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March 6, 1992 | CAP CAREY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Jason Kendall puts on the catcher's gear today and squats behind home plate for the start of the Torrance High baseball season, he will be renewing a love affair with a sport that began as a toddler sitting with his father Fred in the San Diego Padre dugout. As his father's major league career was winding down in the late 1970s, Kendall got a chance to meet such legendary players as Rod Carew, Rollie Fingers, Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield.
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December 11, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Angels reliever Jose Arredondo will undergo elbow reconstruction surgery and is expected to miss the 2010 season, the club announced Friday. Arredondo recently returned from winter ball after experiencing discomfort in his right elbow. He spent time on the minor league disabled list last season because of a sprained right elbow. Arredondo, 25, was considered a closer in waiting after his 2008 rookie season, when he was 10-2 with a 1.62 earned-run average. He was 2-3 with a 6.00 ERA last season and was demoted to triple-A Salt Lake in June.
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October 18, 1990 | DAVID RAATZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Torrance High quarterback Jason Kendall isn't easily impressed by his athletic exploits. The son of a major league baseball player, he has high standards when it comes to athletics. He's not fazed by the fact that he's led Torrance--traditionally a run-oriented team--to a 5-1 record by passing for 11 touchdowns and 864 yards. But even Kendall had to admit, in his ever-humble manner, that he came up with a pretty spectacular play in the Tartars' 22-20 victory at Mira Costa Oct. 5.
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June 1, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jason Kendall hit his first home run in nearly two years and Frank Thomas hit No. 459 Wednesday in the Oakland Athletics' 7-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Oakland. Kendall's two-run shot in the eighth inning was his first long ball in 247 games and 961 at-bats. "I think the team was more excited than I was," Kendall said. "It was good to get that out of the way. It's not like I haven't done it. I just haven't done it in an A's uniform."
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September 8, 2002
"His veins were popping out everywhere. It was strict rage. It was beautiful." Jason Kendall, Pittsburgh Pirate catcher on a clubhouse tirade by Manager Lloyd McClendon.
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March 15, 1992
Torrance High catcher Jason Kendall extended his state-record hitting streak to 37 games Saturday, but the Tartars lost to La Mirada, 15-7, in a consolation-round game of the El Segundo tournament at Torrance Park. Kendall had two singles and a double in four at-bats to improving his batting average to .643 (nine for 14). Torrance dropped to 1-3.
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April 2, 1992
Torrance High catcher Jason Kendall, who extended his state-record hitting streak to 40 games and set a school record for most runs batted in in a game, has been named state high school athlete of the week by Cal-Hi Sports newsletter. Kendall drove in eight runs Friday in a 14-0 Pioneer League victory over North Torrance. The senior tripled in his first at-bat, hit a three-run home run in his second, and later doubled and hit a grand slam.
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November 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
Jason Kendall was traded Saturday from Pittsburgh to Oakland, giving the Athletics one of baseball's best top-of-the-lineup hitters and most durable catchers. The Pirates get left-hander Mark Redman to stabilize their rotation and left-handed reliever Arthur Rhodes. It's the first career move for Kendall, 30, after nine losing seasons with the Pirates. The A's wanted him mostly for his career .387 on-base average -- third-best all-time among catchers with 1,000 or more games caught. Kendall, a .
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June 11, 1992 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Asked to name the most memorable moments of his three seasons as Torrance High's catcher, Jason Kendall mentioned: * Playing with his older brother Mike, a pitcher, in 1990. * Hitting in 43 consecutive games to tie a national high school record. * Being taunted by opposing players and fans. Taunts? "You know, things like, 'Hey, is your head too big?' and 'Come on million-dollar man.,' " Kendall said "To tell the truth, it made me feel good.
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June 1, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jason Kendall hit his first home run in nearly two years and Frank Thomas hit No. 459 Wednesday in the Oakland Athletics' 7-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Oakland. Kendall's two-run shot in the eighth inning was his first long ball in 247 games and 961 at-bats. "I think the team was more excited than I was," Kendall said. "It was good to get that out of the way. It's not like I haven't done it. I just haven't done it in an A's uniform."
