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August 18, 1992 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They formed arguably the greatest college outfield of their time, and possibly for generations to come. Even in the long and distinguished history of Arizona State baseball, that cradle of major league talent that produced some of the finest players in the game, no three outfielders with their ability and potential played side by side like they did. Perhaps no three others will ever again.
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August 18, 1992 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They formed arguably the greatest college outfield of their time, and possibly for generations to come. Even in the long and distinguished history of Arizona State baseball, that cradle of major league talent that produced some of the finest players in the game, no three outfielders with their ability and potential played side by side like they did. Perhaps no three others will ever again.
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June 14, 1988
Outfielder Jim Austin of Mater Dei High School and catcher Brian Criss of Servite were named most valuable players of the Angelus League in a vote of the league's baseball coaches. Austin batted .437 and hit 9 home runs to lead Mater Dei to the league title. Criss batted .430 with 35 runs-batted in for Servite. The coaches' team: FIRST TEAM Pitchers Andy Croghan . . . Servite Tony Pena . . . Mater Dei J.R. Phillips . . . Bishop Amat First Baseman Joe Ciccarella . . .
SPORTS
May 5, 1987
Bob Ickes, Mater Dei High School baseball coach, got his 200th career coaching victory Monday as the Monarchs defeated Bishop Montgomery, 12-2, in an Angelus League baseball game at Bishop Montgomery. Ickes is 200-104-7 in 13 years at Mater Dei. Jim Austin was 3 for 4 with a home run and a triple, driving in three runs, and Brad Neglia was 3 for 4 with a double and three runs batted in to lead the Monarchs (8-4, 14-6). Bishop Montgomery is 1-11 in league.
NEWS
December 29, 1991
In "A Christmas Puzzle" (TV Times, Dec. 15), Michael Wilmington attempts a commentary on why today's (holiday) films lack the spirit of movies made years ago. Yet Wilmington does little to explain why an entire generation which came of age during the 1930s and '40s could write, produce and act in all earnestness in such movies as "It's a Wonderful Life" and utter their lines with a straight face. One need only see the smirky grin of Bill Murray in "Scrooged" to note the difference.
SPORTS
June 2, 1988
Pitcher Mike Wilson, who compiled a 10-2 record and had 4 saves for La Quinta High School, heads the list of selections for the South team that will compete in the 21st Orange County All-Star baseball game June 14 in Anaheim's Glover Stadium. Wilson, a two-time player of the year in the Garden Grove League, has signed a letter of intent to play at Arizona.
SPORTS
July 18, 1988
The Padres, a team including Orange County high school baseball players, defeated a team from the Los Angeles area to win the gold medal in the California State Games Sunday at San Diego State University. The Padres, with players from Orange and San Diego counties, defeated the Dodgers, 4-1. They were led by Jim Austin of Mater Dei, who was 2 for 3 Sunday. He was 8 for 14 during the six-team tournament.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1998
Re "Chief Justice George's Mistaken Case of Identity," by Gerald F. Uelmen, Commentary, Feb. 25: "We want judges to decide cases by following the law and their conscience, not polls," and, "The problem is, that was the defense presented by Rose Bird, Cruz Reynoso and Joseph Grodin in 1986. And look where it got them," Uelmen says. The problem was that the people did not believe Chief Justice Bird and company actually followed the law. Under Bird, the laws on the books weren't laws at all, but merely suggestions which the courts were free to accept or reject at whim.
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July 4, 1991 | Associated Press
Nolan Ryan spent about three hours in an Arlington, Tex., hospital emergency room early Wednesday morning because of chest pains. The Texas Ranger right-hander underwent a battery of tests that revealed no cardiac problem. A strained sternum muscle is believed to have caused his chest pains. "Strains, the story of my life this year," Ryan told the Dallas Morning News. Ryan has missed three starts because of strained shoulder muscles.
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April 24, 1990
Playing each other for the first time since April 14 when they exchanged punches in a bench-clearing brawl, Arizona State defeated USC in a Pacific 10 Conference Southern Division baseball game Monday at Dedeaux Field, 7-5. There were no incidents in a game the Sun Devils won with consecutive run-scoring triples by Jim Austin and Tommy Adams in the eighth inning. In their previous meeting, at Tempe, Ariz.
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April 25, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Arizona State baseball Coach Jim Brock says every year he tries to recruit the top four or five players in Southern California. In 1988, Brock pursued and signed three of the Southland's top players, all outfielders and all from Orange County. Now, the three start for the third-ranked Sun Devils. Jim Austin of Mater Dei High School is in left, Mike Kelly of Los Alamitos is in center and Tommy Adams of Capistrano Valley is in right.
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