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January 30, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Hoping to revitalize the once-promising career of outfielder Jerome Walton, the Angels signed the former National League rookie of the year to a triple-A contract Friday that will pay him $450,000 if he makes the big leagues. Walton, 27, who was released by the Chicago Cubs only three years after he was voted the 1989 league rookie of the year, will be invited to the major league spring training camp and provided the opportunity to win a job as an extra outfielder.
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June 6, 1994 | From Associated Press
The San Francisco Giants, losers of five in a row, were looking for a hot bat. And they found it in the No. 9 position. Pitcher Mark Portugal had three hits and limited the Cardinals to five in eight innings and the Giants won, 10-3, at St. Louis on Sunday. Portugal had a run-scoring single in the first, another single in the third and a double in the fifth before lining out in the seventh. "He hit a bullet that last time," Giant Manager Dusty Baker said.
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March 18, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerome Walton's eyes smoldered with resentment. Memories that he so badly wanted to forget were assaulting his soul. What was he doing in a California Angel uniform, wearing No. 59 as if he were some pimple-faced kid from the minors? What was he doing in camp as a nonroster player, as if he were a journeyman trying to grab one last season for the pension plan? What was he doing trying to beat out two rookies simply for a job on the team, and having no chance to make the starting lineup?
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April 11, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Angel outfielder Jerome Walton said he was fortunate to be alive Saturday after wrecking his 1993 Corvette in a one-car accident. Walton was hospitalized for tests, but no injuries were found and he was released in time for the game. "I'm very lucky I was wearing my seat belt, that might have saved me," Walton said. "I banged my head pretty good. I think I hit the roof of the car, but I don't even know. All I know is that I've got a pretty good headache."
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January 30, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Angels signed former National League rookie of the year Jerome Walton to a minor league contract that will pay him $450,000 if he makes the major leagues. Walton, 27, released by the Chicago Cubs only three years after he was voted the 1989 league rookie of the year, will be invited to spring training camp and provided the opportunity to win a job as an extra outfielder. If he is sent to the minors, he will be paid about $150,000.
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April 11, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Angel outfielder Jerome Walton said he was fortunate to be alive Saturday after wrecking his 1993 Corvette in a one-car accident. Walton was hospitalized for tests, but no injuries were found and he was released in time for the game. "I'm very lucky I was wearing my seat belt, that might have saved me," Walton said. "I banged my head pretty good. I think I hit the roof of the car, but I don't even know. All I know is that I've got a pretty good headache."
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November 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
Jerome Walton and Dwight Smith of the Chicago Cubs Wednesday became the first teammates to finish 1-2 in National League rookie-of-the-year voting since 1957. Walton was the clear favorite of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America panel, getting 22 of the 24 first-place votes and a total of 116 points. Smith had the other two first-place votes and 68 points. "I'm glad I won it and I'm glad he's the runner-up," Walton said at a news conference in Chicago.
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September 11, 1990 | TED BROCK
Targeting the red-hot sports-collectible market, the Rawlings company is offering special autographed baseballs, available through the J.C. Penney Christmas catalogue. The balls, complete with display stand, nameplate and certificate of authenticity, bear the signatures of 21 major league "greats of the past and present," according to the Associated Press. Why the quote marks?
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April 12, 1989 | Associated Press
Jerome Walton and Mark Grace both have something to prove. Each made his point Tuesday as the Chicago Cubs won their fourth straight game with a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Walton, a rookie who earned the center field job in spring training, hit safely in his seventh straight game, homered and scored three runs, including the tie-breaker in the eighth inning. Grace, who joined the Cubs last season, hit his first homer in Wrigley Field and drove in three runs, including the game-winner.
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June 6, 1994 | From Associated Press
The San Francisco Giants, losers of five in a row, were looking for a hot bat. And they found it in the No. 9 position. Pitcher Mark Portugal had three hits and limited the Cardinals to five in eight innings and the Giants won, 10-3, at St. Louis on Sunday. Portugal had a run-scoring single in the first, another single in the third and a double in the fifth before lining out in the seventh. "He hit a bullet that last time," Giant Manager Dusty Baker said.
