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August 27, 2001
AMERICAN LEAGUE Who's hot Magglio Ordonez of the White Sox has seven homers, 20 RBIs and 17 runs in his past 20 games. Who's not Royals pitchers have a 6.89 ERA during the team's six-game losing streak. Line of the day Kenny Lofton, Indians center fielder AB ..... R ..... H ..... RBI ..... HR 5 ........ 1 ...... 4 ....... 4 .......... 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE Who's hot Mike Hampton of the Rockies has induced 25 double-play grounders, most in the NL. Who's not Pat Meares of the Pirates is 9-for-58 since coming off the DL July 23, dropping his average to .215.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
When Hall of Famer Frank Robinson joined the Orioles in 1966, he was surprised by the youth the club had in key areas, including then-22-year-old center fielder Paul Blair who would play to Robinson's right for most of the next six seasons. Blair was coming off his first 100-plus-game season in the majors when the 30-year-old Robinson was acquired to man right field. “I didn't know how many years [Paul] had been there, I just had heard we had a [young] center fielder, a rookie second baseman [Davey Johnson]
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June 10, 1998
HittingScott Brosius, Yankees: 2 HRs.Greg Vaughn, Padres: grand slam.Cecil Fielder, Angels: grand slam, 6 RBIs.Yamil Benitez, Diamondbacks: grand slam.PitchingBrad Radke, Twins: 9 innings, 0 runs, 4 hits.Orlando Hernandez, Yankees: 9 innings, 1 run, 4 hits.FieldingMike Cameron, White Sox: The center fielder made a leaping catch at the eight-foot fence in right-center in the seventh to rob Mark McGwire of a potential 30th home run.Pub Date: 6/10/98
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By Stan Rappaport | March 21, 2001
Atholton is the two-time defending Howard County softball champion, but Raiders coach John Zitko doesn't think his team should automatically be labeled as this season's favorite. "I think it's going to be a real dogfight in the county this year," Zitko said. "I don't see us as a favorite." The Raiders are good enough to win another county title, but Centennial and River Hill are expected to challenge. Atholton (22-4) has the top battery in the county with All-County players Katie Zitnay (pitcher)
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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.
NEWS
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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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Writing another piece about Orioles center fielder Adam Jones as he prepares to play in tonight's All-Star Game could have been a real challenge. After all, we have written about the man hundreds of times in his career with the Orioles. But I must admit, I find him pretty fascinating. When Jones wants to be, he is one of the more thoughtful and introspective players I have covered. (When he doesn't want to be, it's best to leave him alone and catch him on another day). Jones also gets the importance of connecting with fans.
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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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