Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

In the Spotlight

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

In the Spotlight

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Joe Biasucci

Position: Second baseman

Class: AA Arkansas

Throws: Right Bats: Right

Age: 24

Highlights: On Tuesday night, Biasucci blasted his sixth home run of the season to help give the Travelers a 7-1 victory over the visiting Tulsa Drillers. He moved to second in the Texas League in homers and helped the team move into second place. Biasucci has a .273 batting average, 10 runs batted in and a .636 slugging percentage. And he has committed only two errors.

Background: Biasucci turned 24 Thursday. When the Chicago Cubs released him last year, he feared that his age might force him to find another line of work. The Cardinals signed him and assigned him to play second base for their Class A team then in Springfield, Ill. He ended up winning the home run title and Most Valuable Player Award in the Midwest League. …

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