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By Dan Rodricks | November 22, 1991
"The glory and the freshess of a dream . . ."-- William Wordsworth, from his ode on immortality, 1807If, after having been cut by the Baltimore Orioles, Dave Johnson needs help finding consolation, he can turn to Wordsworth, who, though an unlikely locker room companion, can comfort any hard-luck baseball player with his intimations on passing glories. Jim Palmer should have read it years ago.Wordsworth's ode might be a bit grandiose for the fine, good men who sat through the summer at my favorite bar in Govans, necks craned to the overhead TV, grumbling about the Orioles and cursing the terrible pitching staff, which included Dave Johnson in a particularly lousy performance as the struggling artist.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
1990 Record: 76-85 Place: Fifth in American League East Manager: Frank Robinson Most Valuable Oriole: Cal Ripken Jr. Batting leader: Steve Finley (.256) Home run leader: Cal Ripken Jr. (21) RBI leader: Cal Ripken Jr. (84) Wins leader: Dave Johnson (13) ERA leader: Dave Johnson (4.10) Notable: The Orioles drafted right-hander Mike Mussina out of Stanford with the 20th overall pick in the first-year player draft in June. Mussina would become a five-time AL All-Star in 10 seasons with the club.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | June 26, 2008
There's one big advantage to having a ridiculous name: It isn't often you get confused with somebody else. Not that there haven't been a few other Peter Schmucks in the world, including a well-known New York jurist during the first half of the 20th century and a present-day German psychologist/author of great European renown, but nobody walks up to my kids and asks them if their dad is that famous European shrink or a long-dead state Supreme Court judge....
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
SARASOTA, Fla. - Earlier this spring, an Orioles official was talking causally about the competition for the fifth starter's spot. He mentioned Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton, Brian Matusz, Jair Jurrjens. And then he paused. "I'm forgetting somebody," the official said, before slapping his hand on his head. "Steve Johnson. You CAN'T forget Steve Johnson. " Johnson, the 25-year-old Baltimore native and St. Paul's graduate, cracks a smile when the story is retold. "I've always been that guy. I was never a high prospect or anything like that.
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August 12, 1992
* Dave Johnson, 56, of Ellicott City, a professional properties manager:I'm not sure I agree with swapping -- in order to leave the cemetery alone, to offer another piece of land. I don't necessarily think they should offer another piece of land. Swapping land is not necessarily right.
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May 20, 1991
BaseballBaltimore Orioles -- Placed P Dave Johnson (1-3, 9.23 ERA) on 15-day DL with strained groin muscle. Called up 1B/OF David Segui from Class AAA Rochester.New York Yankees -- Called up 2B Pat Kelly from Class AAA Columbus. Sent P Alan Mills to Columbus.HockeyNHL -- Fined Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota North Stars $25,000 each for between-periods incident involving Pittsburgh's Troy Loney and Minnesota's Mark Tinordi in Game 2 of Stanley Cup finals Friday night.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2012
Steve Johnson pitched two innings in his major league debut Sunday against the Detroit Tigers and then was sent back to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for Monday's starter, Chris Tillman, on the 25-man roster. Johnson, a St. Paul's graduate and the Orioles' first Maryland-born pitcher since John Bale in 2001, was activated Sunday when starting pitcher Jason Hammel was put on the disabled list.  Johnson, the son of former Oriole pitcher and MASN broadcaster Dave Johnson, walked the first two batters he faced, but settled down after that.
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December 13, 1990
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse weathered a late rally by a determined Canisius team that couldn't overcome Billy Owens' season-high 34 points, as the third-ranked Orangemen escaped with a 92-83 victory last night.The victory was the 1,300th win for Syracuse (8-0), making it the 10th major-college program to reach that plateau. North Carolina top the list with 1,484 victories.Canisius (4-2) trailed, 81-65, with 4 minutes, 2 seconds 'u remaining, but used a ballhawking defense to fight back within 87-81 on senior guard Chuck Giscombe's three-point play with 1:07 to go."
