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By Peter Schmuck | June 2, 1991
John Oates is not clear on the details, but he is far too organized to believe in something as capricious as fate and far too unassuming to think that his reputation might have preceded him.He remembers the day he was fired by the Chicago Cubs afte four years on the major-league coaching staff -- and the day after, when the phone rang with a minor-league managerial offer from the Baltimore Orioles."
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2010
Nowadays, when you hear a Hall and Oates fan bellowing, "Sara Smiiiiiiiiiiiile," you might need to do a double take. Though the R&B duo Daryl Hall and John Oates had their heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, their following now extends to music lovers who weren't even born when they penned such tunes as the 1975 hit, "Sara Smile." Bolstered by their Internet presence and newfound interest among young artists, the Philadelphia-area soul group has seen a resurgence that has helped make it one of music's most enduring over the last 40 years.
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By Peter Schmuck | September 6, 1991
Baltimore Orioles manager John Oates would like to think that nice guys finish first once in a while, but it is getting harder and harder to be nice all the time.Welcome to the wonderful world of major-league managing.The club is struggling. The season is wearing thin. The rush of celebrity is wearing off. And the new manager doesn't feel so new anymore."Oh, you noticed," said Oates with a smile. "My family has been saying the same thing for a while now."The pressures of the job. Oates lost 9 pounds the first four days after he replaced Frank Robinson in late May. He has lost 55 of 96 games, 20 of them by one run. He has even been known to lose his temper on occasion,though nothing theatrical, of course -- just a bristle here and there.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | August 7, 2002
In the 1980s, Daryl Hall and John Oates were kings of the pop scene, two kids from Philadelphia whose brand of "blue-eyed soul" won them screaming fans internationally with hits like "Private Eyes" and "Maneater." But ask Hall now about his life back then, and he doesn't seem to miss it one bit. "I felt that we were being put into a preconceived sort of a ... we were being put into a box," Hall said in a recent phone interview. "It was like, `Now we know what they are. They are pop stars; they appeal to this; they are that.
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December 29, 1991
Service notesAirman Peter J. Gibbons, son of Jim and Sharon Gibbons of Dayton, has arrived for duty at Beale A.F.B., Calif.Gibbons is a 1990 graduate of Glenelg High School.OATES COMPLETES TRAININGNavy Ensign David B. Oates, son of John Oates Jr. of Columbia, recently completed the basic surface warfare officer's course.During the course at Surface Warfare Officers School Pacific in San Diego,he was taught shipboard watch and officer duties.Oates is a 1991graduate of the University of Maryland.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | May 29, 1991
Well, it wasn't manna from heaven, but it was a win, which amounted to almost the same thing.It meant John Oates got back his appetite.Admit it, you were worried. You hardly knew the guy, but when Oates lost 9 pounds in four days, at the least you wanted him to get his thyroid checked out. The problem was simpler. Until the Orioles won, the new manager couldn't eat.For diets, I'll go with the Lasorda stuff, thank you. Oates is just lucky he didn't get the job in '88. After only four losses, Oates was melting, and I don't mean tuna-melting either.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | August 9, 1991
Barring a broken leg or an attack of beriberi, Dwight Evans will be in rightfield tonight when the Orioles entertain the Chicago White Sox.It has not escaped manager John Oates' attention that the 39-year-old Evans is batting .319 lifetime (23- for-72) against 43-year-old Charlie Hough, the knuckleballer who will open for the White Sox."Dewey is the only guy on the team over .300 against Hough," manager John Oates said. "We've got a few over .200, but most are under that."Mike Devereaux is hitting .273 against Hough, but in an $l inconclusive 11 at-bats.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | April 2, 1992
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Mike Devereaux has dropped down in the batting order, but he knows better than to assume that his days as a leadoff hitter are entirely behind him.Manager John Oates has stated his preference. He wants Devereaux to bat in the fifth or sixth spot in the batting order to take advantage of his increasing run-production numbers.Devereaux, who is 14-for-29 in his past eight games, has cast his vote. He would love to bat fifth on a regular basis and find out just what he can do in a run-production role.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2010
Nowadays, when you hear a Hall and Oates fan bellowing, "Sara Smiiiiiiiiiiiile," you might need to do a double take. Though the R&B duo Daryl Hall and John Oates had their heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, their following now extends to music lovers who weren't even born when they penned such tunes as the 1975 hit, "Sara Smile." Bolstered by their Internet presence and newfound interest among young artists, the Philadelphia-area soul group has seen a resurgence that has helped make it one of music's most enduring over the last 40 years.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | August 8, 1991
Nostalgia will run rampant for four members of the Milwaukee Brewers tonight.Former Orioles all, Brewers coaches Andy Etchebarren, Don Baylor and Larry Haney and catcher Rick Dempsey will make their final appearances at Memorial Stadium when Milwaukee and the Orioles wrap up the Baltimore phase of their 1991 rivalry.Memories? They come tumbling back.Etchebarren was the catcher in the Orioles' 1966 World Series sweep of the Dodgers. The famous photo of Etchebarren and pitcher Dave McNally about to embrace a joyful, leaping Brooks Robinson after the final out today occupies a prominent spot on Etchebarren's den wall.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | April 7, 1992
