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January 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has worked out on a baseball field for the first time since breaking his left ankle last October. Jeter fielded 55 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt at shortstop Monday at the team's minor league complex. “Everything went well,” Jeter says. Jeter broke the ankle in the first game of the American League Championship Series against Detroit on Oct. 13. He is expected to be ready for opening day. Jeter, 38, led the majors with 216 hits last season and hit .316.
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April 4, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
Dodgers owner Magic Johnson said he supported Manager Don Mattingly's decision to bench Yasiel Puig after the outfielder showed up late for Friday's home opener. Johnson also said he understood the occasional slip from the 23-year-old Puig and said the issues surrounding him should not harm the team. "The team is strong," Johnson said. "We've got great leadership with [Clayton] Kershaw, Adrian [Gonzalez], now that Matt is back. … We have to remember: He is still young.
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July 2, 2001
The Board of Trustees of the South Orange County Community College District unanimously approved $316,000 to fund Irvine Valley College's new baseball facility, giving the program the $616,000 it needed to construct a baseball field on campus. The facility will be one of only a handful of college fields with built-in drainage for both the infield and outfield, according to Nelson Cayabyab, Director of Facilities and Maintenance.
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March 12, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Matt Kemp was back in center field Wednesday. Even though it was in a minor league intrasquad game on a practice field at the Dodgers' spring-training facility, the development marked a major breakthrough for Kemp, who is recovering from an ankle operation. This was Kemp's first game in center field this year. In his two previous intrasquad games, he was limited to hitting. “I feel a little weird still being out there, but I'm having a lot of fun,” he said. “I'm excited to be back on the field, just playing.
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March 14, 1991
Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra has renamed its baseball field in honor of a longtime athletic coach who retired last year. A ceremony Saturday honoring Maynard Horst, who coached baseball at Mark Keppel for more than 35 years, was held at the baseball diamond in between a double-header game, said Tony Ortega, assistant principal. Several hundred people, including many of Horst's former students, returned to their alma mater to attend the event.
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May 1, 2002 | From staff reports
Fullerton Troy baseball Coach Dane Ilertsen said he expects the school's baseball field to be ready for play by Friday after a single-engine plane crashed through the outfield fence last week and landed upside down in center field. Neither the pilot nor his two passengers were seriously injured in the accident, which occurred just before 6 a.m. last Friday after the plane's engine failed. The plane leaked fuel and oil, and a convoy of vehicles damaged the turf during the cleanup process.
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October 9, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
Sheriff's Department bomb squad technicians were called to De Anza Middle School on Wednesday after a bomb was reported found on a baseball field, authorities said. The drab olive device was found just before 5 p.m. near a metal trash can within a few feet of the playing field at 2060 Cameron St. in Ventura. Witnesses said children had been throwing the 2-foot metal object around earlier in the afternoon. "It looks like an old air-drop-type explosive," said Ventura Police Officer Glenn Utter.
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March 21, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Youthful ballplayers and terrified spectators scattered for cover Monday evening as gunfire raked a Little League baseball field in Cypress Park, wounding six young men as they ran from an adjacent gymnasium, Los Angeles police said. Detectives said the attack apparently was gang-related, and fear of possible retaliation prompted intensified security procedures at County-USC Medical Center, where five victims--ages 14 to 20--were undergoing emergency treatment.
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March 20, 1991 | JEFF RILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Camarillo High is building new baseball and softball fields, a project that is scheduled to be concluded in time for the 1992 season and includes more than $4.3 million in improvements. The project, funded in part by the Oxnard Union High School District, languished in the talk stages for eight years before construction began last year. The district purchased 11.89 acres, at a cost of about $3.
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February 4, 1990 | WILLIAM GILDEA, THE WASHINGTON POST
First the news: "There will be a second season," Jim Morley, founder of the Senior Professional Baseball Association, said this week as the Florida-based league's 72-game regular-season schedule ended. Four of the eight teams will take part in playoffs this weekend. But judging from attendance, many didn't know the league had a first season. Average attendance was only 921. Most teams, said Morley, lost "between 500,000 and 1 million dollars." One owner disappeared and still hasn't been found.
