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May 17, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eric Christopherson is sitting in a San Diego State assistant baseball coach's office. It is about one month before he expects to cash in a lifetime dream and become a first-round pick in the June major league free-agent draft. He stares down at his shoes. "I don't know if it's wise to say anything," he says. He looks back up. His lips curl into a smile, his eyes glimmer. Here it comes. The Eric Christopherson Scouting Report. On Scouts. "They can't hit, and they can't run," he says. Pause.
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June 7, 1990
San Diego State catcher Eric Christopherson, drafted 19th in Major League Baseball's free agent draft and signed by San Francisco, was the Aztecs' most valuable player this season, it was announced Wednesday. Christopherson batted .341 with 51 RBIs and 18 doubles. He also was named top defensive player for throwing out 39 of 78 baserunners and fielding .989. Kurt Archer (9-2, 2.42 ERA) and Andy Peterson (10-2, 2.80 ERA) shared most valuable pitcher honors.
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May 16, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eric Christopherson is sitting in a San Diego State assistant baseball coach's office. It is about one month before he expects to cash in a lifetime dream and become a first-round pick in the June major league free agent draft. He stares down at his shoes. "I don't know if it's wise to say anything," he says. He looks back up. His lips curl into a smile, his eyes glimmer. Here it comes. The Eric Christopherson Scouting Report. On Scouts. "They can't hit, and they can't run," he says. Pause.
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June 5, 1990 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego State catcher Eric Christopherson, a former Ocean View High School player, was selected 19th by the San Francisco Giants in Monday's free agent draft. Christopherson batted .356 with seven home runs and 51 runs batted in as a junior this season for the Aztecs, after hitting only .256 with no homers and 24 RBIs as a sophomore. "I knew I had to improve offensively more than anything," said Christopherson, a third-team All-American selection by Baseball America. "They knew I could catch.
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June 7, 1990
San Diego State catcher Eric Christopherson, drafted 19th in Major League Baseball's free agent draft and signed by San Francisco, was the Aztecs' most valuable player this season, it was announced Wednesday. Christopherson batted .341 with 51 RBIs and 18 doubles. He also was named top defensive player for throwing out 39 of 78 baserunners and fielding .989. Kurt Archer (9-2, 2.42 ERA) and Andy Peterson (10-2, 2.80 ERA) shared most valuable pitcher honors.
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May 20, 1989 | Staff and Wire Reports
After losing in the first round of the Western Athletic Conference baseball tournament late Thursday, San Diego State came back on Friday to trounce Wyoming, 8-3, setting up a semifinal late Friday against the loser of the game between Hawaii and Brigham Young. San Diego State pitcher Rob Brown (10-5) went the distance against the Cowboys and allowed two earned runs, both in the eighth on a pop fly that caused confusion in the infield and dropped for a base hit. Brown struck out six to move his school-record season total to 122. The Aztecs (37-24)
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June 5, 1990 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego State catcher Eric Christopherson, a former Ocean View High School player, was selected 19th by the San Francisco Giants in Monday's free agent draft. Christopherson batted .356 with seven home runs and 51 runs batted in as a junior this season for the Aztecs, after hitting only .256 with no homers and 24 RBIs as a sophomore. "I knew I had to improve offensively more than anything," said Christopherson, a third-team All-American selection by Baseball America. "They knew I could catch.
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April 1, 1987 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Whoever caught--and kept--Eric Christopherson's lucky catchers' mitt after the Colt World Series in Lafayette, Ind., two years ago should be sure to keep it in a safe place. It may become a collectors' item some day. That mitt, sacrificed to the crowd after his Ocean View Little League team defeated Lafayette, 7-2, in 1985, was one of Christopherson's favorites. He used it as the team won 20 straight games en route to the championship.
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May 8, 1987
Ocean View High School catcher Eric Christopherson has signed a national letter of intent to attend San Diego State in the fall. Christopherson is among Orange County's leading hitters with a .500 batting average, 4 home runs, 22 RBIs and 27 runs scored. Christopherson is the third Ocean View player to sign with a Division I school, joining David Holdridge (USC) and Mike Fyhrie (UCLA).
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May 23, 1987
Ocean View High School's Dan Naulty (8-2) pitched five innings and Mike Fhyrie two to combine for a no-hitter at Ocean View Friday, defeating Channel Islands, 3-0, in the first round of the Southern Section 4-A baseball playoffs. Vick Fresca was 3 for 3 with an RBI for Ocean View (19-6). Eric Christopherson was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Mike Dandran had an RBI single. Channel Islands finishes 16-10-1.
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May 17, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eric Christopherson is sitting in a San Diego State assistant baseball coach's office. It is about one month before he expects to cash in a lifetime dream and become a first-round pick in the June major league free-agent draft. He stares down at his shoes. "I don't know if it's wise to say anything," he says. He looks back up. His lips curl into a smile, his eyes glimmer. Here it comes. The Eric Christopherson Scouting Report. On Scouts. "They can't hit, and they can't run," he says. Pause.
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May 16, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eric Christopherson is sitting in a San Diego State assistant baseball coach's office. It is about one month before he expects to cash in a lifetime dream and become a first-round pick in the June major league free agent draft. He stares down at his shoes. "I don't know if it's wise to say anything," he says. He looks back up. His lips curl into a smile, his eyes glimmer. Here it comes. The Eric Christopherson Scouting Report. On Scouts. "They can't hit, and they can't run," he says. Pause.
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May 20, 1989 | Staff and Wire Reports
After losing in the first round of the Western Athletic Conference baseball tournament late Thursday, San Diego State came back on Friday to trounce Wyoming, 8-3, setting up a semifinal late Friday against the loser of the game between Hawaii and Brigham Young. San Diego State pitcher Rob Brown (10-5) went the distance against the Cowboys and allowed two earned runs, both in the eighth on a pop fly that caused confusion in the infield and dropped for a base hit. Brown struck out six to move his school-record season total to 122. The Aztecs (37-24)
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April 1, 1987 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Whoever caught--and kept--Eric Christopherson's lucky catchers' mitt after the Colt World Series in Lafayette, Ind., two years ago should be sure to keep it in a safe place. It may become a collectors' item some day. That mitt, sacrificed to the crowd after his Ocean View Little League team defeated Lafayette, 7-2, in 1985, was one of Christopherson's favorites. He used it as the team won 20 straight games en route to the championship.
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May 23, 1990
UC Irvine tennis players Trevor Kronemann and Richard Lubner will play first-round singles matches today in the NCAA Division I individual championships at the Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells. Kronemann, who is ranked 20th in the nation and is a three-time All-American, will play No. 61 Mickey Maule of Southern Illinois. Lubner, ranked 33rd, will face No. 17 Michael Zimmerman of Harvard.
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April 18, 1987
Dan Naulty pitched a complete-game five-hitter and David Holdridge hit his sixth home run of the season as Ocean View High School defeated El Segundo, 7-5, Friday at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's Sinsheimer Park, winning the San Luis Obispo Tournament. Eric Christopherson, who was named the tournament's most valuable player, was 2 for 3 with two doubles and two runs batted in. Ocean View is 12-4.
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