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By Helene Elliott and Helene Elliott,Los Angeles Times | March 24, 1991
MESA, Ariz. -- Once, the letters "B.Y.O.B." were, to Gary Gaetti, an invitation to excess, an irresistible call to drink and party with the same passion that compelled him to hurl himself in front of ground balls at third base for the Minnesota Twins.But those letters have taken on a vastly different meaning.As scrawled on the chalkboard in the California Angels' spring training clubhouse, those letters aren't the traditional party invitation, "Bring Your Own Bottle." They stand for "Bring Your Own Bible," as Gaetti does to the weekly Bible study classes he attends with about a dozen of his new teammates.
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September 20, 1996
Tigers: Tony Clark struck out in the first inning to bring Detroit's season total to 1,186, breaking the AL record it set in 1991. Eight more strikeouts followed, leaving the team nine shy of the major-league mark of 1,203 set by the 1968 New York Mets. reliever Mike Myers made his 80th appearance of the season, tying the team record set by Willie Hernandez.Indians: Albert Belle needs four more home runs and nine more RBIs to have a 50-150 season.Royals: Although Kansas City is last in the AL with 702 runs, it is on pace to reach its highest total since scoring 784 in 1982.
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April 16, 1996
Cardinals: Ron Gant is 7-for-16 in the last five games and is among the league leaders with 14 RBIs. . . . Gary Gaetti, who missed three games after fouling a ball off his left big toe, struck out all three times. . . . Pat Borders, who had 37 hits and batted .208 last year, is hitting .429 (15-for-35).Pirates: Al Martin, who homered and doubled, hit .414 against the Cardinals last year (12-for-29) with two home runs and five RBIs. . . . Orlando Merced has nine hits in his past 21 at-bats after going hitless his first 18 at-batsPub Date: 4/16/96
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By La Velle E. Neal III and La Velle E. Neal III,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 1, 1996
Here's all you need to know about the 1996 Kansas City Royals offense: Johnny Damon, who batted leadoff in his inaugural season of 1995, is expected to bat third in the order this season.Damon, 22, has 47 games of major-league experience. And he is known for speed and hitting for average. He has little power.But this is not a typical lineup. Damon's legs fit in with the rest of the speedsters on this club. These Royals expect to go-go-go and pressure teams with speed, not frighten them with power.
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December 21, 1990
Charlie Leibrandt, granted new-look free agency Dec. 7 as part of the collusion settlement, decided yesterday to stay in Atlanta and agreed to a three-year, $8 million contract with the Braves.Atlanta has an option for 1994 that, if exercised, would make the deal worth $10 million. Leibrandt can make up to $350,000 more each year in performance bonuses.Leibrandt, a 34-year-old left-hander who made $1 million last season, was 9-11 for Atlanta in 1990 with a 3.16 ERA. He pitched five shutouts after missing nearly the first two months of the season because of a shoulder injury.
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By Kevin Eck | August 17, 1995
At Camden YardsDay, Time, TV, StartersToday, 3:05, HTS, Kevin Appier (12-7, 3.55) vs. Mike Mussina (13-7, 4.07)Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)Royals updateThe Royals began play last night in third place in the AL Central, 18 games behind the division-leading Cleveland Indians. Kansas City is still in contention for a wild-card berth, however, trailing the Texas Rangers by 3 1/2 games. Before facing Oakland last night, the Royals had won three of their past four and were 11-9 after posting a 7-20 record from June 24 to July 25. Manager Bob Boone had used 88 different lineups in 98 games and has not used the same lineup more than twice.
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By Los Angeles Times | June 4, 1993
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The California Angels finally admitted a multimillion-dollar mistake yesterday, requesting waivers on Gary Gaetti to make room on the roster for Kelly Gruber.The move was hardly a surprise, and the only question in recent days was about the Angels' willingness to eat the remaining $5 million of Gaetti's contract.Manager Buck Rodgers and club Vice President Whitey Herzog made it clear this week that they were in favor of releasing Gaetti, who was batting .180 with four RBI in 20 games.
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By Tom Powers and Tom Powers,Knight-Ridder News Service | January 27, 1991
TAMPA, Fla. -- There was a time when, after a tough loss, you didn't want to be within a hundred miles of Gary Gaetti. No sir. One of my least favorite duties while covering the Minnesota Twins was approaching Gaetti for a comment after a loss."
