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April 15, 1991
California outfielder Luis Polonia stole threee bases yesterday to go along with his three singles and three runs scored, as the Angels trounced Minnesota 9-4.That gives him four for the season, compared to just one for all-time great Rickey Henderson of Oakland, who has just one and is nursing a sore muscle."
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1996
ATLANTA -- Andy Pettite refused to watch the end of Game 5 of the World Series last night, looking away, the way a childmight hide his eyes from a horror movie. Pettitte was afraid of the nightmare that might occur.He missed a happy ending. New York right fielder Paul O'Neill made a running, lunging catch of a line drive by pinch hitter Luis Polonia, saving the 1-0 victory for Pettitte -- the third straight win Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium for the Yankees, who lead the World Series, three games to two,The Yankees, earning a record eighth consecutive postseason road victory, go back to New York needing to only win one of the final two games to win their first championship in 18 years.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | June 21, 1996
Left fielder Luis Polonia was a last-minute scratch from yesterday's lineup.Polonia has a slight groin pull that manager Davey Johnson did not want him to aggravate. Polonia is considered day-to-day.Any injury to an outfielder magnifies the lack of depth at that position in the team's farm system."There's not much depth there," Johnson said. "We've got some journeymen Triple-A players. Joe Hall is probably playing the best of any of them. One of our goals this year was to establish a young outfielder."
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1996
CLEVELAND -- Luis Polonia's career as an Oriole is over. And that's just fine with him.Designated for assignment yesterday, Polonia sharply criticized the way the Orioles play, saying that while they have the talent to win, they won't unless they approach the game more unselfishly."
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1996
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Normally, playoff contenders like to add veteran outfielders in the final two months of the season. The Orioles are doing it now: They signed Luis Polonia to a minor-league contract yesterday, and he will report Monday to ,, Triple-A Rochester.Polonia, 31, who played with the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves last year and was released March 26 by Seattle, will provide immediate insurance in the event one of the Orioles' outfielders gets hurt. "It would be either him or Mark Smith," said Orioles manager Davey Johnson.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1996
CHICAGO -- Outfielder Luis Polonia, signed to a minor-league contract by the Orioles on April 19, said Monday that he thinks he deserves a promotion to the majors -- and if he doesn't get it, he's going home to the Dominican Republic."
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | June 25, 1996
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Luis Polonia is sure of this: He will hit eventually, and he will hit .300. Now, it's just a matter of identifying the reasons he is hitting .232 and dragging down the Orioles' attack.Polonia struggled so badly at the plate over the recent homestand that manager Davey Johnson has asked hitting coach Rick Down to attend to him."He's a table-setter," Johnson said, "and he's not doing that right now."Polonia, signed by the Orioles as a free agent in April and promoted from Triple-A Rochester in Polonia May, is hitless in his past 15 at-bats after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts last night.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1996
CLEVELAND -- Luis Polonia's career as an Oriole is over. And that's just fine with him.Designated for assignment yesterday, Polonia sharply criticized the way the Orioles play, saying that while they have the talent to win, they won't unless they approach the game more unselfishly."
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1995
CLEVELAND -- The Atlanta Braves have been called the Buffalo Bills of baseball, because of their repeated failures in the postseason. Tonight, the Braves can lose that losers' label.The Braves, on the strength of their pitching and a three-run rally in the seventh, beat Cleveland, 5-2, in Game 4 of the World Series last night, and can clinch the franchise's first world championship since 1957 tonight in Game 5. Luis Polonia and David Justice had the big hits for Atlanta, and Steve Avery pitched six erratic but effective innings.
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By BUSTER OLNEY | October 27, 1995
CLEVELAND -- When benches and bullpens cleared during the first-inning confrontation between Cleveland designated hitter Eddie Murray and Braves pitcher Greg Maddux, Atlanta left fielder Luis Polonia was standing at the mound when he suddenly felt something thump off the back of his head.Polonia turned around, stunned, probably looking for somebody to hit. But it was Indians reliever Julian Tavarez, who jokingly had picked up the bag of rosin and knocked it lightly against Polonia's head.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | July 26, 1996
The Orioles placed outfielder Mark Smith on the disabled list yesterday and called up pitcher Garrett Stephenson from Triple-A Rochester.Smith injured his left shin Monday night when he fouled a ball off his leg. He left that game immediately and has not played since. He was placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday.Smith was on crutches for two days with a bone bruise but was walking with a limp yesterday and began working out. The injury comes at an inopportune time for Smith, who was 7-for-13 in his past five games after a 4-for-28 slump.
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By Buster Olney | July 25, 1996
On the field: The Minnesota Twins are usually aggressive on the bases, but they seemed to target Luis Polonia in this series, challenging his arm every chance they got. Scott Stahoviak lined a ball into left-center and hustled for a double. In the next inning, Chuck Knoblauch hit a soft liner down the line, and he scampered into second with a double, just ahead of Polonia's throw.In the dugout: Frankie Rodriguez retired Polonia on a grounder back to the mound in the third inning, and turned to run off the field.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | June 25, 1996
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Luis Polonia is sure of this: He will hit eventually, and he will hit .300. Now, it's just a matter of identifying the reasons he is hitting .239 and dragging down the Orioles' attack.Polonia struggled so badly at the plate over the recent homestand that manager Davey Johnson has asked hitting coach Rick Down to attend to him. "He's a table-setter," Johnson said, "and he's not doing that right now."Polonia, signed by the Orioles as a free agent in April and promoted from Triple-A Rochester in Polonia May, went into last night's game hitless in his last 12 at-bats.
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By Ken Rosenthal | June 24, 1996
The Orioles tonight open their biggest road trip of the seaso with their offense sputtering. General manager Pat Gillick says a quick fix is unlikely, and even if he could make a dramatic trade, it probably would be for a pitcher.Thus, it's the responsibility of manager Davey Johnson to revive his attack in Texas and New York, where the Orioles will face first-place teams ranking second and fourth, respectively, in the American League in ERA.He can start with a lineup change.Now batting second, Roberto Alomar.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | June 21, 1996
Left fielder Luis Polonia was a last-minute scratch from yesterday's lineup.Polonia has a slight groin pull that manager Davey Johnson did not want him to aggravate. Polonia is considered day-to-day.Any injury to an outfielder magnifies the lack of depth at that position in the team's farm system."There's not much depth there," Johnson said. "We've got some journeymen Triple-A players. Joe Hall is probably playing the best of any of them. One of our goals this year was to establish a young outfielder."
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By Michael A. Fletcher RTC and Michael A. Fletcher RTC,Sun Staff Writer | April 9, 1994
A former Anne Arundel County paving contractor pleaded guilty yesterday to fraud for having his company pose as a woman-owned business to win a paving contract at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Norman W. Greenwald, 37, the former vice president of Odenton-based N. Greenwald Inc. pavers, could get a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Sentencing has been set for June 8 in Baltimore City Circuit Court.According to the state attorney general's office, Mr. Greenwald won a subcontract on the stadium parking lot job by representing himself as Polonia Construction Co., a certified minority business headed by Halina Tumos, a Prince George's County resident.
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By Buster Olney | July 25, 1996
On the field: The Minnesota Twins are usually aggressive on the bases, but they seemed to target Luis Polonia in this series, challenging his arm every chance they got. Scott Stahoviak lined a ball into left-center and hustled for a double. In the next inning, Chuck Knoblauch hit a soft liner down the line, and he scampered into second with a double, just ahead of Polonia's throw.In the dugout: Frankie Rodriguez retired Polonia on a grounder back to the mound in the third inning, and turned to run off the field.
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