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June 3, 2011
The Baltimore Orioles announced today that Leo Gomez will manage the Aberdeen IronBirds (Class-A Short-Season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles) in 2011. This will be Gomez's second summer in Aberdeen, where he was a coach for the club last season. Gomez takes over for Gary Kendall, who skippered the team through the previous three seasons. Kendall has been named the manager of the Bowie Baysox (Double-A affiliate of the Orioles). This will be Gomez's third season as a minor league coach for the O's. Before coming to Aberdeen, Gomez spent 2009 coaching the Gulf Coast League Orioles.
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August 25, 2011
Sitting in the press booth at Ripken Stadium on Wednesday night following Aberdeen's 4-2 loss to Connecticut, I was approached by the IronBirds' radio man and public relations chief, Towney Godfrey, who, according to post-game ritual, asked me which team members I'd like to interview. Still a bit fried from a chaotic week at the Ripken World Series, and feeling unsure about lobbing questions at a manager who'd just watched his team squander a very good ninth-inning opportunity to tie or possibly win the ballgame, I opted to skip a session with Aberdeen skipper Leo Gomez, and asked instead for players Matt Hobgood and Joe Velleggia.
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May 21, 1995
Last week's question:Do you think Leo Gomez should be replaced as the Orioles third baseman?YES -- 26%NO --- 74%"I think people need to ease up on Leo Gomez. Everybody has a bad week at the office. He's shown he's a better player than that for a couple of years now. People just want something to pounce on. They pounced on the bullpen last week. Now they're beating up on Leo, next week it will be somebody else unless they start winning soon."Mark Smith"No, I do not believe Leo Gomez should be replaced as a third baseman.
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June 3, 2011
The Baltimore Orioles announced today that Leo Gomez will manage the Aberdeen IronBirds (Class-A Short-Season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles) in 2011. This will be Gomez's second summer in Aberdeen, where he was a coach for the club last season. Gomez takes over for Gary Kendall, who skippered the team through the previous three seasons. Kendall has been named the manager of the Bowie Baysox (Double-A affiliate of the Orioles). This will be Gomez's third season as a minor league coach for the O's. Before coming to Aberdeen, Gomez spent 2009 coaching the Gulf Coast League Orioles.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | April 28, 1994
If past performance is any indication, the Orioles can't count on much production from the top of their lineup when they face the California Angels tonight.John Dopson (1-2, 6.00) doesn't have dominating numbers against the Orioles (0-1 last year, 2-2 lifetime). But the hitters who have been occupying the first three places in the lineup are hitting a collective .148 (9-for-61) with one home run and three RBIs against the Angels' right-hander.Of the Orioles' hitters, Dopson has been most successful against Brady Anderson (1-for-15, .067)
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By Andy Knobel | September 17, 1995
There are few sure things you can say about the 1996 Orioles. They will promise a winner. They will play it one game at a time and strive to stay within themselves. And they will include and market themselves around Cal Ripken. But how about his longest-running teammates? Which ones will be back?PLAYERS, COMMENTSBrady Anderson -- EVEN -- Joined O's in 1988. Likely move of Bobby Bonilla to third could keep him around even if O's add a slugging outfielder.Chris Hoiles -- UP -- 1989. With five-year, $17.25 million contract that ends in 1999, he would be back even if he still were hitting .171.
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July 30, 1995
UPS AND DOWNS* Peter Angelos -- UP -- He's trying to win and that distinguishes him from some other owners.* Jamie Moyer -- UP -- He has been a life-saver.* Bret Barberie -- UP -- His job for now. But check back in a week or two, because these things can change in a hurry.* Leo Gomez -- UP -- This year, his slump was cured by an adjustment in his batting stance, rather than a call from Uncle Angelos.* Alex Ochoa -- UP -- Who knows if he can really play. All the talk drove his trade value through the roof.
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By Lori Van Lonkhuyzen and Lori Van Lonkhuyzen,Sun Staff Writer | June 27, 1994
Question marks abound as the Orioles square off against the Cleveland Indians. Tonight, the Orioles enter a stadium they've never played in, they play a team they'd swear they haven't played before and face a pitcher who doesn't resemble at all the guy they saw last year.The Indians are the talk of the American League, what with their recent 18-game home win streak and their position perched atop the AL Central Division. This is clearly not the team that finished 76-86 and sixth in the AL East last year.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | May 2, 1992
In four innings last night, the Orioles did their best to demolish the notion that their spacious new Camden Yards playpen is a pitchers' park, hitting four home runs on the way to a 15-1 pasting of the Seattle Mariners before 45,451 last night.Mike Devereaux led the barrage, driving in six runs, five of them coming on two homers, a fifth inning grand slam and a seventh inning bases-empty shot.In addition, Chris Hoiles, Leo Gomez and Bill Ripken also went deep to run the Orioles' home record to 7-1, the best home mark in the American League.
