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May 14, 1998
Jack McDowell, 84, a Pulitzer Prize-winning San Francisco reporter who became a successful political campaign consultant. Born in Alameda, Calif., to the founder and publisher of the Alameda Times-Star, McDowell attended what is now San Jose State University and then with his brother Clifford became co-owner of the Eugene Daily News in Oregon and the Turlock Daily Journal in California. In 1942, he moved to San Francisco as war correspondent for the now-defunct Call-Bulletin.
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February 14, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
When Jack McDowell was a pitching standout at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame in the early 1980s, umpires frequently found themselves receiving an earful from a teenager unafraid to express his feelings, because he hated to lose. He didn't change much at Stanford or in the major leagues, where he won the American League Cy Young Award in 1993 with the Chicago White Sox. At 46 and in his second year as head coach at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas, McDowell jokes, "That's my biggest accomplishment with umpires -- staying in games.
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February 9, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Chicago White Sox right-hander Jack McDowell lost his arbitration case but still was awarded a $1.6-million salary--more than nine times his 1991 earnings of $175,000. McDowell had sought $2.3 million after going 17-10 with a 3.41 earned-run average.
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August 9, 1999 | CHRIS FOSTER
Pitcher Jack McDowell said his time with the Angels, and possibly his career, ended with a poor performance in a 9-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. McDowell went four innings, giving up five runs and eight hits. Afterward, he said he didn't expect to be with the Angels much longer. "I won't be getting the ball again," he said. "The bullpen is probably not an option." That would probably mean the end of McDowell's 11-year career.
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February 21, 1994 | Associated Press
Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell lost his arbitration case Sunday, but the $5.3 million he will get is a record for a salary awarded by an arbitrator. McDowell, who won in arbitration at $4 million last winter, had asked the Chicago White Sox for $6.5 million, which would have been the highest one-year contract in baseball history. The salary topped the $5 million awarded outfielder Ruben Sierra when he won his case against Texas two years ago.
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May 24, 1991 | Associated Press
Outfielder Mark Whiten of the Toronto Blue Jays and pitcher Jack McDowell of the Chicago White Sox, who were involved in a fight on Sunday, were suspended for three games each Thursday by American League President Bobby Brown. McDowell immediately appealed the decision through the Major League Baseball Players Assn., meaning his suspension will not take effect until after a hearing before Brown.
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August 14, 1998
Jack McDowell is ready to pitch, according to Angel Manager Terry Collins. The problem is when. McDowell, who has been on the disabled list since June 1 because of an elbow injury, must serve a four-game suspension for his part in the Angels' June 2 brawl with the Kansas City Royals. "He is going to be suspended the day we activate him," Collins said. "We have to pick our spot."
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August 16, 1997 | Associated Press
Cleveland pitcher Jack McDowell, the 1993 AL Cy Young Award winner, said Friday he will not pitch again this season and that doctors told him his future in baseball is uncertain. McDowell, who pitched more than 250 innings for three consecutive years in the early '90s, has developed nerve damage and a bone bruise since undergoing minor surgery on his pitching elbow in May. He said doctors don't understand the nerve damage.
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November 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dennis Eckersley, who had a career-high 51 saves for the Oakland Athletics this season, on Tuesday became the first reliever since Detroit's Guillermo Hernandez in 1984 to win the American League Cy Young Award. Eckersley, 38, received 19 of 28 first-place votes from a panel consisting of two writers in each of the 14 league cities. Jack McDowell of the Chicago White Sox was a distant second with two firsts and 51 points, followed by Roger Clemens of Boston.
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April 1, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
How many people still own a Jack McDowell action hero from his days with the Chicago White Sox? I do--except mine has one of its arms broken off. Luckily, the real Jack McDowell is far more durable than my action hero. "I feel I have a handful of years left to be on the top of my game," he said last weekend wearing his new Anaheim Angels uniform. I've known the 32-year-old McDowell since before he had a goatee.
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July 29, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As one Angel pitcher continued a remarkable comeback Wednesday night, speculation continued to swirl around another Angel pitcher who doesn't know whether he's coming or going. While right-hander Jack McDowell was throwing 6 1/3 strong innings in the Angels' 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays before 18,336 at Tropicana Field, left-hander Chuck Finley spent another day on the trading block.
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July 25, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
One impressive start Friday night has convinced Jack McDowell he can pitch effectively in the major leagues again despite missing most of the past three seasons because of shoulder and elbow injuries. His goal now is to convince a contender after his next start he can help them win a division title or advance further in the playoffs. "I know it sounds pretty selfish, but I would love to get the chance to pitch in a pennant race," McDowell said. "That's what I'm here for. . . .
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May 28, 1999 | DIANE PUCIN
How can you be a good injured teammate? How do you walk the fine line between being an annoying reminder of couldas and shouldas and instead be a ray of sunshine? How do you, in only the most positive way, tell the guy taking your place that maybe he should have swung at that called third strike and not seem like a scolding mother, or worse, an obnoxious second-guesser? How do you project confidence and not depression? How do you, in other words, not be a pain in the butt?
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February 3, 1999 | BILL SHAIKIN
Figuring they couldn't afford Greg Vaughn beyond this season, the San Diego Padres traded him Tuesday to the Cincinnati Reds for Reggie Sanders and a two minor leaguers. It was a shock to Vaughn, who set a Padre record with 50 homers last season and thought the franchise would retain the nucleus of its NL pennant-winner once voters approved funding for a new stadium last November. "We don't understand," Vaughn said.
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January 19, 1999 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack McDowell will miss much if not all of the Angels' 1999 season, sidelined by a shoulder injury for which he is scheduled to undergo surgery Feb. 2. The pitcher's agent and brother, Jim McDowell, said tests revealed a frayed labrum in the right shoulder. If arthroscopic surgery shows no further injury to the shoulder, rehabilitation typically requires at least four months. If the operation reveals additional damage that requires conventional surgery, McDowell could miss the season.
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August 20, 1998 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Jack McDowell pitched in the major leagues--May 31 against Minnesota--the Angels' dugout brain trust noticed his velocity had dropped dramatically in the fourth inning, so Manager Terry Collins went to the mound to find out what was wrong. McDowell, who ended up on the disabled list the next day, admitted he couldn't throw as hard as usual because of intense pain in his surgically repaired right elbow, but he offered an alternative to being removed from the game.
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January 1, 1987
Christmas Eve at Jim and Judy McDowell's home in Van Nuys is normally a roaring affair shared by family and friends. At the past few holiday gatherings, much of the conversation was concerned Jack McDowell, the youngest of the family and one of the best college baseball pitchers in the nation. This year was a more somber McDowell Christmas.
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April 21, 1997 | Associated Press
Jack McDowell is not a happy former Cy Young Award winner and said so Sunday. "I disagree with the decision, I'm not happy, but what are you going to do?" McDowell said of Cleveland Manager Mike Hargrove's decision to demote him to the bullpen. "I don't believe this is right, even if it works," McDowell said. "If they think I'm being a drag on this team, there's nothing I can do about it."
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August 16, 1998 | CHRIS FOSTER
Jack McDowell was activated Saturday and, after serving a four-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl June 2, will start for the Angels on Wednesday. Reliever Greg Cadaret was designated for assignment to make room on the roster. It is the first of three comebacks that the Angels view as essential to winning the American League West. Pitcher Ken Hill (elbow) and first baseman Darin Erstad (hamstring) are also eagerly anticipated.
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