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By Sylvia Badger | November 10, 1995
RUTH'S CHRIS Steak House on Water Street was the scene of a gala going-away party for former Orioles's GM Roland Hemond, who is heading to Phoenix, to help the Arizona Diamondbacks put a team together for 1998.The party was given by his friends, Steve de Castro, owner of Ruth's Chris; and attorney Dick Gordon and his wife, Gloria. Hemond, who came with his son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Sharon, was bid a fond farewell by Merleand Elrod Hendricks, O's bullpen coach; Syd Thrift, O's director of player development; Don Buford, assistant director player development; Curt Motton special scout; Matt Slater, scouting administrator; Fred and Pat Uhlman, special assistant to GM; Maria and Harold Baines, Orioles designated hitter; Richie and Carol Bancells, he's head trainer; Jamie and Jean Reed, he's an O's trainer; Lenny and Sue Gordon, he's a mortgage banker; Bernhard Kloppenburg, ARAMARK executive; Steve Geppi, Diamond Comics Distributors and part owner of the Orioles; Mike Whipple, GM Sheraton Inner Harbor; and Phil Itzoe, O's traveling secretary.
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By Tribune Newspapers | July 24, 2011
Roland Hemond never worked for George Steinbrenner, Walter O'Malley or Gussie Busch. He was never given unlimited resources to work with, but made up for it with a limitless imagination. Competing with less became one of his specialties. "Actually, you have to make it fun," Hemond said. "Certainly with Bill Veeck. He'd say, you know, 'We don't have any money, we'll think of something,' and sometimes we'd think of something at 2 in the morning. I'd say to Bill, 'I wonder why we didn't think of it earlier,' but we had fun. " Hemond, who was the Orioles' general manager from 1988 to 1995, was given the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award during Saturday's Hall of Fame activities.
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November 27, 2005
For The Record The quiz CHANGING OF THE GUARD -- Ten years ago today, Pat Gillick was named general manager of the Orioles. Who was the Orioles' previous GM? Answer below Moves Football CARDINALS -- Signed T Dante Ellington from practice squad. Released WR Reggie Newhouse. RAIDERS -- Placed DT Warren Sapp on IR. Hockey BRUINS -- Activated D Brian Leetch from injured list. PANTHERS -- Activated C Rostislav Olesz from injured list. answer Roland Hemond.
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By Sports Digest | July 22, 2011
Baseball Hemond honored to be receiving O'Neil Award Former Orioles general manager Roland Hemond will receive the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. "I was very fond of Buck O'Neil , with great respect for him," Hemond said during a conference call. "I've managed to meet him about four or five times, and as a matter of fact, I presented him with an award from Baseball America nine years ago bearing my name.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | October 7, 1994
Coming soon in these pages . . .* Oct. 18: Yogi Berra becomes the 13th candidate to interview with the Orioles for their vacant manager's job."We want to make sure we don't leave anyone out," general manager Roland Hemond says.Berra, 69, who hasn't managed in nine years, is philosophical."I don't understand why they called me," he says, "but it makes sense."* Oct. 22: Peter Angelos eats breakfast in New York with Donald Fehr, flies to Los Angeles for lunch with Georgia Frontiere, then flies to Washington for a working dinner with State Department officials assigned to the Haiti crisis.
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November 3, 1994
Orioles owner Peter Angelos, displeased by The Sun's coverage of the hiring of farm director Syd Thrift, attacked columnist Ken Rosenthal and the newspaper's reporting yesterday, issuing a press release that derided "moronic media malevolence."Though Angelos never mentioned Rosenthal by name, the owner was referring to a Tuesday column, which criticized Joe Foss, the club's vice chairman of business and finance, for interfering in baseball matters in making the hire and said that some club officials fear "Thrift's train-wreck personality."
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By Peter Schmuck and Jim Henneman and Peter Schmuck and Jim Henneman,Staff Writers | December 6, 1992
Rick Dempsey's decision to accept a minor-league managing position with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization arrived as a changeup the Orioles were not expecting.Dempsey informed the Orioles Friday that he had accepted the job of manager of Los Angeles' Single-A Bakersfield Dodgers because he wanted to be closer to his family's home near Los Angeles."I'm happy to see him get the job there," Orioles assistant general manager Doug Melvin said yesterday. "We had offered him the [Single-A] job at Frederick, but this will give him a chance to manage while still being close to home."
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July 9, 1995
Why are they former O's?Nothing could illustrate the ineptitude of the Orioles management better than the series with the Angels and Indians. Ex-Oriole Lee Smith came in and saved the game for the Angels on June 11. The sweep by Cleveland on June 12-14 was aided immeasurably by ex-Orioles Dennis Martinez and Eddie Murray and two saves by ex-Oriole Jose Mesa.There are ex-Orioles all over the league playing successfully, and no one seems to be asking the obvious questions: Why did the Orioles dump them?
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By Peter Schmuck | June 13, 1991
The front-office moves have come rapid-fire. Frank Robinson was dismissed as Baltimore Orioles manager two weeks ago and re-hired as an assistant general manager last week. He will work closely with general manager Roland Hemond, who was handed a two-year contract extension yesterday.Now that the ink has dried on those two contracts, a question remains:What about Doug Melvin?The Orioles' other assistant GM has been on the front-office fast track since he joined the organization in 1986, but the Robinson promotion and the Hemond extension would appear to cloud his career picture.
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By Tom Keegan and Tom Keegan,Sun Staff Writer | August 10, 1994
Almost every time Orioles reserve Jeff Tackett brushed his teeth as a child, he had the feeling Roland Hemond was watching him.On the wall of the bathroom in the home in which Tackett grew up was a newspaper clipping that pictured Hemond and Tackett's father, Terry, a right-handed pitcher who never made it out of the minor leagues."
