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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Within the last week the Orioles have added Jimmy Paredes, Alejandro De Aza, and Quintin Berry to their roster. The moves address a major deficiency of this club: A lack of speed. The Orioles are dead last in the major leagues -- by far -- in stolen bases. They have 36. The Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox are tied for the second-fewest with 49. Five individual players had more than the entire Orioles' team. The Los Angeles Dodgers' Dee Gordon leads the major leagues with 58 stolen bases, 22 more than the Orioles.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Within the last week the Orioles have added Jimmy Paredes, Alejandro De Aza, and Quintin Berry to their roster. The moves address a major deficiency of this club: A lack of speed. The Orioles are dead last in the major leagues -- by far -- in stolen bases. They have 36. The Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox are tied for the second-fewest with 49. Five individual players had more than the entire Orioles' team. The Los Angeles Dodgers' Dee Gordon leads the major leagues with 58 stolen bases, 22 more than the Orioles.
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By The Sporting News | September 14, 1993
This will not be remembered as the year of the stolen base -- especially for the New York Yankees, who will finish with the fewest in the majors for the second time in club history. Excluding expansion teams for the moment, the projected major-league total entering this week is 3,082 stolen bases. That would be the lowest since 1984.In the National League, there were 1,397 steals in 1,797 games. That's a projected total of 1,763, or 1,510 without Colorado and Florida. That decline would continue a four-year slide, which can be traced to such factors as the gradual base-running deterioration in St. Louis, to Vince Coleman's gradual disappearance, and, this season, to bigger power numbers that make managers less apt to take a bat out of someone's hands.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2013
Matt Wieters ended Wednesday night's Orioles victory over Tampa Bay in 1.75 seconds. At least, that's what manager Buck Showalter timed the catcher's catch and throw to second base to nab the Rays' Kelly Johnson stealing and seal a 4-2 win at Camden Yards. As Jose Lobaton swung and missed on a 98-mph fastball from right-hander Tommy Hunter with runners on first and third, Johnson took off from first. Wieters rifled a throw to the first base side of second base. Shortstop J.J. Hardy ran across the base and caught Wieters' throw on one hop, applying a quick tag to Johnson's knee.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | July 8, 1992
Using a combination of inside and outside baseball, the Chicago White Sox ran to six early runs against Bob Milacki en route to an 8-4 victory over the Orioles last night before 45,451 at Camden Yards.The big blow against Milacki (5-6) was a two-run homer by Dan Pasqua in the third inning, but it was a combination of singles and stolen bases that caused most of his problems. Four of the White Sox's five stolen bases came while the right-hander was pitching and were instrumental in all of the scoring in the first three innings.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 23, 1997
Except for the hamstring that won't unwind, Eric Davis feels pretty good for a guy only recently back from the career-dead.The time has passed when the Orioles right fielder was ranked as the game's greatest "tool player," but he is still capable enough to be named American League Player of the Week and still intimidating enough to transform a lineup when his body allows.He's a little heavier, maybe, but still possesses one of baseball's most chiseled physiques and one of its quickest sets of hands.
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June 9, 2002
The numbers 0 Times Travis Driskill had been to New York before his win Wednesday. 8 Wins for Orioles in 15-game stretch against 2001 playoff teams. 6 Stolen bases by Jerry Hairston in 37 games. 6 Stolen bases for Brian Roberts in 13 games. 2 2/3 Scoreless innings by Jorge Julio against Yankees this past week.
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By Special to The Sun | July 24, 1991
LONDON, Ontario -- Tim Holland's three-run home run in the sixth inning gave Hagerstown a four-run lead, and the Suns went on to defeat the London Tigers, 5-1, last night in a Class AA Eastern League game.Rodney Lofton had two hits and two stolen bases. He has 40 stolen bases this season, breaking the Suns' record of 38, set last year by Luis Mercedes. He also leads the league in stolen bases.
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August 21, 2005
BATTING LINE OF THE DAY Chase Utley, Phillies 2B AB R H RBI BB 1 2 1 2 3 PITCHING LINE OF THE DAY Matt Guerrier, Twins IP H R BB SO 1/3 4 6 2 0 WHO'S HOT Willy Taveras of the Astros had two hits and two stolen bases and leads all major league rookies with 140 hits and 31 stolen bases. WHO'S NOT The Rangers are 1-11 on a 13-game trip, the first time in franchise history they have lost more than 10 times on any trip.
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May 13, 2008
A comparison of Nick Markakis and Adam Jones through 38 games in their first seasons as Orioles. Markakis was a true rookie in 2006, while Jones played 73 games with the Seattle Mariners over the previous two seasons. Markakis Jones Age 22 22 Batting avg. .221 .223 Home runs 2 2 RBIs 8 11 Walks 10 7 Strikeouts 18 31 Stolen bases 0 3 On-base pct. .296 .271 Slugging pct. .327 .362
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
With the chance to add to a 2-1 lead with the Orioles' top hitters due up, left fielder Nate McLouth took off from first base in an attempt to steal his 23rd base of the year. But as he popped up from his slide at second, McLouth's foot slipped off the base, and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar applied the tag on the throw from catcher Hank Conger, and McLouth was ruled out. If McLouth was successful, he would have been standing on second base with one out and Nick Markakis at the plate with Adam Jones and Chris Davis waiting in the wings.
