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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 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 Ross Newhan and Ross Newhan,Los Angeles Times | March 15, 1992
BASEBALL CITY, Fla. -- Having once replaced Hall of Famer Rod Carew in the California Angels' lineup, Wally Joyner has now displaced future Hall of Famer George Brett in the batting order of the Kansas City Royals.The first baseman will bat third in the revamped lineup, with Brett, approaching 39 after being a fixture at No. 3 for most of his 18 years with the Royals, dropping to fifth. Demoted, Brett called it, adding:"No one likes to lose their position, but it's not like I'm losing it to a guy from Double-A.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | February 5, 1993
Frank Robinson long has been outspoken on the topic of race and baseball, and, a day after the major leagues punished Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott for racial slurs, he remained so.Robinson, Orioles assistant general manager and the majors' first black manager, says that baseball's bigotry goes beyond Schott. He remains skeptical of the effort to increase minority hiring in front-office jobs, and says there is no shortage of black candidates for general manager spots. However, Robinson says baseball is halting further progress by keeping minorities out of minor-league managing, thus clogging a pipeline to jobs in the majors.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | February 5, 1993
Frank Robinson long has been outspoken on the topic of race and baseball, and, a day after the major leagues punished Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott for racial slurs, he remained so.Robinson, Orioles assistant general manager and the majors' first black manager, says that baseball's bigotry goes beyond Schott. He remains skeptical of the effort to increase minority hiring in front-office jobs, and says there is no shortage of black candidates for general manager spots. However, Robinson says baseball is halting further progress by keeping minorities out of minor-league managing, thus clogging a pipeline to jobs in the majors.
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June 14, 2001
Baseball Major League Baseball: Named Jackie Autry honorary American League President and Bill Giles honorary National League President. Athletics: Claimed OF Billy McMillon on waivers from Tigers. Designated OF Ryan Christenson for assignment. Marlins: Re-instated OF Jeff Abbott from 15-day DL and optioned him to Triple-A Calgary. Rangers: Assigned C Bill Haselman to Triple-A Oklahoma on a rehab assignment. Placed OF Rusty Greer on 15-day DL with strained left hamstring. Activated OF Rickey Ledee from 15-day DL. Tigers: Signed P Kenny Baugh.
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January 13, 1993
BaseballMLB -- Announced that the major league owners unanimously approved the sale of the San Francisco Giants to a group of investors led by Peter Magowan.MLB Executive Council -- Announced Jackie Autry of California; Bill Bartholomay of Atlanta; Paul Beeston of Toronto; Doug Danforth of Pittsburgh; Fred Kuhlman of St. Louis; Carl Pohlad of Minnesota; Hayward Sullivan of Boston; and Fred Wilpon of the New York Mets, have been named to the search committee for a commissioner.Orioles -- Agreed to terms with P Mark Williamson on a one-year contract.
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June 23, 1994
The California Angels and Los Angeles Rams have had a rocky relationship as co-tenants of Anaheim Stadium. But last week, Angels owner Jackie Autry expressed regret that the Rams might move from Orange County, possibly to Baltimore. Autry spoke with The Sun's Peter Schmuck.Q: After all that has happened since the Rams moved to Anaheim, you would figure that the Angels would be happy to see them out of town. True?A: Do I personally want to see the Rams leave here? No. I think every sports franchise benefits Orange County.
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By Los Angeles Times | May 19, 1994
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Buck Rodgers, who was fired Tuesday, yesterday accused California Angels president Richard Brown of being a cancer in the organization.Rodgers said Brown had him fired and that general manager Bill Bavasi simply was following orders.But sources close to Bavasi confirmed the firing was Bavasi's idea, and that Brown and chairman Jackie Autry approved it. Owner Gene Autry told Rodgers in a phone call that he wasn't aware of the firing until after the fact.Rodgers indicated that it was difficult to believe that Bavasi, who was hired Jan. 12, would fire him this quickly.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Evening Sun Staff | December 10, 1991
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Free-agent first baseman Wally Joyner proved yesterday that money isn't everything, choosing to end a bitter relationship with the California Angels and accept a much smaller contract from the Kansas City Royals.Joyner signed a one-year deal that will pay him $4.2 million and retained the right to become a free agent next year. He could have re-signed with the Angels for four years and close to $16 million, but instead said farewell in a teary news conference at the Fontainebleau Resort.
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By Ross Newhan and Ross Newhan,Los Angeles Times | March 15, 1992
BASEBALL CITY, Fla. -- Having once replaced Hall of Famer Rod Carew in the California Angels' lineup, Wally Joyner has now displaced future Hall of Famer George Brett in the batting order of the Kansas City Royals.The first baseman will bat third in the revamped lineup, with Brett, approaching 39 after being a fixture at No. 3 for most of his 18 years with the Royals, dropping to fifth. Demoted, Brett called it, adding:"No one likes to lose their position, but it's not like I'm losing it to a guy from Double-A.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | September 11, 1992
ST. LOUIS -- The Giants will be playing next year in a city by a bay -- but whether it is Tampa Bay or San Francisco Bay is unclear.Baseball owners left their quarterly meetings here yesterday with the issue undecided. Next year's schedule was written so the Giants could play in either place, and the race is on in both cities.On Wednesday, the owners delayed voting on the proposed sale of the club to an investment group that intends to move it to the Florida Suncoast Dome in St. Petersburg.
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