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By R.E. Graswich and R.E. Graswich,McClatchy News Service | February 15, 1994
STOCKTON, Calif. -- Spring was in the air. So were questions about a certain retired NBA star who wants to try his luck at baseball.Curious about Michael Jordan's chances, I asked someone who might know, one of baseball's greatest left-handed pitchers, Vida Blue."
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By R.E. Graswich and R.E. Graswich,McClatchy News Service | February 15, 1994
STOCKTON, Calif. -- Spring was in the air. So were questions about a certain retired NBA star who wants to try his luck at baseball.Curious about Michael Jordan's chances, I asked someone who might know, one of baseball's greatest left-handed pitchers, Vida Blue."
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By Jerome Holtzman and Jerome Holtzman,Chicago Tribune | July 9, 1991
TORONTO -- As I was leaving the old-timers' dressing room, Vida Blue, the former Oakland pitching hero, intercepted me at the door. He had a request."When you write about it, just don't say it's a bunch of old guys playing in an old-timers game," Blue said. "We're just having fun and saying hello to each other. I'm here because I want to see a lot of my friends."Later, Steve Garvey, expressed an identical view: "The game only lasts about 30 minutes. We're here to socialize."It's hard for me to believe Vida Blue and Garvey and Bill Buckner and Ferguson Jenkins are eligible for old-timer classics.
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By Scott Ostler and Scott Ostler,San Francisco Chronicle | August 30, 1993
Personally, I think the local TV guys calling yesterday's Giants-Marlins game, Barry Tompkins and Mike Krukow, got a little carried away.They likened Giants hurler Salomon Torres to Sandy Koufax and then Vida Blue.Come on, guys. This is the kid's first outing. He throws a nice seven innings and we all go nuts? Sandy Koufax and Vida Blue?Let's get a grip, shall we? Let's keep our poise. I was thinking he reminds me of Whitey Ford and Bob Gibson.And you certainly will not catch me mentioning Torres as a Cy Young candidate.
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By Peter Schmuck | July 14, 1991
* Will Clark was 1-for-23 against Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Terry Mulholland when he homered off the former Giant on Thursday. "So, he's what, 2-for-24 now?" said Mulholland. "I can live with that."* New York Yankees pitcher Tim Leary has asked the club to let him work out his problems in the bullpen instead of the minor leagues. But the Yankees don't feel that Leary and his 6.30 ERA will improve the makeup of the bullpen, which has been one of the pleasant surprises of 1991.* The three former Orioles pitchers on the National League All-Star team -- Dennis Martinez, Pete Harnisch and Mike Morgan -- entered the break with a combined 26-15 record and a 2.24 ERA. By comparison, the six current Orioles starters (including disabled Dave Johnson)
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By Peter Schmuck | September 15, 1991
* Blue Jays OF Devon White is 1 triple away from joining a very exclusive group of players who have reached double figures in doubles, triples, home runs and stolen bases. The others are Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby (twice), Willie Mays (4 times), Babe Ruth (twice), Ryne Sandberg and Tris Speaker (twice). White has 37 doubles, 9 triples, 14 home runs and 32 stolen bases.* When 19-year-old pitcher Todd Van Poppel made his major-league debut for the Athletics on Wednesday, he became the fourth teen-ager to start a game for the A's. Van Poppel was 19 years and 276 days old on Wednesday, older than Tim Conroy (18 years, 81 days)
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By Scott Ostler and Scott Ostler,San Francisco Chronicle | August 30, 1993
Personally, I think the local TV guys calling yesterday's Giants-Marlins game, Barry Tompkins and Mike Krukow, got a little carried away.They likened Giants hurler Salomon Torres to Sandy Koufax and then Vida Blue.Come on, guys. This is the kid's first outing. He throws a nice seven innings and we all go nuts? Sandy Koufax and Vida Blue?Let's get a grip, shall we? Let's keep our poise. I was thinking he reminds me of Whitey Ford and Bob Gibson.And you certainly will not catch me mentioning Torres as a Cy Young candidate.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | August 12, 1991
Randy Milligan sat slumped in front of his Orioles locker, reading a newspaper. The normally affable first baseman answered a question with a grunt, never looking up.David Segui waved away a questioner, offering only a single word to describe the day's events: "Embarrassing."Mike Devereaux refused to talk until he cooled off in the shower. When he returned, he conceded that a no-hitter was indeed harder to swallow than your garden-variety defeat."Sure, especially the way we've been doing," he said.
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By Phil Jackman | August 7, 1991
On the first sports page, the veteran columnist was railing about what a terrific sports town Washington was, is and always will be. Calvin Griffith and Bob Short hauled the Senators I and II out of town because of greed and impatience, he informed.A little ways back in the section, there was a news story relating how major-league owners had voted to split the season into TC halves. They decreed the leaders of the four divisions in June, when the seven-week strike started, be declared winners of the first half.
