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May 1, 1985 | BOB CUOMO
UCLA Coach Gary Adams picked the Bruins to finish last in the Pacific 10 Southern Division because he figured that since the best players from last season's last-place team had either signed pro contracts or graduated this team could do no better. Adams' main concern was offense. Last year's 28-32 club--8-22 in league play--batted .292, hit 60 home runs and averaged 6.93 runs.
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June 1, 2004 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Gary Adams can postpone his retirement for at least a few more days. The longtime UCLA baseball coach will be preparing his team for the postseason. The Bruins were one of five local teams that earned berths to the NCAA tournament when the 64-team field was announced Monday. It is UCLA's first trip to a regional in four years. "This might be the last time for me, but for every one of these players, this is their first time," said Adams, who is retiring after 30 seasons with the Bruins.
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February 5, 1986 | BOB CUOMO, Times Staff Writer
It was a warm Sunday afternoon in May at USC's Dedeaux Field, where UCLA and USC were wrapping up the 1985 season. While hitting ground balls to his infielders, UCLA Coach Gary Adams assessed the Bruins. "We're playing well now," he said. "We're finishing strong. We're playing with hope and with confidence. I hope that carries over to next year." UCLA then beat USC, 10-5, completing a three-game sweep of the Trojans, for a 34-30-1 record, an improvement over the 28-32 mark of the previous year.
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May 30, 2004 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Gary Adams has suited up to coach in a college baseball game 2,071 times in a career that has spanned 35 years. And as his tenure at the helm of UCLA's program draws to a close, those around him ponder a familiar question: Has he won enough? The Bruins close out their regular season today against Oregon State in Corvallis. On Monday, they'll find out if their popular, 64-year-old coach has led them from the dugout for the last time.
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April 24, 1996 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pacific 10 Conference suspended UCLA baseball Coach Gary Adams for six games for ordering Bruin pitcher Pete Zamora to throw at an Arizona State player last Sunday. In a statement released late Tuesday, the conference accepted UCLA's proposed four-game suspension for Adams and Zamora, but added two recently scheduled games that were not on the Bruins' schedule.
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June 12, 2003 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
UCLA baseball Coach Gary Adams will retire after the 2004 season, ending speculation that Athletic Director Dan Guerrero would go for a triple crown of sorts and fire coaches in the three major men's sports in his first year. Adams, 63, will return for a 30th season, then will spend one additional year in an administrative capacity, enabling him to maximize University of California retirement benefits.
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April 23, 1996 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA baseball Coach Gary Adams has suspended himself for three games in further protest of what he considers leniency by the NCAA toward pitchers who intentionally throw at batters and coaches who condone such acts. According to NCAA rules, Adams must sit out one game for ordering pitcher Pete Zamora to throw at an Arizona State player during a game Sunday. Zamora was suspended for four games, and Adams said he believes the coach's penalty should equal that of his player.
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June 1, 2004 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Gary Adams can postpone his retirement for at least a few more days. The longtime UCLA baseball coach will be preparing his team for the postseason. The Bruins were one of five local teams that earned berths to the NCAA tournament when the 64-team field was announced Monday. It is UCLA's first trip to a regional in four years. "This might be the last time for me, but for every one of these players, this is their first time," said Adams, who is retiring after 30 seasons with the Bruins.
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May 30, 2004 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Gary Adams has suited up to coach in a college baseball game 2,071 times in a career that has spanned 35 years. And as his tenure at the helm of UCLA's program draws to a close, those around him ponder a familiar question: Has he won enough? The Bruins close out their regular season today against Oregon State in Corvallis. On Monday, they'll find out if their popular, 64-year-old coach has led them from the dugout for the last time.
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January 31, 2003 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
The next UCLA coach on the hot seat -- yes, there is another -- is as much a fixture on campus as the Bruin bear statue in Westwood Plaza. Baseball Coach Gary Adams is entering his 29th season at UCLA, where he has won 922 games and produced an impressive list of major league players.
