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2012 Baseball Battle Gear Charity Auction

Auction raises over $4000 to benefit Wounded Warrior Project!

Thank you for helping us support a worthy cause!

Auction items will begin shipping Saturday, April 21st!

Beyond The Dugout is proud to join Chad Reineke of the Cincinnati Reds in sponsoring the 2012 Baseball Battle Gear Charity Auction benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.  Beginning Opening Day 2012 (April 5th) at 11:00 PM EST, Beyond The Dugout (thru eBay's Giving Works auction feature) will offer auctions featuring autographed, game-used equipment and collectibles from current and past Cincinnati Reds players, coaches, and managers.  Included will be autographed items from current players Brandon Phillips (bat), Jay Bruce (bat), Drew Stubbs (bat), Chad Reineke (jersey and glove), Aroldis Chapman (glove), Mat Latos (glove), Sean Marshall (cap and baseball), Bill Bray (spikes), Bronson Arroyo (batting gloves), Ryan Hanigan (glove), Devin Mesoraco (bat and batting gloves), Homer Bailey (glove), Mike Leake (spikes), Ryan Madsen (glove), Scott Rolen (bat), Nick Masset (baseballs), Corky Miller (bat), Logan Ondrusek (glove), Zack Cozart (glove), Clayton Tanner (shirt), Pedro Villareal (shirt), Kris Negron (bat), Tucker Barnhart (bat), Donald Lutz (bat), and Hall of Famers Dusty Baker (collection of items including a game-used fungo and customer cap) and Joe Morgan (baseball)!  The auctions will run for ten days, concluding April 15th at 11:00 PM EST.  Proceeds from the auctions will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, to benefit their efforts in assisting soldiers and the families of soldiers wounded in service defending and protecting our country.

For more information, please click HERE.

Eric
Farris
Brewers

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Beyond The Dugout is proud to announce a new client partnership with ERIC FARRIS, a rising infield prospect with the Milwaukee Brewers. 

Eric, who stole 70 bases in 2009 while playing with the Brevard County Manatees in the Florida State League, currently plays 2B for the AAA Nashville Sounds. 

Our business connects players and their fans in several exciting ways...

Beyond The Dugout Starting Lineup Collection:
The MAJOR LEAGUES Collection
- these items are provided directly by our Starting Lineup Major League clients from their personal collections;

Beyond The Dugout Starting Lineup Collection:
The MINOR LEAGUES Collection
- these items are provided directly by our Starting Lineup Minor League clients from their personal collections;

Beyond The Dugout Starting Lineup Collection:
The PLAYER DIRECT Collection
- a way for collectors to submit offers for specific items not currently in stock from Starting Lineup Major League and Minor League clients;

The BTD Authentic Collection

a collection of items have been obtained from other licensed distributors, including our Team Partners, throughout the Major and Minor Leagues
Bryan Holaday
Tigers 

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Beyond The Dugout is proud to announce a new client partnership with BRYAN HOLADAY, a 2010 MLB Draft selection by the Detroit Tigers. 

Bryan, who won the Johnny Bench Award in 2010 as the Top College Catcher while leading TCU to the College World Series, currently plays Catcher for the AA Erie SeaWolves. 

Our Starting Lineup Collection includes unique game-used items from each of our Beyond the Dugout clients.  

We greatly appreciate the support of the players and agents who allow us to market these unique items.

Our business connects players and their fans in several exciting ways...

Beyond The Dugout Starting Lineup Collection:
The MAJOR LEAGUES Collection
- these items are provided directly by our Starting Lineup Major League clients from their personal collections;

Beyond The Dugout Starting Lineup Collection:
The MINOR LEAGUES Collection
- these items are provided directly by our Starting Lineup Minor League clients from their personal collections;

Beyond The Dugout Starting Lineup Collection:
The PLAYER DIRECT Collection
- a way for collectors to submit offers for specific items not currently in stock from Starting Lineup Major League and Minor League clients;

The BTD Authentic Collection

a collection of items have been obtained from other licensed distributors, including our Team Partners, throughout the Major and Minor Leagues

Our BTD Authentic Collection includes game-used items acquired through our personal collection from various industry sources, including Major League organizations and their Minor League affiliates, individual players (non-clients), and licensed third-party distributors.

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2010   AUGUST   2010
Featured Starting Lineup Client
Beyond The Dugout congratulates Starting Lineup Client
JORDAN BROWN
on his 1st Call to the Major Leagues July 31,2010!

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Cleveland calls up Jordan Brown


by Chuck Murr of IndiansInk.net, July 31, 2010 at 1:18pm ET



Jordan Brown Profile



Jordan Brown has finally been called up by the Cleveland Indians. The outfielder-first baseman fills the roster spot vacated by the trade of right-handed pitcher Jake Westbrook to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Brown, 26, has spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus, batting .309 (84-for-272) with 25 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 63 RBI. His average is the third highest in the International League, while his RBI total is tied for fifth.

The lefty hitter posted those numbers despite not beginning his season until April 29 after right knee surgery in early March. Since June 14, he has hit .339 (59-for-174) with 17 doubles, four home runs and 40 RBI in 42 games.

The 6-0, 205-pounder was drafted by the Indians in the fourth round in 2006 from the University of Arizona.

He has been an outstanding hitter throughout his minor-league career. He led the International League with a .336 average for Columbus a year ago, but this is his first call to the majors.

In 560 career games in the Indians' farm system, Brown has batted .308 with 153 doubles, 57 homers and 351 RBI.

Brown played a lot more first base earlier in his career. He has appeared in 228 career games at first, 72 in left field and 46 in right field. He has played only 36 games at first for Columbus over the past two seasons, however.

