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September 10, 1988 | Associated Press
Fred Lynn probably would be eligible for postseason play if the Detroit Tigers reach the playoffs, the Washington Post reported Friday. The newspaper reported that Commissioner Peter Ueberroth said he's considering making Lynn eligible for the playoffs, but sources near the commissioner indicated he has already made up his mind to do it. The Major League Baseball Players Assn.
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July 29, 1998 | TRIS WYKES
If American Legion operators in the region were running a business, their company might be bankrupt. Once a cornerstone in a summertime array of athletic choices for teenage boys, Legion in this region has become a laughingstock these days. Deception, incompetence, utter confusion; they have all been on display this season. "[The season] just left a bad taste with me and my coaching staff," Van Nuys Notre Dame Coach Jody Breeden said.
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October 11, 1994 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NCAA has declared Cal State Fullerton pitcher Matt Wagner ineligible for the upcoming season because of a violation of NCAA rules and Wagner has left the team. Titan Coach Augie Garrido Monday confirmed Wagner's ineligibility, but would not comment on the reason. Other university officials also declined to comment. Wagner, reached by telephone, also declined to discuss specifics, saying: "I'd rather just keep it to myself.
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July 3, 1996 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Santa Clarita South American Legion baseball team, 14-3 and apparently headed for the playoffs, must forfeit all of its victories, Coach Tim O'Brien said Tuesday. O'Brien said he was notified Monday night by District 20 Commissioner Mel Swerdling that his team had been using an ineligible player. Swerdling had no comment. "This is unbelievable to me," O'Brien said.
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November 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The decision to reinstate Steve Howe because, according to the arbitrator, the pitcher's drug problem was caused by a psychiatric disorder and because the commissioner's office did not adequately test the pitcher, has angered baseball officials. Steve Greenberg, baseball's deputy commissioner, Thursday issued a written dissent to arbitrator George Nicolau's 54-page opinion. Howe was hospitalized six times for treatment between 1982 and 1988, yet, Nicolau, on Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1995
Superior Court Judge S. James Otero not only returned two all-star Glendale teams to the ranks of Little League contenders, he ruled that they must face each other in an elimination game Thursday. "The winner of that game will play the so-called tournament champion" tonight or Saturday, said Phillip R. Marrone, the Burbank attorney who represents the players' parents.
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September 20, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
Scandal shorthand: Milli Vanilli -- musicians who are not what they seem. Manila Vanilli -- Little League baseball players who are not what they seem. Hello again, everybody, and welcome once again to our live coverage of the Little League World Series here in lovely Williamsport, Pa. And there go the boys from Long Beach onto the field, to the applause of their parents and friends from back home in California. They sure do look, uh, younger than the other team.
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September 26, 1990 | Mike Downey
OK, you tell me: Why is it OK for Lyle Alzado to attempt again to play professional football, or for Mark Spitz to make a comeback in competitive swimming, or for George Foreman to return to boxing, but not OK for Minnie Minoso to step one more time into a major league batter's box? Why is it OK not to age-discriminate against somebody in his or her 30s or 40s, but not be prejudiced against a man in his 60s?
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July 23, 1997 | STEVE HENSON and DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Even as he prepared to take his argument to federal court, the attorney representing Woodland Hills Sunrise Little League spoke with a rival Encino league administrator Tuesday to discuss a resolution in the case of two disqualified players. The Encino administrator confirmed that he had a telephone conversation with Don Roberts, a Calabasas attorney whose grandson plays on the Woodland Hills all-star team.
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July 20, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pitcher Cody Cipriano recorded the last out of Thousand Oaks' 11-7 victory over Woodland Hills in a first-round Little League sectional game Saturday and slapped hands with his smiling teammates. Then the teams lined up for postgame congratulations and Cipriano slapped hands with his other teammates. They weren't smiling.
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