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By Peter Schmuck | April 9, 1991
Left-hander Kevin Hickey, who was released by the Baltimore Orioles last week, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the club and will join the Class AA Hagerstown Suns."
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February 22, 1992
Hagerstown among 6 seeking S. Atlantic teamHagerstown is among six cities trying to acquire one of two new teams expected to play baseball in 1993 in the Class A South Atlantic League.League president John Moss said yesterday that Hagerstown was competing against Hickory, N.C.; Tallahassee, Fla.; and three undisclosed cities in Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina.The plans to expand from 14 to 16 teams must get the blessing of the league, the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues and the major leagues.
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By Ric Russo and Ric Russo,Orlando Sentinel RNB | August 18, 1991
Within 48 hours, Wilson Alvarez went from a bus in Birmingham, Ala., to the major leagues, to the "Today" show.Last Saturday, as Alvarez was preparing for a road trip with the Birmingham Barons of the Class AA Southern League, he got the call from the Chicago White Sox. They wanted him to pitch the next day at Baltimore.Sunday, Alvarez, a left-hander in his second major-league start, pitched a no-hitter and instantly became front-page news across the nation."We had been expecting it [Alvarez' promotion]
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Staff Writer | February 20, 1992
Hagerstown Suns owner Peter Kirk said he is confident the city will acquire another minor-league baseball franchise when the Class AA Eastern League team suspends operations after the 1992 season.And he apparently believes the Baltimore Orioles will continue their affiliation with the city, although at the lower Class A level.Kirk is seeking a franchise in the Class A South Atlantic League, which expanded to 14 teams last year and encountered scheduling problems with that number. So, the league is hoping to expand to 16 members and create two eight-team divisions split by geography.
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By Mark Hyman and Kent Baker and Mark Hyman and Kent Baker,Staff Writers cdB | February 19, 1992
The Hagerstown Suns, a minor-league destination for many an Orioles player, soon will be no more, at least as a Class AA team.Yesterday, owners of the Suns and Hagerstown Mayor Steven Sager announced that the team will move from Hagerstown after the 1992 season. They cited several reasons for the decision, including recent changes in the operating agreement between Major League Baseball and minor-league owners, which have added considerably to the cost of running a Class AA team.The new agreement requires minor-league ballparks to meet new, higher standards for such things as the number of restrooms and concession stands and improving home and visiting team clubhouses -- changes that would have cost between $1 million and $2 million at 60-year-old Municipal Stadium, Sager said.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Evening Sun Staff | December 9, 1991
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- The Orioles selected 24-year-old outfielder Darrell Sherman in today's Rule V draft and added him to a short list of candidates for the club's full-time leadoff role.Sherman was drafted off the San Diego Padres' Class AAA roster for $50,000. He must spend the entire 1992 season on the Orioles' 25-man regular season roster or be offered back to the Padres for half the draft price.He batted .295 with 43 stolen bases last year for the Class AA Wichita Aeros, while having the lowest strikeout ratio (1 per 21.1 at-bats)
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January 29, 1992
Baseball Chicago Cubs -- Agreed to terms with C Joe Girardi on a one-year contract worth $300,000, a raise of $75,000.Cincinnati Reds -- Agreed to terms with IF/OF Al Newman on a minor-league contract with Class AA Nashville and invited him to spring training.Detroit Tigers -- Agreed to terms with 1B Cecil Fielder ($4.5 million) and OF Mark Carreon ($355,000) on one-year contracts.Kansas City Royals -- Agreed to terms with IF Curtis Wilkerson on a minor-league contract with Class AA Omaha and invited him to spring training.
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By Kent Baker | February 6, 1992
The Baltimore Orioles farm system will remain intact for the 1992 season, but assistant general manager Doug Melvin has not ruled out the possibility of an affiliate in Wilmington, Del., in the near future."
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Staff Writer | February 20, 1992
Hagerstown Suns owner Peter Kirk said he is confident the city will acquire another minor-league baseball franchise when the Class AA Eastern League team suspends operations after the 1992 season.And he apparently believes the Baltimore Orioles will continue their affiliation with the city, although at the lower Class A level.Kirk is seeking a franchise in the Class A South Atlantic League, which expanded to 14 teams last year and encountered scheduling problems with that number. So, the league is hoping to expand to 16 members and create two eight-team divisions split by geography.
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By Kent Baker | June 13, 1991
Arthur Rhodes has returned to the Class AA Hagerstown Suns' rotation after a month of inaction, but don't expect any complete games from him yet.The left-hander is on a 50-pitch limit after recovering from shoulder problems and went only 3 2/3 innings in his last outing.But the results don't indicate any difficulty. In two appearances, he has pitched a total of 6 1/3 innings and allowed one hit while facing 19 batters.Statistics show how tough Rhodes has been at the start of games this season.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Staff Writer | February 20, 1992
Hagerstown Suns owner Peter Kirk said he is confident the city will acquire another minor-league baseball franchise when the Class AA Eastern League team suspends operations after the 1992 season.And he apparently believes the Baltimore Orioles will continue their affiliation with the city, although at the lower Class A level.Kirk is seeking a franchise in the Class A South Atlantic League, which expanded to 14 teams last year and encountered scheduling problems with that number. So, the league is hoping to expand to 16 members and create two eight-team divisions split by geography.
