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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Left-hander Kelvin De La Cruz began toying with a sidearm delivery two years ago, but last season he realized how it could benefit him while pitching for the Dodgers' Triple-A team in Albuquerque. The 6-foot-5 De La Cruz throw conventionally most of the time, but he will drop his arm angle to left-handed hitters when ahead in the count and with two-strikes, showing a slider that sweeps across the plate away from lefties. “It's really been a career-changer for me,” said De La Cruz, who threw a perfect seventh inning - and retiring two left-handed batter -- in the Orioles' 9-7 exhibition win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Darren O'Day is set apart from other relievers by his sidearm delivery, his own version of the “Ole” song, and his 0.92 ERA, among other things. And he can add another to the list. “I have a couple things going for me, and now I have a T-shirt,” O'Day said Wednesday, when the Orioles gave out orange T-shirts with his “O'Day” song and a silhouette logo of his sidearm delivery. “It's pretty exciting. I never expected a T-shirt.” O'Day pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, his 10th scoreless outing in a row. He has allowed one run in 14 appearances since the All-Star break, and he has struck out more than one batter per inning this season.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
SARASOTA, Fla. - Mark Hendrickson is trying to re-invent himself at the age of 38. The Orioles, especially manager Buck Showalter, believe he can. The 6-foot-9 left-hander - a veteran of five different major league teams, including a stint with the Orioles from 2009-2011 - didn't pitch professionally last season. No teams were interested in his services. His phone was not called. So instead he pitched in a semi-pro league in York, Pa., the same way he first laid a path to the big leagues.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Left-hander Kelvin De La Cruz began toying with a sidearm delivery two years ago, but last season he realized how it could benefit him while pitching for the Dodgers' Triple-A team in Albuquerque. The 6-foot-5 De La Cruz throw conventionally most of the time, but he will drop his arm angle to left-handed hitters when ahead in the count and with two-strikes, showing a slider that sweeps across the plate away from lefties. “It's really been a career-changer for me,” said De La Cruz, who threw a perfect seventh inning - and retiring two left-handed batter -- in the Orioles' 9-7 exhibition win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2005
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Picking out Steve Reed among the group of Orioles pitchers after a game becomes easier once his cap is removed, exposing some grayish stubble and a receding hairline. He's also the one without the ice pack on his right shoulder. Reed rarely touches the stuff after 13 seasons in the majors. He takes his baseball neat. Engaged in his first spring camp with the Orioles after signing as a free agent in January, Reed is part of a vanishing breed of sidearm pitchers.
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September 22, 1999
Indians: Harold Baines has 99 RBIs, 18 since he was acquired from the Orioles on Aug. 27.Tigers: Rookie right-hander Jeff Weaver (8-12) has been scratched from his scheduled start tomorrow against the Indians. Willie Blair (2-11) will pitch in his place.White Sox: The team announced ticket prices for home games in 2000 will remain the same for the third straight year.Yankees: Chuck Knoblauch, whose 26 errors are tied with Chicago's Greg Norton for the AL lead, has been experimenting with sidearm throws from second base.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Darren O'Day is set apart from other relievers by his sidearm delivery, his own version of the “Ole” song, and his 0.92 ERA, among other things. And he can add another to the list. “I have a couple things going for me, and now I have a T-shirt,” O'Day said Wednesday, when the Orioles gave out orange T-shirts with his “O'Day” song and a silhouette logo of his sidearm delivery. “It's pretty exciting. I never expected a T-shirt.” O'Day pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, his 10th scoreless outing in a row. He has allowed one run in 14 appearances since the All-Star break, and he has struck out more than one batter per inning this season.
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By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2005
When Steve Schmoll failed to make the Maryland baseball team as a walk-on freshman catcher in 1999, he rebuilt his career from the ground up by using pilfered dirt. Schmoll, who pitched "about 10 innings" during his prep years at Rockville's Magruder High, thought his best chance to play at Maryland was if he were a pitcher. He received instruction from the Terps' staff, then went home and practiced. "I was working for an air conditioning company at the time, and I brought dirt home from new house jobs and built a mound in my backyard," he said.
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By Alan Goldstein | May 30, 1991
There seems to be a bit of confusion over the injury that put outfielder Brady Anderson on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, opening a spot for middle reliever Todd Frohwirth, called up from the Class AAA Rochester Red Wings.The official line was that Anderson, who had started eight of the previous 11 games, had a strained hamstring muscle."I thought it was his knee," said manager John Oates. "I knew Brady was having trouble running, and every time I'd see him in the clubhouse after a game, he had an ice pack on his knee."
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2000
Northeast sidearmer Tom Foster seemed to be in command with a 1-run lead in the fifth inning at Glen Burnie and having set down eight batters in a row. That is until he yielded a one-out single to Greg Hammack, followed by an error and the commission of one of baseball's cardinal sins. Foster walked Chris Newton, the No. 9 hitter in the order, to load the bases and open the flood gates. No. 15 ranked Glen Burnie (5-2) went on to score seven runs and added five more in the home half of the sixth to 10-run (mercy rule)
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
SARASOTA, Fla. - Mark Hendrickson is trying to re-invent himself at the age of 38. The Orioles, especially manager Buck Showalter, believe he can. The 6-foot-9 left-hander - a veteran of five different major league teams, including a stint with the Orioles from 2009-2011 - didn't pitch professionally last season. No teams were interested in his services. His phone was not called. So instead he pitched in a semi-pro league in York, Pa., the same way he first laid a path to the big leagues.
