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By John Eisenberg and John Eisenberg,Sun Staff Writer | February 3, 1995
When a new movie about Babe Ruth was being planned several years ago, a researcher called a sportswriter known for his knowledge of Ruth." Is it true," the researcher asked, " that the Babe once hit a ball that went between a pitcher's legs and over the center fielder's head for a home run?"The sportswriter laughed. " Of course not," he said, explaining that such a feat was physically impossible.Yet it is true that Ruth once hit a ball between a pitcher's legs and over the center fielder's head.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
OAKLAND - A few days before the All-Star break, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that there will be several starting pitchers available before the trade deadline who won't be as good at the team's existing six starting pitchers. As the Orioles come out of the break in first place in the AL East, one of Showalter's biggest challenges might be how he manages his six starting pitchers. It won't be as simple as keeping every pitcher in line. He's already started to utilize matchups, slotting right-hander Bud Norris to make his first second-half start in Anaheim (3-0, 0.32 ERA in four career starts against the Angels)
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September 29, 2011
Verlander deserves it Jeff Schuler Morning Call The award isn't for most outstanding player, or player of the year. It's for the most valuable player, and last time I checked, pitchers were players too. Justin Verlander is on the verge of winning pitching's version of the Triple Crown, leading the American League in wins (by five), in strikeouts (by 20) and in ERA. Sixteen of his 24 wins have come after Detroit losses. The argument is that pitchers have their own award.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
Chris Tillman may not have 11 wins like he did at the midway point last season, but his numbers have been far from disappointing. Including Saturday's loss to the New York Yankees, the Orioles right-hander is 7-5 with a 4.11 ERA going into the All-Star break. Last year, when he was invited to the All-Star Game, his ERA was only a few ticks lower, at 3.95. “I think it bodes well, hopefully for the rest of the season, because he seems to be getting more consistent mechanically as we go,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
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May 8, 2012
Don't penalize honesty Bill Shaikin Los Angeles Times Intent can be notoriously difficult to determine — unless, that is, a pitcher admits his intent, as Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels did. "Come see our headhunting pitchers" is not the best advertisement for baseball, so Hamels, like any other pitcher admitting intent, should have been suspended. The league already suspends pitchers deemed to throw at batters with intent, no matter what the pitcher says.
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By Dan Connolly | August 29, 2012
 There may have been rust or jitters or simply a lack of recent familiarity with the American League.  Joe Saunders, however, chalks up his rough Orioles debut on Wednesday to one bad inning - the first, in which he allowed four runs on four hits and a walk.  “You always want to set a good impression your first time,” said Saunders, who was acquired Sunday from Arizona for reliever Matt Lindstrom. “It sucks that that first inning was the first inning. But you've got to turn the page quick and look forward to the next start.” Overall, Saunders, a Northern Virginia native, allowed seven runs (six earned)
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November 19, 2003
On November 11, 2003, MICHELE K. PITCHER of Tucson AZ, beloved daughter of Patricia and Edward (Bud) Walls and Alan T. Pitcher Jr.; mother of Ryan Forster, fiancee of Wayne Forster; she is also survived by her grandmothers Mary Roberta Smith, Mary D. Walls and Violet Pitcher; sister of Amy Pitcher and Donna Brown; she is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and innumerable friends. Friends may call at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Rd, Port Republic, MD on Friday from 3:30 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. where Services will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 11 A.M. Interment Brooms Island Cemetery.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2012
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz said he's put last season's struggles behind him and feels he's become a better pitcher having gone through them. Matusz looked impressive in his first public bullpen session Wednesday. Catcher Matt Wieters said it looked like Matusz's mechanics had improved and he regained his 2010 form. “I felt good,” Matusz said. “I felt nice and loose. The ball was coming out of my hand with no effort and it was coming out nice. I feel like the stuff is there.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2012
Orioles batting practice pitcher Rudy Arias will leave the team Thursday to travel to Miami and be sworn in as a United States citizen Friday. Arias, 55, moved to the U.S. from Cuba when he was just a few years old and his father was playing baseball in the states. He grew up in Miami and maintained his Cuban citizenship. “I never felt living in Miami, I needed it,” Arias joked. But when Arias worked for an independent club in Winnipeg a couple years ago he always slowed up the process going across the border - and he was chided by his old manager for that.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2012
Less than two weeks ago, Jason Hammel was ready for spring training in Arizona and preparing for another season in Colorado. On Saturday, Hammel arrived at the Orioles spring training complex in Sarasota - a new player in a new place after Baltimore's Feb. 6 trade of pitcher Jeremy Guthrie. Right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom also came to the Orioles in the deal. “It was a pretty wild week when it happened, obviously because [it was] a week before spring training,” Hammel said.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
