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May 8, 1991 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day, Bruce Hurst is going to lose. He is going to take the mound, work his innings, and discover that the breaks aren't going his way, or that his stuff has disappeared for a day, or that the Padres just didn't score. Tuesday night was not one of those moments. Hurst overcame an early bout with wildness and some stuff the Phillies found easy to hit, and still won.
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September 12, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Chicago 3, at St. Louis 2: Kerry Wood got Albert Pujols to pop up with two men on for the final out. Pujols drove in his 100th run with a sixth-inning double, becoming only the third player in history to reach the milestone in his first eight seasons. Al Simmons did it his first 11 seasons, and Ted Williams did it his first eight. at Houston 6, Pittsburgh 0: Roy Oswalt threw his second straight complete-game shutout and the surging Astros improved to 14-1 in their last 15 games.
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August 13, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In St. George, Utah, it didn't really matter that Padre starter Bruce Hurst didn't win his 15th game Monday. It hardly was significant that Hurst didn't get the loss. The folks will be celebrating just the same. Fred McGriff hit two home runs, including the game-winner in the seventh inning, as the Padres defeated the Houston Astros, 6-5, in front of 13,896 at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. It's the first time the Padres (55-57) have won three consecutive games since June 22-24.
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September 21, 2003 | Ross Newhan
Who's on first? It will be only another week before the Dodgers can plug in that old Abbott and Costello routine again. Barring an unlikely wild- card advance, the Dodgers can unleash the Crime Dog as a free agent after next Sunday's season finale and renew their search for a productive first baseman. General Manager Dan Evans reiterated that no decision on 2004 will be made until the 2003 season is over.
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April 7, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the middle of the night. Padre first baseman Fred McGriff lays in bed, his eyes are transfixed toward the ceiling. He wants to sleep, but his mind refuses to rest. He slowly gets up, flicks on a light and wanders toward his prized possession, his baseball bat. It brings him so much gratitude, causes so much pain. He gingerly picks the 35-inch long, 32 1/2 ounce piece of wood, and caresses it.
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December 24, 2002
The Dodgers decided on Fred McGriff to fill the hole at first base that opened when Eric Karros was traded, but McGriff is not as good a hitter at Dodger Stadium. Comparing McGriff's numbers at Dodger Stadium to Karros' (projected over 500 at-bats), along with some of the other free-agent candidates the Dodgers had a chance to sign: *--* Player BA HR RBI FRED McGRIFF 250 13 60 ERIC KARROS 265 23 79 CLIFF FLOYD 223 27 74 JEFF KENT 241 24 63 *--*
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February 14, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
San Diego Padre first baseman Fred McGriff withdrew from arbitration reportedly to agree to a four-year deal worth $15.25 million. Team officials would not confirm the deal but said an announcement would be made today.
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August 19, 2008 | From the Associated Press
at Chicago 13, Seattle 5: The White Sox hit four homers in the victory. Oakland 3, at Minnesota 2: Mark Ellis homered and Kurt Suzuki had two RBIs for the A's. Boston 6, at Baltimore 3: Jason Bay homered twice and drove in four runs for the Red Sox. Detroit 8, at Texas 7: Gary Sheffield hit his 493rd homer, moving into a tie with Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 25th on the career home run list. at Tampa Bay 6, Angels 4: Andy Sonnanstine picked up his 13th win for the Rays.
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February 2, 1991
Each day I become more appalled at the salary demands of some of our Padres, especially Fred McGriff and Benito Santiago. If these to "hot dogs" didn't have the God-given talents to throw and hit a baseball, they would have trouble getting a job in a car wash. Santiago's wanting a salary comparable to Will Clark is about as ridiculous as comparing Roseanne Barr to Beverly Sills. I wonder how these guys would like to be doing "squads east and west" on the Saudi Desert for a private's pay?
