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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | April 12, 2001
BOSTON - To trace last night's 5-4 escape against the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles can look back almost five months to the Dominican Winter League and the recommendation of Estrellas manager Joe Ferguson and Dominican scouting coordinator Carlos Bernhardt. A minor-league, free-agent pitcher named Willis Roberts was towering over advanced competition, moving the Orioles to sign him. Last night, the organization celebrated. Roberts, 25, made his fifth major-league appearance before 26,302 at Fenway Park who had never heard his name.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | June 29, 2007
When Roger Clemens went for his 350th career victory Wednesday night at Camden Yards, the ballpark was about two-thirds full and the excitement level for what could have been a rare piece of baseball history was not all that much greater than it would have been for a typical Orioles-Yankees game. Want proof? Going into the Yankees series, the advance gate for last night's series finale was significantly larger than that for Clemens' potentially historic start. How do you figure that? No doubt, it would have been different at Yankee Stadium or Fenway Park - the two ballparks where Clemens spent most of his great career - but the simple fact of the matter is that baseball fans are milestoned out. The great hunt for round numbers has been going on since the game's Golden Age, and there was a time when fans from all over the major leagues would stop and express their awe at a 300th victory or a 500th home run. That, of course, was before it happened every day. I can remember what a big deal it was when Willie Mays hit his 500th and 600th career home runs, even though I didn't live in San Francisco.
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July 6, 1998
With his seven strikeouts yesterday, Roger Clemens moved into 11th place on the career strikeout list.No., Player, K's1., Nolan Ryan, 5,7142., Steve Carlton, 4,1363., Bert Blyleven, 3,7014., Tom Seaver, 3,6405., Don Sutton, 3,5746., Gaylord Perry, 3,5347., Walter Johnson, 3,5098., Phil Niekro, 3,3429., Ferguson Jenkins, 3,19210., Bob Gibson, 3,11711., x-Clemens, 3,002x-activePub Date: 7/06/98
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By CHILDS WALKER | June 14, 2007
Nothing charges a ballpark like the possibility of a no-hitter. When a pitcher gets into the sixth inning with that 0 under the H on the scoreboard, everything changes. Players crowd to one side of the bench, leaving the starter to his thoughts. Patrons no longer leave their seats for between-innings beers. Beat writers fret, trying to imagine words that will be as memorable as the game they're describing. I can only imagine how Detroit fans must have felt Tuesday night. Not only did Justin Verlander become the first Tiger since Jack Morris to pitch a no-hitter, but he also seemed to announce his arrival as a future great by striking out 12 with 101-mph fastballs and impossibly bending curves.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | June 21, 1992
Over the past several years, Pacific Trading Cards has been repositioning itself in the trading card market. The transition is complete.Pacific, based in Lynnwood, Wash., began selling cards in 1968. It remains a mail-order business with an extensive mailing list and also has a retail store. It has sold sports and non-sports cards from the major manufacturers as well as plastic sheets, binders and card holders. Its first cards were minor-league sets and baseball legends series under the name CramerSports, after the company's president, Michael J. Cramer.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | January 6, 1999
Nolan Ryan sat at home writing holiday thank-you notes and trying to treat the day like any other. George Brett stayed inside with his wife, watching the clock and feeling like a prisoner. Robin Yount plopped down in his office, never far removed from a telephone.The calls came for all three players yesterday. And while they may not have arrived at precisely the times they expected, the wait was hardly a long one.In one of the most eagerly awaited Hall of Fame elections in baseball history, all three players were voted into the Cooperstown, N.Y., shrine in their first year of eligibility.
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April 10, 1991
Henderson slides within 1 of steal record in 7-2 winStewart pitches Athletics past TwinsDave Stewart won his 20th consecutive April decision and Rickey Henderson moved within one of Lou Brock's all-time career stolen base record last night, as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Minnesota Twins, 7-2, in a season opener for both teams.Dave Henderson hit a three-run home run in the fourth, and Terry Steinbach added two RBI singles, as the Athletics won their fourth consecutive Opening Day game, beating the Twins for the second straight year.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | June 29, 2007
When Roger Clemens went for his 350th career victory Wednesday night at Camden Yards, the ballpark was about two-thirds full and the excitement level for what could have been a rare piece of baseball history was not all that much greater than it would have been for a typical Orioles-Yankees game. Want proof? Going into the Yankees series, the advance gate for last night's series finale was significantly larger than that for Clemens' potentially historic start. How do you figure that? No doubt, it would have been different at Yankee Stadium or Fenway Park - the two ballparks where Clemens spent most of his great career - but the simple fact of the matter is that baseball fans are milestoned out. The great hunt for round numbers has been going on since the game's Golden Age, and there was a time when fans from all over the major leagues would stop and express their awe at a 300th victory or a 500th home run. That, of course, was before it happened every day. I can remember what a big deal it was when Willie Mays hit his 500th and 600th career home runs, even though I didn't live in San Francisco.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | January 10, 1992
The funny thing is, I don't feel bad for Pete Rose personally. A lot of this is his fault, after all.He's the one who put himself in position for the self-righteous brothers to kick him out of the game he loves. And, believe me, if it were someone else, Rose is the last one you'd run to for sympathy. Ask Ray Fosse.History is the ultimate loser here.Baseball lost the chance for Pete Rose and Tom Seaver to enter the Hall of Fame together. In Rose and Seaver, you had consummate baseball players who were completely different and yet equally deserving.
