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SPORTS
January 17, 1989
Nearly half of a group of professional baseball players who used snuff or chewing tobacco regularly had lesions in their mouths, researchers said Monday. Samples of tissue taken from some of the lesions showed they were not cancerous, but some are likely to develop into cancer, said Virginia Ernster of UC San Francisco.
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BUSINESS
December 27, 1997 | Associated Press
Five of 10 professional Japanese baseball players charged with income tax evasion have pleaded guilty, the Kyodo News reported in Tokyo. The players were accused of concealing income and evading tax by falsely recording expenses on forged receipts. Prosecutors said Hiroki Kokubo, 26, of the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, evaded about $215,400 in income tax in 1994, the largest sum allegedly evaded by any of the 10 players. Kokubo was run-batted-in king for 1997 in the Pacific League.
SPORTS
October 1, 1994 | Associated Press
Striking baseball players will not be able to collect unemployment benefits in New York, state Labor Commissioner John Hudacs ruled Friday. The action by Hudacs came after a state senator expressed outrage that New York was the only state where striking players could collect benefits. State Sen. Joseph Holland had promised to submit legislation that would keep major leaguers from collecting unemployment checks.
SPORTS
June 15, 1985
Cal State Northridge baseball players Steve Sharts, Mark Ban and Pete Callas signed with major league teams this week. Ban, a senior outfielder, went in the 22nd round to the California Angels. An all-league and All-District 8 selection last year, Ban signed with the Angels' Salem, Ore., farm club. This season, Ban hit .337 with 19 home runs and 79 runs batted in. The Milwaukee Brewers signed Callas, a senior, as a free agent.
SPORTS
November 15, 1996
Cypress College baseball players Scott Daeley and Richard Sundstrom have signed letters of intent with Division I schools. Daeley, an outfielder who played at Mater Dei, signed with Wake Forest. He hit .306 with a team-high 20 stolen bases last season. Sundstrom, a pitcher who played at Kennedy, signed with Pepperdine. He was a redshirt last season. * Bryan Moore, a relief pitcher for Orange Coast College, has signed to attend Houston, OCC Coach John Altobelli said.
SPORTS
February 1, 1990 | MARTY YORK, TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL
So your head spins every time you think of how much money major league baseball players are making. You say these players have lost touch with reality when it comes to judging their true value. You share the popular notion that these grown men are playing a kid's game and should be grateful they get to spend their summers lounging in the sun, doing what the rest of us mortals only wish we could do for money. Well, let's put aside emotions for a while and examine the cold, hard facts.
SPORTS
April 8, 1998
The Cal State Northridge baseball team will sign six players to letters of intent today, including four highly regarded high school seniors. Right-handed pitcher James Garcia of West Torrance High, left-handed pitcher Teddy Sutton of Colton High, catcher Brady Burrill of Valencia High and third baseman Nick Voyatzis of La Salle High have made commitments to Northridge. Infielder Brent Egan and outfielder Kevin Mellinger of Oxnard College also will sign with the Matadors.
SPORTS
April 2, 1988
The World Series champion Minnesota Twins have seven players earning $1 million or more this season, more than any major league club, and there are a record 77 players earning $1 million or more in 1988, according to contract details obtained by the Associated Press. Nine of the 77 millionaires will make $2 million or more this season, another baseball record. Shortstop Ozzie Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals has the highest salary this season, at $2.34 million.
SPORTS
June 20, 1991
Four players from El Segundo High and three from Torrance lead a group of 11 South Bay players named to All-Southern Section baseball teams by the First Interstate Bank-Amateur Athletic Foundation board of sportswriters. Torrance placed two players on the 4-A Division first team--junior catcher Jason Kendall and senior third baseman Antone Williamson, a three-time All-CIF selection.
SPORTS
March 22, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Four baseball players and a coach who defected from Cuba on March 10 were plucked from their rickety craft by a fishing boat in good condition and turned over to the Bahamian Coast Guard, an agent said Saturday. The 53-foot fishing boat, Justice, turned the players in to authorities on Ragged Island, said Joe Cubas, an agent who has helped several players flee Cuba.
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