Rick Sutcliffe looked like he owned the place.The newest and oldest member of the Orioles starting rotation took the mound in the first regular-season game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards yesterday and did not relinquish the stage until ** he had stolen the show.Sutcliffe pitched a five-hitter and defeated the Cleveland Indians, 2-0, to make the grand opening grander than anyone among the sellout crowd of 44,568 had a right to expect.It was short. The two-hour, two-minute game equaled the shortest Orioles opener in history, first accomplished in the franchise opener in 1954.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | April 2, 1992
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Mike Devereaux has dropped down in the batting order, but he knows better than to assume that his days as a leadoff hitter are entirely behind him.Manager John Oates has stated his preference. He wants Devereaux to bat in the fifth or sixth spot in the batting order to take advantage of his increasing run-production numbers.Devereaux, who is 14-for-29 in his past eight games, has cast his vote. He would love to bat fifth on a regular basis and find out just what he can do in a run-production role.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | March 18, 1992
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Cal Ripken has to know it will be tough to come up with a suitable encore to his 1991 Most Valuable Player performance, but he apparently isn't backing down from the challenge.He drove in two runs with a single and a long double in his first two at-bats yesterday to lead the Orioles to an 8-3 exhibition victory over the Montreal Expos at Municipal Stadium. When he finally made an out, it was on a sharp line drive to center field.Is any of this beginning to sound familiar?
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | March 16, 1992
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Dwight Evans left the Orioles yesterday with disappointment but not bitterness. He even admitted he wasn't completely surprised."I had talked to Johnny [manager John Oates] and Roland [general manager Roland Hemond] earlier," Evans said yesterday after being informed he had been put on waivers for purposes of granting him an unconditional release. "When I looked at the roster, I didn't see space there for me."If something was going to happen, I was hoping it would happen early.
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By Ken Rosnthal | March 13, 1992
BRADENTON, Fla. -- It's a little early to get this started, but just as John Oates was manager-in-waiting under Frank Robinson, new hitting instructor Greg Biagini appears next in line under John Oates.Biagini, 47, is a virtual unknown in Baltimore, but not to the Orioles. He spent nine seasons managing in the club's minor-league system, the last three at Triple-A Rochester. Already Oates has dubbed him "the sleeper" of his new staff.Oates has nothing to fear entering his first full season -- in fact, he might be good enough to manage the Orioles the next 10 years.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | March 11, 1992
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- His nature won't allow Chris Hoiles to take anything for granted. But he realizes that, for the first time in his career, he doesn't have to prove anything in spring training.The evidence is indisputable. When the Orioles traded Bob Melvin to Kansas City for righthander Storm Davis last Dec. 11, there no longer was any question about who would be the No. 1 catcher. He moved on to the "short list" of players manager John Oates says have job security with the Orioles.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | September 20, 1991
John Oates admits he would be 'the most disappointed person in the world' if the Orioles do not ask him back as manager next season.CLEVELAND -- Dealing with one-run losses and the frustration of not winning as often as he expected are the two scars that stand out to John Oates after 109 games as manager of the Orioles.He believes with some slight tinkering those scars can be treated and realizes their elimination is the key to his future success. And, make no mistake about it, Oates expects the same thing everybody else does -- that his immediate future involves managing the Orioles again in 1992.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | March 16, 1992
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Dwight Evans left the Orioles yesterday with disappointment but not bitterness. He even admitted he wasn't completely surprised."I had talked to Johnny [manager John Oates] and Roland [general manager Roland Hemond] earlier," Evans said yesterday after being informed he had been put on waivers for purposes of granting him an unconditional release. "When I looked at the roster, I didn't see space there for me."If something was going to happen, I was hoping it would happen early.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | February 29, 1992
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Bill Ripken arrived in camp this week to find second base still about 10 yards to his right. If his job was supposed to be in danger, the warning signs are difficult to detect.Perhaps the competition just hasn't developed yet. At last roll call, Juan Bell was still in the Dominican Republic, where he had attended his sister's wedding. He is expected in camp today. The other likely candidate is Mark McLemore, 27, who has been told by manager John Oates that he'll also have to prove himself at third base and shortstop to make the team.
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December 29, 1991
Service notesAirman Peter J. Gibbons, son of Jim and Sharon Gibbons of Dayton, has arrived for duty at Beale A.F.B., Calif.Gibbons is a 1990 graduate of Glenelg High School.OATES COMPLETES TRAININGNavy Ensign David B. Oates, son of John Oates Jr. of Columbia, recently completed the basic surface warfare officer's course.During the course at Surface Warfare Officers School Pacific in San Diego,he was taught shipboard watch and officer duties.Oates is a 1991graduate of the University of Maryland.
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