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September 25, 2005 | From Associated Press
Jason Kendall is playing in his first pennant race after nine years of losing in Pittsburgh. Despite a playoff-starved career and months of frustration with his production at the plate, Kendall keeps contributing big hits. Kendall, the Oakland Athletics' first-year catcher, hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, and the A's rallied from a three-run deficit for a 7-6 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
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November 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
Jason Kendall was traded Saturday from Pittsburgh to Oakland, giving the Athletics one of baseball's best top-of-the-lineup hitters and most durable catchers. The Pirates get left-hander Mark Redman to stabilize their rotation and left-handed reliever Arthur Rhodes. It's the first career move for Kendall, 30, after nine losing seasons with the Pirates. The A's wanted him mostly for his career .387 on-base average -- third-best all-time among catchers with 1,000 or more games caught. Kendall, a .
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September 8, 2002
"His veins were popping out everywhere. It was strict rage. It was beautiful." Jason Kendall, Pittsburgh Pirate catcher on a clubhouse tirade by Manager Lloyd McClendon.
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May 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
Jason Kendall became the first Pirate to hit for the cycle in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium and Kris Benson pitched a three-hitter in a 13-1 victory Friday night over the St. Louis Cardinals. One game after Mark McGwire hit three homers and drove in seven runs in Philadelphia, the St. Louis slugger was hitless in three at-bats with a strikeout as Benson held the Cardinals without an extra-base hit.
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July 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
Losing the game meant nothing to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Losing star catcher Jason Kendall with a shattered ankle in a sickening accident that sent him into shock meant everything. Kendall broke and dislocated his right ankle in a frightening fall at first base Sunday in the Pirates' 4-3 loss to Milwaukee at Pittsburgh. Kendall underwent surgery for more than an hour.
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May 9, 1999 | ROSS NEWHAN
Those were not typos in the box score of Monday night's game between the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates. A 9-8 Pittsburgh victory produced two unusual lines. San Francisco second baseman Jeff Kent: 5-2-5-5. Pittsburgh catcher Jason Kendall: 5-0-5-0. Kent hit for the cycle, collecting a homer, triple, double and two singles, and drove in five runs. Kendall also had five hits, including two doubles, but neither scored nor drove in a run.
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September 25, 2005 | From Associated Press
Jason Kendall is playing in his first pennant race after nine years of losing in Pittsburgh. Despite a playoff-starved career and months of frustration with his production at the plate, Kendall keeps contributing big hits. Kendall, the Oakland Athletics' first-year catcher, hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, and the A's rallied from a three-run deficit for a 7-6 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
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August 15, 1998
Who appointed Jason Reid chief apologist for the Dodgers' criminal element? First he goes on and on about Gary Sheffield's psychotic attack on Cub catcher Jason Kendall. [Next] he devotes most of his "game coverage" to Raul Mondesi's "I am not a crook" lamentations about his drunk-driving misadventure. Why don't you tell us about the game, Jason? Johnnie Cochran already owns this niche. CRAIG LESLY Santa Ana Poor Raul Mondesi. How misunderstood he is. Let's see: His team has never won a playoff game with him in the lineup.
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August 15, 1998
Who appointed Jason Reid chief apologist for the Dodgers' criminal element? First he goes on and on about Gary Sheffield's psychotic attack on Cub catcher Jason Kendall. [Next] he devotes most of his "game coverage" to Raul Mondesi's "I am not a crook" lamentations about his drunk-driving misadventure. Why don't you tell us about the game, Jason? Johnnie Cochran already owns this niche. CRAIG LESLY Santa Ana Poor Raul Mondesi. How misunderstood he is. Let's see: His team has never won a playoff game with him in the lineup.
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August 15, 1993 | GARY KLEIN
Jason Kendall is accustomed to receiving guidance from his father, particularly when the subject is baseball. So it was more than a little unusual when Kendall stepped out of the batter's box in Hickory, N.C. in May and saw his father, Fred, standing on the mound conferring with a pitcher about how to get Jason out. Jason, the Pittsburgh Pirates' No. 1 draft choice in 1992 out of Torrance High, is the starting catcher for Augusta (N.C.
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