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By Randi Henderson | September 1, 1991
From the window of his hospital room, Timothy Evans could see the lights of nearby Fenway Park."I'm going to hit you a home run tonight," his dad would tell him as he left the hospital for the ballpark.Sometimes he did. From 1977 to 1983, while Tim endured a dozen operations to remove tumors from around his eye, his father, Dwight Evans, hit 131 home runs and knocked in 386 runs for the Boston Red Sox.Tim has neurofibromatosis -- better known as elephant man's disease -- a sometimes disfiguring genetic disorder characterized by soft tumors, usually benign, that grow on the nerves.
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By Ken Rosenthal | April 22, 1993
You've got three right fielders who aren't as good as a converted infielder. You've got a dynamite prospect you don't want to rush to the majors. And you've got a chance to win the division, a chance that doesn't come along every season.What's the answer?A trade.Not just any trade, but one that will bring an impact player the Orioles could rent for one season. That way, they could stop worrying about Moe, Larry and Curly-- er, Chito, Luis and Sherman -- while preserving right field for Jeffrey Hammonds.
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By Dan Shaughnessy and Dan Shaughnessy,Boston Globe | October 25, 1990
THERE WILL be no final chance to cup your hands over your mouth and shout, "Dewwwwww-eeeeee," as Sherm Feller announces, "Now batting, No. 24, Dwight Evans. Designated hitter. Evans."We'll never again see him charge a two-hop single from rightfield. We'll never see him gracefully bend down, glove the ball, then come straight up and fire overhand to the infield. It was always textbook stuff, right from the hardball handbook.We'll never again see him flip his bat in disdain after drawing a stylish walk.
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By Ken Rosenthal | October 15, 1992
TORONTO -- One of these days, the Orioles will escape the horror of the Glenn Davis trade. But the fallout continues, nearly two years after the fact, during a postseason in which they're not even involved.It's bad enough knowing the trade cost the Orioles outfielder Steve Finley and pitchers Curt Schilling and Pete Harnisch. It's even worse knowing it convinced them to drop their pursuit of outfielder Candy Maldonado.Maldonado, then a free agent, wound up with Milwaukee, then Toronto. Now he's a postseason hero, thanks to the three-run homer that broke open the Blue Jays' 9-2 victory over Oakland yesterday, helping bring the World Series to Canada.
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By Kent Baker | August 15, 1991
Baltimore Orioles assistant general manager Frank Robinson was dispatched to Hagerstown last night to watch Glenn Davis and Bill Ripken play on rehabilitation assignment for the Class AA Suns.What he saw was a 2-for-3 game by Davis, both singles when he was behind in the count, and a 3-for-5 game by Ripken, who also stole a base and scored a run.Davis, who returned to the cleanup spot in the batting order, had five putouts at first base before he left the game against the Canton-Akron Indians after six innings.
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March 8, 1991
Eddie Murray, the Los Angeles Dodgers' Most Valuable Player last season, has been denied a request for a contract extension, and Murray is considering leaving the team when his contract expires at the end of the season.Murray's representatives told the Dodgers that if the team did not grant him an extension by the end of spring training, he would be unwilling to negotiate this season and probably would test free agency next winter.Murray, 35, is in the final year of a five-year contract that will pay him $2.8 million this season.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | May 31, 1991
BOSTON -- Dwight Evans said he didn't know what it woul be like to return to Fenway Park, where he had played for 18 years.Now he knows.There was a mini-news conference before the game, televisiocameras recording his every move, and an outpouring of affection from a near-capacity crowd of 33,795.From the minute he walked onto the field for pre-game warmupthat were curtailed by rain, Evans was the center of attention. He was greeted by the fans when he walked into the on-deck circle in the first inning.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 5, 1990
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Baltimore Orioles came up short in the bidding for left-hander Matt Young, but their failure to acquire a free agent pitcher may have encouraged them to step up their efforts to sign a run-producing outfielder.Young signed a three-year, $6.35 million contract with the Boston Red Sox yesterday, leaving the Orioles to focus their attention on their inconsistent attack. General manager Roland Hemond met with the agents for Dwight Evans, Franklin Stubbs and George Bell and said that he felt the club has a legitimate chance to sign one of them.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | December 7, 1990
If you can't beat him, sign him.That evidently was the Orioles' thinking when they added outfielder Dwight Evans for one year. Evans, 39, was their leading tormentor among active players -- and a living nightmare for their bullpen ace, Gregg Olson."
