednesday with his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Kalamazoo's Growlers Hope For A Better Season

Jun 1, 2021
Dan Nichols / WMUK

Kalamazoo's minor league baseball team, the Growlers, have their home season opener on Wednesday, June 2nd. And the team hopes fans will fill the stands - sort of.


Detroit Tigers outfielder Charlie Maxwell waves goodbye outside Tiger Stadium in Detroit June 25, 1962, after the ball club announced he had been traded to the Chicago White Sox
Alvan Quinn / The Associated Press

Paw Paw Village Council President Roman Plaszczak says people ask often if Charlie Maxwell is “still around”. The man who became known as the “Sunday Punch” during his major league baseball career will be the special guest on Sunday June 9th when an exhibit on the history of baseball opens at the Carnegie Center in Paw Paw.


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A new exhibit on the history of baseball in Paw Paw includes bats, balls, scorecards and other items. Village Council President Roman Plaszczak says former major league all-star Charlie Maxwell has donated bats, gloves and one of the uniforms he wore for the Detroit Tigers.

Maxwell will be the special guest for the opening of the exhibit on Sunday June 9th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carnegie Center in Paw Paw. Maxwell played 14 years in the majors, including six full seasons, and parts of two others with the Tigers. Among his nicknames was “Paw Paw” for his hometown.


'Yer Out' by Fletcher Ransom
Robert Edward Auctions

Earlier this summer, a baseball painting by a Michigan artist sold for $48,000 at auction. The 1915 painting “Yer Out” by Fletcher Ransom shows a player for the Pittsburgh Pirates trying to steal home plate, but the New York Giants’ catcher is too quick and tags the runner out. 


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