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By Los Angeles Times | November 8, 1990
Diana Scarwid, an Oscar nominee in 1980 for "Inside Moves" who returned to Savannah, Ga., to raise a family, has agreed to star in River Road Productions' "Not Under My Roof," a romantic comedy that will shoot in six weeks in the resort community of Tybee Island, Ga. Written and directed by Lance Smith, the story concerns two high schoolers whose passionate relationship cools when his divorced mom and her divorced dad start dating. Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jeff Ballard also has a small part.
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By Milton Kent | April 24, 1994
With the Orioles' staff ERA hovering around the 5.00 mark, it's only natural to peek around the majors to see what's happening to pitchers who used to wear the black and orange. Through midweek, 10 former Baltimore starters had amassed a 2-11 record with a combined 5.48 ERA for their current clubs.PLAYERS .. .. .. .. .. .. COMMENTSPete Harnisch .. .. .. .. 0-2 with a 10.26 ERA, with four homers. TheLoser .. .. .. .. ... ... Glenn Davis deal still looks bad, though.Jeff Ballard .. .. .. .. Slid after winning 18 for the OriolesWinner .. .. .. .. .. .. in 1989, but has found happiness in.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... Pirates' middle relief.
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August 1, 1991
Richard C. Hunter, in his last day as Baltimore's school superintendent, said yesterday that Mayor Schmoke "set me up as a scapegoat to take the blame for this administration's failure to live up to the mayor's campaign promises to the voters of Baltimore."Jeff Ballard, in his last day as an Oriole pitcher before being demoted to minor-league Rochester, said, "They can't justify any reason why they're doing this. I feel like I'm being made one of the scapegoats."Dr. Hunter is not responsible for all that's wrong with the city schools, any more than Jeff Ballard is responsible for all that's wrong with the Orioles.
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By Ken Rosenthal | February 24, 1992
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Ask assistant general manager Doug Melvin what the Orioles must do to contend this season, and he points to the necessity of three pitchers combining for 90 starts.Sounds simple enough, but for the Orioles, it's anything but. Seventeen of the other 25 clubs met Melvin's standard last season. The Orioles, for the fourth time in five years, did not.It's clear the trend must be broken. But it isn't clear whether the club's projected five-man rotation includes three pitchers dependable enough to average 30 starts.
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By From staff reports | January 30, 1991
The Orioles announced yesterday that Opening Day tickets for the 1991 season will go on sale Saturday in conjunction with the club's annual winter carnival.At the same time individual tickets for all but the last three games will also go on sale. Plans for the sale of tickets for those games, the final ones to be played in Memorial Stadium, will be announced at a later date.Saturday's carnival will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Omni Hotel. There will be hourly tours of the new stadium under construction at Camden Yards from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.In addition, several autograph booths will be set up and there will be a media roundtable discussion.
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By Milton Kent | April 24, 1994
With the Orioles' staff ERA hovering around the 5.00 mark, it's only natural to peek around the majors to see what's happening to pitchers who used to wear the black and orange. Through midweek, 10 former Baltimore starters had amassed a 2-11 record with a combined 5.48 ERA for their current clubs.PLAYERS .. .. .. .. .. .. COMMENTSPete Harnisch .. .. .. .. 0-2 with a 10.26 ERA, with four homers. TheLoser .. .. .. .. ... ... Glenn Davis deal still looks bad, though.Jeff Ballard .. .. .. .. Slid after winning 18 for the OriolesWinner .. .. .. .. .. .. in 1989, but has found happiness in.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... Pirates' middle relief.
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By Kent Baker | August 25, 1991
After waiting more than four years for him to mature, the Baltimore Orioles traded former No. 1 draft pick Chris Myers to the Montreal Expos organization yesterday.The Orioles received right-handed pitcher Richie Lewis, whose contract was assigned to the Class AAA Rochester Red Wings."We think the change will do Chris good," said assistant general manager Doug Melvin. "The organization is always trying to get someone with more power. We just felt we were getting a better arm."Myers, 22, was the seventh overall pick in the June 1987 draft.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Evening Sun Staff | May 3, 1991
Maybe the Orioles' luck really has changed after all.In the wake of a desultory 2-4 homestand, the Orioles hit the road for 12 of their next 18 games. They open a four-game series in Anaheim against the California Angels tonight (10:35, ESPN), and the encouraging news is that they won't have to face Chuck Finley, who has a 4-1 career record against Baltimore. The Angels' lefthander pitched -- and suffered his first loss -- against Cleveland on Wednesday. Finley is 4-1 this season.That means the Orioles will try to get untracked against the likes of Kirk McCaskill (2-2, 2.84 earned run average)
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By Peter Schmuck | April 12, 1991
Site: Arlington StadiumDates and times: Today and tomorrow, 8:35 p.m.; Sunday, 3:05 p.m.Radio: WBAL (1090 AM), WTOP (1500 AM)TV: Channel 2 tonight; channels 2, 20 tomorrow and SundaySeason series: 0-0. The Orioles won eight of 12 last year.Pitching matchupsTonight: Dave Johnson (13-9, 4.10 in '90) vs. Bobby Witt (17-10, 3.36 in '90)Tomorrow night: Jeff Ballard (0-1, 9.53) vs. Kenny Rogers (10-6, 3.13 in '90)Sunday: Jeff Robinson (10-9, 5.96 in '90) vs. Nolan Ryan (0-1, 6.43)Orioles updateThe Orioles scored just one run in two games against the Chicago White Sox and enter the weekend series mired in a 17-inning scoreless streak.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | April 24, 1991
