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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | October 21, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two months ago Tom McCraw seemed on the verge of getting fired as Orioles hitting coach. Today he will be named to the same position with the New York Mets.McCraw last night confirmed that he will be joining new manager Jeff Torborg's staff in New York. His departure comes exactly two weeks after the Orioles retained him for 1992.The club already was planning to hire three new coaches, but general manager Roland Hemond said last night the number might now increase to four.Vacancies exist for pitching, hitting and first-base coaches, and manager John Oates has repeatedly stated his desire to add a baserunning instructor as well.
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By Mary Gale Hare and Mary Gale Hare,SUN STAFF | October 31, 2004
Ernest R. Lindsay, a retired Baltimore schoolteacher and football coach, died Friday of Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The Parkville resident was 75. Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Lindsay graduated from Dunbar High School and later returned to the school as a teacher and coach. After graduating with a bachelor's degree from what is now Morgan State University, Mr. Lindsay found a job as a lab assistant at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. But within a year, he joined the city school system.
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By Newsday | October 21, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- The New York Mets' coaching staff will assume a more definite shape today when the club is expected to announce the hiring of Tom McCraw as first-base coach and batting instructor. Baltimore Orioles general manager Roland Hemond confirmed yesterday that his club had granted the Mets permission to speak with McCraw, who has served as the Orioles' batting instructor for three years.McCraw, 51 next month, worked as a roving hitting instructor in the Mets' minor-league organization for three years, beginning in 1986.
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June 24, 2000
Quote: "I hope there's a lot of guilty feelings in the clubhouse right now. We all have to share responsibility and guilt when two qualified men lose their jobs." - Astros GM Gerry Hunsicker after firing pitching coach Vern Ruhle and hitting coach Tom McCraw It's a fact: The Braves are 15-2 when Andres Galarraga homers. Who's hot: The Mets' Mike Piazza has seven homers in his past 12 games. Who's not: The Brewers' Jason Bere has given up at least one homer in 10 of his past 12 starts.
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By Ken Rosenthal | July 3, 1991
Orioles hitting coach Tom McCraw believes Brady Anderso needs to spend virtually an entire offseason restructuring his swing. Anderson, a career .212 hitter, still doesn't see the point.Will he ever? The question could decide whether Andersoremains a spare outfielder or becomes an everyday player. McCraw refuses to give up on him, but last night he could not have been more blunt assessing his career."It's like someone that's been paralyzed," McCraw was sayingeven after Anderson reached base three times in the Orioles' 4-3 loss to Detroit.
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By Ken Rosenthal | April 2, 1992
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Orioles started playing games, and Tom McCraw didn't need to play along. He got a better offer, for better money, from a better team. He was happy to rejoin the New York Mets, and the Orioles were happy to see him go.Oh, they'll never admit as much, sniffing, "We rehired the guy," as if the issue ends there. The truth is, the Orioles didn't want McCraw to remain their hitting coach. That's why they opened contract talks by insulting him with an offer of a $1,000 raise.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Staff Writer | April 2, 1992
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- You're Tom McCraw. You're the hitting coach for Bobby Bonilla, Eddie Murray and Howard Johnson. You're thinking, "Life is good.""I'll either be the greatest hitting coach in the world," the former Orioles instructor says, laughing, "or I'll get fired the quickest."Chances are, it'll be neither, but McCraw probably has the best job in the Mets' organization this season.He isn't responsible for holding the players together as they face various allegations of sexual misconduct.
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By Ken Rosenthal | June 25, 1991
For all their talk of stability, the Orioles are rather adept at identifying scapegoats. The "reassigning" of Frank Robinson was only the start. Pitching coach Al Jackson and hitting coach Tom McCraw now appear in serious trouble as well.Jackson, 55, and McCraw, 50, are the most prominent holdovers from Robinson's staff, and from every indication they won't be invited back next season.What's more, the two coaches seem to recognize this is probably their last year with the club. "I tell Mac every day, just go out, do your job, keep teaching," Jackson says.
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By Kent Baker | October 22, 1991
The Baltimore Orioles are in the market for another coach because Tom McCraw joined the New York Mets yesterday, citing financial considerations.McCraw, 50, signed to become the Mets' batting coach for an estimated $100,000, an offer he described as "substantially higher" than that made by the Orioles.He is rejoining an organization for which he was the roving hitting instructor for three years and will work again with new Mets manager Jeff Torborg.McCraw came to the Orioles from the Mets for the 1989 season.
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By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 28, 1996
Robert McCraw, 31, has been racing motorcycles for just a few years but the Sykesville resident already ranks near the top 10 in the country on the American Motorcyclist Association Pro-Star circuit.Like several other Carroll County riders, McCraw switched from cars to motorcycle racing for the speed."I went to the drag races a lot with my father," said McCraw. "My father raced cars in the '70s and '80s. I wanted to go fast and instead of pouring my money in cars, I got a motorcycle instead where it is cheaper to go faster."
