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April 2, 1993
There's little disputing that the 1993 Orioles are a talented team. But so are the 1993 ex-Orioles, especially on the mound:Starters: Dennis Martinez (Expos), Mike Morgan (Cubs), Curt Schilling (Phillies), Pete Harnisch (Astros), Jose Mesa (Indians)Relievers: Storm Davis (Athletics), John Habyan (Yankees), Jose Bautista (Cubs), Mike Boddicker (Royals)Catcher: Mickey Tettleton (Tigers)First base: Eddie Murray (Mets)Second base: Bill Ripken (Rangers)Shortstop: Juan Bell (Phillies)Third base: Rene Gonzales (Angels)
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special To The Sun | November 2, 2006
Top-ranked Loyola won a second straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title at yesterday's championship meet - but No. 4 Calvert Hall made the Dons work for it. Loyola put two runners in the top 10 and finished with 66 points in the race at Oregon Ridge Park. The Cardinals had three in the top 10 but ended up with 67 points as the Dons captured their third championship in four years. Loyola also clinched a fourth straight regular-season title. The Dons went 8-0 this season and have 32 consecutive wins.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | December 8, 1992
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Orioles have decided not to offer salary arbitration to free agent Joe Orsulak, effectively ending his five-year career in Baltimore.Orsulak and agent Ron Shapiro confirmed that there had not been any serious contract negotiations with the club and expressed disappointment that the veteran outfielder would not be a part of the team next season."It pretty much seems like that's it," said Shapiro, who is attending the baseball winter meetings at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.
SPORTS
April 26, 1998
Taking the field alongside RipkenThese players have started games in the field with Cal Ripken since the streak began May 30, 1982. Players are listed in order of their appearance:Right fielders (54)Dan FordJim DwyerGary RoenickeJohn LowensteinKen SingletonBenny AyalaMike YoungTito LandrumJohn ShelbyLarry SheetsLee LacyJuan BeniquezJim TraberNelson SimmonsKen GerhartJoe OrsulakFred LynnJeff StoneKeith HughesButch DavisCarl NicholsSteve FinleyMike DevereauxStan JeffersonBrady AndersonBrad KomminskMickey TettletonDave GallagherJeff McKnightDwight EvansDavid SeguiChito MartinezLuis MercedesMark McLemoreSherman ObandoJeffrey HammondsDwight SmithJack VoigtChris SaboLonnie SmithKevin BassAndy Van SlykeBobby BonillaJarvis BrownMark SmithTony TarascoLuis PoloniaEric DavisPete IncavigliaJerome WaltonJeff RebouletDavid DellucciGeronimo BerroaJoe CarterCenter fielders (23)
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By Jennifer Frey and Jennifer Frey,New York Times News Service | March 1, 1994
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The first time New York Mets manager Dallas Green said it, people were taken somewhat aback. When asked in January who might play first base for the Mets and who might bat leadoff, one of the first answers to both questions was Joe Orsulak.Joe Orsulak?Orsulak used to lead off, back in Pittsburgh in the mid-'80s, when he started his major-league career before going to Baltimore for five seasons. And he has played first base -- exactly four times, that is.But in his first season with the Mets, Orsulak served mainly as a platoon outfielder, a starter against right-handed pitchers.
SPORTS
December 27, 1992
Lack of commitmentAs a loyal Orioles fan and season-ticket holder, I am deeply disturbed by the ownership and by management's lack of commitment toward improving the team.The fans are pouring a tremendous amount of money into Camden Yards, and we expect and demand that the ownership reinvest this money to build a championship team.The Orioles came away from the winter baseball meetings with absolutely nothing.They should quit being such tightwads and free some of the profits to acquire a decent No. 4 hitter and outfielder.