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April 18, 1992
Too bad the box scores don't show everything that happens in a ballgame. On April 10 in San Diego, Fred McGriff came up with the bases loaded and Tim Crews on the mound. Tom Lasorda senses that Crews is no longer effective and inserts left-hander John Candelaria to face left-hander McGriff. Percentages, right? Wrong. McGriff hits a grand slam. Dodgers lose. Two days later, Dodger reliever Steve Wilson, a left-hander, has a 1-1 count on right-handed hitting Gary Sheffield, with two men on. Lasorda strikes again.
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August 20, 2003 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
Fred McGriff isn't ready. That's what Manager Jim Tracy said Tuesday, announcing that the 17-year veteran would not be activated from the disabled list. McGriff, sidelined since July 4 because of injuries to his left groin and right knee, was re-evaluated by team medical personnel, who determined that the 39-year-old first baseman needs more time to recover. "I'm uncertain as to when it will take place," Tracy said.
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August 19, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Fred McGriff, out since July 4 because of injuries to his left groin and right knee, will be evaluated by Dodger team physicians today. If he is cleared to play, he probably will be activated for tonight's game against the Expos. If McGriff is not activated, the Dodgers will make a roster move to replace an extra pitcher (probably Scott Mullen) with a position player. Among the recall candidates are Chin-Feng Chen (.281, 20 homers, 75 runs batted in), Chad Hermansen (.
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August 15, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Fred McGriff rejoined the Dodgers on Thursday after a three-game minor league rehabilitation assignment, but he was not activated and could remain in a holding pattern for a few more days until the Dodgers weather their pitching crisis. McGriff, sidelined since July 4 because of injuries to his left groin and right knee, said he is running a lot better but is still not fully recovered. "I've got to be healthy enough to play the way I'm capable of playing," McGriff said.
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June 14, 2003
Question for Dan Evans: Now that everyone's favorite whipping boy, Eric Karros, is gone, who are you going to blame for this year's abominable offense? There's plenty of blame to go around up and down this pathetic lineup, but Fred McGriff never was nor will he be the answer. So enjoy celebrating his 500th home run, because that probably will be the only cause for celebration this year at Dodger Stadium. Sonya Speder Burbank Will someone please put us Dodger fans out of our misery and consummate a mercy purchase of the team, ASAP!
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May 11, 2003 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
The Dodger offense has been under the microscope during a disappointing start, but other areas became the focus Saturday afternoon after a 6-5 loss to the Montreal Expos at Olympic Stadium. Fred McGriff hit his team-leading fifth home run, second in as many games and 483rd of his career. The Dodgers had 11 of their 13 hits against Montreal ace Javier Vazquez. But another ineffective performance by the bullpen and mental miscues overshadowed the offense.
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April 19, 2003
After Sunday's game (a Dodger loss) with the San Francisco Giants, Jim Tracy stated, "Those are two really good teams that just played three games out there in the past few days." Is this guy in the same ballpark watching the same games the rest of us are? Art Ficke Long Beach I know it's only mid-April, but the Dodgers are on pace to finish 84 games behind the Giants by season's end! Go blue? David Sanchez Alhambra How many years now? How many consecutive years have we all known that the Dodgers can't score any runs?
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August 15, 1991 | DAN HAFNER
Fred McGriff is on a home run spree. The San Diego Padre first baseman has hit four home runs in the last three games--including grand slams in successive games. McGriff became the 13th player in major league history to hit home runs with the bases loaded in back-to-back games in the first inning of the Padres' 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros Wednesday night at San Diego. McGriff had a 3-and-2 count against Jim Deshaies when he hit his 24th home run of the season.
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April 15, 2003 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
Things aren't going according to plan for the struggling Dodgers and first baseman Fred McGriff. The club, which expects to win the National League West, is off to another slow start at 5-8 after having been swept by the rival San Francisco Giants in a three-game series at San Francisco for the first time since 1991. McGriff is in an early slump, prompting Manager Jim Tracy to remove the 16-year veteran from the starting lineup for the final two games at Pacific Bell Park.
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