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September 6, 1998
HittingCraig Wilson, White Sox: HR, 2 doubles, 3 runs in major-league debut.Tony Fernandez, Blue Jays: 4-for-4, 2 doubles.Otis Nixon, Twins: 4-for-5, triple.PitchingKenny Rogers, Athletics: 9 innings, 0 runs, 9 hits.Pub Date: 9/06/98
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January 4, 2005
Today we learn the results of balloting for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, the Hall of Fame has become too much about numbers. As fans know, baseball and its players are about much more than numbers. Mr. Flip did not vote, but he hopes the members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America who did took all important factors into account. And those factors would include these bits of information about the candidates that may not have made it into their biographies. Tom Candiotti: Portrayed the Orioles' Hoyt Wilhelm in the HBO movie 61*. Steve Garvey: Appeared as a judge on The Gong Show and in the movie BASEketball.
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By Frank Dolson and Frank Dolson,Philadelphia Inquirer | September 18, 1991
If you ever had any doubts about the hold drugs can have on a human being, the Otis Nixon case should put them to rest.Here's a 32-year-old man who was having the baseball season of his life. A .228 lifetime hitter, he was having a career year for the Atlanta Braves, batting .297 and leading the major leagues in stolen bases with 72. He was doing this for a first-place team that had taken the city of Atlanta by storm.From a purely personal standpoint, the timing of Nixon's fall could not have been worse.
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September 6, 1998
HittingCraig Wilson, White Sox: HR, 2 doubles, 3 runs in major-league debut.Tony Fernandez, Blue Jays: 4-for-4, 2 doubles.Otis Nixon, Twins: 4-for-5, triple.PitchingKenny Rogers, Athletics: 9 innings, 0 runs, 9 hits.Pub Date: 9/06/98
SPORTS
January 4, 2005
Today we learn the results of balloting for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, the Hall of Fame has become too much about numbers. As fans know, baseball and its players are about much more than numbers. Mr. Flip did not vote, but he hopes the members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America who did took all important factors into account. And those factors would include these bits of information about the candidates that may not have made it into their biographies. Tom Candiotti: Portrayed the Orioles' Hoyt Wilhelm in the HBO movie 61*. Steve Garvey: Appeared as a judge on The Gong Show and in the movie BASEketball.
SPORTS
December 7, 1991
Otis Nixon's attempt to shorten his drug suspension from 60 days to time served was turned down yesterday by George Nicolau, baseball's permanent arbitrator.Nixon, a 32-year-outfielder with the Atlanta Braves, was suspended by commissioner Fay Vincent on Sept. 16 after testing positive for cocaine. He missed the final 21 days of the regular season, the National League playoffs and the World Series. Nicolau's ruling means Nixon also will miss the first 18 days of the 1992 season.Nicolau issued an expedited decision at the request of the Major League Baseball Players Association.
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August 14, 1991
A man died yesterday after falling about seven stories from a ramp at SkyDome during the seventh inning of Monday's Toronto Blue Jays' game with the Boston Red Sox.Kenneth Piery, 39, of Kincardine, Ontario, fell to the stadium's ground floor from its top level at 10:45 p.m., Toronto Police Det. Al Brown said. He said Piery was taken to St. Michael's Hospital where he later died of "massive head and neck injuries.""The victim decided to jump from ramp to ramp. He jumped on top of the ramp and lost his balance and down he went," Brown said.
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By Bill Lyon and Bill Lyon,Philadelphia Inquirer | September 19, 1991
Each of us, every last fragile, vulnerable, weak, mortal one of us, has a drug of choice.Sometimes it comes in a bottle. Sometimes in a cellophane packet. Sometimes in a coffee cup.Cocaine.Chocolate.Beer.Haagen-Dazs.Tobacco.Oreos.Something to make the world go away.Something to fill an emptiness or to numb an ache. Something to get us through the long, lonesome night or to brace us for a new and frightening day. Something we can cling to for aid and comfort.And every time one of "them" is caught in an addiction, every time one of "them" succumbs, the rest of us always seem so surprised.
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December 13, 1991
Baseball Atlanta Braves -- Agreed to terms with OF Otis Nixon (.297, 81 runs, 72 steals) on a 2-year contract worth $5.6 million over 2 seasons and possibly $8.1 million over 3.Los Angeles Dodgers -- Named Ralph Avila VP with duties in the Dominican Republic.Pittsburgh Pirates -- Agreed to terms with 3B Steve Buechele (.267, 18 HRs, 66 RBI with the Texas Rangers, then .246, 4, 19 with the Pirates) to a 4-year contract worth $11 million.Toronto Blue Jays -- Signed P Eric Plunk (2-5, 4.76 ERA for the New York Yankees)
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By Kent Baker | September 20, 1991
When the Atlanta Braves invade Los Angeles for a crucial three-game weekend series in the National League West Division race tonight, they will be in uncharted territory. And baseball will be watching to see how they respond.No major, everyday position player has ever been suspended for the remainder of the season during a September pennant race for failing a drug test as Braves left fielder Otis Nixon was this week.The closest scenario occurred in 1983 when Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Steve Howe was suspended three times during the course of the team's drive to the West title, the last time on Sept.