Beyond The Dugout is proud to announce...

that we have partnered with Tampa Bay Rays' starting shortstop and 2009 American League All-Star

JASON BARTLETT

to serve as the exclusive distributor of authentic game-used items certified by Jason using his personal "Jason Bartlett Authentic" label.  Each of these items comes from Jason's personal equipment inventory, and each is certified by Jason as an authentic game-used (or game-issued) item.  Each item is signed by Jason and comes with a signed "Jason Bartlett Authentic" Certificate of Authenticity.  Both the item and the COA carry Jason's private label seal with matching serial numbers.

Click the photo to see available
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"Jason Bartlett Authentic" items!

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2010   JULY   2010
Featured Starting Lineup Client
Beyond The Dugout welcomes new Starting Lineup Client
ZACHARY QUATE
P - Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays)
2010 Florida State League All-Star

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Zachary Quate - P - Charlotte Stone Crabs

Zach, the Rays' 14th Round selection in the 2009 Draft, has had an outstanding start to his professional career.  After signing out of Appalachian State, Zach began his professional career by appearing in 18 games for the Hudson Valley Renegades, going 1-0 with a 0.35 ERA, 13 Saves, and 34 K's in 26 innings.  So far this season, his first full season as a professional, Zach has baffled Florida State hitters, with 14 Saves in 27 appearances, a 0.44 ERA, and 55 K's in 40.2 innings, holding FSL hitters to an incredible .146 average. 

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2010   MAY   2010
Featured Starting Lineup Clients
Beyond The Dugout congratulates new Starting Lineup Clients
Brennan Boesch and Scott Sizemore
on becoming the first teammates to hit their 1st Major League Home Runs in the same inning since 2002.

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Sizemore, Boesch hit 1st career HRs in same inning

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers rookies Scott Sizemore and Brennan Boesch are the first teammates in eight years to hit their first career homers in the same inning.  Both homers came off Los Angeles Angels starter Joel Pineiro in Detroit's eight-run fourth inning Friday night. Sizemore's came one pitch after Gerald Laird's first homer of the season, while Boesch hit a grand slam six batters later.

According to STATS LLC, the feat hadn't been accomplished since Cleveland's Victor Martinez and Earl Snyder both hit their first homers in the fifth inning against Kansas City on Sept. 29, 2002.

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2010   SPRING TRAINING EDITION   2010
Featured Starting Lineup Clients
Beyond The Dugout is proud to recognize our Starting Lineup clients recognized as
Baseball America Top 10 Prospects
for their respective organizations

David Bromberg – Twins #9
Jarred Cosart – Phillies #8
Kam Mickolio – Orioles #8

Michael Taylor – Athletics #2

Mitch Moreland – Rangers #8

Hank Conger – Angels #1
Jemile Weeks – Athletics #7
Matt Hobgood – Orioles #5
Mike Trout – Angels #3
Ryan Tucker – Marlins #6
Trayce Thompson - W Sox #6

Congratulations to each of our clients whose past performance and future expectations led to
Baseball America naming them to their respective organizations' Top 30 Prospect lists!
David Hale (Braves #14); Mark Wagner (Red Sox #25); Peter Hissey (Red Sox #31); Stefan Gartrell (White Sox #14); Jordan Brown (Indians #14); Chris Nelson (Rockies #29); Casper Wells (Tigers #16); Jai Miller (Marlins #28); Chris Pettit (Angels #16); Bobby Mosebach (Angels #23); Evan Anundsen (Brewers #26); Robbie Grossman (Pirates #18); Donnie Veal (Pirates #24); Cedric Hunter (Padres #23); Cesar Ramos (Padres #26); Eric Thames (Blue Jays #18)

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2010   JANUARY   2010
Featured Starting Lineup Clients
Beyond The Dugout is proud to recognize our clients selected as
2009 Topps Minor League All-Stars

Single-A

Double-A

Triple-A

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Joe Dunigan (23), of Chicago, hit .294 with 30 homers and 104 RBIs for the High Desert Mavericks. The first baseman finished among the top five in the California League in home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage (.570). The Seattle Mariners drafted him in the fifth round in 2007 out of the University of Oklahoma.

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Michael Taylor (23), of Apopka, Fla., was tabbed as the Eastern League Rookie of the Year for hitting .333 with 15 homers and 65 RBI for the Reading Phillies. Taylor, who had 22 doubles and four triples, was promoted to Triple-A in mid-July. The Philadelphia Phillies selected him in the fifth round in 2007 out of Stanford University.

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Jordan Brown (25) of Tucson, Ariz., paced the International League with a .336 batting average. The Columbus Clippers outfielder ranked third in the circuit with a .532 slugging percentage and finished tied for fifth with 35 doubles. The Cleveland Indians selected Brown in the fourth round in 2005 out of the University of Arizona.

To read the press releases concerning each of the All-Star teams, click Single-A, Double-A, or Triple-A.

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2009   DECEMBER   2009
Featured Starting Lineup Clients
In celebration of Beyond The Dugout signing our 75th professional client, we are proud to feature both our first Starting Lineup Client and our newest Starting Lineup client this month!
Our 1st Starting Lineup Client                 Our 75th Starting Lineup Client
TREVOR CROWE              JARRED COSART

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3 years
BEYOND THE
DUGOUT
75 clients

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Click HERE to read the latest Press Release highlighting the addition of our 75th Starting Lineup Client.

Featured Items - December 2009

To help celebrate our 3rd Anniversary, Trevor Crowe has offered to discount items in his inventory.  Click HERE to visit Trevor's pages to see the items he has available, including: 

Minor League and Major League caps from $39.95; Bats from the 2007 and 2008 seasons from $74.95; Fielders Gloves from 2007/2008 from $199.95; and, Minor League, Arizona Fall League, and Spring Training jerseys from $199.95

Beyond The Dugout Members save 10% on Monthly Starting Lineup Feature Items, 5-10% on all other Starting Lineup client items, and 10-20% on all Authentic Collection items in our inventory.  Click HERE for more information on becoming a Beyond The Dugout Member. 

