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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | June 1, 1995
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Orioles general manager Roland Hemond has been through this before. In 1983, when he was GM of the Chicago White Sox. And in 1988, after he took over the Orioles.In each of those seasons, the team for which he was responsible began the year far below expectations, and he was bombarded with criticism."Tony [La Russa] and I took a beating in the early part of 1983," he said, "and we came back and won it. I'm not saying that's what's going to necessarily happen this year, but that [the criticism]
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By Tribune Newspapers | July 24, 2011
Roland Hemond never worked for George Steinbrenner, Walter O'Malley or Gussie Busch. He was never given unlimited resources to work with, but made up for it with a limitless imagination. Competing with less became one of his specialties. "Actually, you have to make it fun," Hemond said. "Certainly with Bill Veeck. He'd say, you know, 'We don't have any money, we'll think of something,' and sometimes we'd think of something at 2 in the morning. I'd say to Bill, 'I wonder why we didn't think of it earlier,' but we had fun. " Hemond, who was the Orioles' general manager from 1988 to 1995, was given the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award during Saturday's Hall of Fame activities.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | April 4, 1995
SARASOTA, Fla. -- An air of anticipation hung over the Orioles' training complex yesterday, but most were too busy to notice. Although no players arrived -- they have been told by the union to stay away until tomorrow -- there is much to do.General manager Roland Hemond was in his office, besieged by phone calls from agents dangling unemployed clients. A new sign guarded the hallway leading to his door, the sign reading ORIOLES STAFF ONLY BEYOND THIS POINT to guarantee privacy at a time when Hemond will be involved in almost constant contract or trade negotiation.
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By Sports Digest | July 22, 2011
Baseball Hemond honored to be receiving O'Neil Award Former Orioles general manager Roland Hemond will receive the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. "I was very fond of Buck O'Neil , with great respect for him," Hemond said during a conference call. "I've managed to meet him about four or five times, and as a matter of fact, I presented him with an award from Baseball America nine years ago bearing my name.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | June 6, 1995
Pitcher Brad Pennington, wanting to know why he isn't pitching more, met with Orioles general manager Roland Hemond for more than an hour Sunday, and later, Hemond spoke with Pennington's agent.Pennington has had four appearances since May 6, pitching a total of 3 1/3 innings and has allowed six walks and five runs."I think like any young player who's as talented as Brad is, he needs to pitch," said Pennington's agent, Greg Clifton. "In spite of having a great spring training, he really hasn't gotten the ball.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | December 14, 1993
The Orioles have been the most active team in the major leagues this off-season, but the signing of free-agent first baseman Rafael Palmeiro does not bring an end to the club's winter reconditioning program.Quite the contrary.No sooner had the Orioles put Palmeiro into the third spot in their batting order than the talk turned to a variety of other potential acquisitions.General manager Roland Hemond confirmed the team has all but signed veteran reliever Mark Eichhorn and left-handed-hitting catcher Rich Gedman, and trade rumors were flying all over Oriole Park.
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June 17, 1991
Orioles fans have had enough of general manager Roland Hemond, if the results of this weekend's "It's Your Call" is any indication.Of 437 callers, four out of five thought the Orioles should have kicked Hemond, 61, upstairs when his contract expired at the end of this season. Only 87 respondents (20 percent) thought the Orioles were correct to keep him in his present position."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
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June 14, 1991
Earlier this week, the Orioles gave general manager Roland Hemond a two-year contract extension. We'd like to know if you agree with the Orioles' decision.1) Yes, the Orioles were correct in retaining Hemond as general manager.2) No, Hemond should have been removed as GM when his contract expired at the end of the year and reassigned elsewhere in the Orioles' front office.To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight Sunday.
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By Tom Keegan | June 3, 1994
If Orioles reserve third baseman and part-time designated hitter Chris Sabo has his way, he won't be hearing boos at Camden Yards for much longer.Sabo yesterday officially made a trade request through agent Jim Bronner, who called Orioles general manager Roland Hemond at the urging of his client.Sabo, who signed a one-year, $2 million free-agent contract in the off-season, lost his job to Leo Gomez, who went on a batting tear when Sabo went onto the disabled list with a strained back.Booed in his first trip to the plate yesterday in the second inning of the Orioles' 11-5 win, Sabo went 1-for-4 and is hitting .238 with two home runs and nine RBIs.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | October 9, 1990
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Part of the magic of a baseball autumn is the long, twisting road traveled by the participants, not just over a 162-game season, but the course of their careers.Orioles general manager Roland Hemond remembers the first time he saw Harold Baines hit, the sense of panic that rushed through him that day, the throng of snickering reporters, the soothing voice of the late Bill Veeck.The Chicago White Sox had just made Baines the No. 1 pick in the country, and it just so happened the team was in Baltimore.