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2012
The Orioles have officially recalled right-hander Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk. Johnson, a St. Paul's alum, is 3-5 with a 2.73 ERA in 14 games (nine starts) for the Tides. The 24-year-old right-hander is the son of former Orioles pitcher Dave Johnson, who pitched for the club from 1989 to '91. They become the sixth father-son duo to play for the Orioles, joining Bob and Terry Kennedy, Don and Damon Buford, John O'Donoghue Sr. and John O'Donoghue Jr., Dave and Derrick May and Tim Raines Sr. and Tim Raines Jr. Johnson spent most of the season as a starter, but really excelled once he moved to the bullpen because of Norfolk's crowded rotation.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 13, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- The most exclusive club in American sports is looking for a few new members.Bob Mathias, Milt Campbell, Rafer Johnson, Bill Toomey and Bruce Jenner are America's living Olympic decathlon champions, men who were once proclaimed the world's greatest athletes. But since 1976, the club has been closed, as America's modern-day decathletes fell far short of Olympic gold."We'd welcome a new kid on the block," Toomey said. "For this country to win another Olympic gold would be like regaining a mantle that has been long lost.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 25, 2012
Steve Johnson's journey to becoming an Oriole had its twists and turns. It had its share of doubters, too, including Johnson, who didn't know whether he would ever get a chance to make a big league roster. The 25-year-old right-hander was a four-time All-Metro selection at St. Paul's, but even as a high school pitcher, he fought the stigma that he didn't throw hard enough to have a lasting future in the game. After Johnson spent parts of the past eight years in the minor leagues, the door of opportunity finally opened in 2012, as he made the most of a series of second-half call-ups from Triple-A Norfolk, shining as both a starter and reliever for the Orioles.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2012
As the Orioles' improbable run of success continues this year, as this upstart, patchwork club keeps churning out victories, the comparisons to the Orioles' 1989 “Why Not?” season become inevitable. On Wednesday night, in a 9-2 clubbing of the Seattle Mariners that completed a three-game sweep and extended the Orioles' winning streak to five, the similarities to 1989 became borderline ridiculous. Exactly 23 years to the day that unheralded right-hander Dave Johnson, “The Pride of Middle River” as he was trumpeted, notched his first major league victory at Memorial Stadium for his hometown Orioles in impressive, complete-game fashion, another rookie named Johnson took to the mound.
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Kevin Cowherd | July 16, 2012
The butterflies in his stomach were doing barrel rolls when Steve Johnson, the Baltimore kid, took the mound for the Orioles on Sunday in his major league debut. Doesn't every kid who's ever split the plate with a fastball or felt the sweet crack of the bat in his hands dream of this moment? Now here it was for Johnson: eighth inning, Orioles down 3-0 to Detroit, which might as well have been 10-0 with the great Justin Verlander pitching for the Tigers. Get loose, someone yelled to Johnson in the bullpen.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2012
Steve Johnson pitched two innings in his major league debut Sunday against the Detroit Tigers and then was sent back to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for Monday's starter, Chris Tillman, on the 25-man roster. Johnson, a St. Paul's graduate and the Orioles' first Maryland-born pitcher since John Bale in 2001, was activated Sunday when starting pitcher Jason Hammel was put on the disabled list.  Johnson, the son of former Oriole pitcher and MASN broadcaster Dave Johnson, walked the first two batters he faced, but settled down after that.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
Having grown up around Orioles baseball, Steve Johnson's dream was always to play for his hometown team. That dream came true Sunday, when the St. Paul's alum was told he was being recalled by the Orioles. His first call was to his father, former Orioles pitcher Dave Johnson. "I think we were both shocked," Johnson said. "I was still in shock and he was definitely in shock. "Growing up, with my dad playing for them, and being around them and following them, being a fan, even when I was with the Dodgers, that's why I signed back with them this year.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2012
The Orioles have officially recalled right-hander Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk. Johnson, a St. Paul's alum, is 3-5 with a 2.73 ERA in 14 games (nine starts) for the Tides. The 24-year-old right-hander is the son of former Orioles pitcher Dave Johnson, who pitched for the club from 1989 to '91. They become the sixth father-son duo to play for the Orioles, joining Bob and Terry Kennedy, Don and Damon Buford, John O'Donoghue Sr. and John O'Donoghue Jr., Dave and Derrick May and Tim Raines Sr. and Tim Raines Jr. Johnson spent most of the season as a starter, but really excelled once he moved to the bullpen because of Norfolk's crowded rotation.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | March 4, 1991
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Dwight Evans was absent from yesterday's workout -- but not completely forgotten by the Orioles.The veteran outfielder missed the early monsoon season here because of the flu. In recognition of the "event," several players inscribed No. 24, Evans' number, on strips of adhesive tape and wore them on their uniform sleeves."
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | June 30, 1992
NEW YORK -- Never mind the running, jumping and swimming scheduled for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. All eyes are now on the furious scrambling, ambushing and maneuvering by the Olympic advertisers.Most notable is an event that could be called the mad --. Reebok International Ltd. is hurriedly revamping its $30 million Olympic campaign to recover from the failure of the decathlete Dan O'Brien to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team when he missed three attempts at the pole vault at Saturday's trials in New Orleans.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2010
The Orioles on Friday added three prospects to their 40-man roster, including their minor league pitcher and player of the year, but did not protect 2006 first-round pick Billy Rowell. That means that Rowell, a 22-year-old infielder who was picked ninth overall in 2006, one slot ahead of two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, will be available to other teams in next month's Rule 5 draft. However, it's unlikely that Rowell will be picked as Rule 5 selections have to be kept on the acquiring team's 25-man roster for the entire season or be offered back to their original club.
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