Cody Ross, MLB

by Mike Magers

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Cody Ross grew up in Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico where he was a great baseball player for coach Thomas Forni.  He was drafted to play Major League Baseball right out of high school.  Many players go their whole careers and don’t get to experience playing in a World Series game, but Carlsbad rejoiced and declared a Cody Ross Day when Cody not only played in the series but was a member of the winning San Francisco Giants team when they took the series in 2010.

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Coach Jim Johns

by Mike Magers

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(Image credit: Albuquerque Journal)

Jim Johns announced his retirement at the end of his team’s 2016 season.  He had coached the Albuquerque Eldorado High School baseball program for 29 seasons, accumulating 552 wins and 7 state championships.

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