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By Dave Cunningham and Dave Cunningham,Knight-Ridder News Service | May 4, 1991
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- California Angels third baseman Gary Gaetti says a myth about him has been told and re-told so many times that it has taken on a life of its own, and he wants it stopped.The story is that Gaetti stood up in the Minnesota Twins' clubhouse one day and suddenly began speaking in tongues."I never did that. I've heard the story so much, I even asked a lot of the guys [his former Minnesota teammates] if they ever saw me do it, that maybe I'd done it without knowing it. No. It never happened."
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By La Velle E. Neal III and La Velle E. Neal III,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 1, 1996
Here's all you need to know about the 1996 Kansas City Royals offense: Johnny Damon, who batted leadoff in his inaugural season of 1995, is expected to bat third in the order this season.Damon, 22, has 47 games of major-league experience. And he is known for speed and hitting for average. He has little power.But this is not a typical lineup. Damon's legs fit in with the rest of the speedsters on this club. These Royals expect to go-go-go and pressure teams with speed, not frighten them with power.
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By Kevin Eck | August 17, 1995
At Camden YardsDay, Time, TV, StartersToday, 3:05, HTS, Kevin Appier (12-7, 3.55) vs. Mike Mussina (13-7, 4.07)Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)Royals updateThe Royals began play last night in third place in the AL Central, 18 games behind the division-leading Cleveland Indians. Kansas City is still in contention for a wild-card berth, however, trailing the Texas Rangers by 3 1/2 games. Before facing Oakland last night, the Royals had won three of their past four and were 11-9 after posting a 7-20 record from June 24 to July 25. Manager Bob Boone had used 88 different lineups in 98 games and has not used the same lineup more than twice.
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By Los Angeles Times | June 4, 1993
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The California Angels finally admitted a multimillion-dollar mistake yesterday, requesting waivers on Gary Gaetti to make room on the roster for Kelly Gruber.The move was hardly a surprise, and the only question in recent days was about the Angels' willingness to eat the remaining $5 million of Gaetti's contract.Manager Buck Rodgers and club Vice President Whitey Herzog made it clear this week that they were in favor of releasing Gaetti, who was batting .180 with four RBI in 20 games.
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By Dave Cunningham and Dave Cunningham,Knight-Ridder News Service | May 4, 1991
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- California Angels third baseman Gary Gaetti says a myth about him has been told and re-told so many times that it has taken on a life of its own, and he wants it stopped.The story is that Gaetti stood up in the Minnesota Twins' clubhouse one day and suddenly began speaking in tongues."I never did that. I've heard the story so much, I even asked a lot of the guys [his former Minnesota teammates] if they ever saw me do it, that maybe I'd done it without knowing it. No. It never happened."
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By Helene Elliott and Helene Elliott,Los Angeles Times | March 24, 1991
MESA, Ariz. -- Once, the letters "B.Y.O.B." were, to Gary Gaetti, an invitation to excess, an irresistible call to drink and party with the same passion that compelled him to hurl himself in front of ground balls at third base for the Minnesota Twins.But those letters have taken on a vastly different meaning.As scrawled on the chalkboard in the California Angels' spring training clubhouse, those letters aren't the traditional party invitation, "Bring Your Own Bottle." They stand for "Bring Your Own Bible," as Gaetti does to the weekly Bible study classes he attends with about a dozen of his new teammates.
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By Tom Powers and Tom Powers,Knight-Ridder News Service | January 27, 1991
TAMPA, Fla. -- There was a time when, after a tough loss, you didn't want to be within a hundred miles of Gary Gaetti. No sir. One of my least favorite duties while covering the Minnesota Twins was approaching Gaetti for a comment after a loss."
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December 21, 1990
Charlie Leibrandt, granted new-look free agency Dec. 7 as part of the collusion settlement, decided yesterday to stay in Atlanta and agreed to a three-year, $8 million contract with the Braves.Atlanta has an option for 1994 that, if exercised, would make the deal worth $10 million. Leibrandt can make up to $350,000 more each year in performance bonuses.Leibrandt, a 34-year-old left-hander who made $1 million last season, was 9-11 for Atlanta in 1990 with a 3.16 ERA. He pitched five shutouts after missing nearly the first two months of the season because of a shoulder injury.
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September 27, 1998
Hitting Stan Javier, Giants: 2 HRs. Mark McGwire, Cardinals: 2 HRs. Gary Gaetti, Cubs: HR, 2 doubles. Pitching Mark Clark, Cubs: 8 innings, 1 run, 5 hits, hit 2 doubles. Pub Date: 9/27/98
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