Advertisement
HomeCollectionsTarasco
IN THE NEWS

Tarasco

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss | February 22, 1998
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Orioles reserve outfielder Tony Tarasco arrived in camp yesterday fresh off a loss in arbitration and without a discernible role. Where he will finish spring is a mystery, especially to him."It's almost exactly like last spring when there were all kinds of rumors that Jeffrey [Hammonds] and I might be traded," Tarasco said. "I don't know what they're going to do. They might release me; I don't know. I just have to go out and play."Coming off a lost season in which he hit .205 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs, Tarasco didn't endear himself to the front office after making an abbreviated stint in the Venezuelan winter league.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By RAYMOND DANIEL BURKE | June 6, 2006
It is an image that has burned itself into television screens all over Baltimore - the shadow vision of an outrageous and blatant robbery, the sting of which 10 years has failed to diminish significantly. It happened Oct. 9, 1996. Returning to the postseason for the first time in 13 years, the Orioles had dispatched the defending league champion and heavily favored Cleveland Indians in the first round to reach the American League Championship Series against the despised New York Yankees.
Advertisement
NEWS
October 24, 1990
Francis Mario Tarasco, who taught and translated the Italian language in Baltimore for many years, died Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a stroke. He was 78 and lived on Fountain Court in Timonium.A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Tarasco was being offered today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 1809 Vista Lane, Timonium.Born in northern Italy near the Swiss border, he came to Baltimore in 1945 and held several teaching positions until he retired about four years ago at Essex Community College.
SPORTS
By Gregory Schutta and Gregory Schutta,BERGEN COUNTY (N.J.) RECORD | July 14, 2002
DEMAREST, N.J. - In 1997, ESPN tried to get Tony Tarasco and Jeff Maier on the same stage but couldn't. Both refused to comment for a Sports Illustrated item. Even Hollywood couldn't broker a meeting. The producers of the just-released movie, Mr. Deeds, offered cameo roles and both declined. Then, through serendipity, they came face-to-face in Demarest, N.J., on Friday. Tarasco and Maier met nearly six years after they were permanently linked in playoff history at the right-field wall at Yankee Stadium, the major-leaguer and the kid from New Jersey who became an overnight celebrity for a catch he never made.
NEWS
October 24, 1990
A Mass of Christian burial for Francis Mario Tarasco, who taught and translated the Italian language in Baltimore for many years, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 1809 Vista Lane, Timonium.Mr. Tarasco, who was 78 and lived on Fountain Court in Timonium, died Saturday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a stroke.Born in northern Italy near the Swiss border, he studied classical languages at the University of Torino and served as an officer in the Italian army during World War II.He came to Baltimore in 1945 and taught at the Berlitz School of Languages for about 10 years.
SPORTS
By Ken Rosenthal | February 22, 1997
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Tony Tarasco had it all figured out. He was going to return to the scene of the crime -- New York City -- and exact his revenge.Little Jeffrey Maier might have robbed the Orioles, but he wouldn't have gotten away with winning an ESPY for "Outrageous Play of the Year.""I was going to come out from the back, reach over his shoulder and snatch it from him," Tarasco said yesterday, smiling.Alas, Tarasco didn't attend the awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall -- ESPN informed him in advance that some crazy hockey goal would win.So, he remains known as The Outfielder Who Lost The Ball To The Kid.Which, truth be told, has its benefits.
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko | February 5, 1998
Arbitration dates for two Orioles outfielders have been set for later this month in Phoenix, Ariz.Assistant general manager Kevin Malone said a hearing for Jeffrey Hammonds is scheduled for Feb. 17, two days before a hearing takes place with Tony Tarasco.Last month, the Orioles submitted a salary figure of $1.3 million to Hammonds, who countered with $1.85 million. The club offered $340,000 to Tarasco, who is seeking $485,000.Malone said he believed the Orioles were in a strong position with both outfielders based on the marketplace and comparables.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | April 24, 1997
After receiving an unexpected midnight phone call, Tony Tarasco hustled from Rochester, N.Y., to Camden Yards yesterday only to be placed in limbo.Rather than put injured left fielder B. J. Surhoff on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin muscle, the Orioles have decided to postpone a decision as long as this weekend. For Surhoff, the delay gives him time to convince manager Davey Johnson that he need not be deleted from an already gimpy outfield. For Tarasco, it means another frustrating delay in his desire for a big-league spot.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | May 12, 1996
MILWAUKEE -- Outfielder Tony Tarasco had no idea the Orioles were going to send him to Triple-A, a move they made after yesterday's game. In fact, he made arrangements to fly his mother and son from Los Angeles to meet him with the team tonight in Oakland, Calif.But any immediate reunion will have to take place in Rochester, N.Y., or another International League city. Tarasco, hitting .238, was demoted, and in his place, the Orioles purchased the contract of veteran outfielder Luis Polonia, who joins the team today.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | March 14, 1996
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - They spent hours together yesterday, did Orioles general manager Pat Gillick and Montreal GM Jim Beattie, and all the talk paid off: The Orioles traded outfielder Sherman Obando to Montreal for outfielder Tony Tarasco after last night's game.Tarasco, a 25-year-old left-handed hitter who batted .249 with 14 homers and 24 stolen bases for Montreal last season, figures to be a semi-regular for the Orioles, starting in right field or left or as designated hitter. He'll share time with Jeffrey Hammonds and Mike Devereaux, and because of his strong throwing arm and slightly above-average range, he'll be used as a defensive replacement.
