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January 15, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Baltimore Orioles traded two minor league pitchers to the Oakland Athletics for outfielder/designated hitter Harold Baines, who signed a one-year, $1.1-million contract on Thursday. Baines batted .253 with 16 home runs and 76 runs batted in last season. He played in 140 games, 19 in right field. To get Baines, the Orioles gave up Bob Chouinard, 20, who led the Class-A Midwest League with a 2.08 earned-run average last season, and Allen Plaster, 22, who had a 2.
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August 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
After moving up 20 games in the standings, Harold Baines stepped into the batter's box for the Cleveland Indians and a dizzying six hours slowed to a crawl. Baines, acquired in a trade earlier Friday from the Baltimore Orioles, hurried into Jacobs Field, quickly threw on his new jersey and drove in two runs in his first at-bat for Cleveland. "Once you get the uniform on, all the other stuff is gone," he said after leading the Indians to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
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August 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
After moving up 20 games in the standings, Harold Baines stepped into the batter's box for the Cleveland Indians and a dizzying six hours slowed to a crawl. Baines, acquired in a trade earlier Friday from the Baltimore Orioles, hurried into Jacobs Field, quickly threw on his new jersey and drove in two runs in his first at-bat for Cleveland. "Once you get the uniform on, all the other stuff is gone," he said after leading the Indians to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
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July 30, 1997 | From Associated Press
Harold Baines, twice a player for the White Sox, became twice a player for the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, traded by Chicago for a player to be named. Baines, a Maryland native, played with the Orioles from 1993-95. He had hit .305 in 93 games with the White Sox this season. "Harold's a professional hitter and he's been able to hit all his life," Baltimore General Manager Pat Gillick said. "Certainly, I think he's going to give us another left-handed bat to utilize in the lineup."
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July 30, 1997 | From Associated Press
Harold Baines, twice a player for the White Sox, became twice a player for the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, traded by Chicago for a player to be named. Baines, a Maryland native, played with the Orioles from 1993-95. He had hit .305 in 93 games with the White Sox this season. "Harold's a professional hitter and he's been able to hit all his life," Baltimore General Manager Pat Gillick said. "Certainly, I think he's going to give us another left-handed bat to utilize in the lineup."
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July 30, 1989 | Associated Press
Trading Harold Baines to Texas for Scott Fletcher was something Chicago General Manager Larry Himes thought was essential for his rebuilding program. Even if Baines was "Mr. White Sox." "We made ourselves a better club now and for the future with this trade," Himes said Saturday after completing the five-player deal that brought infielder Fletcher back to Chicago along with two prospects. "This gives us a solid double-play combination. It improves our defense.
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August 31, 1990 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a Marine Corps infantry officer, Sandy Alderson's face adorned one of those famed posters carrying the message: "The Marines Are Looking for a Few Good Men." Now, as vice president of baseball operations for the Oakland Athletics, Alderson is still looking for those few good men--and most often acquiring them. Obviously, he's one former Marine not afraid to pull the trigger.
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July 26, 1987 | DAN HAFNER
Even the winningest pitcher in the majors couldn't stop the onrushing Baltimore Orioles. Eddie Murray hit a home run off Bret Saberhagen with two out in the eighth inning Saturday night at Baltimore to give the Orioles a 4-3 victory over Kansas City and extend their winning streak to 11 games. Murray's 22nd home run prevented Saberhagen from getting his 16th victory. The 12th complete game for the young right-hander from Reseda was his fifth defeat. The home run was the eighth hit he gave up.
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October 13, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harold Baines was a teen-ager when Tony La Russa met him in the summer of 1978, a shy player with a wealth of promise and a decent half-season of Class-A ball behind him. Others may have wondered whether Baines merited being the nation's top pick in the 1977 draft, but La Russa was perceptive enough to realize that Baines' quiet manner masked a remarkable poise that enabled him to thrive under pressure.
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July 28, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
Harold Baines has stepped into the batting cage for the past five years with the words of an absent teacher in his mind. Charley Lau was only a .255 hitter, but he could teach players to do what he could not. He could teach a man to bat .300. Baines never hit .300 while Lau was alive. But in 1984, the year that Lau died, Baines hit .304. He would hit .309 the next year, and had a chance for a third straight .
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January 15, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Baltimore Orioles traded two minor league pitchers to the Oakland Athletics for outfielder/designated hitter Harold Baines, who signed a one-year, $1.1-million contract on Thursday. Baines batted .253 with 16 home runs and 76 runs batted in last season. He played in 140 games, 19 in right field. To get Baines, the Orioles gave up Bob Chouinard, 20, who led the Class-A Midwest League with a 2.08 earned-run average last season, and Allen Plaster, 22, who had a 2.
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October 13, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harold Baines was a teen-ager when Tony La Russa met him in the summer of 1978, a shy player with a wealth of promise and a decent half-season of Class-A ball behind him. Others may have wondered whether Baines merited being the nation's top pick in the 1977 draft, but La Russa was perceptive enough to realize that Baines' quiet manner masked a remarkable poise that enabled him to thrive under pressure.
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August 31, 1990 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a Marine Corps infantry officer, Sandy Alderson's face adorned one of those famed posters carrying the message: "The Marines Are Looking for a Few Good Men." Now, as vice president of baseball operations for the Oakland Athletics, Alderson is still looking for those few good men--and most often acquiring them. Obviously, he's one former Marine not afraid to pull the trigger.
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July 30, 1989 | Associated Press
Trading Harold Baines to Texas for Scott Fletcher was something Chicago General Manager Larry Himes thought was essential for his rebuilding program. Even if Baines was "Mr. White Sox." "We made ourselves a better club now and for the future with this trade," Himes said Saturday after completing the five-player deal that brought infielder Fletcher back to Chicago along with two prospects. "This gives us a solid double-play combination. It improves our defense.
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July 28, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
Harold Baines has stepped into the batting cage for the past five years with the words of an absent teacher in his mind. Charley Lau was only a .255 hitter, but he could teach players to do what he could not. He could teach a man to bat .300. Baines never hit .300 while Lau was alive. But in 1984, the year that Lau died, Baines hit .304. He would hit .309 the next year, and had a chance for a third straight .
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July 26, 1987 | DAN HAFNER
Even the winningest pitcher in the majors couldn't stop the onrushing Baltimore Orioles. Eddie Murray hit a home run off Bret Saberhagen with two out in the eighth inning Saturday night at Baltimore to give the Orioles a 4-3 victory over Kansas City and extend their winning streak to 11 games. Murray's 22nd home run prevented Saberhagen from getting his 16th victory. The 12th complete game for the young right-hander from Reseda was his fifth defeat. The home run was the eighth hit he gave up.
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January 26, 1991
Oakland Athletic designated hitter Harold Baines underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee but should be able to report to spring training on time, a team doctor said.
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October 25, 1989 | From Times wire services
Texas Rangers designated hitter Harold Baines has agreed to a new contract that extends through the 1992 season, the American League team announced Tuesday. The Rangers acquired Baines, 30, on July 29 in a five-player deal with the Chicago White Sox.
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