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YANKEES          WORLD SERIES EDITION          PHILLIES
Featured Starting Lineup Clients
American League Champions
Brett Gardner
A.J. Burnett
New York Yankees
National League Champions
Cliff Lee
Philadelphia Phillies

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Brett Gardner, who started the season as the Yankees’ starting centerfielder, has served a key role with the Yankees’ this season as a crucial threat on the base paths, stealing 26 bases to go along with a .270 average, 3 home runs, 23 RBI, and 48 runs scored.  To view items currently available from Brett, click HERE. 

A.J. Burnett, a key off-season pick-up for the Yankees, has provided a strong arm in the #2 position of the Bronx Bombers starting rotation, recording a 13-9 record with 195 strikeouts and an ERA of 4.04.  To view items currently available from A.J., click HERE. 

Cliff Lee, the Phillies’ key mid-season acquisition from the Indians, has followed up his 2008 American League Cy Young-winning performance with another solid season, recording a 14-13 record with 181 strikeouts and a 3.22 ERA for the season, along with a 2-0, 0.74 ERA performance so far in the playoffs.  To see items currently available from Cliff, click HERE.

Featured Item:
BTD060772
Brett Gardner
2008 Trenton Thunder

Road Jersey #6

$399.95

Featured Item:
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A.J. Burnett
2003 Florida Marlins

10th Anniv. Jersey #34

$399.95

Featured Item:

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Cliff Lee

2007 Buffalo Bisons

Home Jersey #56

$399.95

Beyond The Dugout Members save 10% on Monthly Starting Lineup Feature Items, 5-10% on all other Starting Lineup client items, and 10-20% on all Authentic Collection items in our inventory.  Click HERE for more information on becoming a Beyond The Dugout Member. 

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September 15-30, 2009
Featured Starting Lineup Clients
Pitcher
CESAR RAMOS
San Diego Padres
Hitter
JOE DUNIGAN
Seattle Mariners
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Cesar had his contract purchased by the Padres on September 8, 2009, following the completion of the Pacific Coast League regular season.  In 21 appearances at Triple-A Portland, Cesar had compiled a 5-6 record with a 3.99 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 93.2 innings.  He is expected to fill a middle relief role out of the pen for the Padres.

The Padre' 1st Round Selection in the 2005 First Year Player Draft, after a strong college career at Long Beach State and his selection to the gold-medal-winning 2004 Team USA roster for the World University Championships, Cesar began his professional career with the Eugene Emeralds (0-1, 6.53 in six games) and the Fort Wayne Wizards (3-2, 4.19 in seven games).  In 2006, Cesar went 7-8 with a 3.70 ERA in 26 games (24 starts) for the Lake Elsinore Storm (Advanced-A California League), resulting in his selection as the Padres' 10th best prospect by Baseball America entering the 2007 season.

Cesar went 13-9 with a 3.41 ERA for the San Antonio Missions (Double-A Texas League) during the 2007 season.  He followed that up with a 9-11, 5.29 performance with the Portland Beavers (Triple-A Pacific Coast League) during 2008.

Joe, the Mariners' 5th Round Pick in the 2007 Draft out of the University of Oklahoma, continues to lead the High Desert Mavericks in their pursuit of the California League Championship, batting .294 with 30 homeruns, 104 RBI, and 20 stolen bases thru the end of the regular season.

Joe, an AFLAC High School All-American in 2004, began his professional career with Everett AquaSox, batting .231 with four home runs his first season after signing with the Mariners.  He participated in the Arizona Instructional League following the 2007 season, earning a promotion to the Wisconsin TimberRattlers (Single-A Midwest League) to start the 2008 season.  With Wisconsin, Joe batted .240 with 14 home runs, 58 RBI, and 28 stolen bases in 119 games.

Joe exploded onto the Mariners' radar early in the 2009 season, as his combination of speed and power established him as one of the leaders on a team laden with prospects.  With five multi-homer games in the first six weeks of the 2009 season, including a three-homer game May 6th that ended with an 11th inning walk-off blast, Joe quickly established himself as one of the top long ball threats in the Minors.  Joe earned both mid-season and post-season California League All-Star honors and was selected to participate in the 2009 Arizona Fall League.

 Featured Cesar Ramos Item
BTD060695

Rawlings PROS15TC

Fielders Glove

2007 Season

$299.95

  Featured Joe Dunigan Item
BTD061003

X-Bat Model 13M

2009 Cal League

AS Game/HR Derby

$199.95

Beyond The Dugout Members save 10% on Monthly Starting Lineup Feature Items, 5-10% on all other Starting Lineup client items, and 10-20% on all Authentic Collection items in our inventory.  Click HERE for more information on becoming a Beyond The Dugout Member. 

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-   August 2009   -
Starting Lineup
Item

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DREW STUBBS

2006 Billings Mustangs Cap

~ Professional Debut ~

Current Stats (AAA):  .278 Avg, 3 HR, 34 RBI, 40 SB

Starting Lineup Client
MICHAEL TAYLOR
OF - Philadelphia Phillies
 Authentic Collection Items

BTD060875
MATT LaPORTA
2007 Milwaukee Brewers Cap
Professional Debut (Helena)

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Billings Mustangs (A – Midwest League) Home Baseball Cap, worn by Cincinnati Reds Top Prospect and 2006 #1 Draft Pick (#8 overall), Drew Stubbs for his professional debut during the 2006 season.  Cap shows significant use from wear, including significant staining from sweat.  Drew’s number (34) is written inside the crown of the cap.  Drew has signed the cap on the top of the bill, placing his signature on the left side of the bill and the inscription “1st Professional Game 2006” on the right side of the bill.

