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May 14, 2000
Quote: "It reminded me of Candlestick Park out there." - Yankees manager Joe Torre after watching his team and the Tigers struggle with swirling winds at Comerica Park It's a fact: Michael Hirschbeck, the 13-year-old son of plate umpire John Hirschbeck, was the Indians' bat boy yesterday. Who's hot: The Devil Rays' Fred McGriff's 14-game hitting streak matches the longest of his career, set in 1991 with the Braves. Who's not: Mariners pinch hitters are 3-for-19 (.158) with no RBIs. On deck: The Blue Jays' David Wells goes for his league-leading seventh win today.
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By Josh Vitale and The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2013
Week 1 (Sept. 9) at Lambeau Field: San Francisco 49ers 30, Green Bay Packers 22 The 49ers quickly quelled any doubt their success in the 2011 season was a fluke, defeating the Packers on the road. San Francisco took an early 23-7 lead on two touchdown passes from quarterback Alex Smith and three field goals from David Akers. Smith completed 20 of 26 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns, and running back Frank Gore shouldered the rest of the offensive load with 112 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | January 16, 1993
It's called "addition by subtraction."That's the phrase sports people use when they get rid of a good player with a personality problem. They decide they're better off without him.Which explains why Charles Haley is no longer a member of the San Francisco 49ers.He simply wore out his welcome in San Francisco with several well-publicized outbursts even though he was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1991.In one notable episode, he got so upset after a 1991 loss to the Los Angeles Raiders that the 49ers called on his former teammate, Ronnie Lott, to come out of the Raiders locker room to calm him down.
SPORTS
May 14, 2000
Quote: "It reminded me of Candlestick Park out there." - Yankees manager Joe Torre after watching his team and the Tigers struggle with swirling winds at Comerica Park It's a fact: Michael Hirschbeck, the 13-year-old son of plate umpire John Hirschbeck, was the Indians' bat boy yesterday. Who's hot: The Devil Rays' Fred McGriff's 14-game hitting streak matches the longest of his career, set in 1991 with the Braves. Who's not: Mariners pinch hitters are 3-for-19 (.158) with no RBIs. On deck: The Blue Jays' David Wells goes for his league-leading seventh win today.
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By Josh Vitale and The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2013
Week 1 (Sept. 9) at Lambeau Field: San Francisco 49ers 30, Green Bay Packers 22 The 49ers quickly quelled any doubt their success in the 2011 season was a fluke, defeating the Packers on the road. San Francisco took an early 23-7 lead on two touchdown passes from quarterback Alex Smith and three field goals from David Akers. Smith completed 20 of 26 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns, and running back Frank Gore shouldered the rest of the offensive load with 112 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
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August 12, 1992
San Franciscans awoke one morning last week to learn that one of their beloved teams was moving to another town. Sound familiar?Baltimore will always have a soft spot in its heart for cities that lose sports franchises to strong-willed owners and strong-arm tactics. Yet the goings-on in San Francisco, where the baseball team owner signed an agreement to sell to a group that plans to move the club to St. Petersburg, Fla., only remotely resemble Baltimore's loss of the pro football Colts.The agreement for the Giants' proposed sale wasn't struck in the middle of the night, as when the Colts vacated Baltimore, but it still came as a shock to San Francisco and the baseball #F establishment.
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By Richard C. Paddock and Richard C. Paddock,Los Angeles Times | January 16, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- The San Francisco Giants, who long ago lost their heart for windy Candlestick Park, found their way to San Jose yesterday and announced a pact that will let them begin playing ball in the less-famous Bay Area city by 1996.San Jose, seeking once and for all to move out of the shadow of San Francisco, will put up $155 million to help finance construction of a new, open-air stadium that would seat 48,000 people.The agreement between the city and the baseball team must be ratified by the voters of San Jose -- most likely in June -- and city leaders are optimistic they will win. Two years ago, San Jose voters supported an unsuccessful regional plan that would have raised taxes to help build a stadium for the Giants.
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By Vito Stellino | January 7, 1991
Motivating a team to play against the San Francisco 49ers is not usually a difficult task for a football coach.The 49ers have set the standard for the past decade -- winning four Super Bowls in nine years -- and teams usually are fired up to play against them.But when the Washington Redskins go to Candlestick Park to play the 49ers in a National Football Conference playoff game Saturday, they will be in the unusual situation of worrying about a letdown."Any time you come off an emotional game like this, there's always a letdown," Richie Petitbon, the assistant coach who runs the Redskins defense, said after Washington beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 20-6, Saturday.
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By Jack Mann and Jack Mann,Evening Sun Staff | January 10, 1991
HERNDON, Va. -- "It started with the first third down," Martin Mayhew said. "But I knew it was going to happen."The young cornerback was recalling his ordeal in the Washington Redskins' defeat in Candlestick Park on Sept. 16. The 49ers' Joe Montana began firing at Mayhew in the second minute of the game and didn't stop until the 55th minute, by which time San Francisco had the game put away, 26-13.Asked afterward whether he thought the 49ers were "picking on" him, Mayhew said: "Didn't you?"
