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By Patrick Gutierrez and Sirage Yassin and Patrick Gutierrez and Sirage Yassin,Sun Reporters | July 24, 2007
Andy Etchebarren said he knew Mike Coolbaugh, not as a friend, but simply as someone he could relate to. During their careers, both had the same occupation: first base coach. And both had close calls with line-drive foul balls. Etchebarren said anyone who has coached first or third base has been struck with a baseball. But until two days ago, he never knew a coach who died because of it. Coolbaugh, a Colorado Rockies minor league coach, died Sunday night after being struck in the head by a line drive in the first base coach's box during a game in North Little Rock, Ark. Coolbaugh, also the Tulsa Drillers hitting coach, was knocked unconscious by a ball hit by Tino Sanchez in the ninth inning against the Double-A Arkansas Travelers, according to a statement on the Drillers' Web site.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2010
The Orioles are inching closer to completing their 2011 coaching staff after coming to terms with former big leaguer Wayne Kirby to be the club's first base coach and outfield instructor. According to an industry source, Kirby joins hitting coach Jim Presley and bullpen coach Rick Adair as done deals on manager Buck Showalter's staff for next year. The club is still in discussions with Mark Connor (pitching coach) and Juan Samuel (third base/infielders) and has not officially reached agreements with either, the source said.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1998
One season into his new job as the Orioles' first base coach, Carlos Bernhardt is returning to the Dominican Republic to serve again as director of scouting and oversee the club's year-round player development program.Bernhardt, 48, who lives with his wife and three teen-age children in San Pedro de Macoris, had spent his first 13 years in the organization as scouting supervisor in the Dominican. He signed more than 200 players, including reliever Armando Benitez. Bernhardt also managed the Orioles' Dominican summer-league entry until manager Ray Miller added him to the major-league staff in January.
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By From Sun news services | October 14, 2008
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, the 2005 National League Most Valuable Player, had surgery on his troublesome right elbow, the team announced yesterday. The Cardinals said Pujols will begin his rehabilitation this week and "make his recovery" by spring training. Pujols, 28, underwent a 25-minute procedure to decompress and relocate the ulnar nerve in his right elbow, a joint that has given him problems since he strained a ligament there early in 2003. It had caused numbness, tingling in his ring finger and pinkie, weakness in his grip and pain along the inside of the forearm.
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November 4, 1999
BaseballCardinals: Declined to exercise 2000 options on P Donovan Osborne and OF Darren Bragg.Cubs: Named Billy Williams first base coach.Devil Rays: Promoted Frank Howard from bench coach to senior adviser for baseball operations.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Sun Staff Writer | July 7, 1994
Even Orioles first base coach Davey Lopes, known for his serious demeanor, seems amused at the reporter's inquiry:"We're interested in doing a story on what the first base coach does."Lopes smiles and very nearly chuckles, sort of goes "Hummmph," suggesting that this is probably the correct approach, preferable to: "The guys at the office can't fathom what the heck you first base coaches are up to out there."Let's face it, of all the on-field jobs in the big leagues, this looks like one your brother-in-law the insurance broker could handle.
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October 20, 1995
BaseballOrioles: Named Paul Fryer Western scouting supervisor.Detroit Tigers: Assigned P Pat Ahearne, P Shannon Withem and P Sean Whiteside to Triple-A Toledo.Florida Marlins: Named Britt Burns pitching coach of Double-A Portland.Milwaukee Brewers: Named Jim Gantner first base coach.New York Yankees: Assistant GM Tim McCleary resigned.Texas Rangers: Reinstated P Darren Oliver from the 15-day DL and P Dan Smith from the 60-day DL. C John Marzano and former Orioles DH Sam Horn rejected outright assignments to Triple-A Oklahoma City and became free agents.