Washington Nationals star pitcher Stephen Strasburg seemed a bit sad about vocal Orioles fans during the Nationals' 8-2, 11-inning loss in Washington last night. "Well, maybe someday it'll be different,” Strasburg, who fanned nine in seven innings but was victimized by a Nelson Cruz home run, said in a video posted by MASN. “But obviously that franchise has been a lot longer than we have. Can't really worry about it too much. Hopefully, our fans travel well after tomorrow. " It's a pretty diplomatic answer from a player who never says much, but his face in the video tells the story.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
Last week's deal between the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics, which sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for a prospect package that included top 10 prospect Addison Russell, kicked off baseball's trade season in spectacular fashion. This week, we'll go through the Orioles system level by level and highlight players of value who could have new homes by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline if the Orioles want to make a move.   Like the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk, the Orioles Double-A affiliate in Bowie has a handful of valuable players amid a lineup of veteran minor leaguers and organizational filler.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2014
BOSTON - Nelson Cruz's five-hit night helped send Red Sox right-hander John Lackey to an early exit in the Orioles' 7-4 win over Boston in the nightcap of the teams' doubleheader, but after the game, Lackey didn't have much positive to say about Cruz. Cruz was 3-for-3 with a double and homer off Lackey. He doubled and singled off Lackey in his first two at-bats of the game, then hit a towering solo homer down the left-field line that cleared the Green Monster and hit a sign well above it. Cruz also hit an RBI single and a double after Lackey exited.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2014
Standing in the home clubhouse after the shortest outing of his career, Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen pondered why he has given up so many home runs lately, including three in a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon. After allowing just three in his first eight games of the season, he's yielded 12 in his past eight outings. Chen tried to answer the question as honestly as he could, but the truth is that he doesn't know why he is suddenly elevating pitches and why the opposition - including a struggling offense like the Rays' - now is making him pay. “For every game, you don't want to give up any home runs.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
NEW YORK - Thursday's day off allowed the Orioles to rest their six-man bullpen, but it didn't exactly clear up questions surrounding the pitching staff. Orioles manager Buck Showalter hasn't announced his starting pitchers after this Yankees series - Bud Norris is scheduled for Saturday afternoon and Chris Tillman for the series finale Sunday - but it appears Showalter will continue to go with a six-man rotation, even though he's been unwilling to call it that. On Friday afternoon, Miguel Gonzalez and Tillman each threw side sessions, but left-hander Wei-Yin Chen didn't, making him available to pitch in long relief Friday night.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
NEW YORK -- Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez had a special gift for rookie Kevin Gausman on Friday at Yankee Stadium: a new Rolex watch. It was payment for uniform No. 31, which Gausman switched to in the offseason after Dave Wallace joined the club. When Jimenez signed this winter he wanted either No. 30 - which Tillman had - or 31, which was Gausman's. Orioles equipment manager Chris Guth asked Gausman if he would give up his number, and the rookie agreed. Gausman then chose No. 39, which had been Jason Hammel's number.
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January 31, 2006
ROSIE PITCHER (nee Rawlings) passed away at her home in Port Republic, MD on Monday, January 30, 2006 the loving wife of Charles W. Dickie Pitcher, Sr.; beloved mother of Charles W. "Buddy" Pitcher, Jr. and Pamel Gale Matteson; grandmother of Dawn Marie Florance, Charles W. "Skip" Pitcher, III, Christina Price Pitcher, Courtney Elizabeth Pitcher and Michael Anthony Matteson; great-grandmother of Annamarie Gindell and Nathan Pitcher; devoted sister of...
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November 6, 1993
Cleveland Indians pitcher Cliff Young (left) died instantly when a truck he was driving crashed into a tree Thursday night near his hometown of Willis, Texas. Young, 29, was the third Cleveland pitcher to die in an accident this year. "We are looking forward to calendar year 1993 going away," general manager John Hart said.Article, 6C
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
The Orioles were without first- and second-round draft picks this year, but that didn't stop Gary Rajsich , the club's director of scouting, from being excited about his new crop of players, including the three pitchers he introduced to the media and fans Thursday before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. "We're always looking for athletic throwers, guys that throw hard, guys that have good deliveries and good upside. And I think this year we came away with three really good ones," said Rajsich, who was in his third draft with the organization.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Gavin Sheets, the son of former Orioles outfielder and Gilman coach Larry Sheets, was drafted in the 37th round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft by the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. He was the No. 1,123 pick overall. Sheets just finished his senior season at Gilman, batting .400 with five home runs and 36 RBIs for the Greyhounds. A first baseman and pitcher, he is set to attend Wake Forest. Sheets, 6 feet 4 and 215 pounds, bats and throws left-handed. He is at least the third son of a former Oriole to be drafted Saturday.
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