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February 8, 2004 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Consecutive losing seasons and a preseason forecast that calls for yet another second-division finish in the Pacific 10 Conference have not diminished the intrigue surrounding UCLA's baseball program. As the college season gets underway, what's known is that Gary Adams will retire at the end of this, his 30th campaign as coach of the Bruins. What's not known is who might be coming in -- but there is plenty of conjecture.
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June 12, 2003 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
UCLA baseball Coach Gary Adams will retire after the 2004 season, ending speculation that Athletic Director Dan Guerrero would go for a triple crown of sorts and fire coaches in the three major men's sports in his first year. Adams, 63, will return for a 30th season, then will spend one additional year in an administrative capacity, enabling him to maximize University of California retirement benefits.
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March 10, 2003 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Even before he watched his team get shut out by Loyola Marymount on Tuesday, UCLA baseball Coach Gary Adams did something he hadn't done in more than three decades. He shaved his mustache. Not exactly earth-shattering but it did shake up the Bruins. "I wanted to show that I'm making a big change," Adams said after the Bruins trounced USC, 17-5, Sunday. "We needed to change our approach at the plate. What we were doing wasn't working."
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January 31, 2003 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
The next UCLA coach on the hot seat -- yes, there is another -- is as much a fixture on campus as the Bruin bear statue in Westwood Plaza. Baseball Coach Gary Adams is entering his 29th season at UCLA, where he has won 922 games and produced an impressive list of major league players.
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May 22, 1997 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about the men he helped prepare for the major leagues--Eric Karros, Todd Zeile, Don Slaught, Jeff Conine, Bob Hamelin, Matt Young, Tim Leary and Shane Mack among them. Yet his public profile is about as low as it gets in this neighborhood--near-subterranean for someone who has spent almost a quarter-century coaching a major sport at UCLA. Gary Adams has a theory on this.
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April 25, 1996 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On this day, Gary Adams is tucked away in a corner of UCLA's Morgan Center answering phones and trying to explain himself. He is watching videotaped news reports from the last few days detailing his transformation from beloved baseball coach of the Bruins to the man who ordered his pitcher to throw at an opposing batter. He is answering every question. He is looking nothing like himself.
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February 8, 2004 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Consecutive losing seasons and a preseason forecast that calls for yet another second-division finish in the Pacific 10 Conference have not diminished the intrigue surrounding UCLA's baseball program. As the college season gets underway, what's known is that Gary Adams will retire at the end of this, his 30th campaign as coach of the Bruins. What's not known is who might be coming in -- but there is plenty of conjecture.
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April 5, 1996 | George Dohrmann
UCLA Coach Gary Adams says Arizona State pitcher Ryan Bradley should have been given a stiffer penalty by the Pacific 10 Conference for beaning UCLA infielder Troy Glaus in the ninth inning of Saturday's 9-7 Bruin victory at Tempe, Ariz. NCAA rules require an automatic and immediate four-game suspension for intentionally throwing at an opposing batter. Adams hoped Pac-10 officials would assess a more severe penalty, but they stuck with the NCAA guidelines.
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April 24, 1996 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pacific 10 Conference suspended UCLA baseball Coach Gary Adams for six games for ordering Bruin pitcher Pete Zamora to throw at an Arizona State player last Sunday. In a statement released late Tuesday, the conference accepted UCLA's proposed four-game suspension for Adams and Zamora, but added two recently scheduled games that were not on the Bruins' schedule.
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April 23, 1996 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA baseball Coach Gary Adams has suspended himself for three games in further protest of what he considers leniency by the NCAA toward pitchers who intentionally throw at batters and coaches who condone such acts. According to NCAA rules, Adams must sit out one game for ordering pitcher Pete Zamora to throw at an Arizona State player during a game Sunday. Zamora was suspended for four games, and Adams said he believes the coach's penalty should equal that of his player.
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