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April 6, 1995 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jacque Jones has played baseball at USC for less than two years, but he already ranks as one of the Trojans' all-time best at making people stand and take notice. Last May in the South Regional at Baton Rouge, La., he hit three home runs in a championship-game loss to LSU. The boisterous capacity crowd at Alex Box Stadium was so taken with his performance and personality that it gave him a standing ovation. LSU Coach Skip Bertman, who will manage the 1996 Olympic team, also was impressed.
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October 6, 2004 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
As he touched home plate at Yankee Stadium at the end of perhaps the longest journey of his life, Jacque Jones tapped his chest and pointed to the sky in tribute to his father, Hardy, who died of cancer last week in Sacramento.
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August 3, 1996 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Break out the hardwood bats, Jacque Jones is ready. The people who doubt him shortly will have no more excuses. Already Jones has won acclaim in college as the center fielder and a top hitter on USC's Pacific-10 Conference championship team. Then he starred for the U.S. baseball team, leading the bronze-medal-winning Americans in almost every offensive category in the Olympics. But something he can't change still plagues him. In nine games during the Olympics, Jones batted .
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May 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
Jacque Jones just wanted to advance the runner when he hit a tiebreaking, two-run home run in the ninth inning at Toronto. That shot lifted Minnesota to a 9-5 victory over the Blue Jays on Monday night. Lew Ford and Torii Hunter also homered for the Twins, who have won six of seven. After Hunter led off the ninth with a double, Jones hit a 1-and-1 pitch from Mike Nakamura (0-2). Jones' seventh homer gave the Twins a 7-5 lead. "I just wanted to get Torii over, to be honest," Jones said.
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June 9, 1996 | Associated Press
USC outfielder Jacque Jones hit two home runs and the U.S. national team hit four homers for the second consecutive day to rout Nicaragua, 11-1, in Millington, Tenn. Cal State Northridge's Robert Fick later hit a grand slam in the rain-shortened seven-inning game.
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August 3, 1996
DIVING Dmitry Sautin of Russia won the springboard to foil China's gold-medal sweep and finish off the worst U.S. performance in 84 years. BASKETBALL The U.S. women have a score to settle with Brazil, and, after defeating Australia, they will get a chance to settle it in Sunday's final. BASEBALL USC and USA center fielder Jacque Jones is only 5-10 and 170 pounds, but he says he can make it big in the major leagues.
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July 23, 2002 | From Associated Press
Jacque Jones had a career-high five hits and a home run as the visiting Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox, 11-6, for their sixth consecutive victory win, increasing their American League Central lead to 14 games. The Twins had 17 hits and scored six runs in the sixth inning. Jones hit a two-run homer in the second, and Dustan Mohr had a three-run shot in the sixth, when White Sox Manager Jerry Manuel and reliever Rocky Biddle were ejected.
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May 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
Jacque Jones just wanted to advance the runner when he hit a tiebreaking, two-run home run in the ninth inning at Toronto. That shot lifted Minnesota to a 9-5 victory over the Blue Jays on Monday night. Lew Ford and Torii Hunter also homered for the Twins, who have won six of seven. After Hunter led off the ninth with a double, Jones hit a 1-and-1 pitch from Mike Nakamura (0-2). Jones' seventh homer gave the Twins a 7-5 lead. "I just wanted to get Torii over, to be honest," Jones said.
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April 19, 2004 | From Associated Press
When Minnesota lost Torii Hunter and Joe Mauer to injuries, Manager Ron Gardenhire asked his players to come together as team. They have responded with five consecutive victories. Jacque Jones had two doubles, a triple and four runs batted in, and the Twins beat the Kansas City Royals, 8-3, Sunday to complete a three-game sweep at Minneapolis. "Nothing surprises me in this clubhouse, these guys can play," Gardenhire said.
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April 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
Jacque Jones hit a three-run homer with one out in the ninth inning on Tuesday night to lift Minnesota to a 7-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Minneapolis. Minnesota has rallied for 10 of its 13 victories and the Twins improved to 9-6 when their opponents score first. This time, they trailed by three runs in the eighth inning. "We always make it interesting," Jones said. "It'd be nice to get a five- or six-run lead and not have to come back.
