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MLB greats adding commentary

Kent, Gonzalez to join webcast team for Legion Baseball World Series

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MLB greats adding commentary
Jeff Kent, left, holds the Major League Baseball record for most homeruns by a second baseman (386). Luis Gonzalez, right, is the 20th player in major league history to hit more than 500 doubles (596) and more than 300 home runs. (354)

Baseball stars Jeff Kent and Luis Gonzalez will add their lively commentary to the first live web cast of The American Legion Baseball World Series in Fargo, N.D. They will join play-by-play webcaster Jim Darby and co-anchor Bill Haase, former Detroit Tigers executive and senior vice president for the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.The 15-game series, to be played Aug. 14-18, will be web cast exclusively via live video stream on The American Legion’s Web site.Kent played six seasons (1997-2002) with the San Francisco Giants, usually batting behind Barry Bonds. He drove in 90 or more runs each year for the team and was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 2000. He played high school baseball in California and was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1989.On Oct. 2, 2004, Kent surpassed Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs as the second baseman with the most home runs, hitting number 288 out of the park.Gonzalez played baseball for American Legion Post 248 in Tampa, Fla., before moving on to the big leagues. He starred as an outfielder with the Arizona Diamondbacks, hitting 57 home runs in 2001. That same year, he drove in the winning run of Game 7 in the World Series, giving Arizona the championship.On May 22, 2004, Gonzalez slammed career hit No. 2,000 against the Florida Marlins; two years later, he reached 500 career doubles.Kent and Gonzalez are both five-time members of the Major League All-Star Team. Kent will work the microphone for Legion World Series games on Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16. Gonzalez will cover the final two days of the series on Monday, Aug. 17 and Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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