Regular Price:  $499.95

BTD Member Price:  $424.95

Taylor, the Phillies' 5th Round selction in the 2007 First Year Player Draft, has quickly established himself as one of the top young offensive prospects in the Minors.  Depending on the source, he currently ranks in the Top 3 Phillies' prospects, with Kyle Drabek and Domonic Brown.  Among industry publications, he also ranks among the Top 25 players in Minor League Baseball.

After a slow start to his professional career, hitting .227 with 6 homeruns in 66 games for Williamsport in 2007, Michael began to display his tremendous potential during the 2008 season.  In 67 games with the Lakewood BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League, Michael hit .361 with 10 homeruns, 50 RBI, and 10 SB...earning mid-season All-Star honors.  Promoted to Advanced-A Clearwater (Florida State League) after the SAL All-Star Game, Michael continued to rake, to the tune of a .329 average with 9 homeruns, 38 RBI, and 5 SB.

Michael broke camp in 2009 as a member of the Double-A Reading Phillies, and continued to pile up numbers that were hard to ignore.  In 86 games at the Double-A level, Michael hit .333 with 15 homeruns, 65 RBI, and 18 stolen bases...prompting his selection as a mid-season Eastern League All-Star (and his participation in the EL All-Star Homerun Derby).  Michael was again promoted mid-season, this time to Triple-A Lehigh Valley where, after a slow start, Michael has once again started to prove he has not yet reached a level he can't handle.  Thru his first 30 games at the Triple-A level, Michael is hitting .282 with 5 homeruns, 19 RBI, and 3 stolen bases (including .350 with 2 HR and 8 RBI in his last 10 games thru August 15th).  Michael also recorded the first cycle in Lehigh Valley IronPig history on August 12th, going 5-5 with 4 RBI.

This cap was worn by top draft pick Matt LaPorta during his professional debut during the 2007 season with the Helena Brewers, the A-Midwest League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers organization.  Cap was acquired from PCM Sports, a licensed distributor of Matt's game-used equipment and is accompanied by a PCM Sports COA.  Matt confirmed that this was his professional debut cap when we met him opening weekend of the 2009 season in Louisville, KY at the team hotel. 

Regular Price:  $249.95

Member Price:  $224.95

Beyond The Dugout Members save 10% on Monthly Starting Lineup Feature Items, 5-10% on all other Starting Lineup client items, and 10-20% on all Authentic Collection items in our inventory.  Click HERE for more information on becoming a Beyond The Dugout Member. 

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-   August 2009   -
Starting Lineup
Item

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DREW STUBBS

2006 Billings Mustangs Cap

~ Professional Debut ~

Current Stats (AAA):  .278 Avg, 3 HR, 34 RBI, 40 SB

Starting Lineup Client
ROBERT MOSEBACH
P - Los Angeles Angels
 Authentic Collection Items

BTD060875
MATT LaPORTA
2007 Milwaukee Brewers Cap
Professional Debut (Helena)

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Billings Mustangs (A – Midwest League) Home Baseball Cap, worn by Cincinnati Reds Top Prospect and 2006 #1 Draft Pick (#8 overall), Drew Stubbs for his professional debut during the 2006 season.  Cap shows significant use from wear, including significant staining from sweat.  Drew’s number (34) is written inside the crown of the cap.  Drew has signed the cap on the top of the bill, placing his signature on the left side of the bill and the inscription “1st Professional Game 2006” on the right side of the bill.

Regular Price:  $249.95

BTD Member Price:  $224.95

Mosebach, a 9th Round selection in the 2005 First Year Player Draft out of Hillsborough (FL) Community College, has proven a steady relief option at both the AA (Arkansas) and AAA (Salt Lake) levels this season.  As a result of his performance, Los Angeles rewarded Bobby with his Major League Debut, puchasing his contract on July 24, 2009 and providing him three appearances with the big club prior to returning him to AAA to continue work on his slider, which he began using as a primary pitch this season.
Prior to his Major League Debut, Mosebach had been solid in short relief, posting a record of 2-0, a 0.34 ERA, and 6 saves in 19 appearances for the AA-Arkansas Travelers and a 2-1 record with a 2.63 ERA and 4 saves in 19 appearances for the AAA-Salt Lake Bees.  Bobby was a mid-season Texas League All-Star selection...an honor he also received during the 2008 season.

This cap was worn by top draft pick Matt LaPorta during his professional debut during the 2007 season with the Helena Brewers, the A-Midwest League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers organization.  Cap was acquired from PCM Sports, a licensed distributor of Matt's game-used equipment and is accompanied by a PCM Sports COA.  Matt confirmed that this was his professional debut cap when we met him opening weekend of the 2009 season in Louisville, KY at the team hotel. 

Regular Price:  $249.95

Member Price:  $224.95

Beyond The Dugout Members save 10% on Monthly Starting Lineup Feature Items, 5-10% on all other Starting Lineup client items, and 10-20% on all Authentic Collection items in our inventory.  Click HERE for more information on becoming a Beyond The Dugout Member. 

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All Star Edition   -   July 2009   -   All Star Edition
Starting Lineup
Item

BTD060942/943

HANK CONGER

2009 Game Used

Catcher's Gear

Current Stats (AA):  .282 Avg, 6 HR, 35 RBI

Congratulations to the following Starting Lineup Clients selected to their respective league
All Star Teams:
 Authentic Collection Items

Oakland A's Rookie Pitcher
TREVOR CAHILL
2007 Kane County Cougars
Home Jersey/Vest #22

Mizuno Catchers Chest Protector and Shin Guards, worn for road games during the first half of the 2009 season by Angels' top catching prospect Hank Conger.  Hank has signed the chest protector on the left upper panel (with the inscription "1st round pick 2006") and has signed each shin guard on the outer shin (with the inscriptions "Game Used '09").

