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June 7, 1995
Pitcher Ben McDonald won his arbitration case with the Orioles yesterday, when independent arbitrator Pat Hardin ruled that his request of $4.5 million was more in line with his market value than the Orioles' offer of $3.2 million.McDonald said he probably would have accepted an offer halfway between the two figures, or about $3.85 million. But no such offer was made.Article, Page 6C
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February 24, 2011
August 2, 1991: Five Orioles pitchers teamed up to shut out the White Sox, with Ben McDonald getting the 3-0 win.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | February 24, 1992
SARASOTA, Fla. -- This time a year ago Ben McDonald was well on his way to becoming something of a cult hero. The fact that he had pitched fewer than 120 innings in the big leagues and had more alligator stories than victories was dismissed as a temporary condition.He was the acknowledged ace of the Orioles' staff, conceded the No. 1 spot in the starting rotation, and announced as the Opening Day pitcher before the first blister developed in spring training.It was even projected that he would start six of the first 20 games, virtually assuring the Orioles of a decent start.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | September 29, 2009
The day began 20 years ago with overcast skies and wisps of fog, a Friday. Despite the fact that the weekend is not expected to brighten, Baltimore baseball fans bask in a warm glow that has been building since April. Their team, the American League cellar-dweller just a year earlier, has a chance to win the pennant. Just one game back of the Toronto Blue Jays with three to play, the Orioles need a sweep at SkyDome to make everyone forget about the previous season, the one that began with 21 losses and ended with 107. "From the beginning, everybody figured they didn't have a chance," recalls Peter Angelos, still nearly four years away from becoming the owner.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | March 7, 1993
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ben McDonald did not come to training camp with an alligator under his arm this spring, which probably will be viewed as progress by those who have questioned his maturity over the past couple of years.The fact is, he doesn't need a reptile to go with his pitching repertoire anymore. He finally has a full season behind him and a chance to come into his own without the need for any of the unusual trappings of his laid-back Louisiana lifestyle.Perhaps too much had been made of his backwoods background anyway.
NEWS
February 24, 2011
August 2, 1991: Five Orioles pitchers teamed up to shut out the White Sox, with Ben McDonald getting the 3-0 win.
SPORTS
June 9, 2009
Major league draft 6 p.m. [MLB Network] Twenty years ago, the Orioles selected Ben McDonald (left) with the first overall pick. He didn't exactly make it to Cooperstown, but then no pitchers taken No. 1 overall have. The best of them are Mike Moore, Andy Benes, Tim Belcher and Floyd Bannister. It's something for the Nationals to think about before choosing phenom Stephen Strasburg.
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July 19, 1994
Last night's Orioles-Mariners game in Seattle did not end in time to be included in this edition. A complete report can be found in The Evening Sun. For a report on last night's game and other Orioles information, call Sundial at (410) 783-1800, ext. 5023 (in Anne Arundel County, call [410] 268-7736, ext. 5023).ORIOLES TONIGHTOpponent: Seattle MarinersSite: Kingdome, SeattleTime: 10:05TV/Radio: HTS/WBAL (1090 AM)Starters: Ben McDonald (11-6, 4.26) vs. Dave Fleming (6-10, 6.75)
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By DAN BERGER | December 29, 1999
Star of the Century: Ronald Reagan.Supermodel of the Millennium: TwiggyNerd of the Century: Bill Gates.Bimbo of the Decade: Monica Lewinsky.President Stud of the Century: Warren G. HardingBig Mouth of the Year: Sam DonaldsonBig Mouth of the Decade: Oprah WinfreyBig Mouth of the Century: Walter WinchellGreatest mind of the Millennium: YoursMarylander with the mostest: Wallis Warfield SimpsonMarylander with the leastest: Linda TrippJock of the Decade: Bill...
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By Buster Olney | September 20, 1995
On the field: Cal Ripken's slump continued yesterday, two flyouts and two groundouts in four at-bats. Ripken has three hits in his last 41 at-bats, and his average has sunk to a season-low .252. An hour after the game, Ripken, dressed in his baseball pants and a black T-shirt, took a bag of baseballs behind home plate and hit dozens off a tee out onto the field for more than 30 minutes. When he was finished, Ripken carried the bag to the outfield and collected all the balls, with some help from a few security men who accompany him on the road.
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June 9, 2009
Major league draft 6 p.m. [MLB Network] Twenty years ago, the Orioles selected Ben McDonald (left) with the first overall pick. He didn't exactly make it to Cooperstown, but then no pitchers taken No. 1 overall have. The best of them are Mike Moore, Andy Benes, Tim Belcher and Floyd Bannister. It's something for the Nationals to think about before choosing phenom Stephen Strasburg.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | May 11, 2005
IT WAS SEVERAL months ago that Bill Ripken called and challenged me to put my baseball ability on display at the Ripken Minor League Experience, but I didn't think he was serious. I played along, because I never thought anything would come of it, but it turns out that they really are going to charter a couple of buses and take several dozen baseball nuts on a game-a-day tour of the New York-Penn League, beginning tonight. My hammies are already starting to hurt, but there's no backing out now. Mind you, I'm not worried about embarrassing myself.
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By DAN BERGER | December 29, 1999
Star of the Century: Ronald Reagan.Supermodel of the Millennium: TwiggyNerd of the Century: Bill Gates.Bimbo of the Decade: Monica Lewinsky.President Stud of the Century: Warren G. HardingBig Mouth of the Year: Sam DonaldsonBig Mouth of the Decade: Oprah WinfreyBig Mouth of the Century: Walter WinchellGreatest mind of the Millennium: YoursMarylander with the mostest: Wallis Warfield SimpsonMarylander with the leastest: Linda TrippJock of the Decade: Bill...
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | April 12, 1998
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Mike Piazza already has set a major-league record this year -- most money ever turned down by a major-league baseball player. The Dodgers offered him a six-year contract worth $14 million per year ($84 million) and Piazza responded by breaking off negotiations.Piazza announced that decision after Dodgers fans booed him on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday and kept the heat on him the following night."I have let the talks become a distraction, and for that I apologize to my teammates and our fans," Piazza said in a prepared statement.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1998
The Cleveland Indians can expect a soft ride in the American League Central this year, but that should not keep general manager John Hart from moving decisively to upgrade the pitching staff.The club can get to the postseason as configured, but the loss of right-hander Ben McDonald -- apparently for the season -- leaves manager Mike Hargrove with a starting rotation that is less than World Series-caliber.What to do? What to do?If you're Hart, you should do what you do best. Pull off another breathtaking deal and send another message to the rest of the American League.
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By Roch Kubatko | July 11, 1997
At Oriole Park at Camden YardsDay .. .. .. ..Time .. .. ...TV .. .. .. .. ..StartersTonight.. .. ..7:35 .. .. ...13,50 .. .. .. ..Ben McDonald (7-6, 4.24).. .. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. .. .. .. ...vs. Jimmy Key (12-4, 2.55)Tomorrow .. ...7:05 .. .. .HTS .. .. .. .. .Cal Eldred (7-8, 5.81).. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..vs. Mike Mussina (10-2, 3.26)Sunday .. .. ..1:35 .. .. .13,50 .. .. .. ..Jeff D'Amico (6-4, 4.39)... .. .. .. .. .. ... .. .. .. ... .. .. ..vs. Scott Erickson (11-4, 3.81)
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