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December 3, 1990
BASEBALL! American League * Orioles -- Named Gary Nickels acting director of scouting.Chicago White Sox -- Named Ed Farmer special assistant to the senior vice president.Kansas City Royals -- Signed Kirk Gibson (outfielder) to a two-year contract.* Minnesota Twins -- Waived Roy Smith (pitcher).
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September 20, 2000
Baseball Athletics: Activated IF Olmedo Saenz from the 15-day DL. Basketball South Dakota Gold (IBA): Named Reggie Williams coach. Colleges Coppin State: Candis Johnson (City) was named MEAC volleyball Player of Week. Frostburg State: Named John Bennent assistant men's basketball coach. Inga Olsen (cross country) and Kirk Gibson (men's soccer) were named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Athletes of Week. Johns Hopkins: RB Scott Martorana was named the Centennial Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week.
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By Bill Madden and Bill Madden,New York Daily News | May 10, 1992
NEW YORK -- Reports -- from the man himself -- that Kirk Gibson's baseball career is over may be premature. It now appears that when Gibson said he planned to retire and spend the summer at home in Michigan with his wife and kids after being released by the Pirates the other day, he was only half right.Before he retires, his old manager, Sparky Anderson, wants him to have one last hurrah in his hometown, Detroit, where it all began 13 years ago. This is no handout, mind you. Sparky needs a left-handed hitter -- not nearly as much as a left-handed pitcher, perhaps -- but the fact is he believes the scruffy, ornery former Tiger bellwether still has a few home runs left in his bat.So you can expect the Tigers to announce the signing of the 34-year-old Gibson soon.
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By Andy Knobel | July 23, 1995
Years ago, Tigers manager Sparky Anderson changed his mind about the designated hitter rule. "Instead of being ban, it stinks," he said. Now, there are reports tha AL owners may vote next off-season to stop using the DH. How some current DHs would fare in a league where pitchers hit (or tried to):PLAYERS, COMMENTJose Canseco -- UP -- His elbow is shot, but how much arm do you need to play left a Fenway? Or to revive his knuckleball career?Eddie Murray -- EVEN -- He's not the Gold Glove first baseman of yore but is healthy enough to snare a spot in the 500 Homer Club.
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By Andy Knobel | July 23, 1995
Years ago, Tigers manager Sparky Anderson changed his mind about the designated hitter rule. "Instead of being ban, it stinks," he said. Now, there are reports tha AL owners may vote next off-season to stop using the DH. How some current DHs would fare in a league where pitchers hit (or tried to):PLAYERS, COMMENTJose Canseco -- UP -- His elbow is shot, but how much arm do you need to play left a Fenway? Or to revive his knuckleball career?Eddie Murray -- EVEN -- He's not the Gold Glove first baseman of yore but is healthy enough to snare a spot in the 500 Homer Club.
SPORTS
September 20, 2000
Baseball Athletics: Activated IF Olmedo Saenz from the 15-day DL. Basketball South Dakota Gold (IBA): Named Reggie Williams coach. Colleges Coppin State: Candis Johnson (City) was named MEAC volleyball Player of Week. Frostburg State: Named John Bennent assistant men's basketball coach. Inga Olsen (cross country) and Kirk Gibson (men's soccer) were named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Athletes of Week. Johns Hopkins: RB Scott Martorana was named the Centennial Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | June 23, 1993
He ranks among the leaders in home runs and RBI, but Mickey Tettleton's new-found versatility could be his biggest contribution to the Detroit Tigers this year.In the midst of what could be a career year, Tettleton looms as an All-Star without a position. The ex-Orioles catcher started behind the plate last night for only the 22nd time this year -- four fewer than he has played in the outfield and only nine more than he has started at first base.The transition of Tettleton from an everyday catcher to a hitter for various positions has presented Tigers manager Sparky Anderson with several options, all offensively related.
