Several ex-Gems hoping to get big-league call
David Adam

Several ex-Gems hoping to get big-league call

Outfielder Greg Allen was called up to the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 1, becoming only the second Quincy Gems player to reach the big leagues since the team joined the Prospect League in 2009. Allen and Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Adam Rosales are among the 10 Major League Baseball players who also once played for the Gems, a summer collegiate baseball team that has been in existence since 1996. So who are the next ex-Gems who might get the call?

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Prospect League

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Former Gems outfielder finds new love as SEC football official
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Former Gems outfielder finds new love as SEC football official

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Logsdon has labrum surgery, out until January
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Logsdon has labrum surgery, out until January

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A Season To Forget: Gems ready to put worst season in franchise history behind them
Prospect League

A Season To Forget: Gems ready to put worst season in franchise history behind them

The 2017 season was a historic one for the Quincy Gems. It wasn't the kind of history the Gems were wanting to make. After going 27-33 in each of the past two seasons, Quincy suffered its third consecutive losing season by finishing 21-39, the fewest wins for the club since it joined the Prospect League in 2009. Before this year, the fewest wins for the franchise, which was started in 1996 as a member of the Central Illinois Collegiate League, came in 2008 when the Gems went 21-27.

Gems wrap up Prospect League season with road victory
Prospect League

Gems wrap up Prospect League season with road victory

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Prospect League

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