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May 23, 1995 | From Associated Press
Jeff Bagwell knew he had a tough act to follow, trying to repeat his MVP performance of 1994. But he never expected this--hitting .188 a month into the season. Although he has shown signs in recent games of breaking out of his slump, the Houston Astro first baseman still hasn't regained the form that made him the National League's unanimous MVP last season. "What happens when you have problems is you want to get a hit so bad that you get anxious," Bagwell said.
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March 23, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones announced Thursday that 2012 would be his final season in baseball, bringing an end to a major-league career that began in 1993. This raises one question: Is Chipper Jones a Hall of Famer? Examine the evidence, then vote in our poll. With one year remaining to add to his stats, Jones has a .304 career batting average with 454 home runs and 1,561 RBIs. He is in the top five in almost every offensive stat when compared to the great third basemen in history.
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March 26, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jeff Bagwell acknowledged Saturday what the Houston Astros told their insurance company weeks ago: The star first baseman is too hurt to play. The multimillion-dollar question now is whether he'll ever be able to return. Bagwell said he would start the season on the disabled list and consult with a doctor to see if it would be beneficial to remove bone spurs from his shoulder. "I may never play again," he said. "It's been 15 years with the Astros.
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September 13, 1998
Who is the best and most consistent player of the 1990s? One way to judge is to see who has received the most MVP votes this decade. The top 10: Player: Total MVP Votes 1. Barry Bonds: 1,686 2. Frank Thomas: 1,399 3. Ken Griffey Jr.: 1,077 4. Mike Piazza: 884 5. Albert Belle: 835 6. Jeff Bagwell: 696 7. Cecil Fielder: 656 8. Larry Walker: 581 9. Juan Gonzalez: 541 10. Mo Vaughn: 512 Researched by HOUSTON MITCHELL / Los Angeles Times
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May 12, 1994 | JIM MURRAY
The subject for today is "So you think you know baseball?" Only, it's not one of those magazine quizzes. ("If three men hit third base at the same time, one returning to the bag, one arriving from second and one from first, who, if anybody, is out?") No, this is on the practical level.
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March 26, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jeff Bagwell acknowledged Saturday what the Houston Astros told their insurance company weeks ago: The star first baseman is too hurt to play. The multimillion-dollar question now is whether he'll ever be able to return. Bagwell said he would start the season on the disabled list and consult with a doctor to see if it would be beneficial to remove bone spurs from his shoulder. "I may never play again," he said. "It's been 15 years with the Astros.
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August 1, 1999 | From Associated Press
Jeff Bagwell hit two home runs and rookie Lance Berkman hit his first two major league homers Saturday night as the Houston Astros beat the San Diego Padres, 8-5, extending the Padres' losing streak to nine games. The Astros are 8-0 against the Padres this season and can complete the season sweep today. Houston lost to San Diego in the first round of last year's playoffs.
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September 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
Jeff Bagwell hit his first career grand slam and tied a career high with six runs batted in as the Houston Astros moved into a tie for the NL's best record with a 13-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday at Houston. Coming into the game, Bagwell had the longest active streak of most home runs without a grand slam at 217. Earlier this season, the Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa hit his first grand slam on his 247th homer, the major league record.
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June 29, 1992 | MARYANN HUDSON
Jeff Bagwell of the Houston Astros experienced his first earthquake Sunday morning on the sixth floor of a Los Angeles hotel. "I thought there was a good chance of the game being called off because they were saying on the news that there is a good chance of another quake, and I wondered about the safety of the fans," Bagwell said. "At least we (the players) are down here in the open. But so far, so good." Dodger officials said they checked out the stadium and decided to go on with the game.
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July 21, 2003 | From Associated Press
Jeff Bagwell is just happy his milestone home run came in a victory. Bagwell homered twice to become the 35th member of the 400-homer club and led the Houston Astros over the Cincinnati Reds, 6-3, Sunday at Cincinnati. "I'm glad I got it over with," Bagwell said. "More important, I'm just glad that we won. It just means that I've played a long time."
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July 19, 2001 | From Associated Press
Hitting for the cycle was enough for Jeff Bagwell. He didn't need a souvenir. Bagwell achieved the cycle for the first time in his career, homering and doubling in an eight-run fifth inning Wednesday night as the Houston Astros out-slugged the St. Louis Cardinals, 17-11, in the highest-scoring game at Houston's Enron Field. Bagwell drove in five runs. He became the first Astro to hit for the cycle since Andujar Cedeno on Aug. 25, 1992, against the Cardinals.
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December 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Houston Astros didn't want to take a chance on losing Jeff Bagwell. "I couldn't imagine putting on another uniform," Bagwell said Tuesday after agreeing to a five-year, $85-million contract extension through 2006. "When I finish, I'll have worn the uniform for 16 years and that's something I'm proud of. There's a ton of money out there but I'm happy with the money I got. They made it an easy decision."
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August 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Even after tying a team record by driving in seven runs, Houston Astro first baseman Jeff Bagwell was not completely satisfied. "I should have had more," Bagwell said after the Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 14-7, Sunday at Philadelphia. "The guys in front of me did a great job in getting on base."
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June 10, 2000 | Associated Press
Jeff Bagwell hit a two-run homer off Trevor Hoffman in the ninth inning as the Houston Astros wasted a four-run lead, then beat the San Diego Padres, 7-6, Friday night to stop a 10-game road losing streak. Hoffman (0-2) hung an 0-2 pitch that Bagwell drove over the fence in left-center field for his 15th homer, the second time in eight appearances Hoffman allowed a game-winning home run. Rookie Julio Lugo was aboard on his third hit, an infield single.
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May 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
Not many teams call on a left-handed reliever to face Jeff Bagwell. The Houston Astro slugger showed why Thursday. Bagwell hit a three-run double against Mark Guthrie to spoil Ismael Valdes' Chicago Cub debut and lift the Astros to a 6-2 victory at Chicago. The Cubs didn't have many choices in the fifth inning when Bagwell stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two out.
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March 31, 2000 | Associated Press
Fans cheered when the doors to Houston's Enron Field officially opened Thursday afternoon. Their mood only got better upon first inspection of the sunny grass field of the Astros' new home. "You know, I kind of have a lump in my throat," longtime fan Wade Upton said. "This really shows Houston is back. State of the art, top of the world. That's how it should be."
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