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April 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
Jacque Jones hit a three-run homer with one out in the ninth inning on Tuesday night to lift Minnesota to a 7-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Minneapolis. Minnesota has rallied for 10 of its 13 victories and the Twins improved to 9-6 when their opponents score first. This time, they trailed by three runs in the eighth inning. "We always make it interesting," Jones said. "It'd be nice to get a five- or six-run lead and not have to come back.
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April 19, 2004 | From Associated Press
When Minnesota lost Torii Hunter and Joe Mauer to injuries, Manager Ron Gardenhire asked his players to come together as team. They have responded with five consecutive victories. Jacque Jones had two doubles, a triple and four runs batted in, and the Twins beat the Kansas City Royals, 8-3, Sunday to complete a three-game sweep at Minneapolis. "Nothing surprises me in this clubhouse, these guys can play," Gardenhire said.
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October 10, 2002 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jacque Jones is fighting himself as well as the Angels, and that's one opponent too many in the American League championship series. The Minnesota Twin leadoff batter hasn't had much fun recently, and things didn't get easier for Jones and his teammates Wednesday night in a 6-3 loss in Game 2 before 55,990 at the Metrodome.
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July 23, 2002 | From Associated Press
Jacque Jones had a career-high five hits and a home run as the visiting Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox, 11-6, for their sixth consecutive victory win, increasing their American League Central lead to 14 games. The Twins had 17 hits and scored six runs in the sixth inning. Jones hit a two-run homer in the second, and Dustan Mohr had a three-run shot in the sixth, when White Sox Manager Jerry Manuel and reliever Rocky Biddle were ejected.
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August 3, 1996
DIVING Dmitry Sautin of Russia won the springboard to foil China's gold-medal sweep and finish off the worst U.S. performance in 84 years. BASKETBALL The U.S. women have a score to settle with Brazil, and, after defeating Australia, they will get a chance to settle it in Sunday's final. BASEBALL USC and USA center fielder Jacque Jones is only 5-10 and 170 pounds, but he says he can make it big in the major leagues.
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August 3, 1996 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Break out the hardwood bats, Jacque Jones is ready. The people who doubt him shortly will have no more excuses. Already Jones has won acclaim in college as the center fielder and a top hitter on USC's Pacific-10 Conference championship team. Then he starred for the U.S. baseball team, leading the bronze-medal-winning Americans in almost every offensive category in the Olympics. But something he can't change still plagues him. In nine games during the Olympics, Jones batted .
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April 29, 1992 | DANA HADDAD
Jacque Jones, a small left-hander with a blazing fastball and a hard curve, is one of the premier pitchers in the county. Too bad his San Diego High teammates don't always treat him as such. Jones, a junior who has struck out 75 hitters, fanned 12 more in 5 1/3 innings Tuesday. But the Cavers stranded too many runners in a 10-5 City Central League loss to Madison at San Diego.
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October 10, 2002 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jacque Jones is fighting himself as well as the Angels, and that's one opponent too many in the American League championship series. The Minnesota Twin leadoff batter hasn't had much fun recently, and things didn't get easier for Jones and his teammates Wednesday night in a 6-3 loss in Game 2 before 55,990 at the Metrodome.
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June 9, 1996 | Associated Press
USC outfielder Jacque Jones hit two home runs and the U.S. national team hit four homers for the second consecutive day to rout Nicaragua, 11-1, in Millington, Tenn. Cal State Northridge's Robert Fick later hit a grand slam in the rain-shortened seven-inning game.
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April 6, 1995 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jacque Jones has played baseball at USC for less than two years, but he already ranks as one of the Trojans' all-time best at making people stand and take notice. Last May in the South Regional at Baton Rouge, La., he hit three home runs in a championship-game loss to LSU. The boisterous capacity crowd at Alex Box Stadium was so taken with his performance and personality that it gave him a standing ovation. LSU Coach Skip Bertman, who will manage the 1996 Olympic team, also was impressed.
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