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By Mark Hyman and Kent Baker and Mark Hyman and Kent Baker,Staff Writers cdB | February 19, 1992
The Hagerstown Suns, a minor-league destination for many an Orioles player, soon will be no more, at least as a Class AA team.Yesterday, owners of the Suns and Hagerstown Mayor Steven Sager announced that the team will move from Hagerstown after the 1992 season. They cited several reasons for the decision, including recent changes in the operating agreement between Major League Baseball and minor-league owners, which have added considerably to the cost of running a Class AA team.The new agreement requires minor-league ballparks to meet new, higher standards for such things as the number of restrooms and concession stands and improving home and visiting team clubhouses -- changes that would have cost between $1 million and $2 million at 60-year-old Municipal Stadium, Sager said.
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By Kent Baker | February 6, 1992
The Baltimore Orioles farm system will remain intact for the 1992 season, but assistant general manager Doug Melvin has not ruled out the possibility of an affiliate in Wilmington, Del., in the near future."
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January 29, 1992
Baseball Chicago Cubs -- Agreed to terms with C Joe Girardi on a one-year contract worth $300,000, a raise of $75,000.Cincinnati Reds -- Agreed to terms with IF/OF Al Newman on a minor-league contract with Class AA Nashville and invited him to spring training.Detroit Tigers -- Agreed to terms with 1B Cecil Fielder ($4.5 million) and OF Mark Carreon ($355,000) on one-year contracts.Kansas City Royals -- Agreed to terms with IF Curtis Wilkerson on a minor-league contract with Class AA Omaha and invited him to spring training.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Evening Sun Staff | December 9, 1991
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- The Orioles selected 24-year-old outfielder Darrell Sherman in today's Rule V draft and added him to a short list of candidates for the club's full-time leadoff role.Sherman was drafted off the San Diego Padres' Class AAA roster for $50,000. He must spend the entire 1992 season on the Orioles' 25-man regular season roster or be offered back to the Padres for half the draft price.He batted .295 with 43 stolen bases last year for the Class AA Wichita Aeros, while having the lowest strikeout ratio (1 per 21.1 at-bats)
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November 22, 1991
Auto racingPorsche Cars North America and the IMSA -- Announced the formation of an 8-race series for Porsche Carrera 911 sports cars.BaseballAtlanta Braves -- Assigned 1B Nick Esasky (sat out last season with vertigo) to Class AA Greenville and 1B Mike Bell, OF Andy Tomberlin, C Kelly Mann and C Jerry Willard to Class AAA Richmond. Waived P Randy St. Claire.Chicago Cubs -- Named Brad Mills manager and Rick Kranitz pitching coach of Class AAA Iowa; Marv Foley manager and Bill Earley pitching coach of Class AA Charlotte; Bill Hayes manager and Lester Strode pitching coach of Class A Winston-Salem; Steve Roadcap manager and Ray Sadecki pitching coach of Class A Peoria; Greg Mahlberg manager and Stan Kyles pitching coach of Class A Geneva; and Phil Hannon manager, Joe Housey pitching coach and Gil Jubski coach of rookie league Huntington.
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August 5, 1991
Red Sox relief pitcher Jeff Gray's condition continued to improve yesterday while doctors at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital tried to determine the cause of his collapse in the clubhouse.Dr. Arthur Pappas, the team physician, said at a news conference that Gray took a few steps Saturday and walked down the hospital hall "with minimal support" yesterday.Gray, 28, suffered dizziness, slurred speech and weakness in his right arm and leg after a routine pregame workout Tuesday in an attack described as similar to one he had 10 years ago at Florida State.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Staff Writer | February 20, 1992
Hagerstown Suns owner Peter Kirk said he is confident the city will acquire another minor-league baseball franchise when the Class AA Eastern League team suspends operations after the 1992 season.And he apparently believes the Baltimore Orioles will continue their affiliation with the city, although at the lower Class A level.Kirk is seeking a franchise in the Class A South Atlantic League, which expanded to 14 teams last year and encountered scheduling problems with that number. So, the league is hoping to expand to 16 members and create two eight-team divisions split by geography.
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By Kent Baker | September 14, 1991
Ex-Oriole Bell takes slow road back with IndiansFormer Baltimore Oriole Eric Bell has made it back to the major leagues after undergoing the Tommy John operation on his left elbow more than three years ago.Bell, who will turn 28 next month, has not pitched in the big time since tying Mike Boddicker for the Orioles' lead with 10 victories in 1987."
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By Patti Singer | September 5, 1991
Tendinitis keeps Jones at arm's length from call-upRochester Red Wings pitcher Stacy Jones attributes his tendinitis to a cold room, not to his longest appearance of the season. The injury may prevent him from rejoining the Baltimore Orioles this month.Jones started Aug. 25 against the Syracuse Chiefs and pitcheseven innings."I only threw 80-some pitches," he said. "That had nothing to do with it."The next morning, Jones said, he couldn't raise his arm.By this week, he had recovered enough to play catch.
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