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March 3, 1987 | MIKE PENNER, Times Staff Writer
The kid with the .206 lifetime batting average and the father named Ducky was at it again. The batter's box was vacant but Dicky Schofield was still in the on-deck circle, straining and struggling to remove the weighted doughnut from his bat. Normally, this is not the most strenuous of procedures, but there was Schofield, pounding away while his teammates laughed and the umpire tapped his foot. The doughnut wouldn't budge.
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January 30, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
One of the greatest defensive shortstops in baseball history, a potential Hall of Famer with 24 years of big-league experience, will be in camp when the Angels begin spring training in two weeks. As a coach. The team has hired Omar Vizquel as its new roving infield instructor to succeed Dick Schofield, whose contract was not renewed after last season. The Angels were in the final stages of the hiring process Tuesday and hadn't made an official announcement when Vizquel, who aspires to be a major league manager some day, revealed the news at a speaking engagement in Akron, Ohio.
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June 6, 1986 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
Dick Schofield plays baseball. He is very good. See Dick run. See Dick field. And how about this: See Dick hit. To opposite fields. For average. For power. See Manager Gene Mauch smile. "It's pretty basic," Mauch says. "He's always had great ability. What matters is that he had an idea of the player he wanted to be offensively and decided he'd have to wait for that and be the player he can be offensively." Is it that simple? Seems to be. Schofield is hitting .
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September 15, 1995 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't the first day of the rest of his life, but Dick Schofield could surely spot it on his calendar as he stood amid the moving boxes one day last month. * After more than 10 years in the major leagues, Schofield was preparing to settle down and begin a new life. Goodby North Carolina, hello St. Louis. Goodby baseball, hello . . . well, whatever was to come next, Schofield, 32, figured he was ready to enjoy it. Little did he know what would come next.
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April 18, 1992
Will the Dodgers ever again have a decent shortstop? For defensive purposes, Dick Schofield could not have been difficult to obtain. DAVE KOSSACK Fullerton
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January 16, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Toronto Blue Jays signed free-agent shortstop Dick Schofield to a triple-A contract. Schofield, who played nine seasons with the Angels before going to the New York Mets last season, led National League shortstops with a .988 fielding percentage. However, he batted only .205.
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June 26, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Gary Gaetti (strained left Achilles' tendon) felt stronger but didn't start Tuesday. Dick Schofield (tight right hamstring) also watched from the bench . . . Dave Parker extended his hitting streak to 10 games and Wally Joyner extended his to nine.
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July 17, 1989
Dick Schofield, who batted .429 (six for 14) in the first three games after the All-Star break, is The Times Orange County Edition Angel of the Week. Batting in the leadoff position, Schofield also hit two home runs--his first since Aug. 26--and scored six runs. The Times will donate $200 in Schofield's name to the Boys and Girls Club of Orange County.
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September 28, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Dan Grigsby, who represents free agent-to-be Dick Schofield, said he declined the club's suggestion that he outline contract terms for the shortstop and instead told the Angels to make an offer. Grigsby also said the Angels haven't responded to a letter he sent them about infielder Donnie Hill, another of his clients. Hill will be eligible for free agency after the season.
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May 29, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mark Langston and Dick Schofield have been best friends for years. They take their families on vacations together and check up on each other during the season. Their personalities are so similar and they know one another so well that their wives wonder at times if they are related. Langston honestly believed that he knew everything there was to know about Schofield. Not anymore.
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April 18, 1994 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For those nostalgia buffs, Anaheim Stadium was the place to be Sunday. It was there that relics from the Angels' previous youth movement were on display. Devon White, the outfielder who could do it all, and Dick Schofield, the sure and steady shortstop, came up with big plays. They got key hits and played solid defense. They did so as members of the Toronto Blue Jays.
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May 14, 1993 | Associated Press
Toronto Blue Jay shortstop Dick Schofield, whose left arm was broken in a collision with the Detroit Tigers' Milt Cuyler on Wednesday night, underwent surgery Thursday and will be sidelined for the season. Cuyler, attempting to steal second in the eighth inning of the Tigers' 13-8 victory, slid into the bag and smacked Schofield's arm with his helmet. Schofield, in mid-air at the time, was spun around from the force of the blow before crashing to the ground.
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January 16, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Toronto Blue Jays signed free-agent shortstop Dick Schofield to a triple-A contract. Schofield, who played nine seasons with the Angels before going to the New York Mets last season, led National League shortstops with a .988 fielding percentage. However, he batted only .205.
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July 21, 1992 | THOMAS BONK
In one afternoon, Dick Schofield had a career year. The Mets' shortstop, whose been hovering between light hitting and no hitting for quite some time, left his banjo at home Sunday and showed up at Shea Stadium with something more closely resembling a bass guitar. With a three-run double in the fourth inning, he matched his RBI total of the last 42 games. With a three-run homer in the eighth, he doubled it.
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October 19, 1991
Dear Whitey Herzog, I read where it is imperative that you sign Dick Schofield, a shortstop with no range, who can't hit a lick, can't even lay down a bunt or steal a base, who possesses no durability, fire or leadership ability whatsoever, but who probably has an agent who insists the Cowboy can't get his World Series without this guy. If you can find another general manager stupid enough to take Schofield off your hands, take anything....
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April 18, 1992
Will the Dodgers ever again have a decent shortstop? For defensive purposes, Dick Schofield could not have been difficult to obtain. DAVE KOSSACK Fullerton
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