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July 10, 1993
July 13, 1993Oriole Park at Camden YardsThe San Diego Padres have two players on this year's National League squad: outfielder Tony Gwynn and pitcher Andy Benes. However, six former Padres will be playing in Tuesday's game: Gary Sheffield (Marlins), Roberto Alomar (Blue Jays), Dave Hollins (Phillies), John Kruk (Phillies), Joe Carter (Blue Jays) and Carlos Baerga (Indians).
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
While there are some notable absences from each league's Home Run Derby roster -- like Philadelphia's Dominic Brown, Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez and an assortment of American League batters with more than 20 home runs -- ESPN analyst John Kruk mentioned an Oriole he'd like to see in the competition sometime soon But this Oriole is known more for his doubles than his home runs. “I'd like to see the super three young guys in there, [Orioles third baseman Manny] Machado and [Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike]
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By Andy Knobel | July 23, 1995
Years ago, Tigers manager Sparky Anderson changed his mind about the designated hitter rule. "Instead of being ban, it stinks," he said. Now, there are reports tha AL owners may vote next off-season to stop using the DH. How some current DHs would fare in a league where pitchers hit (or tried to):PLAYERS, COMMENTJose Canseco -- UP -- His elbow is shot, but how much arm do you need to play left a Fenway? Or to revive his knuckleball career?Eddie Murray -- EVEN -- He's not the Gold Glove first baseman of yore but is healthy enough to snare a spot in the 500 Homer Club.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
John Kruk, who will be part of ESPN's broadcast of the Home Run Derby, says Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is the favorite “without question” to win the event at Citi Field on Monday night. “When you watch his home runs, he doesn't swing hard,” Kruk, a former big league first baseman said during a conference call Wednesday. “As the later rounds come on if he keeps advancing, to me, he's going to be fresher than anyone else in this thing. To me, he's the leader in the clubhouse right now to win it, even though Prince did win it last year.” Fellow ESPN analyst Nomar Garciaparra said he expects the competition to come down to Davis and Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder.
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By New York Times News Service | April 10, 1994
READING, Pa. -- John Kruk has used many a person as a straight man. Teammates. Managers. Coaches. Reporters. David Letterman.Seldom, though, has Kruk's act been a solo, with a serious side to the Philadelphia Phillies' first baseman on display. But, as Kruk says, cancer can sober a person real fast.Thus it has with Kruk, who discovered last month that he has testicular cancer, a disease that caused the removal of his right testicle and radiation treatments that won't end until this week."In years past, I probably would have played and played and played until I died," Kruk said Friday after playing in the first of three games with the Double-A Reading Phillies.
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By Gene Wojciechowski and Gene Wojciechowski,Los Angeles Times | May 24, 1994
LEUCADIA, Calif. -- Today at the Kaiser Hospital in nearby San Diego, a surgeon planned to drag a scalpel down the lower abdomen of three-time Olympian Steve Scott and begin a search for 15 possible cancerous lymph nodes.For the perpetually cheerful Scott, 38, who describes himself as the original "glass-is-half-full type of guy," the lymphatic surgery is nothing more than a medical inconvenience. Already, he has made plans to resume his training schedule come Sept. 1. . . or Oct. 1 if his urologist, Kevin O'Brien, decides chemothera py is necessary.
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By Frank Dolson and Frank Dolson,Knight-Ridder News Service | May 7, 1993
SAN FRANCISCO -- When Barry Bonds signed a $43 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, folks around here -- and just about elsewhere else -- were asking, "How can you pay anybody that much money?"Now they know.This is not to argue that any ballplayer is worth that kind of money. It "is" to say that if any player is, his name is Barry Bonds."He's the best," said Phillies manager Jim Fregosi."He's the best in the game," echoed Darren Daulton. "He's probably underpaid."Spoken like a true player rep, to be sure . . . and yet Daulton had reason to wax ecstatic Wednesday after getting a close-up look at a vintage Bonds performance.
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By MIKE ROYKO | November 3, 1993
As hard as I try to be sensitive and politically correct, I can't avoid bumbling my way into boorish opinions, thus offending those who are truly enlightened.And it seems to be getting worse all the time. Before noon today, I heard from four members of four groups who bawled me out for insulting them in recent columns.It began with Erin Gallob, of Crawford, Colo., who didn't like something I wrote about politically correct choices of Halloween costumes for children.She says: "You ask why should we be sensitive to the feelings of witches?"
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | October 13, 1993
The managers of the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies canceled workouts yesterday, the day before the sixth game of the National League Championship Series.That's probably a good thing, for there have been enough surprises in the series to tax the minds and bodies of even the most supremely conditioned athletes, not to mention guys such as John Kruk.For instance, who would have figured that the Phillies, after giving up 23 runs in games 2 and 3, would win two of three at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series?
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By Jayson Stark and Jayson Stark,Philadelphia Inquirer | July 14, 1993
Any time they play an All-Star Game and John Kruk is hitting cleanup, you know this has become a very crazy world.And any time they play an All-Star Game and the starting pitcher and the starting catcher are both Phillies -- for the second time in history -- you know this is a different kind of baseball season.Phillies mania officially has taken over the baseball world.It must have. Because how else can it be that last night's All-Star Game had three Phillies in the National League lineup?