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By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2005
When Steve Schmoll failed to make the Maryland baseball team as a walk-on freshman catcher in 1999, he rebuilt his career from the ground up by using pilfered dirt. Schmoll, who pitched "about 10 innings" during his prep years at Rockville's Magruder High, thought his best chance to play at Maryland was if he were a pitcher. He received instruction from the Terps' staff, then went home and practiced. "I was working for an air conditioning company at the time, and I brought dirt home from new house jobs and built a mound in my backyard," he said.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2005
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Picking out Steve Reed among the group of Orioles pitchers after a game becomes easier once his cap is removed, exposing some grayish stubble and a receding hairline. He's also the one without the ice pack on his right shoulder. Reed rarely touches the stuff after 13 seasons in the majors. He takes his baseball neat. Engaged in his first spring camp with the Orioles after signing as a free agent in January, Reed is part of a vanishing breed of sidearm pitchers.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2000
Northeast sidearmer Tom Foster seemed to be in command with a 1-run lead in the fifth inning at Glen Burnie and having set down eight batters in a row. That is until he yielded a one-out single to Greg Hammack, followed by an error and the commission of one of baseball's cardinal sins. Foster walked Chris Newton, the No. 9 hitter in the order, to load the bases and open the flood gates. No. 15 ranked Glen Burnie (5-2) went on to score seven runs and added five more in the home half of the sixth to 10-run (mercy rule)
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September 22, 1999
Indians: Harold Baines has 99 RBIs, 18 since he was acquired from the Orioles on Aug. 27.Tigers: Rookie right-hander Jeff Weaver (8-12) has been scratched from his scheduled start tomorrow against the Indians. Willie Blair (2-11) will pitch in his place.White Sox: The team announced ticket prices for home games in 2000 will remain the same for the third straight year.Yankees: Chuck Knoblauch, whose 26 errors are tied with Chicago's Greg Norton for the AL lead, has been experimenting with sidearm throws from second base.
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By Joe Strauss and Roch Kubatko and Joe Strauss and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | April 1, 1998
The Orioles have inquired about former Atlanta Braves reliever Brad Clontz and would like to sign the sidearming right-hander to a minor-league contract, club sources said yesterday.Clontz, 26, appeared in 191 games for the Braves over the past three seasons but appeared to wear down from use last year. In 51 games, he compiled a 5-1 record and 3.75 ERA, but allowed 15 of 32 inherited runners to score while first hitters bashed him at a .386 clip. The Braves twice optioned him to Triple-A and did not use him during the postseason.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun | May 21, 1994
When Cambridge-South Dorchester intentionally walked Southern of Anne Arundel's Wayne Small in the bottom of the seventh, follow-up batter Scott Crandell was bothered a bit."I wanted to show them something," said Crandell.And he did.Crandell grounded an RBI single to left with two out to give second-seeded Southern a come-from-behind, 4-3 victory over visiting and third-seeded Cambridge-South Dorchester (13-8) in a Class 2A, East Region semifinal yesterday.Southern (10-8) plays hosts to fourth-seeded Parkside in the region final today at 2 p.m.Southern struggled against Cambridge pitcher Jenson Shorter.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff writer | November 11, 1990
Security guards at Columbia village centers will remain armed with guns, following a strong show of support this week from business owners who told the Rouse Co. that might makes right.After being presented with a petition signed by more than 40 business operators and area residents who argued they felt unsafe without gun-toting guards, Rouse officials opted Friday to maintain the status quo in the village centers' security force.Chief among merchants' fears was a plan to un-arm Columbia Management's 20-member security team, which is in charge of foot patrols at seven of Columbia's eight village centers.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun | May 21, 1994
When Cambridge-South Dorchester intentionally walked Southern of Anne Arundel's Wayne Small in the bottom of the seventh, follow-up batter Scott Crandell was bothered a bit."I wanted to show them something," said Crandell.And he did.Crandell grounded an RBI single to left with two out to give second-seeded Southern a come-from-behind, 4-3 victory over visiting and third-seeded Cambridge-South Dorchester (13-8) in a Class 2A, East Region semifinal yesterday.Southern (10-8) plays hosts to fourth-seeded Parkside in the region final today at 2 p.m.Southern struggled against Cambridge pitcher Jenson Shorter.
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By Alan Goldstein | May 30, 1991
There seems to be a bit of confusion over the injury that put outfielder Brady Anderson on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, opening a spot for middle reliever Todd Frohwirth, called up from the Class AAA Rochester Red Wings.The official line was that Anderson, who had started eight of the previous 11 games, had a strained hamstring muscle."I thought it was his knee," said manager John Oates. "I knew Brady was having trouble running, and every time I'd see him in the clubhouse after a game, he had an ice pack on his knee."
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