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August 8, 1997 | TRIS WYKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing up in the Valley, Jeff Cirillo made sure he was parked in front of the television for the start of major league baseball's All-Star game. More than the game interested him. He was mesmerized by the pregame introductions--the way the camera followed the players as they trotted nonchalantly from the dugout to the foul line, slapping palms and acknowledging the cheering crowd. "The introductions were really neat, I always made sure I watched that," Cirillo said.
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March 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Jeff Cirillo spent 14 years in the major leagues. He got a scholarship out of tiny Burbank Providence High, then went to USC. On April 5 at Lakeside Country Club, Providence will honor Cirillo with its "Pioneer Award," becoming only the second alum to receive the honor. It is given to individuals who have "enriched the Providence community through their dedication, loyalty, talents and gifts. " Cirillo has been a strong supporter of Providence. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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November 23, 1994
Pitcher-shortstop Jeff Cirillo of tiny Providence High tied a single-season Southern Section record with 57 hits in 1987.
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December 21, 2003 | From Associated Press
Third baseman Jeff Cirillo has blocked a trade to the New York Mets, saying he'd rather come off the bench for the Seattle Mariners than take his chances with another team. The Mets and Mariners had agreed on a deal that would have sent Cirillo to New York for outfielder Roger Cedeno. Cirillo's contract contains a limited no-trade clause that allows him to block deals to about 10 teams. His decision to reject the deal was reported Saturday by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Seattle Times.
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April 5, 1998
"I've had better innings." Milwaukee Brewer third baseman Jeff Cirillo, a Providence High graduate, after he was picked off first in the ninth inning with the bases loaded and two out in a tie game Tuesday with Atlanta. Milwaukee lost in the bottom of the inning when a pickoff throw from catcher Mike Matheny skipped past Cirillo.
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July 1, 1987
Jeff Cirillo, a two-time Small Schools Division Player of the Year at Providence High, has signed a letter of intent to attend USC. Cirillo batted .553 last season with 13 doubles, 8 home runs and 56 runs batted in. Cirillo came two RBIs shy of the Southern Section record set this season by Scott Davison of Redondo. Cirillo also stole 14 bases, had 5 triples and 57 hits. As a pitcher, the right-hander was 10-3 with an earned-run average of 1.75. He also had 142 strikeouts in 88 innings.
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May 24, 1986
Providence High, ranked No. 1 among Southern Section Small Schools, defeated Villanova Prep in the quarterfinals Friday, 9-4. The Pioneers (21-3) will meet Windward, an 8-6 winner over Leffington Christian, in the semifinal round on Tuesday. Jeff Cirillo went the distance and struck out nine. He walked 10. He pitched his way out of several innings after displaying control problems, Providence Coach Marc Saraceno said.
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August 14, 1986
Puerto Rico defeated Encino, 6-5, Wednesday in extra innings in the first round of the Pony Colt World Series in Lafayette, Ind. Despite scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the score at five, Encino gave up a walk, a single and committed an error in the top of the eighth to allow Puerto Rico the winning run. Encino will meet Hoosier, Ind., on Friday in its second game of the double-elimination tournament.
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July 8, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
It figured that after Jeff Cirillo of the Colorado Rockies went eight for 10 in a three-game stretch, including hitting three home runs in one game, the lead item from a Denver Post columnist focused on John Elway making a hole-in-one on his 40th birthday. All it proves is that Cirillo is the best baseball player nobody's heard about, and he's perfectly content to keep it that way. "I don't need to be known," he said. Why? "Because then people will get into my hair. Then I'll get bugged.
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April 19, 1998 | From Associated Press
Jeff Cirillo hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and that's all the Milwaukee Brewers needed as they defeated the San Francisco Giants, 3-1, on Saturday for their third victory in a row. Brewer starter Paul Wagner (1-1) gave up one run and five hits in 5 2/3 innings, and relievers Mike Myers, Chad Fox and Bob Wickman protected the lead into the ninth for Doug Jones, who picked up his sixth save. Giant starter Orel Hershiser (0-1) gave up two earned runs and five hits in six innings.