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 21, 2000
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The command post for the Eric Robert Rudolph manhunt in western North Carolina will close soon, though FBI officials believe the accused bomber is likely hiding in the rugged mountains. The shuttering of the headquarters, in an old textile mill in Andrews, doesn't mean the investigation has ended. Twelve to 14 agents will remain on the case indefinitely to pore over new leads with hopes of finding the fugitive, said Steven McCraw, head of the Southeast Bomb Task Force, which is leading the search.
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By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 28, 1996
Robert McCraw, 31, has been racing motorcycles for just a few years but the Sykesville resident already ranks near the top 10 in the country on the American Motorcyclist Association Pro-Star circuit.Like several other Carroll County riders, McCraw switched from cars to motorcycle racing for the speed."I went to the drag races a lot with my father," said McCraw. "My father raced cars in the '70s and '80s. I wanted to go fast and instead of pouring my money in cars, I got a motorcycle instead where it is cheaper to go faster."
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Staff Writer | April 2, 1992
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- You're Tom McCraw. You're the hitting coach for Bobby Bonilla, Eddie Murray and Howard Johnson. You're thinking, "Life is good.""I'll either be the greatest hitting coach in the world," the former Orioles instructor says, laughing, "or I'll get fired the quickest."Chances are, it'll be neither, but McCraw probably has the best job in the Mets' organization this season.He isn't responsible for holding the players together as they face various allegations of sexual misconduct.
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By Ken Rosenthal | April 2, 1992
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Orioles started playing games, and Tom McCraw didn't need to play along. He got a better offer, for better money, from a better team. He was happy to rejoin the New York Mets, and the Orioles were happy to see him go.Oh, they'll never admit as much, sniffing, "We rehired the guy," as if the issue ends there. The truth is, the Orioles didn't want McCraw to remain their hitting coach. That's why they opened contract talks by insulting him with an offer of a $1,000 raise.
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By Kent Baker | October 25, 1991
With the additions of Davey Lopes, Greg Biagini and Dick Bosman, the Baltimore Orioles officially completed their coaching staff yesterday.Manager John Oates said he was "more than satisfied" with the hirings: "I'm tickled to death. We've got some veterans, a young guy who has paid his dues [Biagini] and a very energetic mixture, hard-working and versatile."The three join Cal Ripken Sr., the third-base coach, and Elrod Hendricks, the bullpen coach. Both are longtime Orioles fixtures."I only want five coaches," said Oates, dismissing speculation that the staff might include six. "With the well-rounded staff we have, we can do it with that many."
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By Kent Baker | October 22, 1991
The Baltimore Orioles are in the market for another coach because Tom McCraw joined the New York Mets yesterday, citing financial considerations.McCraw, 50, signed to become the Mets' batting coach for an estimated $100,000, an offer he described as "substantially higher" than that made by the Orioles.He is rejoining an organization for which he was the roving hitting instructor for three years and will work again with new Mets manager Jeff Torborg.McCraw came to the Orioles from the Mets for the 1989 season.
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By Kent Baker | May 24, 1991
Pitching coach Al Jackson said it best: "They say there are two kinds of managers. Those that are fired, and those that are going to be fired."That is the gut reaction of a lifelong baseball man, who responded to manager Frank Robinson's dismissal yesterday with both sadness and resignation."
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 21, 2000
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The command post for the Eric Robert Rudolph manhunt in western North Carolina will close soon, though FBI officials believe the accused bomber is likely hiding in the rugged mountains. The shuttering of the headquarters, in an old textile mill in Andrews, doesn't mean the investigation has ended. Twelve to 14 agents will remain on the case indefinitely to pore over new leads with hopes of finding the fugitive, said Steven McCraw, head of the Southeast Bomb Task Force, which is leading the search.
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By Newsday | October 21, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- The New York Mets' coaching staff will assume a more definite shape today when the club is expected to announce the hiring of Tom McCraw as first-base coach and batting instructor. Baltimore Orioles general manager Roland Hemond confirmed yesterday that his club had granted the Mets permission to speak with McCraw, who has served as the Orioles' batting instructor for three years.McCraw, 51 next month, worked as a roving hitting instructor in the Mets' minor-league organization for three years, beginning in 1986.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | October 21, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two months ago Tom McCraw seemed on the verge of getting fired as Orioles hitting coach. Today he will be named to the same position with the New York Mets.McCraw last night confirmed that he will be joining new manager Jeff Torborg's staff in New York. His departure comes exactly two weeks after the Orioles retained him for 1992.The club already was planning to hire three new coaches, but general manager Roland Hemond said last night the number might now increase to four.Vacancies exist for pitching, hitting and first-base coaches, and manager John Oates has repeatedly stated his desire to add a baserunning instructor as well.
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