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May 14, 1995
Last week's questionShould the Orioles have offered closer Lee Smith a two year, $4 million contract, as the Angeles did?YES -- 43%NO -- 57%"The players now these days are getting too much money and 4 million dollars for two years is way to much money for a closer to get. He might be going into the Hall of Fame, but he's really not that good to get all that money."Nathan McDougall"I think the Orioles definitely should have offered Lee Smith a two-year, $4 million contract. I think their bullpen woes would not be nearly as bad as if they had a steady closer they knew they could rely on."
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | February 21, 1996
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- As soon as he heard the news the Orioles had won their arbitration case against Arthur Rhodes yesterday, assistant general manager Kevin Malone called the pitcher in his hotel room. Hey, no hard feelings."I told him Pat [Gillick, general manager] and I didn't like the arbitration process," Malone said. "We don't enjoy going through it, but it's just part of the game."Arbitrator Robert Light ruled in favor of the Orioles' offer of $300,000. Rhodes, who earned $275,000 last year and went 2-5 with a 6.21 ERA, asked for $675,000.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1995
For a guy who averaged five at-bats per year over 11 seasons in the National League, Randy Myers takes hitting seriously. Very seriously.The Cubs, like many teams in the NL, held simulated games between starting pitchers and relievers during early batting practice. A coach or position player is picked to stand behind the batting cage and serve as umpire, ruling on each ball hit by the pitchers. A ground ball is an automatic out. A line drive ripped down the line is a double. A fly ball into the gap is either a hit or an out, depending on the trajectory and depth.
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By Andy Knobel | September 17, 1995
There are few sure things you can say about the 1996 Orioles. They will promise a winner. They will play it one game at a time and strive to stay within themselves. And they will include and market themselves around Cal Ripken. But how about his longest-running teammates? Which ones will be back?PLAYERS, COMMENTSBrady Anderson -- EVEN -- Joined O's in 1988. Likely move of Bobby Bonilla to third could keep him around even if O's add a slugging outfielder.Chris Hoiles -- UP -- 1989. With five-year, $17.25 million contract that ends in 1999, he would be back even if he still were hitting .171.
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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | August 31, 1995
They call him "Blade." He's got long, flowing, jet black hair. And you would never know by looking at former Orioles shortstop Mark Belanger that he knew Cal Ripken when Junior was just a pup.Belanger chatted with the graying, balding Ripken yesterday in the Orioles' clubhouse. Ripken has credited Belanger with teaching him many of the fielding techniques that Ripken uses today."That's nice, I really appreciate that," said Belanger, an eight-time Gold Glove winner. "I'm just one of many, I'm sure.
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July 30, 1995
UPS AND DOWNS* Peter Angelos -- UP -- He's trying to win and that distinguishes him from some other owners.* Jamie Moyer -- UP -- He has been a life-saver.* Bret Barberie -- UP -- His job for now. But check back in a week or two, because these things can change in a hurry.* Leo Gomez -- UP -- This year, his slump was cured by an adjustment in his batting stance, rather than a call from Uncle Angelos.* Alex Ochoa -- UP -- Who knows if he can really play. All the talk drove his trade value through the roof.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | July 22, 1995
As they ponder possible trades that might plug some holes, the Orioles remain in a position that requires re-evaluation of their roster. This has been a very difficult team to gauge, but there are some guidelines.Good teams do not lose to bad teams on a regular basis, yet the Orioles have lost six out of nine to the Minnesota Twins, who have the worst record in baseball. Is that one of those unexplainable flukes -- or an accurate barometer?xTC By choice, the Orioles have replaced three regulars (Andy Van Slyke, Bret Barberie and Leo Gomez)
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By Kent Baker | December 19, 1990
Today is D-Day for Mickey Tettleton.But there were no hints coming from either Tettleton or his agent, Tony Attanasio, whether the catcher will accept the Baltimore Orioles' offer for salary arbitration. The deadline for accepting the offer is midnight tonight.Tettleton was en route to Oklahoma yesterday from his winter home in Arizona when he said: "I don't know what's going to happen. I don't think I can really answer anything right now."Attanasio, speaking from his San Diego office, said only, "No decision will be made until tomorrow [today]
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