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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | October 14, 1991
ATLANTA -- If the beer vendors at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium look a bit familiar during a CBS crowd shot, there's a good reason.Some of Memorial Stadium's best beer hawkers have made the trip south to assist their Southern brothers in making sure that Braves fans stay refreshed between tomahawk chops."
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October 26, 1991
Slashing a crowd into a frenzyIn Atlanta, it's the tomahawk chop. In Greenville, N.C., the latest rage is the saber slash.The new move is in anticipation of 20th-ranked East Carolina's big day today, a showdown with No. 23 Pittsburgh. And, much like fans of the Braves, Pirates backers will be armed with purple or gold plastic foam sabers, hoping to help cut up the Panthers for a sixth straight victory."Unbelievably fantastic," bookstore owner Don Edwards said of sales of the sabers, which have reached 3,000 in three days.
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October 26, 1991
Slashing a crowd into a frenzyIn Atlanta, it's the tomahawk chop. In Greenville, N.C., the latest rage is the saber slash.The new move is in anticipation of 20th-ranked East Carolina's big day today, a showdown with No. 23 Pittsburgh. And, much like fans of the Braves, Pirates backers will be armed with purple or gold plastic foam sabers, hoping to help cut up the Panthers for a sixth straight victory."Unbelievably fantastic," bookstore owner Don Edwards said of sales of the sabers, which have reached 3,000 in three days.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | October 14, 1991
ATLANTA -- When the pinch-hits come as infrequently as they do for Mike LaValliere, they tend to be stored, like fine wine in a cellar, then savored.LaValliere, Pittsburgh's short and stout catcher whose nickname Spanky," refers less to his ability to spank the ball to all fields than to his resemblance to the Little Rascals character of the same name, recalls that before today, the last time he can remember a pinch-hit was nearly a decade ago."I think it was 1982. I was in Hampton (Va.), playing for the Peninsula Pilots.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | October 14, 1991
ATLANTA -- When the pinch-hits come as infrequently as they do for Mike LaValliere, they tend to be stored, like fine wine in a cellar, then savored.LaValliere, Pittsburgh's short and stout catcher whose nickname Spanky," refers less to his ability to spank the ball to all fields than to his resemblance to the Little Rascals character of the same name, recalls that before today, the last time he can remember a pinch-hit was nearly a decade ago."I think it was 1982. I was in Hampton (Va.), playing for the Peninsula Pilots.
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October 13, 1995
(Both series best of seven)AL: Indians vs. MarinersSeries: Tied, 1-1Game 3: Tonight, 8:07, Jacobs Field, Cleveland, chs. 11, 4Starters: Mariners' Randy Johnson (20-2, 2.49) vs. Indians' Charles Nagy (17-6, 4.43)XTC NL: Braves vs. RedsSeries: Braves lead, 2-0Game 3: Tonight, 8:07, Atlanta-Fulton County StadiumStarters: Reds' David Wells (7-5, 3.30) vs. Braves' Greg Maddux(20-2, 1.81)
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July 10, 2000
Quote: "None of the homers I gave up were wind blown. The only way to defend against them [the homers] was not to throw the ball over the plate, and then you'd be in even worse shape." - Cubs' Kevin Tapani, who gave up four to the White Sox in six innings It's a fact: When the All-Star game was at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 1972, baseball had a hit, pitch and run competition before the game. The winner was Jeff Hornacek, then 9, who later became an NBA All-Star. Who's hot: The Mariners haven't lost a series in their past 11. Who's not: The Pirates' Jose Silva is 1-9 in his past 17 starts.
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July 14, 1991
Umpire John McSherry collapsed and was taken to a hospital last night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.McSherry, 46, the second-base umpire, collapsed as the third inning was about to begin. He was led to the Braves dugout and was attended by team physician Dr. Robert Crowe.An announcement in the press box later said McSherry was under observation at Piedmont Hospital, and that he was not believed to be in any danger or seriously ill.The weather was warm and muggy, with a game-time temperature of 89 degrees.
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July 15, 1991
Leyland tested for chest painsPittsburgh Pirates manager Jim Leyland was taken to a Columbus, Ohio, hospital last night after complaining of chest pains while flying from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh, an airline spokesman said."
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August 31, 1991
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, home of the Braves for 25 years and the place where Hank Aaron became baseball's home run king, will be torn down after the 1996 Olympics, officials said yesterday.The stadium will be replaced by a new structure being built for the Olympics across the street from the existing facility. The 85,000-seat Olympic Stadium will be converted into a 45,000-seat baseball stadium after the Games.* WHITE SOX: Bo Jackson will be examined by trainer Herm Schneider, and the club will decide tomorrow when the outfielder will be activated.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | October 14, 1991
ATLANTA -- If the beer vendors at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium look a bit familiar during a CBS crowd shot, there's a good reason.Some of Memorial Stadium's best beer hawkers have made the trip south to assist their Southern brothers in making sure that Braves fans stay refreshed between tomahawk chops."
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August 28, 1991
Cincinnati Reds players say that the Riverfront Stadium fence against which Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Lenny Dykstra crashed Monday night should have been padded long ago.The season-ending broken right collarbone provided ammunition for Reds outfielders who have lobbied for years to get padding."
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October 11, 1991
Take 2 ads, call me in the morningJoe Montana's elbow surgery may be a bad break for his football career, but it's a boost for his bank account and a pharmaceutical company.San Francisco 49ers quarterback Montana will join tennis player Jimmy Connors in 30-second commercials, scheduled to be broadcast today, for the pain reliever Nuprin that start with the line, "I'm hurting, Jimmy."Nuprin said it picked Montana, who underwent surgery Wednesday to reattach a torn tendon in his right elbow, because he could deliver "a powerful message."
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