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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | June 3, 1995
Curtis Goodwin grabbed his first big-league tuna fish sandwich before making his debut yesterday as the Orioles' starting center fielder and leadoff man.After arriving in Baltimore at 2:30 a.m. from Triple-A Rochester, Goodwin hadn't slept much and hadn't eaten much, and his head hadn't stopped spinning."
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By Ken Rosenthal | July 15, 1998
Brady Anderson has played center field for the past four seasons. He said he plans to occupy that position for the next four as well."I've never heard of any dissatisfaction with my play in center," Anderson said before last night's 11-5 victory over Toronto. "And there shouldn't be, either."Well, his opinion isn't shared by all.Orioles general manager Pat Gillick, while refraining from direct criticism, said yesterday that Anderson plays too shallow in center, and that Jeffrey Hammonds could challenge him at that position next spring.
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August 11, 1993
BASEBALL fans like to argue about the most eccentric player of recent memory. Was it Mark "The Bird" Fidrych? Bill "Spaceman" Lee? Al "The Mad Hungarian" Hrabosky?Funny, all three of those famous flakes were pitchers. And now comes Steven John "Turk" Wendell, a minor league hurler for the Chicago Cubs franchise, whose sundry quirks were the subject of a cover story in the August 8 issue of the New York Times Magazine.Here, writer Pat Jordan describes Wendell's pre-pitch preparations:"When Wendell is on the mound to start an inning, he waits for the ball from the umpire, who has already been warned by Wendell's catcher not to throw it to him. The umpire rolls the ball to Wendell as if he were playing boccie.
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July 1, 2007
Offense -- He's got some power and is a good high-fastball hitter, but he is still feeling his way through the league. He's not disciplined enough to be a true leadoff hitter at this point in his career, but he may be down the road. Defense -- He can really run and is a good defender. He has a solid arm, especially for a center fielder. Overall -- He doesn't have too many weaknesses, that's for sure. He has to learn how to put all his tools together. If he can do that, his upside is a Mike Cameron-type player.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | November 21, 1997
PHOENIX -- As Orioles owner Peter Angelos tries to salvage faltering negotiations, the competition for free-agent outfielder Brady Anderson may intensify today. The New York Yankees are believed ready to extend a four-year offer thought to exceed the $30 million package tendered Wednesday by the Atlanta Braves.Angelos and Anderson met last night for a second consecutive day. While Angelos continues to reject Anderson's demand for a five-year contract in return for accepting less salary from the Orioles, the club apparently improved its offer from $23 million to $25 million.
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August 21, 1996
Angels: Center fielder Jim Edmonds left in the bottom of the fifth inning with blurred vision in his left eye.Cubs: Sammy Sosa left after four innings because he bruised a right hand when he was hit in the first. His status is day-to-day. . . . Center fielder Brian McRae was scratched because of a bruised left knee, suffered when he was hit by a pitch Monday.Mets: Bobby Jones is 4-1 in eight starts against the Giants.Reds: Mark Portugal, who left Monday's game with a sore right elbow in the second inning, received a cortisone shot and is expected to miss his next start.
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By Buster Olney | April 28, 1996
Hard to tell exactly what sport is being played, based on the scores posted around baseball the past 10 days: 26-7 (Rangers/Orioles), 16-7 (Toronto/Seattle), 12-11 (Montreal/St. Louis), 24-11 (Minnesota/Detroit), 11-9 (Boston/Texas), 10-8 (Yankees/Cleveland, Philadelphia/Colorado).In Boston's 11-7 loss to Cleveland last Sunday, three different Indians hitters were walked by three different Red Sox relievers, each on four pitches.In Cleveland's 144 games last year and first 18 this year -- 162 overall -- Albert Belle hit 57 homers, drove in 143 runs, scored 138 runs and accumulated 56 doubles.
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By Daniel Gallen, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2013
During a player's postgame television interview after a big game, it's the norm to see Orioles center fielder Adam Jones stalking in the background, searching for the right moment to deliver a shaving cream pie to the face of the interviewee. After Friday night's 6-0 win over Boston, Jones got a double dose of his own medicine, receiving two pies to the face - including one from hitting coach Jim Presley. Jones' performance warranted it, too. He went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs for this third career multi-home run game and first since May 29, 2012 at Toronto.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2004
Felipe Hernandez overslept yesterday, missed breakfast and ate a few burritos when he got to Ripken Stadium for the Cal Ripken World Series championship game. The Mexican center fielder hungered for more, and he and his team left most satisfied. Hernandez singled in the winning run in the top of the sixth inning, as Mexico City rallied to defeat West Raleigh, N.C., 4-3, and repeat as champion of the Babe Ruth League 12-and-Under division in Aberdeen. In front of a crowd estimated at just over 5,000, the final typified the entire series that featured 12 of 37 games decided by one run. "I didn't eat breakfast because I was asleep, was really tired," said Hernandez, who spoke through interpreter Laura Corona, the sister of Mexico City's pitching coach, Othon Corona.
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