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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams was in Maryland this weekend to coach his son's under-10 baseball team at a Ripken Baseball tournament in Aberdeen, and according to a report by Deadspin , he channeled his inner Earl Weaver and got ejected for arguing with the umpires. In a youth baseball game. According to the report, the MLB Network analyst had several issues with the umpire's decisions during his Jersey Wild team's game Saturday, and observers told Deadspin that Williams and the umpire got in each other's face for a big-league style argument before they were physically separated.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams was in Maryland this weekend to coach his son's under-10 baseball team at a Ripken Baseball tournament in Aberdeen, and according to a report by Deadspin , he channeled his inner Earl Weaver and got ejected for arguing with the umpires. In a youth baseball game. According to the report, the MLB Network analyst had several issues with the umpire's decisions during his Jersey Wild team's game Saturday, and observers told Deadspin that Williams and the umpire got in each other's face for a big-league style argument before they were physically separated.
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By Fort Worth Star-Telegram | June 3, 1994
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Mitch Williams said there is only one team that can lure him back to baseball: the Texas Rangers.With the hurt and embarrassment from being released by the Houston Astros still fresh, the 29-year-old left-handed reliever says that he won't play again this season no matter who wants him. He said yesterday that his retirement will become permanent unless the Rangers want him."The only way I would come back is if it's with the Rangers," he said from his ranch in Hico. "I'm going to stay close to home."
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January 8, 2003
2003 voting Hall of Fame voting results (496 votes were cast; 372 were needed for election; x-elected): Player..................Votes......Player..........Votes x-Eddie Murray.......423.......Dave Parker... 51 x-Gary Carter 387 Fernando Valenzuela 31 Bruce Sutter 266 Keith Hernandez 30 Jim Rice 259..................Darryl Kile 7 Andre Dawson 248 Vince Coleman 3 Ryne Sandberg 244 Brett Butler 2 Lee Smith 210 Sid Fernandez 2 Rich Gossage 209 Rick Honeycutt 2, Bert Blyleven 145 Tony Pena 2 Steve Garvey 138 Darren Daulton 1 Jim Kaat 130 Mark Davis 1 Tommy John 116 Danny Tartabull 1 Jack Morris 113 Danny Jackson 0 Alan Trammell 70 Mickey Tettleton 0 Don Mattingly 68 Mitch Williams 0 Dale Murphy 58 Todd Worrell 0 Dave Concepcion 55 Note: Kaat, Kile, Coleman, Butler, Fernandez, Honeycutt, Pena, Daulton, Davis, Tartabull, Jackson, Tettleton, Williams and Worrell are no longer eligible for election by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
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By Tracy Ringolsby and Tracy Ringolsby,Dallas Morning News | September 15, 1991
HOUSTON -- The waiting game has never been easy for Mitch Williams. When the bullpen phone doesn't ring for him, Williams will squirm. He always has. And, Williams admits, he always will."
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January 8, 2003
2003 voting Hall of Fame voting results (496 votes were cast; 372 were needed for election; x-elected): Player..................Votes......Player..........Votes x-Eddie Murray.......423.......Dave Parker... 51 x-Gary Carter 387 Fernando Valenzuela 31 Bruce Sutter 266 Keith Hernandez 30 Jim Rice 259..................Darryl Kile 7 Andre Dawson 248 Vince Coleman 3 Ryne Sandberg 244 Brett Butler 2 Lee Smith 210 Sid Fernandez 2 Rich Gossage 209 Rick Honeycutt 2, Bert Blyleven 145 Tony Pena 2 Steve Garvey 138 Darren Daulton 1 Jim Kaat 130 Mark Davis 1 Tommy John 116 Danny Tartabull 1 Jack Morris 113 Danny Jackson 0 Alan Trammell 70 Mickey Tettleton 0 Don Mattingly 68 Mitch Williams 0 Dale Murphy 58 Todd Worrell 0 Dave Concepcion 55 Note: Kaat, Kile, Coleman, Butler, Fernandez, Honeycutt, Pena, Daulton, Davis, Tartabull, Jackson, Tettleton, Williams and Worrell are no longer eligible for election by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
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May 9, 1993
Oates must goHang in there, Gregg; the knowledgeable fans are with you.Jim GadowArbutusOrioles; hello, PhilliesAfter 35 years as a fan, I've abandoned the Orioles. They are not a team; they are a tourist attraction.The new stadium is a phony antique designed for and catering to yuppies. The games are sold out, tickets available only from scalpers at ridiculous prices, even though at face value the tickets are among the most expensive in baseball.The team itself is lackluster and uninspiring.
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By M.G. Missanelli and M.G. Missanelli,Knight-Ridder News Service | September 28, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- Ask any Phillie what it's like playing behind Mitch Williams and you get The Look. It's a roll-your-eyes expression, a look that at once indicates concentration, exhilaration, fear, security and exasperation.The shortstop worries about more responsibility, about how with Williams in the game, he must turn a double play or stop a grounder from going through to save a run.The second baseman sees excitement in the ballpark, the bases full and the crowd standing, and he figures it's going to pump him up.The catcher thinks about the fear he'll see in the batter's eyes, as both he and the batter wonder where Williams' 93 mph heater will land.