Regular Price:  $399.95

BTD Member Price:  $359.95

Drew Stubbs (AAA International League) •
Jordan Brown (AAA - International League) •
Hank Conger (AA - Texas League) • 
Robert Mosebach (AA - Texas League) •
Evan Scribner (AA - Texas League) • 
Michael Taylor (AA - Eastern League) •
Joe Dunigan (Adv. A - California League) • 
Eric Thames (Adv. A - Florida State League)

Kane County Cougers Home Jersey/Vest #22, worn during the 2007 season by Oakland A's rookie pitcher, Trevor Cahill.  Jersey was worn during the 2008 season as well by Craig Italiano, who was recently traded to the Padres.  The NIU patch on the left chest was added for the 2008 season.

Regular Price:  $249.95

Member Price:  $212.45

Beyond The Dugout Members save 10% on Monthly Starting Lineup Feature Items, 5-10% on all other Starting Lineup client items, and 10-20% on all Authentic Collection items in our inventory.  Click HERE for more information on becoming a Beyond The Dugout Member. 

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June 2009
Starting Lineup
Item

JORDAN BROWN

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2008 Buffalo Bisons

Alternate Jersey #12

Current Stats (AAA):  .362 Avg, 7 HR, 25 RBI

New Starting Lineup Clients
Brian Barton (Braves) • Cedric Hunter (Padres) • Chris Nelson (Rockies) • Chuck Lofgren (Indians) •Evan Scribner (Padres) • Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Rangers) • Kevin Pucetas (Giants) • Michael Taylor (Phillies) • Mitch Moreland (Rangers) • Sam Fuld (Cubs) • Sean Burnett (Pirates)
 Authentic Collection Items

This Week's MLB Debuts 

Tommy Hanson
2008 Myrtle Beach BP Cap
Andrew McCutchen
2005 Williamsport BP Jersey

Buffalo Bisons Alternate Jersey #12, worn by Jordan Brown during the 2008 International League season; red mesh body with blue and white trim; tackle-twill lettering with embroidery; old-style "Buffalo" logo on front chest; manufactured by Rawlings; Size XXL.

Jordan signed the tackle-twill "1" on the back of the jersey using a black Sharpie in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, April 11, prior to the Columbus Clippers' game vs. the Louisville Bats (Columbus replaced Buffalo as the Indians AAA affiliate for the 2009 season).

Regular Price:  $249.95

BTD Member Price:  $224.95

Brian Barton (Braves) - 2004 NDFA (Indians); 2006 Carolina League Mid-Season/Post-Season All-Star; BA 2006 High Class-A All Star; BA's 2007 #4 Overall Indians' Prospect; 2007 Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star;  2007 Rule 5 Draft Pick (Cardinals); Major League Debut - April 1, 2008;  traded to the Atlanta Braves on April 20, 2009; 2009 Stats (as of 6/1): .221, 2 HR, 12 RBI between AAA Memphis and AAA Gwinnett.
Cedric Hunter (Padres) - 2006 3rd Round Draft Pick (Padres);  2006 Arizona League MVP/Post-Season All-Star; BA 2006 Rookie All-Star; 2008 CAL Mid-Season/Post-Season All-Star; 2008 BA High Class-A All-Star;  Scout.com's 2009 #1 Overall Padres Prospect; 2009 Stats (as of 6/1): .256, 0 HR, 14 RBI at AA San Antonio
Chris Nelson (Rockies) - 2004 1st Round Draft Pick (Rockies - 9th Overall); 2006 SAL Mid-Season All-Star;   2007 CAL Post-Season All-Star; 2008 Arizona Fall League Rising Star.
Chuck Lofgren (Indians) - 2004 4th Round Draft Pick ; 2006 Carolina League Mid-SEason/Post-Season All-Star; 2006 Carolina League Pitcher of the Year; 2006 BA High Class A All-Star; 2007 XM All Star Futures Game; 2007 EL Mid-Season All-Star; 2008 BA Indians' #2 Overall Prospect; 2008 Arizona Fall League; 2009 Stats (as of 6/1):  3-2, 2.12 ERA, 32 SO between AA Akron and AAA Columbus
Evan Scribner (Padres) - 2007 28th Round Draft Pick (Diamondbacks);  2008 MWL Mid-Season All-Star; 2009 Stats (as of 6/1): 3-1, 2.38 ERA, 8 SV, 24 SO at AA San Antonio
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Rangers) - 2003 1st Round Draft Pick (Braves); Braves #1 Overall Prospect 2005, 2006, 2007; Major League Debut - May 2, 2007 (Braves); traded to Texas for Mark Texeira late in the 2007 season; 2009 Stats (as of 6/1): .248, 5 HR, 23 RBI with the Texas Rangers
Kevin Pucetas (Giants) - 2006 17th Round Draft Pick (Giants); 37-8 career record (as of 6/1); 2007SAL Mid-Season/Post-Season All-Star; 2007 SAL/USA Today Most Outstanding Pitcher;  2007 Minor League Baseball's Most Spectacular Pitcher Award; 2007 Class-A Starting Pitcher of the Year; 2008 CAL Mid-Season/Post-Season All-Star; 2008 CAL Pitcher of the Year; BA 2008 High Class-A All-Star; 2008 XM All Star Futures Game; 2008 Arizona Fall League All-Prospect Team.
Michael Taylor (Phillies) - 2007 5th Round Draft Pick (Phillies); 2008 SAL Mid-Season All-Star; BA 2009 Phillies' Top 10 Prospect. 
Mitch Moreland (Rangers) - 2007 Draft 17th Round Pick (Rangers); 2006 CCL HR Derby Champion; 2008 MWL Mid-Season/Post-Season All-Star; 2009 Stats (as of 6/1): .346, 8 HR, 29 RBI with Adv.-A Bakersfield and AA Frisco. 
Sam Fuld (Cubs) - 2004 10th Round Draft Pick (Cubs); 2006 FSL Mid-Season All-Star; 2007 Arizona Fall League Rising Star/All-Prospect Team selection; 2007 AFL Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award winner; 2007 AFL MVP; 2008 BA All Winter League Team; 2009 Stats (as of 6/1): .244, 0 HR, 20 RBI, 9 SB at AAA Iowa
Sean Burnett (Pirates) - 2000 1st Round Draft Pick (Pirates); Pittsburgh's Minor League Pitcher of the Year (2001, 2002); 2002 Carolina League Pitcher of the Year;  Major League Debut  - 5/30/2004 (Pirates); 2009 Stats (as of 6/1): 1-1, 3.18 ERA, 1 SV, 17 SO with Pittsburgh

