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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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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.
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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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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 KEN ROSENTHAL | June 6, 1993
Harold Reynolds was watching the game on national television. "As soon as he hit the ball, I knew he'd do something," Reynolds said. "I said, 'Watch this, he's going to point at somebody, yell at somebody.' That's Ken."Reynolds laughed, knowing his former Seattle teammate hadn't meant any harm. Oh, Ken Griffey Jr. did make an obscene gesture and curse Detroit manager Sparky Anderson last Sunday. But the way Reynolds saw it, he was "just being young and carefree, enjoying the game."It's not that simple -- the incident served as another blow tobaseball's image, and Griffey will receive a letter of reprimand from the American League even though he apologized to Anderson.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | May 28, 1995
SEATTLE -- If Ken Griffey was his teammate, Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken said yesterday, he would try to discourage him from challenging fences and crashing into walls as he chases fly balls.Over the course of a season, over a career, one catch to save one ballgame doesn't mean much if you get hurt. Griffey made one of the great catches in the history of baseball against the Orioles on Friday night, but shattered his left wrist as he smashed against the fence and will be out for three months.
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By Mike Kahn and Mike Kahn,McClatchy News Service | August 28, 1992
SEATTLE -- Don't expect Ken Griffey Jr. to be in the Mariners' lineup for the next few days, and he'll be without his Ferrari for considerably longer than that.The Seattle Mariners' 22-year-old All-Star center fielder was fitted with a neck brace late yesterday afternoon, just hours after he was rear-ended by an unlicensed 15-year-old on Coal Creek Parkway near Interstate 405. Griffey did not play in the game last night against the Cleveland Indians in the Kingdome."It's a day-to-day thing and not serious," Mariners manager Bill Plummer said before tonight's game against the Orioles.
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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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