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October 21, 1997
BaseballAthletics: Named Gary Jones first base coach, Brad Fischer bullpen coach and Bob Alcjo strength and conditioning coach.Hagerstown (Single-A): Signed one-year lease extension with city of Hagerstown.BasketballCavaliers: Traded G Sherman Douglas to Nuggets for G Greg Graham, a second-round draft pick in 2000 and other considerations.Lakers: Waived G DeJuan Wheat.Magic: Waived G Rick Brunson.CollegeIndiana University of Pennsylvania: Promoted Andy Sachs, a Pasadena native who began his coaching career at Salisbury State, to men's basketball associate head coach.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | November 20, 2007
Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr has announced his retirement. No truth to the rumor that Ohio State has invited him to its next home game to dot the "i." Joe Torre completed his coaching staff with the Dodgers by retaining pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and first base coach Mariano Duncan. But former Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli turned down Torre's offer, in case you hadn't heard. Mazzilli, who's the lead studio analyst for SportsNet New York, recently lost his father. And his mother, who lives in Connecticut, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | October 30, 2007
It appears that the Orioles are more likely to announce a new first base coach and bench coach before revealing their choice for a new front office position. And as long as we're throwing out candidates for first base coach, we need to remember Moe Hill, who joined the major league staff in September after completing his second season at Double-A Bowie, and his fifth in the organization. Hill, who spent three years at Single-A Frederick, is a former outfielder who also happened to work with the outfielders at Bowie.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | November 20, 2007
Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr has announced his retirement. No truth to the rumor that Ohio State has invited him to its next home game to dot the "i." Joe Torre completed his coaching staff with the Dodgers by retaining pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and first base coach Mariano Duncan. But former Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli turned down Torre's offer, in case you hadn't heard. Mazzilli, who's the lead studio analyst for SportsNet New York, recently lost his father. And his mother, who lives in Connecticut, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN REPORTER | November 8, 2007
Brian Graham found it amusing that Orioles fans and certain segments of the local media reacted with surprise that new pitching coach Rick Kranitz wanted to relocate to Baltimore despite having other employment opportunities, as if the idea of anyone choosing to work here was almost too outrageous to comprehend. Graham also recognized the appeal, though his first experience was brief and unfulfilling. He saw the good where others might not. All he needed was an offer. It came last week, with the Orioles approaching him about becoming their special assignment coach for the minor leagues.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN REPORTER | November 6, 2007
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The first day of baseball's general managers meetings came and went quietly, though the Orioles managed to get one thing accomplished. A team source said manager Dave Trembley is set to hire Dave Jauss as bench coach, which would complete an aggressive overhaul of the Orioles' coaching staff. Jauss spent the past two seasons as the Los Angeles Dodgers' bench coach under manager Grady Little, who resigned last week and was replaced by former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | October 30, 2007
It appears that the Orioles are more likely to announce a new first base coach and bench coach before revealing their choice for a new front office position. And as long as we're throwing out candidates for first base coach, we need to remember Moe Hill, who joined the major league staff in September after completing his second season at Double-A Bowie, and his fifth in the organization. Hill, who spent three years at Single-A Frederick, is a former outfielder who also happened to work with the outfielders at Bowie.
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By Patrick Gutierrez and Sirage Yassin and Patrick Gutierrez and Sirage Yassin,Sun Reporters | July 24, 2007
Andy Etchebarren said he knew Mike Coolbaugh, not as a friend, but simply as someone he could relate to. During their careers, both had the same occupation: first base coach. And both had close calls with line-drive foul balls. Etchebarren said anyone who has coached first or third base has been struck with a baseball. But until two days ago, he never knew a coach who died because of it. Coolbaugh, a Colorado Rockies minor league coach, died Sunday night after being struck in the head by a line drive in the first base coach's box during a game in North Little Rock, Ark. Coolbaugh, also the Tulsa Drillers hitting coach, was knocked unconscious by a ball hit by Tino Sanchez in the ninth inning against the Double-A Arkansas Travelers, according to a statement on the Drillers' Web site.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter | October 31, 2006
Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo has completed his 2007 coaching staff with newcomers Juan Samuel and Sammy Mejias joining last year's holdovers, Leo Mazzone, Rick Dempsey, Terry Crowley and Tom Trebelhorn. Samuel, who managed the New York Mets' Double-A affiliate last year after six seasons as a coach in Detroit, will coach third base. Mejias, a manager for the Philadelphia Phillies' Dominican League team who was on Lou Piniella's staff with Perlozzo in Seattle, will coach first. Dempsey will be moved from first base coach to the Orioles' bullpen and Trebelhorn will take over Lee Elia's bench coach duties.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | October 11, 1991
The firings of four major-league managers the last four days will further delay the Orioles' hiring of three new coaches, manager John Oates said last night.Oates said he received at least 10 phone calls from prospective coaches before getting rehired Monday, and that number will only increase as teams change coaches as well as managers."It's kind of hard to comprehend how much is going on right now," Oates said from his home in Richmond, Va."Every day more people are becoming available. There's no timetable to when the staff will be completed because of all that's going on."
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By From Sun news services | October 14, 2008
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, the 2005 National League Most Valuable Player, had surgery on his troublesome right elbow, the team announced yesterday. The Cardinals said Pujols will begin his rehabilitation this week and "make his recovery" by spring training. Pujols, 28, underwent a 25-minute procedure to decompress and relocate the ulnar nerve in his right elbow, a joint that has given him problems since he strained a ligament there early in 2003. It had caused numbness, tingling in his ring finger and pinkie, weakness in his grip and pain along the inside of the forearm.
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By CHILDS WALKER and CHILDS WALKER,SUN REPORTER | June 8, 2006
The Orioles shuffled their coaching staff yesterday, reassigning first base coach Dave Cash, moving Rick Dempsey from the bullpen to replace him and promoting Triple-A pitching coach Larry McCall to be bullpen coach. "It's not something they didn't do," said executive vice president Mike Flanagan. "We just felt with some mixing and some shuffling, we could have a more efficient staff." Flanagan said the team was looking for another pitching expert to work in the bullpen. McCall has taught the craft for 17 years at various levels of the organization, most recently at Triple-A Ottawa.
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By Joe Christensen | November 8, 2003
Eddie Murray Position: Indians hitting coach Date of interview: Oct. 2 What Murray said: "This could be a special situation here, with where the ballclub is and wanting to make a few changes here and there. And it's a place that I know, believe it or not, I'm comfortable." Where he stood: Early front-runner. Sam Perlozzo Position: Orioles bench coach Date of interview: Oct. 14 What Perlozzo said: "I will tell you that I'm an energetic guy. I like communicating a lot with our players.
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