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By Andy Knobel | April 25, 1995
SEATTLE MARINERSWhere they're coming from: Deprived of their dome-field advantage after ceiling tiles fell at the Kingdome, the Mariners won nine of their final 10 and were two out when the roof came down on the season. They finished third at 49-63.Where they're going: To the franchise's first playoff berth -- thanks to the mild, mild West.Key newcomers: 2B Joey Cora (.276), C Chad Kreuter (15 HRs in 1993).What must go right: Five-time All-Star Ken Griffey (.323, 40 HRs) pleaded with management to keep P Randy Johnson and OF Jay Buhner; he must respond with a thank-you by strapping his supporting cast onto his back for a ride into the postseason.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | May 19, 1994
Brady Anderson had the answer."We don't want to show each other up," he deadpanned before last night's game."And," Mike Devereaux added grimly at the next locker, "we're not."No, the Orioles' 1-2 hitters couldn't be accused of embarrassing each other with their hitting prowess entering last night's 5-2 loss to Boston.They were a combined 2-for-37 in their previous five games. Devereaux led the club with 37 strikeouts. Anderson was third with 30.Stupid batting tricks.But what could the Orioles do?
SPORTS
December 13, 1991
Baseball Atlanta Braves -- Agreed to terms with OF Otis Nixon (.297, 81 runs, 72 steals) on a 2-year contract worth $5.6 million over 2 seasons and possibly $8.1 million over 3.Los Angeles Dodgers -- Named Ralph Avila VP with duties in the Dominican Republic.Pittsburgh Pirates -- Agreed to terms with 3B Steve Buechele (.267, 18 HRs, 66 RBI with the Texas Rangers, then .246, 4, 19 with the Pirates) to a 4-year contract worth $11 million.Toronto Blue Jays -- Signed P Eric Plunk (2-5, 4.76 ERA for the New York Yankees)
SPORTS
December 7, 1991
Otis Nixon's attempt to shorten his drug suspension from 60 days to time served was turned down yesterday by George Nicolau, baseball's permanent arbitrator.Nixon, a 32-year-outfielder with the Atlanta Braves, was suspended by commissioner Fay Vincent on Sept. 16 after testing positive for cocaine. He missed the final 21 days of the regular season, the National League playoffs and the World Series. Nicolau's ruling means Nixon also will miss the first 18 days of the 1992 season.Nicolau issued an expedited decision at the request of the Major League Baseball Players Association.
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By Kent Baker | September 20, 1991
When the Atlanta Braves invade Los Angeles for a crucial three-game weekend series in the National League West Division race tonight, they will be in uncharted territory. And baseball will be watching to see how they respond.No major, everyday position player has ever been suspended for the remainder of the season during a September pennant race for failing a drug test as Braves left fielder Otis Nixon was this week.The closest scenario occurred in 1983 when Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Steve Howe was suspended three times during the course of the team's drive to the West title, the last time on Sept.
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By Bill Lyon and Bill Lyon,Philadelphia Inquirer | September 19, 1991
Each of us, every last fragile, vulnerable, weak, mortal one of us, has a drug of choice.Sometimes it comes in a bottle. Sometimes in a cellophane packet. Sometimes in a coffee cup.Cocaine.Chocolate.Beer.Haagen-Dazs.Tobacco.Oreos.Something to make the world go away.Something to fill an emptiness or to numb an ache. Something to get us through the long, lonesome night or to brace us for a new and frightening day. Something we can cling to for aid and comfort.And every time one of "them" is caught in an addiction, every time one of "them" succumbs, the rest of us always seem so surprised.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | May 19, 1994
Brady Anderson had the answer."We don't want to show each other up," he deadpanned before last night's game."And," Mike Devereaux added grimly at the next locker, "we're not."No, the Orioles' 1-2 hitters couldn't be accused of embarrassing each other with their hitting prowess entering last night's 5-2 loss to Boston.They were a combined 2-for-37 in their previous five games. Devereaux led the club with 37 strikeouts. Anderson was third with 30.Stupid batting tricks.But what could the Orioles do?
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By Andy Knobel | April 25, 1995
SEATTLE MARINERSWhere they're coming from: Deprived of their dome-field advantage after ceiling tiles fell at the Kingdome, the Mariners won nine of their final 10 and were two out when the roof came down on the season. They finished third at 49-63.Where they're going: To the franchise's first playoff berth -- thanks to the mild, mild West.Key newcomers: 2B Joey Cora (.276), C Chad Kreuter (15 HRs in 1993).What must go right: Five-time All-Star Ken Griffey (.323, 40 HRs) pleaded with management to keep P Randy Johnson and OF Jay Buhner; he must respond with a thank-you by strapping his supporting cast onto his back for a ride into the postseason.
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By Frank Dolson and Frank Dolson,Philadelphia Inquirer | September 18, 1991
If you ever had any doubts about the hold drugs can have on a human being, the Otis Nixon case should put them to rest.Here's a 32-year-old man who was having the baseball season of his life. A .228 lifetime hitter, he was having a career year for the Atlanta Braves, batting .297 and leading the major leagues in stolen bases with 72. He was doing this for a first-place team that had taken the city of Atlanta by storm.From a purely personal standpoint, the timing of Nixon's fall could not have been worse.
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August 14, 1991
A man died yesterday after falling about seven stories from a ramp at SkyDome during the seventh inning of Monday's Toronto Blue Jays' game with the Boston Red Sox.Kenneth Piery, 39, of Kincardine, Ontario, fell to the stadium's ground floor from its top level at 10:45 p.m., Toronto Police Det. Al Brown said. He said Piery was taken to St. Michael's Hospital where he later died of "massive head and neck injuries.""The victim decided to jump from ramp to ramp. He jumped on top of the ramp and lost his balance and down he went," Brown said.
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