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June 3, 2007
Hitting -- He's a switch-hitter, a contact guy, he hits a lot of flares and his bat is in the zone a long time, and as a result he gets lots of base hits. He's not a power guy. He's got a good eye but was a big strikeout guy. He appears to have that straightened out. Base running -- He is a very solid base runner. He fits the mold of what the Angels are all about. He's very aggressive. He's good at pushing the envelope. Overall -- He's a terrific athlete. He gives you every ounce of energy he has. I think, for me, he's a borderline everyday player, but he is a terrific fourth outfielder.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2011
With "Grease" and "Hairspray" already revisiting the 1950s and 1960s, Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia might have bored the crowd with another familiar show by putting on "Happy Days" — but the production results in a lively, entertaining evening. More than just another look through rose-colored glasses at the popular sitcom, this musical set in 1959 Milwaukee celebrates the heroes from the 1970s TV show and still has its own cheerful bouncy appeal to audiences today. The "Happy Days" television show, which aired for a decade starting in 1974, focused on the Cunningham family — teenager Richie, his parents, hardware store owner Howard and homemaker Marion, and Richie's younger sister, Joanie.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Staff writer | April 29, 1992
Brian Van Deusen and Bryan Egolf each rapped three base hits, and Atholton remained unbeaten in league play with a 9-4 triumph over defending county champion Hammond on Monday.Richard Blankenship (2-1) pitched his second consecutive complete-game victory, a five-hitter. He walked five and struck out five.The Raiders, (10-3 overall, 7-0 league), benefited from some poorHammond defensive play, scoring two unearned runs in both the first and third innings."In our first six games we made 32 errors, but in our last four games we made only four errors," Hammond coach Bob Maxey said.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2010
The Orioles knew all the drawbacks. Mark Reynolds batted just .198 last season for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has struck 200 times in each of the past three seasons, while no other player has done it once in the history of baseball. In 26 career games against American League East teams, including the Orioles, Reynolds is 10-for-67 (.149) with one homer, seven RBIs and 33 strikeouts. However, the Orioles ultimately decided that those inadequacies were well worth adding his power to the middle of their order, and Monday they acquired the slugging third baseman from the Diamondbacks for relievers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio.
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By Bob Ryan and Bob Ryan,Boston Globe | December 18, 1990
BOSTON -- Some power guys will gladly bat third, fifth or sixth in the lineup, but they'd rather forfeit their meal money than bat cleanup and deal with the attendant pressure."
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1998
Glenelg sophomore Jason Weszka got his first varsity base hit yesterday -- a home run. He hit another homer before the game was over. And a lot more seem sure to follow.Weszka, batting in the No. 9 spot, went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs, as power-hitting Glenelg rallied from a four-run, last-inning deficit to defeat upset-minded Hammond, 10-8.Trailing 6-2, Glenelg scored eight runs on nine hits, including three home runs, in its final at-bat. They had four home runs and 18 hits for the game.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Staff writer | July 3, 1991
Base hits flew thicker than the skeeters at Dayton Rod and Gun Club's Buckshot Field Monday evening.Dayton American Legion won a slugfest over Essex, 17-13, as the two teams hammered out 27 hits. And the plethora of base knocks came in a game called on account of darkness after just 5 1/2 innings.The win gave seven-time defending North-Central District championDayton (7-12 overall, 4-11 league) a 1-1 second-half record and sparked its hopes of placing first in the second round of games this season.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Staff writer | July 31, 1991
The Dayton Raiders 13-14 baseball team went winless in the double-elimination National Amateur Baseball Federation national championship tournament in Northville, Mich., last week.Dayton manager Glenn Babcock said the team ran into one of those streaks where everything they hit hard was caught and everything the other team hit seemed to find a hole."It was still quite a worthwhile experience," Babcock said. "We didn't give up, the players kept rooting for each other, and I was proud of them."