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | February 28, 1991
SARASOTA, Fla. -- For the first time in 11 years, Cal Ripken didn't show up at spring training with the pitchers and catchers. By his standards that made him a week late, but for a very practical reason.The Orioles' All-Star shortstop reported as scheduled yesterday, delayed" because his wife, Kelly, has been ill.But once on the grounds, nothing had changed. It was like Ripken never left. He admitted to "sometimes being embarrassed about how I feel about this game," but didn't try to hide his enthusiasm."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | February 28, 1992
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles opened full-squad workouts RTC yesterday, but the squad wasn't really full. Second baseman Juan Bell and outfielder Luis Mercedes were conspicuous by their absence.Bell's arrival was delayed so he could attend the wedding Wednesday of his sister in the Dominican Republic. Mercedes apparently is having visa problems. Both are expected to arrive today.Players are not required to report to spring training until March 4. That is the mandatory reporting date dictated by baseball's collective bargaining agreement, but everyone was expected to be in camp by yesterday.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | February 28, 1992
Bell, Mercedes no-shows on first daySARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles opened full-squad workouts yesterday, but the squad wasn't really full. Second baseman Juan Bell and outfielder Luis Mercedes were conspicuous by their absence.Bell's arrival was delayed so he could attend the wedding Wednesday of his sister in the Dominican Republic. Mercedes apparently is having visa problems. Both are expected to arrive today.Players are not required to report to spring training until March 4. That is the mandatory reporting date dictated by baseball's collective bargaining agreement, but everyone was expected to be in camp by yesterday.
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By Kent Baker | December 17, 1991
Four Baltimore Orioles were among the 225 major-league players on active rosters and disabled lists last Aug. 31 who were at the million-dollar salary level, according to a study by The Associated Press.Leading the list of Orioles was first baseman Glenn Davis, who ranked 22nd among all major-leaguers with a salary of $3,275,000, a figure he can earn again this season if he reaches incentives for games played. The American League's Most Valuable Player, Cal Ripken, was 59th overall with a salary of $2,566,667.
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By Peter Schmuck | October 6, 1991
Inside movesThe front office was at a crossroads last winter. The club's conservative fiscal approach ran headlong into baseball's exploding salary structure, but the Orioles did some creative financing to fit Dwight Evans ($800,000 plus incentives) and Glenn Davis ($3.275 million) into the budget. They saved about $2 million by trading Phil Bradley and Mickey Tettleton and offset even more of their 1991 expenditures by releasing veteran pitcher Joe Price. The club's payroll still increased substantially, but remained among the lowest in the major leagues.
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By Randi Henderson | September 1, 1991
From the window of his hospital room, Timothy Evans could see the lights of nearby Fenway Park."I'm going to hit you a home run tonight," his dad would tell him as he left the hospital for the ballpark.Sometimes he did. From 1977 to 1983, while Tim endured a dozen operations to remove tumors from around his eye, his father, Dwight Evans, hit 131 home runs and knocked in 386 runs for the Boston Red Sox.Tim has neurofibromatosis -- better known as elephant man's disease -- a sometimes disfiguring genetic disorder characterized by soft tumors, usually benign, that grow on the nerves.
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By Peter Schmuck | August 28, 1991
Horn is becoming a regular on benchDesignated hitter Sam Horn was not in the starting lineup last night, and he probably won't start again until the Baltimore Orioles visit Toronto next week, even though manager John Oates said Horn still is an important part of the club."
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | April 25, 1991
CHICAGO -- Jeff Ballard isn't known for his fastball, but that's the pitch that put him in charge of the Chicago White Sox last night."The fastball set up everything," the lefthander said after the 5-1 win that snapped the Orioles' three-game losing streak. "For somebody with my style, you like to be able to get people out with the fastball."I was able to get a lot of guys out early in the count. I had real good command of the fastball. That made everything else more effective."Ballard (2-1)
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 25, 1991
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Baltimore Orioles would like to know how much Dwight Evans will be able to play in the outfield this season, but they were happy yesterday just to see him spend a few innings out there.Evans, whose presence in the defensive lineup would significantly improve the club's offensive potential, made his 1991 outfield debut in the Orioles' 9-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox yesterday at Ed Smith Stadium.It was not very eventful, but that didn't matter. This is not &L another Randy Milligan experiment.
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By Kent Baker | August 15, 1991
Baltimore Orioles assistant general manager Frank Robinson was dispatched to Hagerstown last night to watch Glenn Davis and Bill Ripken play on rehabilitation assignment for the Class AA Suns.What he saw was a 2-for-3 game by Davis, both singles when he was behind in the count, and a 3-for-5 game by Ripken, who also stole a base and scored a run.Davis, who returned to the cleanup spot in the batting order, had five putouts at first base before he left the game against the Canton-Akron Indians after six innings.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 1, 1991
SEATTLE -- Baltimore Orioles manager John Oates prides himself on being a man of extraordinary self-control, but there is a limit to everything.Tuesday night, he nearly reached it, lecturing his club angrily after another one-sided loss to the streaking Seattle Mariners.Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. had put on a one-man show at the Kingdome, his grand slam carrying Seattle to an 8-2 victory that pushed the Orioles to the brink of a three-game sweep.Oates put on a one-man show in the clubhouse afterward, hoping to change the mind set of a team that has lost 11 of its last 14 games.
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