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By Andy Knobel | July 23, 1995
Years ago, Tigers manager Sparky Anderson changed his mind about the designated hitter rule. "Instead of being ban, it stinks," he said. Now, there are reports tha AL owners may vote next off-season to stop using the DH. How some current DHs would fare in a league where pitchers hit (or tried to):PLAYERS, COMMENTJose Canseco -- UP -- His elbow is shot, but how much arm do you need to play left a Fenway? Or to revive his knuckleball career?Eddie Murray -- EVEN -- He's not the Gold Glove first baseman of yore but is healthy enough to snare a spot in the 500 Homer Club.
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By Gene Wojciechowski and Gene Wojciechowski,Los Angeles Times | May 24, 1994
LEUCADIA, Calif. -- Today at the Kaiser Hospital in nearby San Diego, a surgeon planned to drag a scalpel down the lower abdomen of three-time Olympian Steve Scott and begin a search for 15 possible cancerous lymph nodes.For the perpetually cheerful Scott, 38, who describes himself as the original "glass-is-half-full type of guy," the lymphatic surgery is nothing more than a medical inconvenience. Already, he has made plans to resume his training schedule come Sept. 1. . . or Oct. 1 if his urologist, Kevin O'Brien, decides chemothera py is necessary.
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By New York Times News Service | April 10, 1994
READING, Pa. -- John Kruk has used many a person as a straight man. Teammates. Managers. Coaches. Reporters. David Letterman.Seldom, though, has Kruk's act been a solo, with a serious side to the Philadelphia Phillies' first baseman on display. But, as Kruk says, cancer can sober a person real fast.Thus it has with Kruk, who discovered last month that he has testicular cancer, a disease that caused the removal of his right testicle and radiation treatments that won't end until this week."In years past, I probably would have played and played and played until I died," Kruk said Friday after playing in the first of three games with the Double-A Reading Phillies.
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By MIKE ROYKO | November 3, 1993
As hard as I try to be sensitive and politically correct, I can't avoid bumbling my way into boorish opinions, thus offending those who are truly enlightened.And it seems to be getting worse all the time. Before noon today, I heard from four members of four groups who bawled me out for insulting them in recent columns.It began with Erin Gallob, of Crawford, Colo., who didn't like something I wrote about politically correct choices of Halloween costumes for children.She says: "You ask why should we be sensitive to the feelings of witches?"
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | October 13, 1993
The managers of the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies canceled workouts yesterday, the day before the sixth game of the National League Championship Series.That's probably a good thing, for there have been enough surprises in the series to tax the minds and bodies of even the most supremely conditioned athletes, not to mention guys such as John Kruk.For instance, who would have figured that the Phillies, after giving up 23 runs in games 2 and 3, would win two of three at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series?
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By JOHN EISENBERG | July 14, 1993
And about the National League: What are they playing over there, slo-pitch softball?It's called the senior circuit, but they're looking an awful lot like sophomores, huh?After losing the All-Star Game last night at Camden Yards, their losing streak is up from one hand to two. Six in a row.Touchdown.The good news was this: They lost by seven runs last year in San Diego, and only six this time. At that rate, they'll win again shortly before the end of the century.After last night's performance, it would be foolish to expect anything before then.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | July 14, 1993
And about the National League: What are they playing over there, slo-pitch softball?It's called the senior circuit, but they're looking an awful lot like sophomores, huh?After losing the All-Star Game last night at Camden Yards, their losing streak is up from one hand to two. Six in a row.Touchdown.The good news was this: They lost by seven runs last year in San Diego, and only six this time. At that rate, they'll win again shortly before the end of the century.After last night's performance, it would be foolish to expect anything before then.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
John Kruk, who will be part of ESPN's broadcast of the Home Run Derby, says Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is the favorite “without question” to win the event at Citi Field on Monday night. “When you watch his home runs, he doesn't swing hard,” Kruk, a former big league first baseman said during a conference call Wednesday. “As the later rounds come on if he keeps advancing, to me, he's going to be fresher than anyone else in this thing. To me, he's the leader in the clubhouse right now to win it, even though Prince did win it last year.” Fellow ESPN analyst Nomar Garciaparra said he expects the competition to come down to Davis and Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder.
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By Jayson Stark and Jayson Stark,Philadelphia Inquirer | July 14, 1993
Any time they play an All-Star Game and John Kruk is hitting cleanup, you know this has become a very crazy world.And any time they play an All-Star Game and the starting pitcher and the starting catcher are both Phillies -- for the second time in history -- you know this is a different kind of baseball season.Phillies mania officially has taken over the baseball world.It must have. Because how else can it be that last night's All-Star Game had three Phillies in the National League lineup?
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July 10, 1993
July 13, 1993Oriole Park at Camden YardsThe San Diego Padres have two players on this year's National League squad: outfielder Tony Gwynn and pitcher Andy Benes. However, six former Padres will be playing in Tuesday's game: Gary Sheffield (Marlins), Roberto Alomar (Blue Jays), Dave Hollins (Phillies), John Kruk (Phillies), Joe Carter (Blue Jays) and Carlos Baerga (Indians).
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