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Central Hardin alum Steve Delabar wins Final Vote race to earn All-Star selection

Staff report   Central Hardin High School alum Steve Delabar is a MLB All-Star, just two years after working as a substitute teacher in Elizabethtown.   Steve Delabar. (Photo from Toronto Blue Jays) Delabar, a right-handed reliever for the Toronto Blue Jays, was named to the American League All-Star team after receiving 9.6 million votes in the MLB.com Final Vote competition. He defeated...

Central Hardin alum Steve Delabar among candidates for final spot on AL All-Star team

Staff report   Just three years ago former Steve Delabar was working as a substitute teacher at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown. On Saturday he was named to the Final Vote ballot for the American League All-Star team.   Delabar, a Central Hardin High School graduate, is 5-1 with a 1.58 ERA in 35 games for the Toronto Blue Jays this season. He has struck out 57 batters and walked...

Opening Day marks start of 2013 MLB season for 18 players with Kentucky connections

The 2013 Major League Baseball season begins with 18 players with Kentucky connections on rosters.   See below for full list of the players with their MLB team and Kentucky connection below:   National League Collin Cowgill (Photo from New York Mets) A. J. Ellis C — PLD HS — Dodgers Austin Kearns OF — Lafayette HS — Marlins Ben Revere OF — Lex Catholic HS —...

Former John Hardin substitute, coach traded to Blue Jays in MLB deadline deal

Staff report   Steve Delabar. (Photo from Seattle Mariners) Fort Knox native and former Central Hardin High School pitcher Steve Delabar has a new Major League Baseball team.   Early Tuesday morning, the Toronto Blue Jays announced they had acquired Delabar, a right-handed reliever, in a trade with the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Eric Thames.   Delabar is 2-1 with a 4.17 ERA in 34...

Kentucky players open spring training

Major League Baseball teams have opened spring training camps across Florida and Arizona this week. Position players for most teams report in the coming days. While there are some players who still haven’t signed contracts as free agents, 30 players with Kentucky ties are currently on spring training rosters. You can see the full list of those players, with MLB team, Kentucky connection and roster...

Jon Hale: Unlikely rise to prominence makes Josh Harrellson state's top 2011 sports figure

What image comes to mind when you think of the 2011 Kentucky sports year?   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Is it Matt Roark being lifted off the field after the University of Kentucky football team finally took down Tennessee? Is it Brandon Knight sending the Wildcats to the Final Four? Is it the Kentucky Derby or maybe the NBA draft?   Or maybe, like me, when you think about the...