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By From Sun news services | February 23, 2011
Former Orioles general manager Roland Hemond was selected Tuesday as the second recipient of the John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award. Hemond, 81, the Orioles' general manager from 1988 to 1995, will receive the honor from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's board of directors July 23 in Cooperstown, N.Y., as part of Hall of Fame Weekend. The award, which is presented not more frequently than every three years, was established in 2007 to honor an individual whose efforts broadened the game's appeal and whose character, integrity and dignity is comparable to that of O'Neil, who died in 2006 after eight decades of contributions to the game.
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November 27, 2005
For The Record The quiz CHANGING OF THE GUARD -- Ten years ago today, Pat Gillick was named general manager of the Orioles. Who was the Orioles' previous GM? Answer below Moves Football CARDINALS -- Signed T Dante Ellington from practice squad. Released WR Reggie Newhouse. RAIDERS -- Placed DT Warren Sapp on IR. Hockey BRUINS -- Activated D Brian Leetch from injured list. PANTHERS -- Activated C Rostislav Olesz from injured list. answer Roland Hemond.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | October 11, 1997
If you know Roland Hemond, you know that he's not bitter. You know that after a long day with the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks, he's heading straight to the television and rooting for the Orioles.Rooting for the players he acquired.Rooting for the team he rebuilt.Yes, rooting for Pat Gillick and Kevin Malone and even Peter Angelos."There's always a part of you that remains with an organization you've been with," Hemond, the Orioles' GM from November 1987 until November 1995, and now the Diamondbacks' senior vice president of baseball operations, was saying Thursday.
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By Sylvia Badger | November 10, 1995
RUTH'S CHRIS Steak House on Water Street was the scene of a gala going-away party for former Orioles's GM Roland Hemond, who is heading to Phoenix, to help the Arizona Diamondbacks put a team together for 1998.The party was given by his friends, Steve de Castro, owner of Ruth's Chris; and attorney Dick Gordon and his wife, Gloria. Hemond, who came with his son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Sharon, was bid a fond farewell by Merleand Elrod Hendricks, O's bullpen coach; Syd Thrift, O's director of player development; Don Buford, assistant director player development; Curt Motton special scout; Matt Slater, scouting administrator; Fred and Pat Uhlman, special assistant to GM; Maria and Harold Baines, Orioles designated hitter; Richie and Carol Bancells, he's head trainer; Jamie and Jean Reed, he's an O's trainer; Lenny and Sue Gordon, he's a mortgage banker; Bernhard Kloppenburg, ARAMARK executive; Steve Geppi, Diamond Comics Distributors and part owner of the Orioles; Mike Whipple, GM Sheraton Inner Harbor; and Phil Itzoe, O's traveling secretary.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | November 2, 1995
Opinion: After correcting one mistake with the firing of Phil Regan and hiring of Davey Johnson, the Orioles should correct another mistake and take a run at making Doug Melvin their general manager. (Not that it will happen in a hundred years.)Fact: Johnson says that, regardless of what happens between the baseball players and owners, the players will never strike again. Conversations with players have convinced him, he says.Opinion: On the list of 100 reasons why Melvin would never come back from Texas, here is No. 1: Hiring Regan wasn't owner Peter Angelos' mistake (the infamous four-man search committee hired him)
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By Ken Rosenthal | October 31, 1995
Kevin Malone, Joe Klein, maybe it makes no difference. Davey Johnson has a way of turning his general managers into geniuses."It seems wherever I've been, the executive gets Executive of the Year, and I can't ever get Manager of the Year," Johnson said yesterday."
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | January 10, 1994
Gregg Olson has received a "significant proposal" from the California Angels, but it apparently contains little if any guarantees and won't interfere with the free-agent reliever's continued negotiations with the Orioles.HTC Jeff Moorad, the agent who represents Olson, met with the Angels on Friday, but the reliever did not participate in the talks."We had a discussion of how Gregg might fit into the Angels' plans for the future," said Moorad, "and the result was what I would consider a significant multi-year proposal."
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By From Sun news services | February 23, 2011
Former Orioles general manager Roland Hemond was selected Tuesday as the second recipient of the John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award. Hemond, 81, the Orioles' general manager from 1988 to 1995, will receive the honor from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's board of directors July 23 in Cooperstown, N.Y., as part of Hall of Fame Weekend. The award, which is presented not more frequently than every three years, was established in 2007 to honor an individual whose efforts broadened the game's appeal and whose character, integrity and dignity is comparable to that of O'Neil, who died in 2006 after eight decades of contributions to the game.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1995
Roland Hemond never made waves. He worked for three different owners during his eight years as general manager of the Orioles and he adapted to each, whether it meant working on a shoestring budget or spending millions in the free-agent market. He was -- to the end -- a company man.That's why it was such a surprise when Hemond submitted his resignation yesterday, hours before the Orioles announced that Phil Regan would not be retained as manager. There was every reason to believe owner Peter Angelos would replace Hemond after his contract expired Oct. 31, but he has never been the resigning kind of guy."
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By BUSTER OLNEY | October 1, 1995
Ups and downsPhil Regan -- EVEN -- His future could hinge on whatever he says to owner Peter Angelos when they meet.Roland Hemond -- EVEN -- Don't count him out entirely; he would be important if Orioles pursue Tony La Russa. Hemond could be moved into another job.Randy Smith -- UP -- The front-runner if (or when) Hemond is replaced as GM.Mike Mussina -- UP -- For him to maintain his concentration over the entire, terrible season is remarkable.Rafael Palmeiro -- UP -- One of the AL's 10 best players in 1995, and its second-best left-handed hitter.
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