SPORTS
January 24, 1993
He ain't heavy . . .Had Eli Jacobs waited until the end of the season, he would have found that there were no teams in either league that would have traded for a mediocre, slow and awkward player as Cal Ripken Jr.By waiting, Jacobs would have gotten rid of all three Ripkens and saved himself a barrel of money. He also would have found that tradition doesn't win ballgames.Bob WeisWhite MarshHe's my brotherI think the Orioles did the right thing. It was time to get rid of all that dead weight (Joe Orsulak, Bob Milacki, Sam Horn, Randy Milligan, Bill Ripken, Mike Flanagan, Rick Dempsey, Storm Davis and Cal Ripken Sr.)
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By JOHN STEADMAN | December 14, 1994
Complaining to management, engaging in idle boasting or revealing his innermost feelings has never been Joe Orsulak's way. In the end, a grown man swinging a bat, running down fly balls and knowing when to try for the extra base becomes all so elementary. Fun and games.Something far more important now draws the total attention of Joe Orsulak but, again, he's not asking others to empathize or sympathize. He always knew his wife, from the first time he saw her, when she was senorita Adrianna Venditti, of Valencia, Venezuela, was something special in looks and quality of character.
SPORTS
May 3, 1992
Get better announcersWhy don't the networks issue a survey and find out just what the viewers want? Regarding television and radio, they hire some of the bottom-of-the-barrel announcers, such as Jon Miller, John Lowenstein, Mel Proctor, Ray KnighThe only way to enjoy a game when some of these fellows are on is to turn off the sound.Homer JahnigenEllicott CityFirst pitch to the worthyThe traditional ceremony of throwing out the first ball at games by some big deal dignitary is an absolutely meaningless ritual.
SPORTS
January 19, 1991
Baseball Baltimore Orioles -- Agreed to terms with OF Joe Orsulak (.269, 11 HRs, 57 RBI), and P Mark Williamson (8-2, 2.21 ERA) on two-year contracts.Chicago Cubs -- Agreed to terms with P Mitch Williams (1-8, 3.93 ERA, 16 saves) and P Mike Bielecki (8-11, 4.93) on one-year contracts.Chicago White Sox -- Agreed to terms with P Bobby Thigpen (4-6, 1.83, 57) on three-year contract.Cincinnati Reds -- Agreed to terms with P Randy Myers (4-6, 2.08, 31) on one-year contract. Agreed to player-development contract with Princeton (rookie league)
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September 7, 1995
Catchers Rick Dempsey, Joe Nolan and John Stefero were omitted from yesterday's story listing starters who had played with Cal Ripken during his consecutive-games streak.The Sun regrets the error.IN THE FIELD WITH CALThese players have started games in the field with Cal Ripken since the streak began May 30, 1982. Players are listed in order of their appearance.RIGHT FIELDERS (43)Dan FordJim DwyerGary RoenickeJohn LowensteinKen SingletonBenny AyalaMike YoungTito LandrumJohn ShelbyLarry SheetsLee LacyJuan BeniquezJim TraberNelson SimmonsKen GerhartJoe OrsulakFred LynnJeff StoneKeith HughesButch DavisCarl NicholsSteve FinleyMike DeverauxStan JeffersonBrady AndersonBrad KomminskMickey TettletonDave GallagherJeff McKnightDwight EvansDavid SeguiChito MartinezLuis MercedesMark McLemoreSherman ObandoJeffrey HammondsDwight SmithJack VoigtChris SaboLonnie SmithKevin BassAndy Van SlykeBobby BonillaCENTER FIELDERS (20)
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | August 20, 1995
His wife has an inoperable brain tumor. His younger son twice has undergone open-heart surgery. But every day is a good day, Joe Orsulak says.Every day is one more day that his wife can share with their two sons, one more day that she can smile, one more day that she can enjoy life."
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By JOHN STEADMAN | December 14, 1994
Complaining to management, engaging in idle boasting or revealing his innermost feelings has never been Joe Orsulak's way. In the end, a grown man swinging a bat, running down fly balls and knowing when to try for the extra base becomes all so elementary. Fun and games.Something far more important now draws the total attention of Joe Orsulak but, again, he's not asking others to empathize or sympathize. He always knew his wife, from the first time he saw her, when she was senorita Adrianna Venditti, of Valencia, Venezuela, was something special in looks and quality of character.