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May 14, 1997
BaseballBraves: C Dave Valle retired from Triple-A Richmond.Cardinals: Optioned P Tom McGraw and P Rich Batchelor to Triple-A Louisville. Activated P Lance Painter from 15-day DL. Purchased contract of OF Micah Franklin from Louisville. Moved P Rick Honeycutt from 15-day to 60-day DL.Dodgers: Placed P Darren Dreifort (right elbow tendinitis) on 15-day DL. Recalled P Antonio Osuna from Triple-A Albuquerque.Mets: Optioned P Ricardo Jordan to Triple-A Norfolk.Padres: Placed 3B Ken Caminiti (strained right hamstring)
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June 18, 1991
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Dale Murphy did his part to cheer up the Philadelphia Phillies on last night.Murphy's 433-foot homer with one out in the eighth inning gave the Phillies a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Philadelphia lost its three previous games and seven of the last eight."It's good to come in here smiling for change," said Murphy, who connected on a 2-0 pitch from Braves reliever Juan Berenguer (0-2)."I got a good pitch to hit, a fastball, and I thought I hit it pretty good," Murphy said.
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May 14, 1997
BaseballBraves: C Dave Valle retired from Triple-A Richmond.Cardinals: Optioned P Tom McGraw and P Rich Batchelor to Triple-A Louisville. Activated P Lance Painter from 15-day DL. Purchased contract of OF Micah Franklin from Louisville. Moved P Rick Honeycutt from 15-day to 60-day DL.Dodgers: Placed P Darren Dreifort (right elbow tendinitis) on 15-day DL. Recalled P Antonio Osuna from Triple-A Albuquerque.Mets: Optioned P Ricardo Jordan to Triple-A Norfolk.Padres: Placed 3B Ken Caminiti (strained right hamstring)
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By PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER | February 24, 1997
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Mitch Williams? Back. Howard Johnson? Unretired. Steve Trout? Back at the age of 39 -- eight years after he last pitched in the major leagues.They are the Last Chance All-Stars. And the lure of baseball won't let them quit. At least a dozen players are trying to resuscitate their careers this spring after at least two years out of the big leagues, and lots more who missed just last season. If they're any good, the Comeback Player of the Year Award might be tougher to win this year than the MVP."
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By Fort Worth Star-Telegram | June 3, 1994
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Mitch Williams said there is only one team that can lure him back to baseball: the Texas Rangers.With the hurt and embarrassment from being released by the Houston Astros still fresh, the 29-year-old left-handed reliever says that he won't play again this season no matter who wants him. He said yesterday that his retirement will become permanent unless the Rangers want him."The only way I would come back is if it's with the Rangers," he said from his ranch in Hico. "I'm going to stay close to home."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Writer | May 30, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are making a silk purse out of a sour year.The departure of Darryl Strawberry -- which was finalized last week -- could have been a devastating blow to a developing club, but the Dodgers have come away with a never-say-die attitude that has carried them to the top of the National League West standings.If you need any more proof, look at Friday night's extra-inning victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. They blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning with a series of fundamental lapses that might have been the undoing of a less resilient club.
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By John Harper and John Harper,New York Daily News | March 4, 1994
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Fresh from terrorizing a TV reporter trying to interview Doug Drabek, Mitch Williams barged into the manager's office for no apparent reason other than to interrupt a press conference and abuse Terry Collins.The Astros' new manager stands 5-foot-8, a good deal shorter than Williams. Wild Thing points out the presence of relatively short players on the Astros like Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, and demands: "Is there a fine on this team for being over 5-8 or something?"Collins laughs.
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By JIM HENNEMAN | December 26, 1993
Looking back, but mostly ahead:All things considered, 1993 was a good year for baseball. It brought expansion, along with the expected higher batting averages and ERAs, and avoided a strike or lockout.And it concluded with one of the most exciting finishes in World Series history, with apologies to Mitch Williams, the ringmaster of excitement.But, of all the memorable happenings, the one that stands out for this observer didn't take place on the field. Instead, it happened in the dugout after the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves to win the National League pennant.
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By John Harper and John Harper,New York Daily News | March 4, 1994
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Fresh from terrorizing a TV reporter trying to interview Doug Drabek, Mitch Williams barged into the manager's office for no apparent reason other than to interrupt a press conference and abuse Terry Collins.The Astros' new manager stands 5-foot-8, a good deal shorter than Williams. Wild Thing points out the presence of relatively short players on the Astros like Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, and demands: "Is there a fine on this team for being over 5-8 or something?"Collins laughs.
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By JIM HENNEMAN | December 26, 1993
Looking back, but mostly ahead:All things considered, 1993 was a good year for baseball. It brought expansion, along with the expected higher batting averages and ERAs, and avoided a strike or lockout.And it concluded with one of the most exciting finishes in World Series history, with apologies to Mitch Williams, the ringmaster of excitement.But, of all the memorable happenings, the one that stands out for this observer didn't take place on the field. Instead, it happened in the dugout after the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves to win the National League pennant.
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By Scott Ostler and Scott Ostler,San Francisco Chronicle | October 22, 1993
PHILADELPHIA -- The weather report called for foggy drizzle, not to be confused with the old Phillies shortstop of the same name.Foggy drizzle it was for Game 4, perfect weather for orchids and werewolves and an interesting little World Series game.What happened? Pal, entire college courses will be devoted to the study of this particular baseball game.Friday's lecture: Mitch Williams -- eccentric genius or wild-armed doofus?The score was Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14, and by the time the Phillies came up for their last hacks, well after midnight, nobody would have been surprised if Babe Ruth had popped out of the dugout to pinch-hit for Mariano Duncan.
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By Nick Cafardo and Nick Cafardo,Boston Globe | October 21, 1993
PHILADELPHIA -- He was the first to be dressed. He stood there with his brown locks flowing down against his neck and onto his back. He pulled on a dungaree jacket with the words "Sawyer Brown Outskirts" on the back and began to explain, as only Mitch Williams can, what on earth happened in an eventful 15-14 loss that has buried the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-1, in the World Series."
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