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Adv.-A Carolina League affiliate of the Braves) Warm-Up / Batting Practice Cap, worn during the 2008 season by TOMMY HANSON.  Cap has been signed by Tommy on the bill, using a silver Sharpie, with the inscription "Game Used 2008".  Cap was obtained from PCM Sports.  Hanson is scheduled to make his big league debut June 6, 2009.

Regular Price:  SOLD

Williamsport Crosscutters (New York/Penn League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates) black mesh BP / Alternate jersey #23, worn during the 2005 season by new Pirates' centerfielder ANDREW McCUTCHEN.  Jersey is unsigned.  McCutchen is scheduled to make his big league debut June 4, 2009.

Regular Price:  $299.95

Member Price:  $254.95

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May 2009
Starting Lineup
Item

TREVOR CROWE

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Cleveland Indians

Road Jersey #26

Starting Lineup Client
HANK CONGER
LOS ANGELES ANGELS
 Authentic Collection Item
REID BRIGNAC
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Princeton Rays

Road Jersey #3

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Cleveland Indians Road Jersey #26, worn by Trevor Crowe during the 2007 Arizona Fall League season; gray body with red, blue, and white trim; tackle-twill lettering with embroidery; manufactured by Majestic; Size 48.

Jersey is from Trevor's personal collection.  Trevor has signed the front chest of the jersey using a black Sharpie and the tackle-twill "6" on the back of the jersey using a silver Sharpie.

Regular Price:  $249.95

BTD Member Price:  $224.95

A 2006 1st round draft selection of the Los Angeles Angels, Conger has prodigius power from both sides of the plate, making him a bigger offensive threat than most catchers.  He can let balls travel deep before turning his quick bat loose and driving them a long way to all fields.  Above-average arm strength is his biggest asset behind the plate, where injuries have hampered proving his long-term viability as a Major League catcher.  Look for his bat, which many believe to already be Major-League ready, to carry Conger early in his career. 

Hank is currently catching for the AA Arkansas Travelers, where he finished the 2008 season by posting 13 RBI in eight post-season games and helping lead his new teammates to the 2008 Texas League Championship.

Click HERE to view items currently available from this month's featured Starting Lineup client...Hank Conger.

Princeton Rays Road Jersey #3, worn during the 2004 Midwest League season by Reid Brignac; gray body with green, blue, and white trim; tackle-twill lettering with embroidery; "Ray" patch on left sleeve; manufactured by Russell Athletic.

Jersey was obtained thru a supplier directly from the Princeton Rays and comes with a signed Letter of Authenticity from the team.  Jersey is unsigned.

Regular Price:  $249.95

Member Price:  $212.45 (15% savings!)

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April 2009
Starting Lineup
Item

BTD060770

Nike ZoomAir Coop IV

Baseball Spikes

(worn in 2008 MLB Debut)

by

JUSTIN THOMAS 

 

Starting Lineup Clients
BRETT GARDNER - YANKEES
TREVOR CROWE - INDIANS
DONALD VEAL - PIRATES
Each have earned Opening Day Roster Spots with their respective Major League clubs!
 Authentic Collection Item

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2002 Florida Marlins

TBTC Jersey #34

worn by current NY Yankee

A.J.

BURNETT

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Nike ZoomAir Coop IV Baseball Spikes, worn by Mariners' pitching prospect, Justin Thomas, during his Major League Debut on September 1, 2008; black with white trim; Size 13; left spike has a pitcher's toe cap.

These spikes come from Justin's personal collection.  Justin has signed both spikes along the outer toe, adding the inscription "MLB Debut Sept 1, 2008" on the tongue flap of the right spike.

Regular Price:  $249.95

BTD Member Price:  $224.95

Beyond The Dugout congratulates these three top prospects on proving themselves during Spring Training 2009 and earning spots on the Opening Day rosters for their respective clubs!

Brett Gardner followed up a strong finish to the 2008 season by distancing himself from the competition during Spring Training 2009.  Batting near .400 throughout the Spring (.390 entering the final week), Brett won the James P. Dawson Award, given annually to the Yankees' Top Rookie Performer in camp.  Brett added two doubles, three triples, and three homeruns among his 23 hits, adding seven RBI and five steals.  Brett's hits, homeruns and steals led the team.  Brett was named the starting Centerfielder for the 2009 Yankees.

Trevor Crowe continued to build on a comeback 2008, putting up solid numbers during an extended stay in big league camp.  Reassigned to Triple-A Columbus with just a few days left in Spring Training, Crowe was recalled the final week of Spring to replace David Delucci, securing an opening day roster spot with the Indians.  For the Spring, Trevor batted .292 with one double, one triple, and one homerun.  He was a perfect 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts.