SPORTS
By Jennifer Frey and Jennifer Frey,New York Times News Service | March 1, 1994
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The first time New York Mets manager Dallas Green said it, people were taken somewhat aback. When asked in January who might play first base for the Mets and who might bat leadoff, one of the first answers to both questions was Joe Orsulak.Joe Orsulak?Orsulak used to lead off, back in Pittsburgh in the mid-'80s, when he started his major-league career before going to Baltimore for five seasons. And he has played first base -- exactly four times, that is.But in his first season with the Mets, Orsulak served mainly as a platoon outfielder, a starter against right-handed pitchers.
SPORTS
By KEN ROSENTHAL | June 27, 1993
Think maybe now the Orioles will invite Mark McLemore to spring training as a member of their 40-man roster?They didn't last season, encouraging McLemore to pursue other offers, then reluctantly re-signing him to a minor-league contract.And they didn't this season, risking the loss of McLemore as a free agent, then giving him the same type of non-roster deal.Before club officials start congratulating themselves for McLemore, they should be grateful he wanted to stay. Otherwise, they easily could have lost the player who has been their first-half MVP.McLemore, 28, patterns himself after Detroit's Tony Phillips, another switch-hitter who took years to develop.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | April 28, 1993
CHICAGO -- In the aftermath of Monday night's two-hour team meeting, the Orioles continued to sort through the questions that have dogged them since Opening Day.The club entered last night's game farther out of first place -- 7 1/2 games -- than it was at any point during the 1992 season, though it appears to be a deeper, more talented team than it was a year ago."I can't put my finger on it," first baseman Glenn Davis said. "There is a variety of things that have happened. We just haven't been playing good baseball and there isn't one thing you can put your finger on. It encompasses the whole game."
NEWS
By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special To The Sun | November 2, 2006
Top-ranked Loyola won a second straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title at yesterday's championship meet - but No. 4 Calvert Hall made the Dons work for it. Loyola put two runners in the top 10 and finished with 66 points in the race at Oregon Ridge Park. The Cardinals had three in the top 10 but ended up with 67 points as the Dons captured their third championship in four years. Loyola also clinched a fourth straight regular-season title. The Dons went 8-0 this season and have 32 consecutive wins.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | September 6, 1992
Rodgers not fazed by retaliatory pitchSutcliffe's purpose is understoodANAHEIM, Calif. -- If the Orioles were looking for a beanball war, they may have come to the wrong place.Orioles pitcher Rick Sutcliffe drilled Chad Curtis with a pitch in the seventh inning of Friday night's 8-7 victory over the California Angels -- clearly in retaliation for two earlier pitches that hit Chris Hoiles and Joe Orsulak -- but there were no complaints from Angels manager Buck Rodgers."I don't think there was intent [to injure]
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | April 28, 1993
CHICAGO -- In the aftermath of Monday night's two-hour team meeting, the Orioles continued to sort through the questions that have dogged them since Opening Day.The club entered last night's game farther out of first place -- 7 1/2 games -- than it was at any point during the 1992 season, though it appears to be a deeper, more talented team than it was a year ago."I can't put my finger on it," first baseman Glenn Davis said. "There are a variety of things that have happened. We just haven't been playing good baseball and there isn't one thing you can put your finger on. It encompasses the whole game."
NEWS
April 2, 1993
There's little disputing that the 1993 Orioles are a talented team. But so are the 1993 ex-Orioles, especially on the mound:Starters: Dennis Martinez (Expos), Mike Morgan (Cubs), Curt Schilling (Phillies), Pete Harnisch (Astros), Jose Mesa (Indians)Relievers: Storm Davis (Athletics), John Habyan (Yankees), Jose Bautista (Cubs), Mike Boddicker (Royals)Catcher: Mickey Tettleton (Tigers)First base: Eddie Murray (Mets)Second base: Bill Ripken (Rangers)Shortstop: Juan Bell (Phillies)Third base: Rene Gonzales (Angels)
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