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By CHILDS WALKER | June 14, 2007
Nothing charges a ballpark like the possibility of a no-hitter. When a pitcher gets into the sixth inning with that 0 under the H on the scoreboard, everything changes. Players crowd to one side of the bench, leaving the starter to his thoughts. Patrons no longer leave their seats for between-innings beers. Beat writers fret, trying to imagine words that will be as memorable as the game they're describing. I can only imagine how Detroit fans must have felt Tuesday night. Not only did Justin Verlander become the first Tiger since Jack Morris to pitch a no-hitter, but he also seemed to announce his arrival as a future great by striking out 12 with 101-mph fastballs and impossibly bending curves.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun reporter | January 10, 2007
Cal Ripken Jr. heard the most important words yesterday, the ones he had tried to keep from crossing his mind for more than five years now - "Welcome to the Hall of Fame" - and he then "glossed over" the rest of the midday conversation about vote totals and percentages. To Ripken, hard-working kid from Aberdeen turned Orioles legend and baseball's all-time iron man, the only essential piece of information was that he had made it, that he would be joining the sport's immortals this summer in Cooperstown, N.Y. "Really, all I wanted to hear was, `You're in,'" he joked.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | April 12, 2001
BOSTON - To trace last night's 5-4 escape against the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles can look back almost five months to the Dominican Winter League and the recommendation of Estrellas manager Joe Ferguson and Dominican scouting coordinator Carlos Bernhardt. A minor-league, free-agent pitcher named Willis Roberts was towering over advanced competition, moving the Orioles to sign him. Last night, the organization celebrated. Roberts, 25, made his fifth major-league appearance before 26,302 at Fenway Park who had never heard his name.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | January 6, 1999
Nolan Ryan sat at home writing holiday thank-you notes and trying to treat the day like any other. George Brett stayed inside with his wife, watching the clock and feeling like a prisoner. Robin Yount plopped down in his office, never far removed from a telephone.The calls came for all three players yesterday. And while they may not have arrived at precisely the times they expected, the wait was hardly a long one.In one of the most eagerly awaited Hall of Fame elections in baseball history, all three players were voted into the Cooperstown, N.Y., shrine in their first year of eligibility.
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September 27, 1998
Outlasting The StreakActive players who were in the major leagues in 1982, the year The Streak began:Player.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Then .. .. .. .. NowHarold Baines DH-OF .. .. ... White Sox .. ... OriolesRafael Belliard SS .. .. .... Pirates .. .. .. BravesWade Boggs 3B .. .. .. .. ... Red Sox .. .. .. Devil RaysDanny Darwin P .. .. .. .. .. Rangers .. .. .. GiantsChili Davis OF-DH .. .. .. .. Giants .. .. ... YankeesDennis Eckersley P .. .. .. . Red...
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July 6, 1998
With his seven strikeouts yesterday, Roger Clemens moved into 11th place on the career strikeout list.No., Player, K's1., Nolan Ryan, 5,7142., Steve Carlton, 4,1363., Bert Blyleven, 3,7014., Tom Seaver, 3,6405., Don Sutton, 3,5746., Gaylord Perry, 3,5347., Walter Johnson, 3,5098., Phil Niekro, 3,3429., Ferguson Jenkins, 3,19210., Bob Gibson, 3,11711., x-Clemens, 3,002x-activePub Date: 7/06/98
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By John Steadman | January 12, 1997
Frustration and disappointment built to such intensity within Tony Perez, after being denied entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame, that he introduced the ugly misconception it might be attributable to the dirty and deadly sin of racism. This is one swing he might like to have back, because what he's saying is far removed from the reality of the voting process.Using such a reason is offensive to those involved in the selection system, this annual marking of ballots to approve a handful of elite players for acceptance to baseball's most exclusive club.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun reporter | January 10, 2007
Cal Ripken Jr. heard the most important words yesterday, the ones he had tried to keep from crossing his mind for more than five years now - "Welcome to the Hall of Fame" - and he then "glossed over" the rest of the midday conversation about vote totals and percentages. To Ripken, hard-working kid from Aberdeen turned Orioles legend and baseball's all-time iron man, the only essential piece of information was that he had made it, that he would be joining the sport's immortals this summer in Cooperstown, N.Y. "Really, all I wanted to hear was, `You're in,'" he joked.
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By John Steadman | January 12, 1997
Frustration and disappointment built to such intensity within Tony Perez, after being denied entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame, that he introduced the ugly misconception it might be attributable to the dirty and deadly sin of racism. This is one swing he might like to have back, because what he's saying is far removed from the reality of the voting process.Using such a reason is offensive to those involved in the selection system, this annual marking of ballots to approve a handful of elite players for acceptance to baseball's most exclusive club.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | June 21, 1992
Over the past several years, Pacific Trading Cards has been repositioning itself in the trading card market. The transition is complete.Pacific, based in Lynnwood, Wash., began selling cards in 1968. It remains a mail-order business with an extensive mailing list and also has a retail store. It has sold sports and non-sports cards from the major manufacturers as well as plastic sheets, binders and card holders. Its first cards were minor-league sets and baseball legends series under the name CramerSports, after the company's president, Michael J. Cramer.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | January 10, 1992
The funny thing is, I don't feel bad for Pete Rose personally. A lot of this is his fault, after all.He's the one who put himself in position for the self-righteous brothers to kick him out of the game he loves. And, believe me, if it were someone else, Rose is the last one you'd run to for sympathy. Ask Ray Fosse.History is the ultimate loser here.Baseball lost the chance for Pete Rose and Tom Seaver to enter the Hall of Fame together. In Rose and Seaver, you had consummate baseball players who were completely different and yet equally deserving.
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