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April 7, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Popoff never really left the Cal State Fullerton baseball team, but the real James Popoff, the one with the confidence, the command of his pitches, the pinpoint control--and, yes, a bit of a strut--has returned. The senior has come full circle in three years, reclaiming the tag of staff ace that he held firmly as a sophomore but dropped like a resin bag as a junior.
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February 12, 1993 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Popoff, an ace of the Cal State Fullerton pitching staff the last three years before making an impressive professional debut in the New York Mets system last summer, has informed the Mets that he is retiring from baseball. Steve Phillips, director of minor leagues for the Mets, said Popoff told him of the decision about two weeks ago. "It was surprising," Phillips said. "He had what we thought was a very good first year in professional baseball.
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July 1, 1992 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
James Popoff, the former Cal State Fullerton right-hander, picked up his first professional victory in style, striking out 19 in a 5-3 Pittsfield Mets victory over the Batavia Clippers Monday in a Class-A New York-Penn League game. The strikeouts set a Pittsfield single-game record. Dave Telgheder held the previous mark of 12, which he accomplished against the Auburn Astros in 1989. The league record of 24 belongs to Paul Alspach of the Auburn Mets in 1963.
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July 1, 1992 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
James Popoff, the former Cal State Fullerton right-hander, picked up his first professional victory in style, striking out 19 in a 5-3 Pittsfield Mets victory over the Batavia Clippers Monday in a Class-A New York-Penn League game. The strikeouts set a Pittsfield single-game record. Dave Telgheder held the previous mark of 12, which he accomplished against the Auburn Astros in 1989. The league record of 24 belongs to Paul Alspach of the Auburn Mets in 1963.
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May 19, 1992 | MIKE DIGIOVANNA
Cal State Fullerton junior third baseman Phil Nevin won Big West Conference most valuable player honors, and Titan senior James Popoff was named the conference's most valuable pitcher in a vote of conference coaches Monday. Nevin and Popoff were two of five Fullerton players named to the All-Big West first team, along with pitcher Dan Naulty, catcher/first baseman Jason Moler and freshman outfielder Dante Powell.
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June 3, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Losing left fielder Rich Gonzales in the second inning to a neck injury didn't help Cal State Fullerton Saturday night, but Titan Coach Larry Cochell says that wasn't the critical point of Fullerton's 14-4 loss to Oklahoma State. The key play, Cochell said, was when pitcher James Popoff failed to cover first base on Jeromy Burnitz's leadoff hit in the second inning.
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February 12, 1993 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Popoff, an ace of the Cal State Fullerton pitching staff the last three years before making an impressive professional debut in the New York Mets system last summer, has informed the Mets that he is retiring from baseball. Steve Phillips, director of minor leagues for the Mets, said Popoff told him of the decision about two weeks ago. "It was surprising," Phillips said. "He had what we thought was a very good first year in professional baseball.
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May 27, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Fullerton has been seeded fourth in the College World Series and will open play against fifth-seeded Florida State on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (PDT) in Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium. Miami, whose coach, Ron Fraser, is retiring after 30 years, earned the top seed and will face eighth-seeded California on Friday at 1 p.m. in the first game of the eight-team, double-elimination tournament.
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August 14, 1989
Troy Babbitt homered as the Orange County Cardinals defeated Farmington, 10-6, Sunday in the second round of the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M. Babbitt, a graduate of Western High School, has hit three home runs in the first two games. James Popoff, who plays for Cal State Fullerton, pitched six shutout innings in relief for the victory. Orange County has a bye today and will play Tuesday in the semifinals of the winners' bracket.
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May 28, 1992
Four Cal State Fullerton baseball players were named to the All-District 8 teams selected by the American Baseball Coaches Assn. Third baseman Phil Nevin and catcher Jason Moler were first-team selections and starting pitchers James Popoff and Dan Naulty were on the second team. Matt Luke, a California outfielder, and Pete Janicki, a UCLA pitcher, who were teammates of Nevin at El Dorado High, were first-team selections.
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May 27, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Fullerton has been seeded fourth in the College World Series and will open play against fifth-seeded Florida State on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (PDT) in Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium. Miami, whose coach, Ron Fraser, is retiring after 30 years, earned the top seed and will face eighth-seeded California on Friday at 1 p.m. in the first game of the eight-team, double-elimination tournament.
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May 19, 1992 | MIKE DIGIOVANNA
Cal State Fullerton junior third baseman Phil Nevin won Big West Conference most valuable player honors, and Titan senior James Popoff was named the conference's most valuable pitcher in a vote of conference coaches Monday. Nevin and Popoff were two of five Fullerton players named to the All-Big West first team, along with pitcher Dan Naulty, catcher/first baseman Jason Moler and freshman outfielder Dante Powell.
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April 7, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Popoff never really left the Cal State Fullerton baseball team, but the real James Popoff, the one with the confidence, the command of his pitches, the pinpoint control--and, yes, a bit of a strut--has returned. The senior has come full circle in three years, reclaiming the tag of staff ace that he held firmly as a sophomore but dropped like a resin bag as a junior.
SPORTS
June 3, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Losing left fielder Rich Gonzales in the second inning to a neck injury didn't help Cal State Fullerton Saturday night, but Titan Coach Larry Cochell says that wasn't the critical point of Fullerton's 14-4 loss to Oklahoma State. The key play, Cochell said, was when pitcher James Popoff failed to cover first base on Jeromy Burnitz's leadoff hit in the second inning.
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August 11, 1988
The Cal State Fullerton men's basketball team has 15 home games on its 1988-89 schedule, which was announced Wednesday. Fullerton will play an exhibition game Nov. 21 against a team from Czechoslovakia at Fullerton. The Titans will play at home against Pepperdine, Sonoma State, Northeastern, Weber State, New Orleans and St. Mary's in nonconference games in December. Fullerton opens the Big West Conference schedule at home against New Mexico State Jan. 3.
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May 12, 1990
Steve Sisco had two hits, including his fifth home run, to help Cal State Fullerton beat San Jose State, 10-3, in a Big West Conference baseball game Friday at San Jose. Fullerton (31-20, 12-4 in conference) maintained a half-game lead over second-place Fresno State in the conference race. Fresno State defeated UC Santa Barbara, 12-7, Friday. Fullerton scored two runs in each of the first two innings and added a run in the third to build a 5-0 lead.
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