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January 22, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former San Fernando pitcher Miguel Gonzalez will return to his alma mater on Saturday to have his jersey retired during a 9:45 a.m. ceremony on the school's baseball field. Gonzalez has become a productive pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, overcoming lots of adversity. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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December 12, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
There's a field of dreams taking shape at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, where a new $3-million baseball stadium is nearing completion, and when the painting is finally finished, the nets are up and the all-weather turf is firmly in place, it will be hard to find a better high school baseball facility. “It's all kind of coming to fruition,” Notre Dame baseball Coach Tom Dill said Thursday after giving me a tour of the new facility. The stadium is set to be unveiled for the Notre Dame alumni game on Feb. 22, but Dill and his players are already getting excited.
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August 27, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Come on, how would you like to take a little Sunday drive along “Don Mattingly Way"? It can now be done, though it will require you to find your way to Evansville, Ind. Hey, there's a price to pay for everything in life. The Evansville City Council voted Monday to rename a stretch of road that stretches by a baseball field where Mattingly used to play and then wraps around a park. “It's where I grew up over there,” Mattingly said. “I played Little League at that park.
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May 1, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
It was part spectacle, part marketing scheme, and partly like being in someone's bad music video. Only on a baseball field. If that picture is slightly hard to fathom, then you clearly are unfamiliar with the phenomenon that is Psy. Those crafty Dodgers marketing types, however, are well versed in the “Gangnam Style” star's international dancing and singing fame. Which is why it was arranged for Psy to meet Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, their common bond being -- they are both from South Korea.
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January 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has worked out on a baseball field for the first time since breaking his left ankle last October. Jeter fielded 55 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt at shortstop Monday at the team's minor league complex. “Everything went well,” Jeter says. Jeter broke the ankle in the first game of the American League Championship Series against Detroit on Oct. 13. He is expected to be ready for opening day. Jeter, 38, led the majors with 216 hits last season and hit .316.
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January 3, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs is among a group that paid $3.4 million to Don and Becky Lansing for the 193-acre site that played host to the iconic baseball field in the movie "Field of Dreams. " "Certainly this is a momentous time for both Donnie and I," Becky Lansing said. "We have been preparing for this sale for a few years, and our family, including Donnie's sister Betty Boeckenstedt, will continue to be a part of the movie site through the transition with the new owners and, likely, beyond.
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December 4, 1997
A community meeting is scheduled tonight to discuss development and control of the newly completed Elysian Park baseball field where Northeast Los Angeles Little League holds games. The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks will hold the meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Grace E. Simmons Lodge, 1025 Elysian Park Drive. The field was built on city property overlooking Dodger Stadium that was once a garbage dump operated by the city Sanitation Department.
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July 6, 1988 | RICHARD SIMON and CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writers
A Sylmar Independent Baseball League proposal to construct a baseball field complex in Sylmar won support Tuesday from a Los Angeles City Council committee and appears destined for approval by the City Council. Despite opposition from residents living near the site, the Planning and Environment Committee voted 2 to 0 to uphold a decision that granted the league permission to build eight ball fields with bleachers, dugouts and restrooms, and a 364-space parking lot at 12700 Gridley St.
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July 21, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
PETAH TIQWA, Israel -- The finest baseball field in Israel is here, with a tree beyond center field whose branches and leaves lean over the outfield wall, with rickety wooden bleachers atop a mix of dirt, pebbles and weeds. The field is part of a conference center and recreational facility established by Americans. The second-best field in the country is part of a village founded by Americans. The Israel Baseball League, a professional league dreamed up and poorly implemented by Americans, collapsed after one season.
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May 31, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Vin Scully has been a Dodgers broadcaster since 1950, when the team was in Brooklyn. The current players have grown up listening to his unique voice and many even recall the first time  they heard the broadcasting legend say their name. In the video above, the players talk to The Times about what Scully means to the team - and America. Said Andre Ethier: "Just to hear him talk in person gives you chills every once in a while. " Said Adam Kennedy: "Vin Scully to me is not just California baseball, but baseball in general.
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