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May 28, 1998
Quote: "Evidently we had a personality conflict. In his mind I was a bad leader. I didn't do what he wanted done." -- Rangers manager Johnny Oates on Orioles owner Peter Angelos.It's a fact: Rangers' Juan Gonzalez played in his 1,000th game. With 852 RBIs, he has the seventh-highest total for 1,000 games in major-league history -- Hank Greenberg is the leader with 961 RBIs in his first 1,000 games.Who's hot: The Rangers' Juan Gonzalez singled home a run, giving him a major-league-leading 62 RBIs.
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June 26, 2000
Quote: "I just don't think about it. I'm still here. I'm not a part of Detroit, I'm a part of the Yankees." - Outfielder Ricky Ledee, often mentioned in trade rumors as going to Detroit if Juan Gonzalez is dealt to New York It's a fact: The Blue Jays' David Wells is 63-26 since Opening Day 1997. Who's hot: The A's Terrence Long extended his hitting streak to 14 games, tying the longest by an AL rookie this season. Who's not: The Tigers have scored two or fewer runs in 32 of their 71 games.
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By Jim Ragsdale | March 30, 2000
THERE CAME before the King a 6-year-old boy named Elian Gonzalez, begat of Juan Gonzalez and Elizabeth Brotons, of Havana, Cuba. "Es chevere, el mundo de Disney!" he said to the wise King, who looked perplexed. "He says, `Disney World is cool!' " said one who spoke the boy's native tongue. Then the line of Elian that dwells in the county of Dade, in the state of Florida, approached the court. They held signs and raised a great noise and their hearts were filled with injustices rendered unto them.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 7, 2000
BETHESDA -- Juan Miguel Gonzalez took refuge in the most bourgeois of places yesterday, holing up amid the golf courses and minivans of American suburbia as he waited in the house of a Cuban diplomat for a hoped-for reunion with his son. After Fidel Castro bid him good-bye in Cuba yesterday morning, the father of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez found himself bumper-to-bumper with the Washington middle class as he headed from Dulles International Airport during...
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June 14, 2000
Quote: "I want to wait. I'm thinking about playing this year here." - Juan Gonzalez, who says he's not thinking about waiving his no-trade clause with the Tigers. It's a fact: The Athletics, who had the best home record in the majors last season, are 15-17 at home in 2000. Who's hot: The Twins' Matt Lawton has a 10-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 14 of his past 15 games. Who's not: Red Sox reserve Donnie Sadler is in a 1-for-27 slump. On deck: Two weeks after their classic duel got all of baseball buzzing, Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens meet again this afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
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By Buster Olney | June 19, 1996
On the field: Among the many home run records tied, set and threatened last night, Juan Gonzalez and Dean Palmer each hit his eighth career homer at Camden Yards, matching the most by any Orioles opponent. Cleveland's Albert Belle and Seattle's Jay Buhner each have eight homers at Oriole Park, as well.In the dugout: Roberto Alomar and B. J. Surhoff rested nagging injuries last night, but their absence allowed Orioles manager Davey Johnson to load up his lineup with right-handed hitters against Texas lefty Darren Oliver, including Bill Ripken and Manny Alexander.
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April 4, 1998
Twins: Despite the team's off-field turmoil and a franchise-record five consecutive losing seasons, Minnesota drew 43,848, the biggest crowd for an opener since 51,617 turned out in 1993.Devil Rays: Bubba Trammell was Tampa Bay's third starting left fielder in four nights. He has five career homers, all in April. Tampa Bay has scored more runs (25) through four games than any other expansion team in history.White Sox: James Baldwin has a 5-0 career record in domed stadiums. He is 2-0 in Toronto, and 1-0 in Seattle, Minnesota and Tampa Bay. Albert Belle was the only Chicago starter without a hit. He's gone hitless in his last nine at-bats.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 23, 1999
The impression revealed itself during yesterday's disastrous ninth inning as Cal Ripken flapped helplessly after Mike Timlin's throw, which was headed in the general direction of Turf Valley: these Orioles have gone from bad to cursed.Two days after B. J. Surhoff was doubled off base on a foul popout, manager Ray Miller confessed to witnessing another first as his closer combined a mental lapse with an indecisive throwing error that inflamed a four-run inning and a season-high crowd of 47,915 at Camden Yards.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | March 27, 1993
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rick Sutcliffe made the best of a bad situation yesterday. In the next three days, Mike Mussina and Ben McDonald will try to do the same.The Texas Rangers are the last team Sutcliffe wanted to face in his next-to-last spring training outing. And not just because he thinks they have the toughest lineup he'll face all year.Sutcliffe will be the Orioles' Opening Day starter against the Rangers a week from Monday, and even Kevin Kennedy, Texas' first-year manager, said yesterday's matchup in the Orioles' 5-4 victory will give the Rangers an edge.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1996
I have to send in an American League Most Valuable Player ballot tomorrow, and after spending hours talking to players, executives and other writers the past month, I've only figured out this much: There is no right answer.Orioles center fielder Brady Anderson thinks Seattle shortstop Alex Rodriguez should win, hands down. Rafael Palmeiro: Boston first baseman Mo Vaughn, no question. Bobby Bonilla would pick Juan Gonzalez of the Texas Rangers. Others have mentioned Cleveland slugger Albert Belle ("If you guys don't vote for him this year," said one player, "we'll all know it's a personal vendetta."