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March 18, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerome Walton's eyes smoldered with resentment. Memories that he so badly wanted to forget were assaulting his soul. What was he doing in a California Angel uniform, wearing No. 59 as if he were some pimple-faced kid from the minors? What was he doing in camp as a nonroster player, as if he were a journeyman trying to grab one last season for the pension plan? What was he doing trying to beat out two rookies simply for a job on the team, and having no chance to make the starting lineup?
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February 23, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran starter Mark Langston, disenchanted by the Angels' direction, has told them he is willing to waive his no-trade clause to pitch for a contender. "I'm not going to confirm or deny that," said Arn Tellem, Langston's agent. "Obviously, Mark is extremely frustrated by what's happened. When he signed with the Angels, they were interested in winning and certainly had put themselves in a position to be competitive. "Certainly, you can't say that now."
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January 30, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Angels signed former National League rookie of the year Jerome Walton to a minor league contract that will pay him $450,000 if he makes the major leagues. Walton, 27, released by the Chicago Cubs only three years after he was voted the 1989 league rookie of the year, will be invited to spring training camp and provided the opportunity to win a job as an extra outfielder. If he is sent to the minors, he will be paid about $150,000.
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January 30, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to revitalize the once-promising career of outfielder Jerome Walton, the Angels signed the 1989 Rookie of the Year to a triple-A contract Friday that will pay him $450,000 if he makes the big leagues. Walton, 27, whom the Chicago Cubs released only three years after he was voted the National League's top rookie, will have a shot at winning a job as an extra outfielder at the Angels' spring training camp. If he's sent to the minors, he'll be paid about $150,000.
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January 30, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Hoping to revitalize the once-promising career of outfielder Jerome Walton, the Angels signed the former National League rookie of the year to a triple-A contract Friday that will pay him $450,000 if he makes the big leagues. Walton, 27, who was released by the Chicago Cubs only three years after he was voted the 1989 league rookie of the year, will be invited to the major league spring training camp and provided the opportunity to win a job as an extra outfielder.
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September 11, 1990 | TED BROCK
Targeting the red-hot sports-collectible market, the Rawlings company is offering special autographed baseballs, available through the J.C. Penney Christmas catalogue. The balls, complete with display stand, nameplate and certificate of authenticity, bear the signatures of 21 major league "greats of the past and present," according to the Associated Press. Why the quote marks?
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February 23, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran starter Mark Langston, disenchanted by the Angels' direction, has told them he is willing to waive his no-trade clause to pitch for a contender. "I'm not going to confirm or deny that," said Arn Tellem, Langston's agent. "Obviously, Mark is extremely frustrated by what's happened. When he signed with the Angels, they were interested in winning and certainly had put themselves in a position to be competitive. "Certainly, you can't say that now."
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January 30, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to revitalize the once-promising career of outfielder Jerome Walton, the Angels signed the 1989 Rookie of the Year to a triple-A contract Friday that will pay him $450,000 if he makes the big leagues. Walton, 27, whom the Chicago Cubs released only three years after he was voted the National League's top rookie, will have a shot at winning a job as an extra outfielder at the Angels' spring training camp. If he's sent to the minors, he'll be paid about $150,000.
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November 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
Jerome Walton and Dwight Smith of the Chicago Cubs Wednesday became the first teammates to finish 1-2 in National League rookie-of-the-year voting since 1957. Walton was the clear favorite of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America panel, getting 22 of the 24 first-place votes and a total of 116 points. Smith had the other two first-place votes and 68 points. "I'm glad I won it and I'm glad he's the runner-up," Walton said at a news conference in Chicago.
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April 12, 1989 | Associated Press
Jerome Walton and Mark Grace both have something to prove. Each made his point Tuesday as the Chicago Cubs won their fourth straight game with a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Walton, a rookie who earned the center field job in spring training, hit safely in his seventh straight game, homered and scored three runs, including the tie-breaker in the eighth inning. Grace, who joined the Cubs last season, hit his first homer in Wrigley Field and drove in three runs, including the game-winner.
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