On a sweltering June afternoon, Jack Clark quietly emerges from the visitors' dugout at Marinelli Field in Rockford, Illinois, dressed in black. Surveying his minor-league pupils as they go through their pregame motions, the River City Rascals hitting coach offers a terse... More >>>
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By Jennifer Silverberg
Undrafted Southwest Missouri State outfielder Kirk McConnell (front and center, with wristband around right forearm) signed a free-agent contract with the Rascals shortly before the Rockford trip and has since thrived at the top of the order.