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By Daniel Gallen, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
Relievers usually don't throw regular side sessions because they're on call daily, but Patton said he wanted to start after struggling with command of his fastball. In the eighth inning of Thursday night's win over the Washington Nationals, Nate McLouth broke his bat and hit a pop fly into shallow right field that fell between second baseman Danny Espinosa and right fielder Roger Bernadina . McLouth rounded first base and sprinted to second without hesitation, reaching safely for a one-out double.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
Orioles left fielder Nate McLouth entered Thursday's game with 11 stolen bases, second most in the American League. McLouth credits Manny Machado's patience at the plate hitting behind him with allowing him to be aggressive on the basepaths. "Eventually, he'll probably hit farther down the lineup, but he's a really good two-hole hitter for that reason," McLouth said. "He's willing to take pitches if he sees me go. If it happens to be early in the count, he's not afraid to get behind in the count and that's definitely important.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2013
When Orioles catcher Matt Wieters threw out Tampa Bay's speedy center fielder Desmond Jennings trying to steal second base in the ninth inning Thursday night, it wasn't just an important play in a game the Orioles eventually won in 10 innings. It served as further example that Wieters - and, really, the entire defense - has shut down the opposition's running game so far in 2013. How good has Wieters and company been? They have thrown out eight of 10 would-be base stealers this year - an 80 percent mark that is by far the best in the majors.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2013
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As the visiting clubhouse at Tropicana Field cleared out and the Orioles packed up for their flight back home to Baltimore, second baseman Brian Roberts slowly limped to his locker, visibly downtrodden. Roberts had just been carried off the field after injuring his right hamstring while stealing second base in the ninth inning of the Orioles' 6-3 win Thursday over the Tampa Bay Rays. Roberts, who was looking forward to playing in his first home opener since 2011, now appears to be out indefinitely.
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May 29, 2011
Jacoby Ellsbury is emerging as a potential speed-power player like Red Sox teammate Carl Crawford. He has 20-homer potential and entered Saturday leading the majors with 18 stolen bases. The best news for the Red Sox is he had played every game, quieting concerns about his durability. … Despite a vow of support from owner Lew Wolff, A's manager Bob Geren is in real trouble. His biggest concern is that his punchless team continues to tread water with a pitching staff built to win, but it doesn't help that he had to put down a player revolt last week.
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By Gerry Fraley and Gerry Fraley,Dallas Morning News | October 21, 1992
TORONTO -- Like a repentant student, Pat Borders reported to SkyDome this morning for more throwing practice. The lesson will be more pleasant this time.Borders, Toronto's beleaguered catcher, made his best throw of the postseason last night. He caught Atlanta's Brian Hunter at second base in the ninth inning of the Blue Jays' 3-2 victory in the third game of the World Series at SkyDome."It felt great to throw anybody out at any time," Borders said. "But that was probably the best time to do it."
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September 29, 1998
0 Games missed by B.J. Surhoff and Rafael Palmeiro0 Rainouts, brownouts, snowouts, blowouts and other postponements..063 Brady Anderson's batting average through May 11..250 Starting pitchers' win percentage (6-18) after Aug. 22..323 Orioles' winning percentage (10-21) after Ray Miller conducted a volatile clubhouse meeting Aug. 26 in Chicago.2 Chris Hoiles' grand slam count on Aug. 14 against the Cleveland Indians.3 Combined wins from Norm Charlton, Terry Mathews, Nerio Rodriguez, Radhames Dykhoff, Richie Lewis, Joel Bennett, Bobby Munoz7 First-batter home runs surrendered by Armando Benitez.
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By Sports Digest | March 7, 2010
The Maryland baseball team set an Atlantic Coast Conference record by stealing eight bases in its 10-3 victory over visiting Hofstra on Saturday in College Park. The Terps constantly put runners in motion with steals and hit-and-runs and took advantage of those opportunities, going 8-for-21 (.381) as a team with runners on base. David Poutier had a career-high three stolen bases and Matthew Murakami added two. The previous ACC single-game record was five stolen bases. Matt Marquis ' three-run home run in the third inning gave Maryland a 4-0 lead and the Terps never looked back.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | June 16, 2009
Joe Mahoney's statistics might be the most befuddling in all of professional baseball. Mahoney, the 22-year-old starting first baseman at Single-A Delmarva, is 6 feet 7 and 235 pounds. He has one homer in almost 200 at-bats this season. And he has 18 stolen bases in 18 attempts. The largest position player in the Orioles organization is tied for its stolen-base lead. No other South Atlantic League player has more than 10 stolen bases without having been thrown out at least once. "I thought I signed [Seattle Mariners slugger]
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