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By Kent Baker | August 12, 1991
It was a day to remember in the season to forget.Even the most zealous local baseball fans probably never had heard of Wilson Eduardo Alvarez, but his name now is on the lips of all 40,455 who attended history yesterday.The Chicago White Sox left-hander gave a lame-duck ballpark his personal send-off with the sixth no-hitter in Memorial Stadium's 38-year lifetime, beating the Baltimore Orioles, 7-0.In his second major-league start, Alvarez never flinched while becoming the youngest pitcher (21 years, 141 days)
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By Peter Schmuck | September 15, 1991
* Blue Jays OF Devon White is 1 triple away from joining a very exclusive group of players who have reached double figures in doubles, triples, home runs and stolen bases. The others are Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby (twice), Willie Mays (4 times), Babe Ruth (twice), Ryne Sandberg and Tris Speaker (twice). White has 37 doubles, 9 triples, 14 home runs and 32 stolen bases.* When 19-year-old pitcher Todd Van Poppel made his major-league debut for the Athletics on Wednesday, he became the fourth teen-ager to start a game for the A's. Van Poppel was 19 years and 276 days old on Wednesday, older than Tim Conroy (18 years, 81 days)
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By Kent Baker | August 12, 1991
It was a day to remember in the season to forget.Even the most zealous local baseball fans probably never had heard of Wilson Eduardo Alvarez, but his name now is on the lips of all 40,455 who attended history yesterday.The Chicago White Sox left-hander gave a lame-duck ballpark his personal send-off with the sixth no-hitter in Memorial Stadium's 38-year lifetime, beating the Baltimore Orioles, 7-0.In his second major-league start, Alvarez never flinched while becoming the youngest pitcher (21 years, 141 days)
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | August 12, 1991
Randy Milligan sat slumped in front of his Orioles locker, reading a newspaper. The normally affable first baseman answered a question with a grunt, never looking up.David Segui waved away a questioner, offering only a single word to describe the day's events: "Embarrassing."Mike Devereaux refused to talk until he cooled off in the shower. When he returned, he conceded that a no-hitter was indeed harder to swallow than your garden-variety defeat."Sure, especially the way we've been doing," he said.
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By Phil Jackman | August 7, 1991
On the first sports page, the veteran columnist was railing about what a terrific sports town Washington was, is and always will be. Calvin Griffith and Bob Short hauled the Senators I and II out of town because of greed and impatience, he informed.A little ways back in the section, there was a news story relating how major-league owners had voted to split the season into TC halves. They decreed the leaders of the four divisions in June, when the seven-week strike started, be declared winners of the first half.
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By Peter Schmuck | July 14, 1991
* Will Clark was 1-for-23 against Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Terry Mulholland when he homered off the former Giant on Thursday. "So, he's what, 2-for-24 now?" said Mulholland. "I can live with that."* New York Yankees pitcher Tim Leary has asked the club to let him work out his problems in the bullpen instead of the minor leagues. But the Yankees don't feel that Leary and his 6.30 ERA will improve the makeup of the bullpen, which has been one of the pleasant surprises of 1991.* The three former Orioles pitchers on the National League All-Star team -- Dennis Martinez, Pete Harnisch and Mike Morgan -- entered the break with a combined 26-15 record and a 2.24 ERA. By comparison, the six current Orioles starters (including disabled Dave Johnson)
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By Jerome Holtzman and Jerome Holtzman,Chicago Tribune | July 9, 1991
TORONTO -- As I was leaving the old-timers' dressing room, Vida Blue, the former Oakland pitching hero, intercepted me at the door. He had a request."When you write about it, just don't say it's a bunch of old guys playing in an old-timers game," Blue said. "We're just having fun and saying hello to each other. I'm here because I want to see a lot of my friends."Later, Steve Garvey, expressed an identical view: "The game only lasts about 30 minutes. We're here to socialize."It's hard for me to believe Vida Blue and Garvey and Bill Buckner and Ferguson Jenkins are eligible for old-timer classics.
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By RAY FRAGER | September 5, 2008
Athletics@Orioles 7 p.m. [MASN2] Once upon a time, this series would be a playoff preview - 1971, 1973, 1974. Vida Blue vs. Jim Palmer. Catfish Hunter vs. Mike Cuellar. Ken Holtzman vs. Dave McNally. The funny uniforms and mustaches didn't mean those Oakland guys couldn't play ball. And now we have two teams sunk in double-digit deficits below .500. Maybe a mustache or two would help?
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September 27, 1993
The Mariners' Randy Johnson yesterday joined this list of pitchers who have struck out 300 batters in one season:AMERICAN LEAGUEYear ... Name, Team .............. SO1903 ... Rube Waddell, Phil. ..... 3021904 ... Rube Waddell, Phil. ..... 3491910 ... Walter Johnson, Was. .... 3131912 ... Walter Johnson, Was. .... 3031946 ... Bob Feller, Clev. ....... 3481965 ... Sam McDowell, Clev. ..... 3251970 ... Sam McDowell, Clev. ..... 3041971 ... Mickey Lolich, Det. ..... 3081971 ... Vida Blue, Oak. .....
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