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By Brad Snyder | July 25, 1995
Rangers updateJohnny Oates drags his team into Baltimore in the throes of a slump. Texas entered last night's game having lost seven in a row, including three in a row to the New York Yankees. The slide was initiated by the Orioles, who are 2-0 against the Rangers this season. That short series in Arlington was highlighted by Rafael Palmeiro's 13th-inning game-winning homer. Now it's Johnny's homecoming . . . and Mark McLemore's and Jack Voigt's. Oates has downplayed any revenge factor, but it will be interesting to see how he and the other former Orioles are received.
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By Dan Rodricks | July 16, 1997
I DON'T KNOW the fellow's name but he must be the only Orioles fan alive who thought it a wonderful development that Jack Voigt, former Bird, happened to be in left field for the Brewers over the weekend.As we know too well, the Brewers swept three games from the Orioles at Camden Yards; and Voigt, who was batting .229 before the series, had some fun for the winners. He hit a home run Friday night off Jimmy Key. He went two-for-four Saturday. He hit another home run Sunday off Mike Mussina.
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By Tom Keegan and Tom Keegan,Sun Staff Writer | July 6, 1994
Need to know who's pitching against the Orioles three weeks from Wednesday? Go ask Jack. He'll tell you.Wondering which umpiring crew is coming to town for the next series? Go ask Jack. He'll tell you. Not only that, he's probably on a first-name basis with every umpire on the crew.Need your thirst for trade rumors quenched? Go ask Jack. He'll tell you.Stumped as to what Rafael Palmeiro is hitting in day games played after night games? Go ask Jack. The man knows his decimal points.There isn't much you can tell outfielder Jack Voigt that he hasn't already found out on his own.He uses his natural and considerable gift of gab to cull information and retains every morsel.
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By John Eisenberg | July 14, 1997
It just isn't true that all the news coming out of Camden Yards is bad news these days.The Yankees lost to the Tigers yesterday, so the Orioles' Incredible Shrinking Lead held firm for a day at 4 1/2 games.And, in a particularly positive development, "Hammerin' " Jack Voigt left town last night after hitting another home run to help the Brewers complete a three-game sweep of the Orioles with a 6-4 victory yesterday.That's right, fans, it's safe to come out again: Voigt, a utility player whom the Orioles traded in 1995, finally is gone after hitting twice as many homers as his former club during the weekend series.
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By Andy Knobel | August 27, 1995
After winning his fourth straight game Monday night for the Phillies, Sid Fernandez reiterated that he nearly retired while struggling as an Oriole "but didn't think I'd be able to look at myself in the mirror if I did that. I'd be kicking walls for the rest of my life." How other '95 Orioles are doing in their new nests:Players, CommentsDamon Buford -- DOWN -- In a 3-for-31 slump and is hitting .200 with just RBIs in 65 at-bats. Mets are loaded with young outfielders.Jack Voigt -- DOWN -- Was hitting .175 in 63 at-bats when Texas outrighted him to Double-A on Wednesday.
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By Buster Olney | March 15, 1995
Jack VoigtWhat he would be doing if there were no strike: Voigt would be attempting to retain his spot as a fourth or fifth outfielder for the Orioles against the likes of Damon Buford and Sherman Obando. Voigt is out of options, meaning the Orioles must keep him, trade him or waive him to the minor leagues.What he's doing instead: Voigt is waiting for a resolution of the strike at his home in Venice, Fla., working out regularly.How he thinks the labor strife has reached its current state: "I don't really know.
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April 4, 1994
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By Tom Keegan and Tom Keegan,Sun Staff Writer | May 16, 1994
MINNEAPOLIS -- Brady Anderson, Mike Devereaux, Rafael Palmeiro, Harold Baines, Cal Ripken, Chris Hoiles. The names say the Orioles have a potent offensive ballclub.Opposing pitchers say the same.But the numbers say otherwise. They say the Orioles are a below-average hitting team.The Orioles average 5.2 runs, compared with an American League average of 5.5.Nobody expects it to last."There are no easy outs in that lineup," Minnesota Twins right-hander Kevin Tapani said after defeating the Orioles, 5-2, yesterday on a five-hitter.
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By Jim Mandelaro and Jim Mandelaro,Contributing Writer | April 9, 1993
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- When he got the bad news from Orioles manager Johnny Oates in St. Petersburg, Fla., last week, Jack Voigt didn't pout.He didn't tear up the clubhouse or take his ball and go home. Voigt packed and headed south to Sarasota to join the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings."Johnny called me into his office and was very honest with me," Voigt said. "He said he didn't have room to keep me, but that I'd done everything necessary to make the club. It was just a numbers thing."Oates told Voigt he couldn't make any promises regarding a call-up to Baltimore.
