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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,Sun Reporter | November 24, 2006
Though he was part of a famed Orioles rotation that featured four 20-game winners in the same season, Pat Dobson tended to go through his baseball life unrecognized. Or mistaken for someone else. Former teammate Jim Palmer remembers a fan in spring training calling out to the Orioles' right-hander, but using the wrong first name, his confusion attached to Kansas City Royals pitcher Chuck Dobson. "This guy kept yelling, `Chuck, Chuck,' and Dobber says, `I win 20 games and they think I'm Chuck Dobson.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
July 23, 1996: Construction begins on the Ravens' $200 million stadium at Camden Yards, which is due to open in 1998. "We will deliver a football stadium that will do for the NFL what Oriole Park has done for baseball," Maryland Stadium Authority chairman John A. Moag Jr. says at the groundbreaking ceremony. July 24, 1993: Bad knees and all, Orioles designated hitter Harold Baines beats out an infield chopper for his 2,000th career hit in a 9-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins at the Metrodome.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1996
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - When they played together for the Orioles in 1971-72, Davey Johnson asked Pat Dobson a lot of questions about pitching, and Dobson's knowledge impressed him.Dobson knew mechanics, offered sound logic in his approach to pitching to hitters, and Johnson thought Dobson possessed a veritable master's degree in the art of throwing a slider. Dobson had to know something about pitching, Johnson figured, because he didn't have a great arm and still figured out a way to win.Every time Johnson interviewed for a managerial job, he thought about hiring Dobson.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2013
Feb. 11, 1987: The Orioles sign free-agent Ray Knight, a third baseman who becomes the first player to change teams after winning the World Series Most Valuable Player award. Knight, 34, who is coming off a banner year with the New York Mets, gets $500,000. He plays one season here, hits .256 and is traded. Feb. 11, 1978: Maryland upsets No. 2 North Carolina State, 89-82, to win the inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball tournament. Tara Heiss scores 30 points to lead the No. 7 Terps , who avenge an earlier loss to the Wolfpack.
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The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
Earl Williams, a catcher who played for the Orioles in 1973 and 1974, died earlier this week at his home in Somerset, N.J., according to multiple reports. Williams, who was the 1971 National League Rookie of the Year while with the Atlanta Braves, was 64 and had been diagnosed with leukemia, according to the Newark Star-Ledger . He was traded from Atlanta to the Orioles as part of a deal for Pat Dobson, Roric Harrison, Davey Johnson and Johnny Oates in November of 1972. In his two seasons in Baltimore, he batted .245 with 36 home runs and 135 RBIs in 250 games.
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May 24, 1991
Owner Ewing Kauffman said he'll happily give his approval if team officials want to make Hal McRae manager of the Kansas City Royals."He's got the intensity and drive that would be wonderful for us," Kauffman said yesterday, one day after reluctantly giving his permission to fire John Wathan.McRae, team leader and unofficial captain of the Royals during their decade of dominance in the American League West, confirmed he was meeting with team officials last night in Chicago.Royals president Joe Burke and general manager Herk Robinson haven't denied their interest in McRae, a member of the team's Hall of Fame who was offered the job in August 1987 ahead of Wathan.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2013
Feb. 11, 1987: The Orioles sign free-agent Ray Knight, a third baseman who becomes the first player to change teams after winning the World Series Most Valuable Player award. Knight, 34, who is coming off a banner year with the New York Mets, gets $500,000. He plays one season here, hits .256 and is traded. Feb. 11, 1978: Maryland upsets No. 2 North Carolina State, 89-82, to win the inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball tournament. Tara Heiss scores 30 points to lead the No. 7 Terps , who avenge an earlier loss to the Wolfpack.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
July 23, 1996: Construction begins on the Ravens' $200 million stadium at Camden Yards, which is due to open in 1998. "We will deliver a football stadium that will do for the NFL what Oriole Park has done for baseball," Maryland Stadium Authority chairman John A. Moag Jr. says at the groundbreaking ceremony. July 24, 1993: Bad knees and all, Orioles designated hitter Harold Baines beats out an infield chopper for his 2,000th career hit in a 9-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins at the Metrodome.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | March 2, 1996
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The big test for a pitcher coming back from an operation isn't necessarily the first time he pitches in a game. It's the first time he throws after he pitches, for that's when he finds out if his arm has bounced back.Arthur Rhodes and Alan Mills threw yesterday for the first time since pitching in an intrasquad game Wednesday, and they were outstanding, their fastballs displaying that little extra zip. In fact, pitching coach Pat Dobson thought Rhodes had his best day of the spring yesterday, and he expects both pitchers will be given the OK to throw breaking pitches within a week.
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By Kent Baker | June 14, 1991
Reunion trade is fond daydream for Storm DavisWhen Storm Davis was exiled to the Kansas City Royals bullpen last month, he expressed a desire to go elsewhere."
