John Fredland

An attorney and Air Force officer, John Fredland became an avid Pirates fan through listening to Lanny Frattare's KDKA-AM broadcasts on the front porch of his boyhood home in Mt. Lebanon, PA. John covered the baseball, football and basketball teams for the student newspaper at Rice University; he regrets his failure to persuade the Pirates' scouts at Rice games in the spring of 1997 that the team should draft Lance Berkman. He currently lives in Dayton, OH.

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Tony Sanchez, Kris Johnson and Victor Black

    Sanchez praises batting coaches after productive afternoon Sneaking a peek at Phil Irwin’s major-league debut on the visiting clubhouse’s television on Sunday afternoon, Tony Sanchez received an urgent summons to action: home plate umpire Jon Sapphire had ejected starting catcher Brian Jeroloman in the fourth inning and Sanchez had to take the...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indianapolis Has Their Own Comeback, Scoring Nine Runs in the Seventh to Win 12-7

    When starting pitcher Corey Kluber struck out Jerry Sands to open the top of the seventh inning of Sunday afternoon’s game at Huntington Park, the Columbus Clippers appeared to have seized the high ground over the Indianapolis Indians. Five Clippers’ tallies over the fourth and fifth innings had cooled off hot Indianapolis...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians Split Doubleheader in Columbus

    A single pitch separated the Indianapolis Indians from twin shutouts at Columbus’ Huntington Park on Saturday evening: Kris Johnson’s sixth-inning offering to Clippers’ designated hitter Matt Carson in game one of the International League doubleheader. Carson connected with Johnson’s middle-of-the-plate fastball and drove it over the left-field wall, turning a 1-0 deficit...

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