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May 29, 1996
BaseballAmerican League: Fined White Sox OF Tony Phillips $5,000 for altercation with fan in Milwaukee on May 15.Cubs: Signed C Bob Lisanti.Mariners: Placed P Tim Davis on 15-day DL with broken left fibula. Called up P Lee Guetterman from Triple-A Tacoma. Moved P Chris Bosio from 15-day to 60-day DL.Marlins: Activated P Kevin Brown from 15-day DL.Phillies: Designated 1B J. R. Phillips for assignment.Twins: Claimed P Scott Aldred off waivers from Tigers. Moved Kirby Puckett from 15-day to 60-day DL.FootballJaguars: Signed WR Jimmy Smith, WR Clarence Spann, WR Reggie Barlow and DE Tony Brackens.
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April 11, 1999
Quote: "Sorry for the technical difficulties, but at least it's not raining." -- Scoreboard message at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., during part of a 15-minute power failure.It's a fact: Despite their no-name lineup, the Twins sold 7,619 season tickets for 1999, surpassing last year's 6,043. The $99 season-ticket deal, which includes an autographed Kirby Puckett bat for every pair of seats, still is available.Who's hot: Yankees starters have allowed 16 hits in 34 1/3 innings.Who's not: The White Sox's Jaime Navarro gave up seven runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings after going 4-1 in spring training.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
When baseball commissioner Bud Selig said recently that Baltimore was a "very, very viable candidate" to host the 2016 All-Star Game at Camden Yards, those who have sought for the Midsummer Classic's return to the city for years received a boost to their hopes. The Orioles organization isn't commenting publicly on Selig's words, however, because it doesn't want to be viewed as campaigning for the annual event, which has been held in Baltimore twice. The American League won, 9-3, in 1993 at Camden Yards in the second season of the stadium's existence.
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By Marc Bouchard and Marc Bouchard,Contributing Writer | December 5, 1992
Former Orioles catcher Rick Dempsey has turned down th team's offer to manage the Single-A Frederick Keys, deciding to accept a similar position with the Los Angeles Dodgers so he can spend the summer closer to his family.Dempsey said he will manage the Dodgers' Single-A team in Bakersfield, not far from his family home in West Lake Village, Calif."If the Orioles had had another job at a higher classification, I would have taken it," Dempsey said in a telephone interview from his home last night.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 28, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins are the champions of the world. They defeated the Atlanta Braves, 1-0, in 10 innings last night at the Metrodome to win the 88th World Series, and they did it the old-fashioned way.They stole it.Rookie second baseman Chuck Knoblauch fooled Lonnie Smith into slowing down at second base on an eighth-inning double by Terry Pendleton, which saved a run and put the Twins in position to win Game 7 on a long fly-ball single by...
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November 15, 1991
Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken had a season to remember: .323 average, 34 homers, 114 RBIs, and his usual fine job in the field. But is he the American League's Most Valuable Player?We'd like to know how you feel. Which of the following deserve AL MVP honors?1) Ripken;2) Detroit's Cecil Fielder (44 home runs, 133 RBIs);Or will voters select someone from one of the two AL pennant winners, such as:3) Minnesota's Kirby Puckett, or;4) Toronto's Joe Carter.To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County)
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December 5, 1992
BaseballCincinnati Reds -- Waived OF Mickey Brantley.Houston Astros -- Agreed to terms with P Greg Swindell on a four-year contract.Minnesota Twins -- Agreed to terms with OF Kirby Puckett on a five-year contract.BasketballBoston Celtics -- Signed G Jon Barry to a three-year contract, then traded him, along with a 1995 second-round draft choice, to the Milwaukee Bucks for F Alaa Abdelnaby.Colleges4 Delta State -- Named Todd Knight football coach.FootballTampa Bay Buccaneers -- Activated TE Dave Moore from the practice squad.
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May 28, 1995
Last Week's questionL Do you think the Orioles' highly touted offense is overratedYES -- 32%NO --- 68%The Orioles' offense is very highly overrated. For one, they don't have a true No. 2 hitter and they certainly don't have a true number No. 4. The Orioles can't get by having Cal Ripken as their fourth hitter. [Owner Peter] Angelos is spending way too much money on aging players when he should just spend a lot of money on one big free agent in his prime."E. J. Shipley"I know there's a school of thought up there that pitching and defense wins baseball games, but when the other team beats you, 2-0, you've got real offensive problems.
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April 6, 1994
Top salaries for major-league players this season (salaries in millions, rounded to nearest $100,000):Player, team ... ... ... ... ... ... Salary1 Bobby Bonilla, NYM ... ... ... ... $6.32 Ryne Sandberg, ChiC .. ... ... ... $6.33 Cal Ripken, O's ... .. ... ... ... $5.74 Joe Carter, Tor. .. .. ... ... ... $5.55 Rafael Palmeiro, O's .. .. ... ... $5.56 Roberto Alomar, Tor. .. .. ... ... $5.37 Jack McDowell, ChiW ... .. ... ... $5.38 Jimmy Key, NYY ... ......
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