Donald Veal proved himself a huge bargain as a Rule 5 selection from the Cubs, performing solidly in 12 innings of middle relief over 11 Spring games.  Veal finished up the Spring with a 2-1 record, a 3.75 ERA, and seven strikouts.  Donald's first appearance this season in regular season play will mark his Major League Debut, placing him firmly back on the career path originally envisioned when the Chicago Cubs named him their Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2006.

White Marlins Turn Back The Clock Jersey, worn during the 2002 season by former Marlins (and current New York Yankee) starting pitcher A.J. Burnett.  Mitchell and Ness jersey has blue tackle-twill letters and numbers with orange trim.  Jersey is signed front and back by A.J. using a black Sharpie.

Jersey was signed by A.J. at a charity event benefitting The Miracle League of Arkansas the evening of November 15, 2008.  The event was held at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.  10% of the proceeds from the sale of this jersey will go the The Miracle League of Arkansas.

Regular Price:  $399.95

Member Price:  $339.95 (15% savings!)

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March 2009
Starting Lineup
Item

Nike PPRO 1276 Fielders Glove

Game Used during the 2008 Season

from

DREW  STUBBS 

 

Starting Lineup Client
MATTHEW HARRISON
P - Texas Rangers
 Authentic Collection Item

Game-Used Baseball Caps

worn during the 2007-2008 seasons

by

MATT LAPORTA

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   Matt Harrison, from Creedmoor, North Carolina, had signed a letter of intent to play baseball at NC State, but was drafted and signed by the Atlanta Braves in the third round of the 2003 MLB Draft.  He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League's Gulf Coast Braves in 2003, followed in 2004 as a member of the Danville Braves of the Appalachian League and in 2005 as a member of the Rome Braves of the Single-A South Atlantic League.
   2006 saw Harrison split time between the Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Carolina League and the Double-A Mississippi Braves of the Southern League. He was named the Braves' Minor League Player of the Year, the Pelicans' Pitcher of the Year and was a Carolina League All-Star that season.
   Entering 2007, Harrison was rated by Baseball America as the third-best prospect in the Braves organization and the seventh-best prospect in the Carolina League.  He began 2007 with Double-A Mississippi, compiling a 5-9 record with a 3.39 ERA and 78 strikeouts. On July 30, 2007, Harrison, along with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Neftali Feliz, Beau Jones, and Elvis Andrus, was traded by the Braves to the Texas Rangers for Mark Teixeira and Ron Mahay.
   Following the trade, Harrison missed the end of the 2007 minor league regular season due to shoulder inflammation.  He made his first appearance for the Rangers organization with the Surprise Rafters during the 2007 Arizona Fall League season, where he accounted for a perfect 5-0 record. At the start of the 2008 season, Harrison was assigned to the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders of the Texas League. On May 18, he threw a no-hitter against the San Antonio Missions, only the second no-hitter in RoughRiders' history.  After only nine appearances with Frisco, Harrison earned a promotion to the Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks in June.  While in Oklahoma, he went 3-1, with a 3.55 ERA in six appearances.
   Harrison’s contract was purchased by the Texas Rangers on July 8, 2008, and he made his major league debut with the Rangers that same day, beating the Angels, 3-2, outdueling All-Star pitcher Joe Saunders in the process. On September 12, Harrison threw a complete game shutout in a 7-0 road victory against the Oakland Athletics.  This was the first shutout by a Rangers rookie left-hander in two decades. Harrison -- one of 12 Rangers rookies to make their major league debut in 2008 -- finished out the season in the majors, ending up with a 9-3 record and a 5.49 ERA.

One of two Nike Fielders Gloves used by Drew during the 2008 season, a breakout campaign which saw him jump from Low-A Dayton, thru Adv-A Sarasota and AA Chattanooga, finishing up the season with the AAA International League Western Division Champion Louisville Bats. Glove shows solid use.  Drew's name is embroidered in red stitch along the outer thumb panel. 

Drew has signed the glove using a silver Sharpie along the base of the outer index finger, adding the inscription "2008 Game Used."

Regular Price:  $299.95

BTD Member Price:  $269.95

Beyond The Dugout is pleased to offer a collection of game-worn caps from former Milwaukee Brewers' 1st Round Draft selection and current Indians' top outfield prospect, MATT LaPORTA. Caps available include, Matt's caps from the AA-Huntsville Stars (1st half 2008 - home, road, and BP), the Akron Aeros (2nd half 2008 - road and BP), the Milwaukee Brewers (Spring Training 2008), the Helena Brewers (2007), and Caracas (2008 Winter Leagues).

Each cap comes with Certificates of Authenticity from PCM Sports (Matt's exclusive distributor) and our proprietary "Beyond A Doubt" Certificates of Authenticity and each is backed by our 100% Lifetime Guarantee.

Regular Price:  $99.95

Special BTD Member Price:  $79.95 (20% savings!)

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January 2009
"Starting Lineup"
Item

BTD060709 - DREW STUBBS

2006 Professional Debut Cap

Midwest League - Billings Mustangs

Beyond The Dugout Starting Lineup Client
DREW STUBBS
OF - Cincinnati Reds
"Authentic Collection"
Item
Game Used Items from Minor League
Baseball's Top Prospects for 2009

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In 2008 Stubbs took some strides in putting his critics to rest.  Stubbs began slowly at High A Sarasota where he hit .261 with 5 HR 38 RBI and 27 SB in 86 games.  Stubbs then was promoted to AA Chattanooga and AAA Louisville where he combined to hit .305 with 2 HR 19 RBI and 6 SB in 45 games.  Stubbs still strikes out too much (123 times in 131 games) given his low power numbers, but his walk rate remains strong boosting his OBP to .371 this season.  Defensively, he has the skills to be a bona fide above average CF at Cinergy Field. Stubbs' game is similar to former all-star CF Steve Finley.  Finley's power took a few years to catch up with his blazing speed.  Once it did, Finley was one of baseball's most consistent CF for many years.  Stubbs has the same abilities, and the thought of seeing him playing next to Jay Bruce for the better part of this next decade should delight Reds fans.

