VORG Crossword Puzzle #8

Its Sunday . . . time for another baseball crossword puzzle!

Before we get to the standard VORG Crossword, here is the solution to puzzle #7:

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And here is the solution to the “Opening Day” puzzle that appeared at ESPN.COM:

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Here is puzzle #8. As always you can solve it online here, and print out a PDF version of it.

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Across
1. Turkish title
5. Ballpark worker
10. “Sac fly and an ____”
13. Senators catcher who scored winning run in 1924 World Series game 7
14. Bowler’s pickup
15. Starring role
16. Chin-hui ___, first Taiwanese player in the Majors (2003)
17. Golfer with an “army”
18. Skilled
19. One of two pitchers Red Sox obtained in Beckett/Crawford/Gonzalez trade
22. Film special effects, briefly
24. “Is that ___?”
25. Like Mayberry
26. Current Giants batting coach
31. Fish
32. Ricelike pasta
33. Like a busybody
34. ____ Diaz, Indians catcher in early 2000s
36. Be slack-jawed
40. Starr or Simpson
41. Entertained, in a way
42. To breathe rapidly and deeply in a panic
47. 1988 AL Cy Young winner
48. Common deciduous tree
49. ___ Barker, pitched perfect game in 1981
50. The quality or state of being unbeatable
55. HOF pitcher Coveleski
56. Belittle
57. Allergic reaction
60. Reds pitching prospect Cigrani
61. Compare
62. 1.60934 kilometers
63. Singer DiFranco
64. That is, in Latin
65. Wood sorrels

Down
1. Tigers pitcher Houtteman, who won 19 in 1950 and lost 20 two years later
2. Early Wynn’s nickname
3. Part of salary arbitration processes
4. He piloted his team to 100 wins in 2003, yet finished 4th in NL Mgr. of Yr. vote
5. Functional
6. With agility
7. Full house, e.g.
8. Home of the SeaWolves (Tigers Double-A affiliate)
9. Film unit
10. Like many evangelicals
11. Trees with soft wood
12. Perfect
15. Reds’ catcher during early 2000s
20. Christian of “The Dark Knight Rises”
21. Folkie Guthrie
22. “Rush Hour” star, 1998
23. ____ Petralli, Rangers backup catcher during late ’80s-early ’90s
27. Like a fox
28. HOFer Ward from the 1800s
29. Mariano Rivera’s 2.21 is the active leader
30. Fielding meas. based on range
34. Matt Holliday had a moth extracted from this during game on 8/23/2011
35. Hip-hop producer Gotti
36. Baseball’s Benji or Geronimo
37. Skilled in reasoning
38. ____ Gray, one-armed OFer from 1945
39. Paradise
40. Noggin
41. User-edited Web site
42. Chuck ____, OFer for Senators and Indians in the 1960s
43. Brewers ace Gallardo
44. “Elder” of ancient history
45. Boom, zoom and vroom
46. Ability
47. Far-reaching view
51. Cartel city
52. Bibliographical abbr.
53. 1974 NL Rookie of the Year McBride
54. ___ Perez, OFer for Mets in early 2000s
58. Former sidearming reliever Meredith
59. Males

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