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | April 7, 2004
Brady Anderson, who stole a club record 307 bases in 14 season, was elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame today. Anderson, who played outfield for the Orioles from 1988 through 2001, will be formally inducted in pre-game ceremonies on August 21, before the Orioles' 4:35 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays. In addition to being the all-time leader in stolen bases, Anderson is the Orioles' single-season home run leader with 50 in 1996. He ranks 2nd on the club's all-time list in triples (64)
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | October 23, 1991
ATLANTA -- Somewhere Cal Ripken is enjoying a lucrative post-season vacation.While he's away, the Orioles' perennial All-Star shortstop keeps adding awards to his bulging collection.Four days after being named "Player of the Year" by the Associated Press, Ripken was accorded the same honor The Sporting News, the acclaimed weekly that has been presenting its award for 56 years. The announcement was made just before Game 3 of the World Series here last night.Ripken is the first player from a sub-.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | September 21, 2009
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is adamant that he has had much tougher stretches in the major leagues, regardless of what the numbers suggest. Markakis went 0-for-4 in Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox and finished the second-to-last homestand of the season 2-for-26 with just one RBI, two walks and six strikeouts. "I'm in a funk right now," said Markakis, whose average dropped to .293. "I think my timing is off a little bit and I'm missing a few pitches. It's baseball. I just got to get myself out of it and finish up strong.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | April 11, 2009
In his second start as an Oriole, Felix Pie had two of the club's seven hits against tough New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett on Thursday afternoon. What is most intriguing is where those hits landed: left-center field. The left-handed-hitting Pie was thought to be "pull happy" when he came over from the Chicago Cubs. This spring, hitting coach Terry Crowley deconstructed his swing. "I'm working on making my swing a little shorter, work the other way and don't pull it," Pie said.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,mary.mccauley@baltsun.com | October 2, 2008
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury: The roughly 40,000 of you who will visit the Hippodrome Theatre in the next two weeks will deliberate on a controversial case. You must carefully weigh the evidence and render a verdict on whether Legally Blonde: The Musical is a tasteless rip-off or a clever homage. I submit that, despite some mitigating factors to the contrary, the creative team of the stage show should be convicted of aesthetic violations. With two exceptions, the score runs the gamut of vapid to bland.
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By CAL RIPKEN JR | October 7, 2007
DEAR CAL -- I am 15 and play high school and Babe Ruth baseball. I have decent speed and am told many times to bunt. But I find it hard to bunt an inside pitch down the third base line. Should I take the pitch down the first base line or should I try to bring my hands closer to my body and still try to put it down the third base line? Joshua Plowman, Greenville, N.C. DEAR JOSHUA -- We like to teach players to bunt the ball where it is pitched, just as with hitting. Doing that increases your chances of being successful.
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June 3, 2007
Hitting -- He's a switch-hitter, a contact guy, he hits a lot of flares and his bat is in the zone a long time, and as a result he gets lots of base hits. He's not a power guy. He's got a good eye but was a big strikeout guy. He appears to have that straightened out. Base running -- He is a very solid base runner. He fits the mold of what the Angels are all about. He's very aggressive. He's good at pushing the envelope. Overall -- He's a terrific athlete. He gives you every ounce of energy he has. I think, for me, he's a borderline everyday player, but he is a terrific fourth outfielder.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2004
ARLINGTON, Texas - Melvin Mora kept hacking away at a 12-game losing streak yesterday as if trying to fell a mighty oak. They probably weighed about the same. Mora dug in twice with the bases loaded in the first five innings. Either the Orioles trailed or the score was tied. Whatever the situation, whatever the reason, the game was coming to him, almost daring him to influence it. Somebody had to stop the madness that colored August for the Orioles, so it figured that Mora would do his part with a pair of two-run singles in a 7-6 victory over the Texas Rangers at sweltering Ameriquest Field.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | April 11, 2009
In his second start as an Oriole, Felix Pie had two of the club's seven hits against tough New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett on Thursday afternoon. What is most intriguing is where those hits landed: left-center field. The left-handed-hitting Pie was thought to be "pull happy" when he came over from the Chicago Cubs. This spring, hitting coach Terry Crowley deconstructed his swing. "I'm working on making my swing a little shorter, work the other way and don't pull it," Pie said.
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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer | June 15, 1993
Erik Schullstrom spent most of last night in hot water, but he avoided an early trip to the showers.And the Bowie Baysox averted another loss.The tall right-hander put runners on base in each of the first eight innings, but didn't cave in, as the Baysox ended a five-game losing streak by downing the Reading Phillies, 2-0, before 2,072 at Memorial Stadium.Sherman Obando provided the game's only runs with a homer and sacrifice fly. Schullstrom, meanwhile, provided plenty of anxious moments.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | April 7, 2004
Brady Anderson, who stole a club record 307 bases in 14 season, was elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame today. Anderson, who played outfield for the Orioles from 1988 through 2001, will be formally inducted in pre-game ceremonies on August 21, before the Orioles' 4:35 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays. In addition to being the all-time leader in stolen bases, Anderson is the Orioles' single-season home run leader with 50 in 1996. He ranks 2nd on the club's all-time list in triples (64)
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | September 10, 2003
Remember the 1996 Orioles? Remember those September nights at Camden Yards when you couldn't get a seat? Remember Brady, Cal, Raffy, Robbie and the boys, and how there wasn't a weak link in the lineup? Damian Moss is new to Baltimore this season, but he's getting a pretty good feel for that bygone era just by facing the Boston Red Sox down the stretch. The Red Sox are making their own mark on baseball history this year, and they continued to etch their place in the record books last night, pounding Moss and the Orioles, 9-2, before 25,265 at half-empty Camden Yards.
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