CHICAGO -- The Orioles can expect to have their patience tested tonight (8:35, HTS).Knuckleballer Charlie Hough (0-0, 4.50) will make his first start for the Chicago White Sox in the final game of the series. His opponent will be Jeff Ballard (0-1, 6.00), making his third start of the season.The key to success against Hough has always been the ability to play the waiting game. Overly aggressive hitters have a tendency to get themselves into trouble against a pitch as unpredictable as the knuckleball.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | February 1, 1992
Fact: The O (give-them-a-home)'s will again be kings of the spring training road, taking a bus to 16 of 28 games in Florida.Opinion: The Bullets would be smart to lose as often as possible, bettering their draft prospects. (This is a recording.)Fact: Three-fourths of the Orioles' 1991 Opening Day rotation is gone. (Dave Johnson, Jeff Robinson, Jeff Ballard.)Opinion: Walt Williams has just about nailed down a spot in the NBA draft lottery, although he's too thin for 82 games.Fact: The U.S. Winter Olympic team will do the opening ceremony in uniforms of cobalt and berry, which are colors, not a science experiment.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 4, 1991
NEW YORK -- Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jeff Ballard didn't want it to end this way, but he knows that there is a chance that he made his last start for the club last night.It was not a good one.The New York Yankees scored five times in the third inning to knock him out of the game and went on to complete a three-game sweep with a 9-6 victory over the Orioles at Yankee Stadium.Ballard was making his first major-league start since July 27, when he made his last start before the Orioles optioned him to the Class AAA Rochester Red Wings for five weeks.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | October 1, 1991
DETROIT -- At the beginning of the season, fifth place didn't even enter into their thinking, but with six games left it is a goal worth attaining for the Orioles.As such, manager John Oates said the next three games in New York and the final three at home against Detroit this weekend carry more meaning than might be expected under the circumstances."Fifth place means something to me," admitted Oates. "Personally, even though we didn't play that great and they [the Indians and Yankees] had to come back to us a little, I'd like to finish two places higher than we were when I took over."
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By Patti Singer | September 5, 1991
Tendinitis keeps Jones at arm's length from call-upRochester Red Wings pitcher Stacy Jones attributes his tendinitis to a cold room, not to his longest appearance of the season. The injury may prevent him from rejoining the Baltimore Orioles this month.Jones started Aug. 25 against the Syracuse Chiefs and pitcheseven innings."I only threw 80-some pitches," he said. "That had nothing to do with it."The next morning, Jones said, he couldn't raise his arm.By this week, he had recovered enough to play catch.
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By Kent Baker | August 25, 1991
After waiting more than four years for him to mature, the Baltimore Orioles traded former No. 1 draft pick Chris Myers to the Montreal Expos organization yesterday.The Orioles received right-handed pitcher Richie Lewis, whose contract was assigned to the Class AAA Rochester Red Wings."We think the change will do Chris good," said assistant general manager Doug Melvin. "The organization is always trying to get someone with more power. We just felt we were getting a better arm."Myers, 22, was the seventh overall pick in the June 1987 draft.
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August 2, 1991
Should finale be reset if it rains?* One of the biggest events in Memorial Stadium history could be a washout if it rains on Oct. 6, when the Orioles are to play Detroit in their final game ever at the stadium. According to major-league rules, the game would not be rescheduled if it has no bearing on the pennant race. However, more than 50,000 fans will have tickets to the last game. Should the baseball commissioner make an exception in this case and let the Orioles reschedule it?To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County)
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August 2, 1991
Should finale be reset if it rains?* One of the biggest events in Memorial Stadium history could be a washout if it rains on Oct. 6, when the Orioles are to play Detroit in their final game ever at the stadium. According to major-league rules, the game would not be rescheduled if it has no bearing on the pennant race. However, more than 50,000 fans will have tickets to the last game. Should the baseball commissioner make an exception in this case and let the Orioles reschedule it?To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County)
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | July 19, 1991
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Following their longest absence from Memorial Stadium in nine years, the Orioles have a special occasion to kick off a 10-day homestand tonight (7:35, HTS) against the Seattle Mariners.The game will mark the 1,500th consecutive game for Cal Ripken, the second longest streak in baseball history. The feat will be recognized in special pre-game ceremonies that will also recognize Ripken's selection as the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player earlier this month.Ripken will be officially presented with his recently engraved All-Star MVP trophy and a mini-van will be presented to Baltimore Reads Inc., the charity selected by Cal and his wife Kelly.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 1, 1991
SEATTLE -- Baltimore Orioles manager John Oates said last night that demoted pitcher Jeff Robinson was given every opportunity to reveal that he was unable to pitch because of a nagging groin injury."
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August 1, 1991
Richard C. Hunter, in his last day as Baltimore's school superintendent, said yesterday that Mayor Schmoke "set me up as a scapegoat to take the blame for this administration's failure to live up to the mayor's campaign promises to the voters of Baltimore."Jeff Ballard, in his last day as an Oriole pitcher before being demoted to minor-league Rochester, said, "They can't justify any reason why they're doing this. I feel like I'm being made one of the scapegoats."Dr. Hunter is not responsible for all that's wrong with the city schools, any more than Jeff Ballard is responsible for all that's wrong with the Orioles.
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