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By JOHN EISENBERG | December 18, 1994
The NFL playoff picture is hopelessly confusing. At the same time, it is abundantly clear.Comprehending the seemingly infinite possibilities would seem to require a college degree. Yet, adding one plus one is all you really need to do to make sense of it all.With two weeks left in the regular season, 21 of the 28 teamsremain eligible for the Super Bowl tournament. Sixteen are fighting for the seven playoff berths still unassigned. Just about everybody except the Redskins has a shot. Even the 1991 Rams are still alive.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer | January 16, 1995
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Real Super Bowl turned out to be just about as one-sided as most of the ones played on Super Sunday.As so often happens in the Super Bowl, the NFC title game at Candlestick Park yesterday didn't come close to living up to the hype.The San Francisco 49ers, who spent the off-season buying and retooling a team designed to beat the Dallas Cowboys, dominated the long-awaited third straight NFC title game between the two teams.Turning three turnovers into touchdowns in the first 7 1/2 minutes and then adding a fourth in the final seconds of the first half, the 49ers ended Dallas' two-year Super Bowl reign by posting a 38-28 victory before 69,125 screaming fans, the largest crowd ever to see the 49ers at Candlestick Park.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | December 18, 1994
The NFL playoff picture is hopelessly confusing. At the same time, it is abundantly clear.Comprehending the seemingly infinite possibilities would seem to require a college degree. Yet, adding one plus one is all you really need to do to make sense of it all.With two weeks left in the regular season, 21 of the 28 teamsremain eligible for the Super Bowl tournament. Sixteen are fighting for the seven playoff berths still unassigned. Just about everybody except the Redskins has a shot. Even the 1991 Rams are still alive.
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By T. J. Simers and T. J. Simers,Los Angeles Times | January 16, 1994
SAN FRANCISCO -- The 49ers took the ball out of Rodney Hampton's hands yesterday and put Ricky Watters' name in the postseason record books while pummeling the New York Giants, 44-3, in an NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park.Watters, who made a sprint around the stadium before the game slapping fans' hands, ran for five touchdowns and topped the previous NFL playoff best of three touchdowns in a game set by 19 others."Any time you slow down guys like Jerry Rice and John Taylor, you think you'll do OK," said Giants cornerback Mark Collins.
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By VITO STELLINO | October 17, 1993
The Dallas Cowboys grabbed the torch in San Francisco last January.Now they hope to hit the 49ers over the head with it in Dallas today.When the Cowboys beat the 49ers in the NFC title game in muddy Candlestick Park last January, they like to think it was a passing of the torch from the team of the 1980s to what they think will be the team of the 1990s."
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By Phil Jackman | October 4, 1993
The name of the book is "Diamonds. The Evolution of the Ballpark. From Elysian Fields to Camden Yards." It's a big job (9"x12 1/2 "), so there's room for lots of words on the cover. And it's big in so many other ways, too.A year ago, a book on Oriole Park was released, and it proved a solid effort. Before that, it was "Green Cathedrals," a hit. Back a ways was "The Ballparks," which doubles as a terrific doorstop.One might guess this sudden spate of books on a subject pretty much ignored for a century qualifies as overkill, unnecessary duplication.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | January 16, 1993
It's called "addition by subtraction."That's the phrase sports people use when they get rid of a good player with a personality problem. They decide they're better off without him.Which explains why Charles Haley is no longer a member of the San Francisco 49ers.He simply wore out his welcome in San Francisco with several well-publicized outbursts even though he was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1991.In one notable episode, he got so upset after a 1991 loss to the Los Angeles Raiders that the 49ers called on his former teammate, Ronnie Lott, to come out of the Raiders locker room to calm him down.
SPORTS
By T. J. Simers and T. J. Simers,Los Angeles Times | January 16, 1994
SAN FRANCISCO -- The 49ers took the ball out of Rodney Hampton's hands yesterday and put Ricky Watters' name in the postseason record books while pummeling the New York Giants, 44-3, in an NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park.Watters, who made a sprint around the stadium before the game slapping fans' hands, ran for five touchdowns and topped the previous NFL playoff best of three touchdowns in a game set by 19 others."Any time you slow down guys like Jerry Rice and John Taylor, you think you'll do OK," said Giants cornerback Mark Collins.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 13, 1991
SAN FRANCISCO -- It's Joe Montana time again.Nobody has ever done it better in the playoffs than the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who put on another clinic at Candlestick Park yesterday while boosting his playoff record to 14-4.Montana guided the 49ers on long touchdown drives the second, third and fourth times they had the ball, and that was enough to beat the Washington Redskins, 28-10, in a divisional playoff game.Montana, who completed 22 of 31 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns, has played only one half in the last month, but he was razor sharp in the first half.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | January 10, 1993
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Redskins will wish they hadn't made it so close. They will wish Steve Young hadn't started fumbling the ball all over the field, that the 49ers had just gone and finished off the complete and utter strumming that was the first 35 minutes.It would have been so much easier on the soul. So much easier to reconcile. No what-ifs. No living forever with the knowledge that they had the Niners in big trouble, huge trouble, and literally fumbled away their chance.But they're always going to wonder.
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August 12, 1992
San Franciscans awoke one morning last week to learn that one of their beloved teams was moving to another town. Sound familiar?Baltimore will always have a soft spot in its heart for cities that lose sports franchises to strong-willed owners and strong-arm tactics. Yet the goings-on in San Francisco, where the baseball team owner signed an agreement to sell to a group that plans to move the club to St. Petersburg, Fla., only remotely resemble Baltimore's loss of the pro football Colts.The agreement for the Giants' proposed sale wasn't struck in the middle of the night, as when the Colts vacated Baltimore, but it still came as a shock to San Francisco and the baseball #F establishment.
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