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December 16, 2001 | From Associated Press
The Seattle Mariners completed a trade for third baseman Jeff Cirillo early Saturday, getting him from the Colorado Rockies for three pitchers. The Rockies acquired right-handed reliever Jose Paniagua and prospects Dennis Stark and Brian Fuentes for the two-time all-star, according to two sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity. There has been speculation the Rockies will trade Paniagua to Detroit for all-purpose player Shane Halter. Cirillo batted .
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July 8, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
It figured that after Jeff Cirillo of the Colorado Rockies went eight for 10 in a three-game stretch, including hitting three home runs in one game, the lead item from a Denver Post columnist focused on John Elway making a hole-in-one on his 40th birthday. All it proves is that Cirillo is the best baseball player nobody's heard about, and he's perfectly content to keep it that way. "I don't need to be known," he said. Why? "Because then people will get into my hair. Then I'll get bugged.
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July 4, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
It figured that after Jeff Cirillo of the Colorado Rockies went eight for 10 in a three-game stretch, including hitting three home runs in one game, the lead item from a Denver Post columnist focused on John Elway making a hole-in-one on his 40th birthday. All it proves is that Cirillo is the best baseball player nobody's heard about, and he's perfectly content to keep it that way. "I don't need to be known," he said. Why? "Because then people will get into my hair. Then I'll get bugged.
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April 4, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
It's more than 2 1/2 hours before the Milwaukee Brewers take on the San Diego Padres in an exhibition game at Cashman Stadium, and the only player wandering around the Brewers' locker room is Jeff Cirillo. He paid $7 to take a cab from the Golden Nugget hotel so he could arrive early. The rest of the team waited to travel by bus.
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April 19, 1998 | From Associated Press
Jeff Cirillo hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and that's all the Milwaukee Brewers needed as they defeated the San Francisco Giants, 3-1, on Saturday for their third victory in a row. Brewer starter Paul Wagner (1-1) gave up one run and five hits in 5 2/3 innings, and relievers Mike Myers, Chad Fox and Bob Wickman protected the lead into the ninth for Doug Jones, who picked up his sixth save. Giant starter Orel Hershiser (0-1) gave up two earned runs and five hits in six innings.
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April 5, 1998
"I've had better innings." Milwaukee Brewer third baseman Jeff Cirillo, a Providence High graduate, after he was picked off first in the ninth inning with the bases loaded and two out in a tie game Tuesday with Atlanta. Milwaukee lost in the bottom of the inning when a pickoff throw from catcher Mike Matheny skipped past Cirillo.
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April 4, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
It's more than 2 1/2 hours before the Milwaukee Brewers take on the San Diego Padres in an exhibition game at Cashman Stadium, and the only player wandering around the Brewers' locker room is Jeff Cirillo. He paid $7 to take a cab from the Golden Nugget hotel so he could arrive early. The rest of the team waited to travel by bus.
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July 4, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
It figured that after Jeff Cirillo of the Colorado Rockies went eight for 10 in a three-game stretch, including hitting three home runs in one game, the lead item from a Denver Post columnist focused on John Elway making a hole-in-one on his 40th birthday. All it proves is that Cirillo is the best baseball player nobody's heard about, and he's perfectly content to keep it that way. "I don't need to be known," he said. Why? "Because then people will get into my hair. Then I'll get bugged.
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August 8, 1997 | TRIS WYKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing up in the Valley, Jeff Cirillo made sure he was parked in front of the television for the start of major league baseball's All-Star game. More than the game interested him. He was mesmerized by the pregame introductions--the way the camera followed the players as they trotted nonchalantly from the dugout to the foul line, slapping palms and acknowledging the cheering crowd. "The introductions were really neat, I always made sure I watched that," Cirillo said.
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May 5, 1996 | STEVE HENSON
Being lumped in with the electric company and gas company is something Mark Loretta has tried to avoid. But sticking in the big leagues takes precedence, so he'll accept his utility role for now. Loretta, 24, has played second and third base in addition to his customary shortstop this season for the Milwaukee Brewers. His defense has been excellent, and he is batting .346.
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