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By Ken Rosenthal | June 15, 1997
ATLANTA -- If a hitter receives a mythical golden sombrero for striking out four times, what does he get for a six-strikeout day?"It's not platinum. It's not gold," Orioles manager Davey Johnson said yesterday. "What is that?"Rafael Palmeiro had an idea."The Sam Horn platinum sombrero," he said.Palmeiro wasn't with the Orioles on July 17, 1991, when Horn whiffed six times to tie a major-league record for strikeouts in an extra-inning game.But to fully appreciate Chris Hoiles' two-run double in the 12th inning yesterday, let's relive that glorious moment from Orioles yesteryear.
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By Ken Rosenthal | April 27, 1992
Amazing how general manager Roland Hemond suddenly looks a lot smarter with the Orioles winning. Not only is Brady Anderson finally evening out the Mike Boddicker trade, Chris Hoiles is making the Fred Lynn deal look like an absolute theft.It's rare when a club can acquire a promising everyday catcher for a fading veteran, but that's exactly what the Orioles did on Aug. 31, 1988, the day they sent Lynn to Detroit for Hoiles and pitchers Cesar Mejia and Robinson Garces.Hoiles, 27, is the only player still active from the trade.
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By Ken Rosenthal | May 12, 2000
The last man to hit a home run with a runner on base against Pedro Martinez would like nothing more than to step into a batter's box again. Instead, former Orioles catcher Chris Hoiles sits home in Ohio, out of baseball, in likely need of hip-replacement surgery. It's difficult for him to walk, difficult for him to sleep, difficult for him to play with his two sons. "To have to [retire] because of an injury -- and still to this day not be able to do much of anything -- it's just tough," Hoiles said Wednesday.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | June 5, 1993
The Orioles' ever-expanding search for a cleanup hitter led them to Chris Hoiles last night.The reason: Hoiles had been 4-for-8 with a home run against Seattle's Randy Johnson. And Harold Baines, who has batted fourth most often (18 times) for the Orioles this season, was not in the lineup against the left-handed Johnson."He [Hoiles] is the only guy we've got who's ever hit him," Orioles manager Johnny Oates said. "We don't have a whole lot of big numbers against Randy Johnson."Hoiles went 2-for-3 and homered against Johnson April 11 in Seattle in a game the Mariners won in 12 innings, 7-6. But he was 0-for-4 last night, including 0-for-3 against Johnson.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | April 22, 1994
Ben McDonald will attempt to become the American League's first four-game winner tonight when the Orioles open a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners.However, the big right-hander may not have his normal target, as catcher Chris Hoiles is likely to get the night off. Manager Johnny Oates has been looking for a spot to rest Hoiles, who has caught each of the Orioles' 14 games.The numbers say tonight is as good a time as any, even though left-hander Dave Fleming is scheduled to pitch for the Mariners.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | February 23, 1992
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles traded power-hitting catcher Mickey Tettleton to the Detroit Tigers a year ago. They traded defensive specialist Bob Melvin to the Kansas City Royals in December. What higher praise could they heap on Chris Hoiles?His time apparently has come, and he is eager to meet the challenge of a full-time role in the major leagues."When I heard that they traded Bob, I assumed that my role would be increased a little bit," Hoiles said, "and I was happy that it would increase.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | June 27, 1993
Chris Hoiles and David Segui each knew that the moment would come when the Orioles' bats would spring to life.But it's doubtful if either of them sensed that they each could bunch so many hits together for this extended period."
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By Kent Baker | February 16, 1991
Three more young players with legitimate chances to make an impact this season signed one-year contracts yesterday with the Baltimore Orioles.No terms were announced, but catcher Chris Hoiles and right-handed pitchers Jose Mesa and Jose Bautista agreed to salaries slightly more than the major-league minimum of $100,000.With the trade of catcher Mickey Tettleton to the Detroit Tigers last month, Hoiles could see significant playing time behind the plate."If he has a good spring, it'll be interesting," said general manager Roland Hemond.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | September 24, 1990
It's premature to speculate, but a simple throw to second base by catcher Chris Hoiles could have a dramatic impact on the Orioles' decision regarding free-agent catcher Mickey Tettleton.Hoiles injured his right shoulder on Paul Molitor's stolen base in the first inning of yesterday's 2-1 victory over Milwaukee. He could require offseason surgery if tests reveal a tear.As of now, no such determination has been made. Club physician Dr. Charles Silberstein said Hoiles appeared to be suffering from a "hernia" of a back shoulder muscle.
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