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By Jim Ragsdale | March 30, 2000
THERE CAME before the King a 6-year-old boy named Elian Gonzalez, begat of Juan Gonzalez and Elizabeth Brotons, of Havana, Cuba. "Es chevere, el mundo de Disney!" he said to the wise King, who looked perplexed. "He says, `Disney World is cool!' " said one who spoke the boy's native tongue. Then the line of Elian that dwells in the county of Dade, in the state of Florida, approached the court. They held signs and raised a great noise and their hearts were filled with injustices rendered unto them.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 23, 1999
The impression revealed itself during yesterday's disastrous ninth inning as Cal Ripken flapped helplessly after Mike Timlin's throw, which was headed in the general direction of Turf Valley: these Orioles have gone from bad to cursed.Two days after B. J. Surhoff was doubled off base on a foul popout, manager Ray Miller confessed to witnessing another first as his closer combined a mental lapse with an indecisive throwing error that inflamed a four-run inning and a season-high crowd of 47,915 at Camden Yards.
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July 29, 1998
Rangers: Juan Gonzalez, who leads the majors with 117 RBIs, was a late scratch because of tightness in his right hamstring.Royals: Kansas City has not scored since the third inning of Monday night's 6-1 loss to the Angels. In those two games, the team has managed eight hits.Twins: Todd Walker is 25-for-47 (.532) in his past 12 games.Pub Date: 7/29/98
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April 4, 1998
Twins: Despite the team's off-field turmoil and a franchise-record five consecutive losing seasons, Minnesota drew 43,848, the biggest crowd for an opener since 51,617 turned out in 1993.Devil Rays: Bubba Trammell was Tampa Bay's third starting left fielder in four nights. He has five career homers, all in April. Tampa Bay has scored more runs (25) through four games than any other expansion team in history.White Sox: James Baldwin has a 5-0 career record in domed stadiums. He is 2-0 in Toronto, and 1-0 in Seattle, Minnesota and Tampa Bay. Albert Belle was the only Chicago starter without a hit. He's gone hitless in his last nine at-bats.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1996
I have to send in an American League Most Valuable Player ballot tomorrow, and after spending hours talking to players, executives and other writers the past month, I've only figured out this much: There is no right answer.Orioles center fielder Brady Anderson thinks Seattle shortstop Alex Rodriguez should win, hands down. Rafael Palmeiro: Boston first baseman Mo Vaughn, no question. Bobby Bonilla would pick Juan Gonzalez of the Texas Rangers. Others have mentioned Cleveland slugger Albert Belle ("If you guys don't vote for him this year," said one player, "we'll all know it's a personal vendetta."
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By Buster Olney | June 19, 1996
On the field: Among the many home run records tied, set and threatened last night, Juan Gonzalez and Dean Palmer each hit his eighth career homer at Camden Yards, matching the most by any Orioles opponent. Cleveland's Albert Belle and Seattle's Jay Buhner each have eight homers at Oriole Park, as well.In the dugout: Roberto Alomar and B. J. Surhoff rested nagging injuries last night, but their absence allowed Orioles manager Davey Johnson to load up his lineup with right-handed hitters against Texas lefty Darren Oliver, including Bill Ripken and Manny Alexander.
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