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By Patti Singer Hagerstown | May 23, 1991
BTCOrioles force Mercedes to take time offThe Baltimore Orioles, citing a lack of hustle on the part of Luis Mercedes, dismissed him from the Rochester Red Wings for a few days so he could sort out his feelings toward the game."
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By Andy Knobel | August 27, 1995
After winning his fourth straight game Monday night for the Phillies, Sid Fernandez reiterated that he nearly retired while struggling as an Oriole "but didn't think I'd be able to look at myself in the mirror if I did that. I'd be kicking walls for the rest of my life." How other '95 Orioles are doing in their new nests:Players, CommentsDamon Buford -- DOWN -- In a 3-for-31 slump and is hitting .200 with just RBIs in 65 at-bats. Mets are loaded with young outfielders.Jack Voigt -- DOWN -- Was hitting .175 in 63 at-bats when Texas outrighted him to Double-A on Wednesday.
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By Brad Snyder | July 25, 1995
Rangers updateJohnny Oates drags his team into Baltimore in the throes of a slump. Texas entered last night's game having lost seven in a row, including three in a row to the New York Yankees. The slide was initiated by the Orioles, who are 2-0 against the Rangers this season. That short series in Arlington was highlighted by Rafael Palmeiro's 13th-inning game-winning homer. Now it's Johnny's homecoming . . . and Mark McLemore's and Jack Voigt's. Oates has downplayed any revenge factor, but it will be interesting to see how he and the other former Orioles are received.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | May 31, 1995
They're so desperate in New York that George Steinbrenner is said to be interested in signing Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden in an attempt to rehabilitate the Yankees.In Toronto, the natives are becoming increasingly restless and disinterested in a team that would be lost without David Cone.And in good old Baltimore, there are indications that owner Peter Angelos is being encouraged to add another superstar, somebody like Kirby Puckett or Barry Bonds, to his collection. No matter that it would take all of the cream from the minor-league system, and even some from the big-league level.
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By Buster Olney | March 15, 1995
Jack VoigtWhat he would be doing if there were no strike: Voigt would be attempting to retain his spot as a fourth or fifth outfielder for the Orioles against the likes of Damon Buford and Sherman Obando. Voigt is out of options, meaning the Orioles must keep him, trade him or waive him to the minor leagues.What he's doing instead: Voigt is waiting for a resolution of the strike at his home in Venice, Fla., working out regularly.How he thinks the labor strife has reached its current state: "I don't really know.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | March 9, 1995
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor-leaguers have been drawn into the middle of the fight between players and owners for a couple of weeks now. But to date, most of those in the eye of the storm have been the run-of-the-mill minor-leaguers.Later this week, baseball owners could pursue a course of action which would introduce their prize prospects into the fray, and simultaneously force the union to make a difficult decision. "It could get even uglier than it has been already," said one baseball executive.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | February 24, 1995
VENICE, Fla. -- Jack Voigt pulled a blue piece of scrap carpet out of his trunk."Got a new backdrop today," he said.Voigt walked to the batting cage at Wellfield Park, where he played Babe Ruth and high school baseball.Two minor-leaguers, Todd Brown and Jim Felch, were already working out."Gas today, Jack," Brown said as he fed balls into the pitching machine. "Going about 92 [mph].""We'll have to take that down a little bit then," Voigt replied.It's not that Voigt was trying to avoid the heat.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | May 1, 1993
Jack Voigt has heard the phrase often enough that it brings a half-wince, half-smile to his face.Fundamentally sound. That's the bottom line on the newest Oriole. When applied to a journeyman player, the phrase might easily be viewed as damning with feint praise.With Voigt, though, it's the reason he was in Baltimore yesterday after six years and 693 games of beating the minor-league bushes."Somebody once said I was fundamentally sound," he said last night. "That's the cliche now for Jack Voigt.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Sun Staff Writer | August 10, 1994
There was no evidence in Harry Berrios' pro portfolio to suggest that he would be the leading hitter in the Orioles' system this year.In 1993, his first minor-league season, Berrios batted .207 for the Single-A Albany (Ga.) Polecats. The stocky outfielder, who played at Louisiana State, was out of shape and looked nothing like an eighth-round draft choice.But 1994 has produced a turnaround. Berrios, playing now for the higher-level Single-A Frederick Keys, has a chance for 20 home runs, 100 RBIs and 50 steals and is at the front of the line to become the organization's Player of the Year.
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