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By From Sun news services | February 23, 2011
Former Orioles general manager Roland Hemond was selected Tuesday as the second recipient of the John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award. Hemond, 81, the Orioles' general manager from 1988 to 1995, will receive the honor from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's board of directors July 23 in Cooperstown, N.Y., as part of Hall of Fame Weekend. The award, which is presented not more frequently than every three years, was established in 2007 to honor an individual whose efforts broadened the game's appeal and whose character, integrity and dignity is comparable to that of O'Neil, who died in 2006 after eight decades of contributions to the game.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | February 12, 2008
The Orioles can celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1983 World Series championship team if they want to, but it might make more sense - all things considered - to lift your glass to a less-heralded O's team and its much-less-heralded 20th anniversary this year. I know what you're thinking. What kind of negative nincompoop would bring up the team that lost a record 21 games in a row at the start of the 1988 season and went on to post the worst record (54-107) in club history? And it would be a fair question if I were just trying to remind you of a time when the Orioles were even more hapless than they are now. But there's a reason that team comes to mind as the rebuilding Orioles prepare to open spring training this week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and it's not to advance some snarky anti-club agenda.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | August 31, 2005
FRANK ROBINSON turns 70 today, still angry after all these years. The most important player in Orioles history - the one without whom there might never have been a championship tradition here - was forever angry about opponents who tried to shake his hand; about thick-headed bigots in and around the game; about the fact that he never seemed to get his due as one of the greatest players ever. Now managing the Washington Nationals, he is angry about steroid suspects passing him on all-time lists; about the Orioles firing him twice back in the 1990s; and about losing any ballgame - still.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | October 11, 1997
If you know Roland Hemond, you know that he's not bitter. You know that after a long day with the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks, he's heading straight to the television and rooting for the Orioles.Rooting for the players he acquired.Rooting for the team he rebuilt.Yes, rooting for Pat Gillick and Kevin Malone and even Peter Angelos."There's always a part of you that remains with an organization you've been with," Hemond, the Orioles' GM from November 1987 until November 1995, and now the Diamondbacks' senior vice president of baseball operations, was saying Thursday.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | July 6, 1997
You can't predict it.That's the beauty of the Orioles' season -- any baseball season, really.It's also the curse.You can't predict the endless twists of a 162-game marathon, the puzzling slumps that even the best teams face.You can't predict whether the Orioles will recover to win the AL East in a romp, or whether they'll fall to their old nemesis, the New York Yankees.On June 3-4, they swept the Yankees at Camden Yards, and went up 9 1/2 games. On June 22, in the middle of a grueling road stretch, their lead was still nine.
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By John Eisenberg | December 22, 1995
Orioles farm director Syd Thrift was going on and on yesterday about the Pat Gillick tornado that has hit the front office, the early mornings and late nights and three-hour conference calls with scouts and a dozen alternatives spinning at the same time, when someone asked: "Was any of this going on before Gillick got here?"Thrift did not hesitate. "No," he said. "It was nothing like this at all before. There's no comparison. Like night and day."We warned you, didn't we? Told you this guy was special, didn't we?
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | April 3, 1995
SARASOTA, Fla. -- For seven weeks, Phil Regan had nothing to manage except hypotheticals and his patience. But yesterday, he awakened at 6 a.m. to be ready for an early-morning conference with general manager Roland Hemond regarding the return of the major-leaguers.There was much to discuss, like when the workouts will begin and how long they will last, how to cram an entire spring training into just three weeks. "There are a lot of crazy questions [about logistics] we have to think about," Regan said a few hours before the owners were to meet in Chicago.
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By Ken Rosenthal Baines' career stats Jim Henneman and Ken Rosenthal Baines' career stats Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | January 15, 1993
It took an extra 24 hours for Roland Hemond to get his man, but, after five years, he figures it was worth the wait.The Orioles officially obtained Harold Baines from the Oakland Athletics for two minor-league pitchers yesterday. For Hemond, the deal culminated a five-year pursuit of the veteran outfielder-designated hitter."Since the time that I've been here [1987], we've made attempts from time to time to obtain him," said Hemond, "so I'm especially happy to announce that Harold Baines is now an Oriole."
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | November 29, 1995
The way the Orioles operated the last two months of the season, it was as if somebody had slipped into the warehouse overnight and cut all the phone lines. There was little in the way of communication among executives."Everybody holds organizational meetings this time of year," a club staff member said on the last day of the regular season. "Right now, I have no idea if we're going to do that. Nobody's said anything to me. Nobody seems to be saying anything to anybody."That is changing under new general manager Pat Gillick.
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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1995
Roberto Alomar's marketing agent likes it. So do general managers, other agents and past members of the Orioles' front office.The buzz around baseball is that by hiring Pat Gillick, the Orioles made a brilliant move."
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