SPORTS
March 9, 2002
The game Playing under blue skies for a change, the Orioles scored twice in the first inning and once in the second off Steve Trachsel. The Mets were blanked until the sixth, when a two-out throwing error by catcher Fernando Lunar on an attempted pickoff allowed former Oriole Tony Tarasco to score. Right fielder Jay Gibbons provided the defensive highlight with a diving catch near the line on a windblown fly ball by Edgar Alfonso in the first inning. The arms Given the start in place of Jason Johnson, Chris Brock turned in three scoreless innings.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1998
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Orioles have all but assured themselves of carrying 14 position players and 11 pitchers to open the season. But yesterday's swirl of activity raised questions while answering others.No longer are left-handed pitcher Rick Krivda and sixth outfielder Tony Tarasco part of the team's future. The Cleveland Indians claimed Krivda off waivers while the Cincinnati Reds did the same with Tarasco.Meanwhile, injuries to pitcher Scott Kamieniecki and catcher Lenny Webster have raised doubts whether they will be ready for Tuesday's opener against the Kansas City Royals.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | March 9, 1998
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- If you wish to test the adage that hope springs eternal, you need only to approach two lockers at opposite ends of the Orioles' clubhouse. Tony Tarasco and Rick Krivda will describe their wait as endless.There are three parts to the clubhouse. One consists of the 25 players virtually certain of coming north. Another faction tries to make a lasting impression before the inevitable call into manager Ray Miller's office and their reassignment to minor-league camp in Sarasota.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss | February 22, 1998
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Orioles reserve outfielder Tony Tarasco arrived in camp yesterday fresh off a loss in arbitration and without a discernible role. Where he will finish spring is a mystery, especially to him."It's almost exactly like last spring when there were all kinds of rumors that Jeffrey [Hammonds] and I might be traded," Tarasco said. "I don't know what they're going to do. They might release me; I don't know. I just have to go out and play."Coming off a lost season in which he hit .205 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs, Tarasco didn't endear himself to the front office after making an abbreviated stint in the Venezuelan winter league.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | February 16, 1998
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Salary hardball is scheduled to begin tomorrow for the Orioles when they move from a winter of pleasant free-agent acquisitions to arbitration hearings with two of their own.Barely 24 hours after arriving at the Orioles' spring training headquarters, general manager Pat Gillick and assistant Kevin Malone left last night for Phoenix, where arbitration hearings are BTC scheduled with outfielders Jeffrey Hammonds and Tony Tarasco tomorrow...
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko | February 5, 1998
Arbitration dates for two Orioles outfielders have been set for later this month in Phoenix, Ariz.Assistant general manager Kevin Malone said a hearing for Jeffrey Hammonds is scheduled for Feb. 17, two days before a hearing takes place with Tony Tarasco.Last month, the Orioles submitted a salary figure of $1.3 million to Hammonds, who countered with $1.85 million. The club offered $340,000 to Tarasco, who is seeking $485,000.Malone said he believed the Orioles were in a strong position with both outfielders based on the marketplace and comparables.
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1997
Tony Tarasco went from being an insurance policy to the Orioles' starting left fielder, as manager Davey Johnson continued to move around his players like broken chess pieces.Tarasco was summoned from Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday when Johnson began running out of healthy outfielders. He was activated less than two hours before last night's game, and Jerome Walton was removed from the starting lineup and placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.Walton, who joined the Orioles as a free agent in December, was bothered by a pulled abdominal muscle in spring training and a sore hamstring, which flared up during Tuesday's game.
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1998
Orioles general manager Pat Gillick still is waiting to hear from representatives for arbitration-eligible players Jeffrey Hammonds and Tony Tarasco after exchanging 1998 salary figures on Monday.But one day after expressing some doubts that the sides would reach a compromise, Gillick said, "We're optimistic. We're very optimistic."The Orioles submitted an offer of $1.3 million to Hammonds, who countered with $1.85 million, and $340,000 to Tarasco, who is seeking $485,000. Arbitration hearings would begin early next month if agreements can't be reached.
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1998
Orioles general manager Pat Gillick still is waiting to hear from representatives for arbitration-eligible players Jeffrey Hammonds and Tony Tarasco after exchanging 1998 salary figures on Monday.But one day after expressing some doubts that the sides would reach a compromise, Gillick said, "We're optimistic. We're very optimistic."The Orioles submitted an offer of $1.3 million to Hammonds, who countered with $1.85 million, and $340,000 to Tarasco, who is seeking $485,000. Arbitration hearings would begin early next month if agreements can't be reached.
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | January 20, 1998
The Orioles eliminated what could have been a major distraction as they groom reliever Armando Benitez for the closer's role, agreeing to terms with the right-hander yesterday on a one-year contract worth $900,000 and avoiding salary arbitration.The club submitted salary figures at noon yesterday for the two remaining players eligible for arbitration, outfielders Jeffrey Hammonds and Tony Tarasco, and expected to hear back from their representatives either last night or early today. Hearings would begin Feb. 2 if agreements aren't reached and could drag on as late as Feb. 21, the day after position players are due to report to spring training.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.