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By Bill Tanton | October 19, 1990
CBS IS almost as happy about the results of the first two World Series games as the Cincinnati Reds are. McCormick & Co. communications director and super baseball fan Mac Barrett expresses the feeling of many when he says: "I wasn't really excited about this World Series going in. I was afraid the A's were just too good. But now with the Reds winning the first two games, I can't wait to watch these next three from Oakland over the weekend."This 87th World Series is starting to look strangely like the 85th, when the favored A's lost the first two games in L.A. -- Game No. 1 when Dennis Eckersley gave up the game-winning homer to Kirk Gibson -- and the Dodgers, who weren't even supposed to beat the Mets in the playoffs, went on to beat the A's in five.
SPORTS
June 28, 1992
Unemployed outfielder Kirk Gibson reportedly was approached with a contract offer from the Detroit Drive of the Arena Football League. Gibson, who was an All-America wide receiver at Michigan State, declined.
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By RAY FRAGER | January 6, 2009
Prime 9 6 p.m. [MLB Network] The new channel's show picking all-time top nines runs consecutive programs on best center fielders and top home runs. I haven't seen either yet, but I'll go with Willie Mays and Bobby Thomson. You say Joe DiMaggio (left) and Bill Mazeroski. Or maybe Ken Griffey Jr. and Kirk Gibson. In any case, you can argue with your television from 6 to 7.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | June 23, 1993
He ranks among the leaders in home runs and RBI, but Mickey Tettleton's new-found versatility could be his biggest contribution to the Detroit Tigers this year.In the midst of what could be a career year, Tettleton looms as an All-Star without a position. The ex-Orioles catcher started behind the plate last night for only the 22nd time this year -- four fewer than he has played in the outfield and only nine more than he has started at first base.The transition of Tettleton from an everyday catcher to a hitter for various positions has presented Tigers manager Sparky Anderson with several options, all offensively related.
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By Bill Madden and Bill Madden,New York Daily News | May 10, 1992
NEW YORK -- Reports -- from the man himself -- that Kirk Gibson's baseball career is over may be premature. It now appears that when Gibson said he planned to retire and spend the summer at home in Michigan with his wife and kids after being released by the Pirates the other day, he was only half right.Before he retires, his old manager, Sparky Anderson, wants him to have one last hurrah in his hometown, Detroit, where it all began 13 years ago. This is no handout, mind you. Sparky needs a left-handed hitter -- not nearly as much as a left-handed pitcher, perhaps -- but the fact is he believes the scruffy, ornery former Tiger bellwether still has a few home runs left in his bat.So you can expect the Tigers to announce the signing of the 34-year-old Gibson soon.
SPORTS
December 3, 1990
BASEBALL! American League * Orioles -- Named Gary Nickels acting director of scouting.Chicago White Sox -- Named Ed Farmer special assistant to the senior vice president.Kansas City Royals -- Signed Kirk Gibson (outfielder) to a two-year contract.* Minnesota Twins -- Waived Roy Smith (pitcher).
SPORTS
By Bill Tanton | October 19, 1990
CBS IS almost as happy about the results of the first two World Series games as the Cincinnati Reds are. McCormick & Co. communications director and super baseball fan Mac Barrett expresses the feeling of many when he says: "I wasn't really excited about this World Series going in. I was afraid the A's were just too good. But now with the Reds winning the first two games, I can't wait to watch these next three from Oakland over the weekend."This 87th World Series is starting to look strangely like the 85th, when the favored A's lost the first two games in L.A. -- Game No. 1 when Dennis Eckersley gave up the game-winning homer to Kirk Gibson -- and the Dodgers, who weren't even supposed to beat the Mets in the playoffs, went on to beat the A's in five.
SPORTS
June 27, 1999
Quote: "This is a place I came to a lot when I was young. Every time we played Wiffle ball, I was Kirk Gibson or Darrell Evans or somebody on the Tigers." -- Twins pitcher Joe Mays, who grew up a Tigers fan in nearby Flint, after getting his first major-league victory at Tiger Stadium It's a fact: The Mariners are 6-9 in one-run decisions. Only the Tigers, with four, have fewer one-run victories in the majors. Who's hot: The Red Sox's Nomar Garciaparra has a 12-game hitting streak.
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