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The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
Earl Williams, a catcher who played for the Orioles in 1973 and 1974, died earlier this week at his home in Somerset, N.J., according to multiple reports. Williams, who was the 1971 National League Rookie of the Year while with the Atlanta Braves, was 64 and had been diagnosed with leukemia, according to the Newark Star-Ledger . He was traded from Atlanta to the Orioles as part of a deal for Pat Dobson, Roric Harrison, Davey Johnson and Johnny Oates in November of 1972. In his two seasons in Baltimore, he batted .245 with 36 home runs and 135 RBIs in 250 games.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2012
Four years into his major league career, Jim Palmer had gone from being a 19-year-old phenom to a World Series hero who outpitched Sandy Koufax before his 21st birthday to a sore-armed 23-year old trying to figure out a suddenly clouded future. Sidelined after tearing his rotator cuff, Palmer took classes at Towson State. He earned his license to sell insurance. He even planned to stay active in baseball if he couldn't pitch again. "I thought I was going to become a coach," Palmer recalled.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,Sun Reporter | November 24, 2006
Though he was part of a famed Orioles rotation that featured four 20-game winners in the same season, Pat Dobson tended to go through his baseball life unrecognized. Or mistaken for someone else. Former teammate Jim Palmer remembers a fan in spring training calling out to the Orioles' right-hander, but using the wrong first name, his confusion attached to Kansas City Royals pitcher Chuck Dobson. "This guy kept yelling, `Chuck, Chuck,' and Dobber says, `I win 20 games and they think I'm Chuck Dobson.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | September 12, 1999
It doesn't take a genius to figure out who's going to win the Cy Young Award in the American League. Pedro Martinez returned from a midsummer injury with plenty of time to embellish his impressive 1999 statistics. But it isn't quite so clear who is the most deserving pitcher in the National League.Arizona Diamondbacks ace Randy Johnson may be the hardest-working man in show business, leading the league in ERA, innings pitched, games started and complete games while making a run at the single-season strikeout record, but what do you do if Houston's Mike Hampton wins three or four more games and ends up with a 22-3 record?
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1996
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Relief pitcher Alan Mills said it wasn't going to happen to him. He came to spring training with every intention of taking a conservative approach to recovery from shoulder surgery. No breaking pitches. No overexertion. Nothing that might set him back in the early weeks of training camp.So why, in his first intrasquad appearance, did Mills dabble with his breaking pitches and come up sore again? Why did he step outside his rehabilitation program when there was so little to gain and so much at stake?
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1996
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - When they played together for the Orioles in 1971-72, Davey Johnson asked Pat Dobson a lot of questions about pitching, and Dobson's knowledge impressed him.Dobson knew mechanics, offered sound logic in his approach to pitching to hitters, and Johnson thought Dobson possessed a veritable master's degree in the art of throwing a slider. Dobson had to know something about pitching, Johnson figured, because he didn't have a great arm and still figured out a way to win.Every time Johnson interviewed for a managerial job, he thought about hiring Dobson.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | September 14, 1995
Orioles pitching coach George Bamberger was on the mound one day in 1971 talking to a starter when shortstop Mark Belanger offered a suggestion."Make him hit the ball to me and I'll get us out of the inning," Belanger said.That was the year the Orioles became the second team in major-league baseball history to produce four 20-game winners. It was the year that Dave McNally (21-5), Pat Dobson (20-8), Mike Cuellar (20-9) and Jim Palmer (20-9) reached the mark, joining Red Faber (23-13), Lefty Williams (22-14)
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By Bill Tanton | August 1, 1991
Twenty years after the Orioles had a pitching staff with four 20-game winners, they have one that looks as if it won't produce a single 10-game winner.The 1971 Orioles included Dave McNally (21-5), Pat Dobson (20-8), Jim Palmer (20-9) and Mike Cuellar (20-9).On the current staff, Bob Milacki (6-5) is closest to reaching double figures.A telling indictment of the staff is that the man who pitched the opener, Jeff Ballard, was sent to the minors this week. The O's, in case you had forgotten, lost their opening game to Chicago, 9-1.The baseball fans in Baltimore have to be the most dedicated anywhere, supporting this year's poor team with a record turnout for 47 dates of 1,531,677.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | March 2, 1996
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The big test for a pitcher coming back from an operation isn't necessarily the first time he pitches in a game. It's the first time he throws after he pitches, for that's when he finds out if his arm has bounced back.Arthur Rhodes and Alan Mills threw yesterday for the first time since pitching in an intrasquad game Wednesday, and they were outstanding, their fastballs displaying that little extra zip. In fact, pitching coach Pat Dobson thought Rhodes had his best day of the spring yesterday, and he expects both pitchers will be given the OK to throw breaking pitches within a week.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | September 14, 1995
Orioles pitching coach George Bamberger was on the mound one day in 1971 talking to a starter when shortstop Mark Belanger offered a suggestion."Make him hit the ball to me and I'll get us out of the inning," Belanger said.That was the year the Orioles became the second team in major-league baseball history to produce four 20-game winners. It was the year that Dave McNally (21-5), Pat Dobson (20-8), Mike Cuellar (20-9) and Jim Palmer (20-9) reached the mark, joining Red Faber (23-13), Lefty Williams (22-14)
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