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June 26, 2004
On deck Kaz Matsui of the Mets will face Hideki Matsui of the Yanks for the first time since the 2002 Japan Series. He said it "I'm a Sox fan, but I like the Cubs. When they are playing other teams I root for them. But I'm a Sox fan." Richard M. Daley, Chicago mayor, who visited manager Dusty Baker in the Cubs' dugout wearing a White Sox cap Who's hot Johan Santana of the Twins has a 1.80 ERA in his past four starts, allowing six runs in 30 innings with 39 strikeouts. Who's not Ken Griffey of the Reds is 1-for-19 since hitting his 500th home run and hitless in his past 16 at-bats.
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SPORTS
September 24, 1990
Ken Griffey Sr. says he won't decide whether to return to the Seattle Mariners as a player until well after the end of the season.Batting .460 with three homers and 15 RBI in the month since he joined his son, Ken Griffey Jr., the invitation seems guaranteed."
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May 19, 1994
Joe Garagiola has spent his life in baseball as a player, announcer and sports commenta- tor for NBC's "Today." Recently, he has spearheaded the efforts of the Baseball Assistance Team, a nonprofit group that offers financial support to ex-players and other baseball officials. Garagiola talked about the cause with The Sun's Mark Hyman.Q: Who does BAT help?A: Players, of course. But not only players. We recently changed our bylaws to take care of umpires, front-office personnel, scouts, widows, Negro League players.
SPORTS
May 6, 1991
The New York Yankees insisted they weren't throwing at Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of Saturday night's game.The Mariners beat the Yankees, 3-2, in a game that nearly erupted into a brawl in the opening inning.Griffey, 21, wasn't convinced. His father, Ken Griffey Sr., who wasn't in the lineup, said he didn't know if Chuck Cary was throwing at his son on purpose. Griffey Jr. said he knew he would have the support of his father in any retaliation."I'm not a violent guy, but he was just too close to my head," Griffey Jr. said.
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June 11, 1991
BaseballSeattle Mariners -- Signed OF Craig Griffey, 20-year-old brother of Ken Griffey Jr. and son of Ken Griffey Sr., to a minor-league contract.Texas Rangers -- Signed OF Terrell Lowery and assigned him to Rookie League Butte. Lowery will return to Loyola Marymount in the fall to play basketball; in his junior season, he finished fifth in the nation in scoring, 28.5 ppg, and third in assists, 9.1 per game. Signed C James Bethke, C James Kennedy, 1B-OF James Koehler, 1B Steven Burton, P Mark Ringkamp, P James Migliozzi, P Harold Vallot and SS Kevin Sisk.
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By DAVID STEELE | April 15, 2007
The tributes to Jackie Robinson all over major league baseball today are too much, some say. The skeptics don't mean that in a negative way. It's touching for six entire major league teams to wear his No. 42 today, and for members of all the other teams, like the Orioles' Corey Patterson, to be wearing it. But isn't this overkill? Doesn't this water down the tribute? Doesn't it make it a trendy act instead of an act of respect? "Jackie Robinson would be rolling over in his grave," Twins outfielder Torii Hunter said on ESPN late last week, expressing his conviction that with this tribute, less is more.
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By From Staff Reports | July 13, 1993
Beating the traffic was Mark Pallack's goal when he andbuddy Jim Gates started to depart near the end of the Home Run Derby yesterday at Camden Yards.After an unsuccessful afternoon of chasing home runs in the crowded right-field flag court, it was time to head back to Carroll County, where Mark, 17, will be a senior at Westminster High School in the fall.At least, that's what they thought.Some 10 minutes later, Mark found himself in the American League clubhouse after retrieving Ken Griffey's longest home run of the day, the first ever to hit the B&O warehouse on the fly."
SPORTS
November 5, 1991
Three-time All-Star Ken Griffey Sr., who made baseball history by playing in the same outfield with his son, said yesterday that he is retiring after a 19-year major-league career.The Seattle Mariners said Griffey, 41, could be offered a job with their organization. He has said he would like to be a coach, a minor-league hitting instructor or a television commentator.Ken Griffey Jr., the Mariners' 21-year-old center fielder, is a two-time American League All-Star. The Griffeys are the only father-and-son combination to play in the major leagues at the same time.
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