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November 28, 1990
Cypress College's Doug McConathy has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at USC, and teammate Jason Bates has signed with Arizona. McConathy, a sophomore infielder from Western High School, batted .400 with eight home runs and 41 runs batted in during his freshman season at Cypress. Bates, a sophomore infielder from Esperanza, hit .272 with four home runs and 25 RBI last season.
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June 24, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mickey Mantle's home-run trot eventually led him back to the dugout, where he plopped down on the bench next to Whitey Ford. "You see Charlie Hustle out there?" Ford asked, pointing to the young outfielder who had tried to scale the outfield fence in a valiant-but-vain effort during spring training to catch the ball that landed 10 rows back. The nickname stuck, of course. Jason Bates won't mind if his new nickname sticks.
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SPORTS
June 13, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
He's never played third base or played on a winning team in high school, but Jason Bates of Esperanza High School will be the starting third baseman for the North team at 7 tonight in the 22nd Orange County All-Star baseball game at Anaheim's Glover Stadium. It might be a bit unusual in a game that features the best prep players in one of the nation's hotbeds for baseball, but then Bates' high school career has been unusual. Bates, who is being shifted to a new position tonight because of a shortage of third baseman on the North, played at three high schools in four seasons.
SPORTS
May 1, 1993 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a long time, Jason Bates was bitter because the baseball establishment failed to realize that he was destined to have his face on a bubble-gum card. He knew when he was 15 that he would be a professional baseball player, but they didn't draft him after he graduated from Esperanza High School or after he left Cypress College for Arizona. Last year, however, after two seasons at Arizona, Bates was selected by the Colorado Rockies.
SPORTS
June 24, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mickey Mantle's home-run trot eventually led him back to the dugout, where he plopped down on the bench next to Whitey Ford. "You see Charlie Hustle out there?" Ford asked, pointing to the young outfielder who had tried to scale the outfield fence in a valiant-but-vain effort during spring training to catch the ball that landed 10 rows back. The nickname stuck, of course. Jason Bates won't mind if his new nickname sticks.
SPORTS
April 17, 1991 | STEVE KRESAL
Jason Bates tried to become a switch-hitter last season, but the experiment was short-lived. Bates, a sophomore shortstop at Cypress College, tried it during the Chargers' early-season games, but he struggled. So when Orange Empire Conference play began, he went back to his natural right-handed stance. This season, however, he has stuck with his plan despite some minor struggles. "I didn't start getting serious about it until last fall," Bates said. "Before that, I got frustrated so I stopped."
SPORTS
May 1, 1993 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a long time, Jason Bates was bitter because the baseball establishment failed to realize that he was destined to have his face on a bubble-gum card. He knew when he was 15 that he would be a professional baseball player, but they didn't draft him after he graduated from Esperanza High School or after he left Cypress College for Arizona. Last year, however, after two seasons at Arizona, Bates was selected by the Colorado Rockies.
SPORTS
February 20, 1990
Cypress College scored 10 runs in the fourth inning and seven in the fifth, routing MiraCosta, 26-8, in a nonconference baseball game Monday at Cypress. Doug McConathy went four-for-five with three doubles and five runs batted in, and Mike Scott and Jason Bates each had four RBIs for Cypress (10-3).
NEWS
June 10, 1997
INFIELDER Tommy Nicholson Esperanza Sr. A major reason Esperanza won its first Division I championship in four years. Was second on the Aztecs in homers, was 20 for 20 in steals and made only four errors in 30 games. "We have been known as a shortstop school with Tom Redington, Jason Bates, Rich Hills and Pancho Reese, and Tom is right up there," Coach Mike Curran said. 1997 batting record *--* AB H HR RBI BA 103 47 7 41 .456 *--*
SPORTS
May 10, 1991
Orange Empire Conference baseball coaches have voted Raul Rodarte of Rancho Santiago College player of the year. Rodarte, a sophomore shortstop, hit .385 overall and .426 in 24 conference games for the Dons, who won the title for the second consecutive year and third time in four seasons. Rodarte had 11 doubles, 11 home runs, 15 stolen bases and 49 runs batted in. Don Sneddon of Rancho Santiago was named coach of the year.
SPORTS
April 17, 1991 | STEVE KRESAL
Jason Bates tried to become a switch-hitter last season, but the experiment was short-lived. Bates, a sophomore shortstop at Cypress College, tried it during the Chargers' early-season games, but he struggled. So when Orange Empire Conference play began, he went back to his natural right-handed stance. This season, however, he has stuck with his plan despite some minor struggles. "I didn't start getting serious about it until last fall," Bates said. "Before that, I got frustrated so I stopped."
SPORTS
November 28, 1990
Cypress College's Doug McConathy has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at USC, and teammate Jason Bates has signed with Arizona. McConathy, a sophomore infielder from Western High School, batted .400 with eight home runs and 41 runs batted in during his freshman season at Cypress. Bates, a sophomore infielder from Esperanza, hit .272 with four home runs and 25 RBI last season.
SPORTS
June 13, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
He's never played third base or played on a winning team in high school, but Jason Bates of Esperanza High School will be the starting third baseman for the North team at 7 tonight in the 22nd Orange County All-Star baseball game at Anaheim's Glover Stadium. It might be a bit unusual in a game that features the best prep players in one of the nation's hotbeds for baseball, but then Bates' high school career has been unusual. Bates, who is being shifted to a new position tonight because of a shortage of third baseman on the North, played at three high schools in four seasons.
SPORTS
March 28, 1989
Designated hitter Ben Trujillo, making his first start, hit a grand slam to help Esperanza High School to a 9-1 victory over Buena Park Monday in a nonleague baseball game at Esperanza. Trujillo also had an RBI single. His grand slam broke a 1-1 tie in the third inning. Jason Bates had two hits, scored two runs and had an RBI for Esperanza (6-1-2). Greg Hauser (2-1) earned the victory.
SPORTS
January 8, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN
The Angels, opting for quantity over quality at second base, signed three players Friday to compete for the position. Scott Spiezio, cut by the Oakland Athletics, became the first major league free agent signed by Bill Stoneman since the Angels hired him as general manager nine weeks ago. The Angels also signed Pat Kelly and Jason Bates to minor league contracts and invited them to spring training. Spiezio, 27, lost the A's second-base job to Tony Phillips early last season.
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