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Salt Lake Bees: Pitcher Loek van Mil stands tall on the mound

7-foot-1 Bees pitcher Loek van Mil faces a unique challenge in his quest to become the ninth Dutchman to make an MLB roster.



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» A native of Oss, Netherlands, Ludovicus “Loek” Jacobus Maria van Mil is the tallest player in professional baseball. He stands 7-foot-1.

» Van Mil pitched for the Netherlands during the 2007 Baseball World Cup and registered two saves and a 0.71 ERA.

» In 2011, van Mil pitched in 30 games and finished 3-5 with a 2.04 ERA in 66.1 innings.

Opening homestand

Friday » Tucson at Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m.

Saturday » Tucson at Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m.

Sunday » Tucson at Salt Lake, 1:05 p.m.

Monday » Tucson at Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m.

Tuesday » Las Vegas at Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m.

Wednesday » Las Vegas at Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m.

Thursday » Las Vegas at Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m.

April 20 » Las Vegas at Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m.

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Andrew Romine and Hank Conger each went 3-for-6 for the Bees.




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