2008 Projection:  Stubbs will likely return to AAA Louisville to start the season.  The Reds will likely give him an extended look this spring to assess his readiness.  Stubbs is 24 years old and still a bit raw, though his tools and high ceiling is quite intriguing.

Billings Mustangs (A – Midwest League) Home Baseball Cap, worn by Cincinnati Reds Top Prospect and 2006 #1 Draft Pick (#8 overall), Drew Stubbs for his professional debut during the 2006 season.   Cap shows significant use from wear, including significant staining from sweat.  Drew’s number (34) is written inside the crown of the cap.  

Drew has signed the cap on the top of the bill, placing his signature on the left side of the bill and the inscription “1st Professional Game 2006” on the right side of the bill.

Regular Price:  $249.95

BTD Member Price:  $224.95

Beyond The Dugout is proud to offer Authentic Collection items from six members of www.MinorLeagueBaseball.com's Top 50 Prospects for 2009!

 

Our collection includes game-used and autographed caps from Tommy Hanson (Braves); a game used BP/Alternate Williamsport Crosscutters (NYPL) jersey from Andrew McCutchen (Pirates); a game used Fort Wayne Wizards BP jersey used by Kyle Blanks (Padres); a game-used Columbus Catfish BP/Alternate jersey worn by Jeremy Hellickson (Rays); game used and autographed batting gloves and a Rawlings fielders glove from Elvis Andrus (Rangers); and a game used Arkansas Travelers BP/Sunday jersey worn by Nick Adenhart (Angels).

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February 2009
"Starting Lineup"
Item

Yankee Stadium / Rookie Year

Game Used Bats

from

BRETT GARDNER 

 

Beyond The Dugout Starting Lineup Client
DONALD VEAL
P - Pittsburgh Pirates
"Authentic Collection"
Item
Buffalo Bisons (AAA)
Home and Road #56 Jerseys
worn by 2008 Cy Young Winner
CLIFF LEE

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(Taken from "Veal Could Be Prime Cut in Rule 5 Draft," written by J. Mayo for www.MLB.com 12/10/2008)... 
It's Veal who definitely deserves the shot the Rule 5 Draft can provide. He's not Johan Santana, the usual benchmark for Rule 5 success on the mound. He may not even be Joakim Soria. But he is a lefty with three pitches that all have a chance to be above average to plus offerings. He's new to the whole Rule 5 process, but he's learning on the fly.  
"I don't know a whole lot about it," Veal said. "I haven't heard a whole bunch [about me being taken]. I'm just keeping my mind open and seeing what happens."  
If early buzz is any indication, it will happen. Veal's name is the one mentioned the most frequently when talking to front-office types here in Vegas. Lefties with that size and stuff don't grow on trees, and while the Rule 5 is a gamble, taking one with Veal seems to make a whole lot of sense for a pitching-strapped organization. 
The most likely scenario would be for someone to take Veal and have him pitch out of the bullpen. That might have sounded completely foreign to Veal considering all but three of his 96 professional outings have come as a starter, but he got a crash course in relieving in the Arizona Fall League. His overall numbers don't look good at all, but if you take out two truly awful outings in which he gave up seven earned runs in 1 1/3 innings, Veal yielded three runs over 7 2/3 frames. Perhaps more importantly to those considering taking him Thursday, he held left-handed hitters to a .154 batting average. 
"It was definitely a change for me," Veal said of relieving. "It's completely different from knowing an exact set schedule. For me, it was a little nerve-wracking because you never knew. You had to be ready every day. But I enjoyed it. Any way to get to the big leagues, it wouldn't be a problem."
Beyond The Dugout is pleased to offer four (4) contract model (engraved signature) Louisville Slugger Genuine M285 bats direct from BRETT GARDNER.  Brett has signed each bat on the barrel, adding the following inscriptions:
    
     Bat 1:   Yankee Rookie '08
                       Game Used
    
     Bat 2:   Game Used '08
                  Yankee Stadium
    
     Bat 3:   Game Used '08
                  Yankee Stadium
   
     Bat 4:   '08 Rookie
                 Game Used

Regular Price:  $179.95

BTD Member Price:  $159.95

Purchase of a 2008 bat entitles buyer to purchase up to 5 signed and inscribed "Final Run" 8x10's at the special price of $29.95 each (Regular Price $44.95 each).

Beyond The Dugout is proud to offer, from our Authentic Collection, the #56 Home and Road Jerseys from the Buffalo Bisons, the AAA International League affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, worn during the 2007 season by 2008 AL Cy Young Award Winner...

CLIFF LEE

Both jerseys feature multicolor embroidered logos on the front chest and tackle twill numbering on the front chest and the back.  Jon Meloan's 2008 season nameplate ("MELOAN") is stitched on the back of both jerseys.

The Home Jersey is signed on front and back by Cliff Lee.  The front signature includes the inscription "Cy Young 2008."  This jersey also comes with Cliff's nameplate ("LEE") from the 2007 season.

The Road Jersey is unsigned and does not come with the "LEE" nameplate.

Regular Price:  $399.95 (Home) / $299.95 (Road)

BTD Member Price:  $359.95 (Home) / $269.95 (Road)