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By Charles Rich | August 5, 2009
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes playing minor league baseball .   Jason Hirsh (St. Francis High, 2000) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees starting pitcher: Hirsh, a right-hander, made his debut with the Yankees’ triple-A affiliate Saturday after being acquired in a trade with the Colorado Rockies July 29. Hirsh struck out seven and scattered six hits in five innings to pick up the win in the Yankees’ 4-0 home victory against the Pawtucket Red Sox. He threw 54 of his 78 pitches for strikes in the second game of a doubleheader.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | August 10, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes playing minor league baseball. Jason Hirsh (St. Francis High, 2000) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees pitcher: The right-hander and California Lutheran University graduate has recently come up big on the mound for Scranton Wilkes-Barre, the triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. His last two trips to the mound led to him picking up victories and an accolade – International League Pitcher of the Week.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | August 25, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes playing minor league baseball. Bryan Longpre (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) pitcher, Dunedin Blue Jays: Longpre, a former All-Area member, is steadily making progress since signing as a free agent with the Toronto Blue Jays in June. Beginning his professional career with the Gulf Coast Blue Jays this season, the Cal State Northridge graduate proceeded to go 1-1 with eight saves and a 3.63 earned-run average in 15 appearances.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | August 17, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes playing minor league baseball. Bryan Longpre (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) pitcher, Dunedin Blue Jays: Less than two months after signing a free-agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays organization, Longpre has already earned his first promotion. After spending most of the summer playing for Gulf Coast Blue Jays, Longpre, a former All-Area player and Cal State Northridge graduate, was assigned Sunday to Dunedin, a Class A advanced team in the Florida State League.
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By Gabriel Rizk | June 18, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes in minor league baseball. Al Quintana (Glendale Community College, 2002) New Hampshire Fisher Cats, third baseman: After batting .271 over 14 games with the Toronto Blue Jays' Class-A Advanced affiliate, the Dunedin Blue Jays, Quintana was promoted to the Double-A Fisher Cats on June 1. Playing time with his new team hasn't been abundant — Quintana appeared in just two games since belting a three-run home run during a June 12 start against the Erie SeaWolves — but he did go one for three with a run batted in and a run scored in a 9-6 win over the Akron Aeros on Thursday to bring his average with the Fisher Cats up to .216.
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June 22, 2012
Paul “Wex” Wechsler November 5, 1928 - June 16, 2012 Former Glendale resident Paul “Wex” Wechsler died peacefully at his home in La Jolla on June 16. He was 83. In 1946, he began his long association with Capitol Records, working first as a draftsman at the company's record-pressing factory in his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania. After serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, he returned to Capitol, where his work earned him multiple U.S. patents, including one for the Automatic Record Press and another for an apparatus that facilitated the recycling of unsold and defective records.
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By Grant Gordon | June 10, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes in minor league baseball. Jason Hirsh (St. Francis High, 2000) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees : After a brief and arduous stint in the bullpen, Hirsh returned to a starting role with the Yankees and delivered. He tossed five innings of one-run ball en route to a 7-3 victory against the host Gwinnett Braves on Sunday. In his first start since May 23, he got the win, allowing one run in the first inning and five hits throughout, while striking out five to one walk.
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By Charles Rich | September 1, 2009
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area Minor League Baseball players .   Jason Hirsh (St. Francis High, 2000) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees starting pitcher: Hirsh, a right-hander, is 4-0 with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since being traded from the Colorado Rockies on July 29. Hirsh, a California Lutheran University graduate, picked up his latest victory Sunday. Hirsh struck out five and yielded two hits in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s 6-1 home win against the Pawtucket Red Sox in the second game of a doubleheader.
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