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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 09:44

Ray Horner Podcast - 9/3/2019 Featured

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Ray Horner & Tony Mazur Ray Horner & Tony Mazur
:19 - Sad news for the Akron area, and especially in Barberton, as native son Hal Naragon passed away over the weekend at age 90. Mr. Naragon was a backup catcher for the Cleveland Indians throughout the 1950s, but for the folks in these parts, he was way more than that. Barberton mayor Bill Judge and All Sports Booster Mike Eberhardt reflected on the life of Hal Naragon.

6:38 - Continuing the mourning on Mr. Naragon is Bob DiBiasio from the Indians, who hosted Hal at a Tribe game just a couple of weeks ago. Bobby D also touched on Carlos Carassco’s progress, the difference between Double-A and Triple-A, and the team’s tough times against the Tampa Bay Rays.

13:52 - Ever want to go to Singapore? Plenty of people do, but some just want to go to the airport and hang out. An odd bit of imagery, since most Americans don’t want to spend more than a half hour in any U.S. airport.

17:59 - The Akron RubberDucks finished with the worst record in the Eastern League in 2019, but think about the turnover of talent throughout the season. GM Jim Pfander looked back at the season that was, which included rising stars and prospects in Zach Plesac, Adam Civale, and Daniel Johnson.

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