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March 2, 2009 | Associated Press
Jim Bowden abruptly stepped down Sunday morning after four seasons as general manager of the Washington Nationals, leaving under the cloud of a federal investigation into the skimming of signing bonuses given to Latin American prospects. He has maintained his innocence in the matter, but said Sunday, "I've become a distraction. "It's an emotional decision. It saddens me. But I feel it's in the best interest of two of the things I love the most, and that's the Washington Nationals and baseball."
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March 2, 2009 | Associated Press
Jim Bowden abruptly stepped down Sunday morning after four seasons as general manager of the Washington Nationals, leaving under the cloud of a federal investigation into the skimming of signing bonuses given to Latin American prospects. He has maintained his innocence in the matter, but said Sunday, "I've become a distraction. "It's an emotional decision. It saddens me. But I feel it's in the best interest of two of the things I love the most, and that's the Washington Nationals and baseball."
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July 26, 2006
"The fire department is presently in my office, hosing down my phone, because all it does is burn." Jim Bowden, general manager of the Washington Nationals, who are considering trade offers for Alfonso Soriano
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July 26, 2006
"The fire department is presently in my office, hosing down my phone, because all it does is burn." Jim Bowden, general manager of the Washington Nationals, who are considering trade offers for Alfonso Soriano
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May 29, 1993
Regarding the firing of Tony Perez after 44 games: If Jim Bowden "decided a major change was needed," he should have fired himself. MICHAEL AXELROD Hermosa Beach
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May 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jim Bowden, general manager of the Washington Nationals, pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol after allegedly running a stop sign in Miami Beach. Bowden entered the written plea before a hearing Monday, according to court records. Neither Bowden nor his attorney appeared at the hearing. Bowden, 44, was charged with DUI after failing a field sobriety test in the early hours of April 17, according to a police report. Bowden refused to take a breath-alcohol test.
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October 17, 1992 | Associated Press
Jim Bowden received a mandate Friday when he became the Cincinnati Reds' latest general manager: Win, or else. Marge Schott, the club's chief executive, introduced Bowden as her third general manager in four years, replacing the fired Bob Quinn. Bowden, 31, is the youngest current general manager in the major leagues. Schott made it clear that Bowden, her player development director last year, has no more security than his predecessors.
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August 4, 2002 | ROSS NEWHAN
Quick and decisive has never been a baseball theme, but credit needs to be given where it is due: * Commissioner Bud Selig acted quickly, punitively and correctly in fining Cincinnati General Manager Jim Bowden a reported $50,000--which sources in Ohio insisted the club will not pay on his behalf--for exhibiting that Riverfront malady known as Marge Schott Mouth.
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October 13, 1995 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The anonymous calls came at all hours of the night. Unsigned letters were in the office mail. They were death threats. Jim Bowden of the Cincinnati Reds, the youngest general manager in baseball history, was warned two years ago that for firing Manager Tony Perez, he would be killed. Bowden, 34, who still looks young enough to lead a fraternity initiation but has the Reds in the National League championship series against the Atlanta Braves, shifts uncomfortably at the reminder.
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March 4, 1995
Baseball Notes Cincinnati General Manager Jim Bowden said some minor leaguers have been threatened with bodily harm if they play in exhibition games during the strike. He did not identify any of the players and several denied receiving any threats. . . . Michael Jordan did not show up for Chicago White Sox workouts, one day after cleaning out his locker and saying he did not know when he would return.
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May 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jim Bowden, general manager of the Washington Nationals, pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol after allegedly running a stop sign in Miami Beach. Bowden entered the written plea before a hearing Monday, according to court records. Neither Bowden nor his attorney appeared at the hearing. Bowden, 44, was charged with DUI after failing a field sobriety test in the early hours of April 17, according to a police report. Bowden refused to take a breath-alcohol test.
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August 4, 2002 | ROSS NEWHAN
Quick and decisive has never been a baseball theme, but credit needs to be given where it is due: * Commissioner Bud Selig acted quickly, punitively and correctly in fining Cincinnati General Manager Jim Bowden a reported $50,000--which sources in Ohio insisted the club will not pay on his behalf--for exhibiting that Riverfront malady known as Marge Schott Mouth.
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October 13, 1995 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The anonymous calls came at all hours of the night. Unsigned letters were in the office mail. They were death threats. Jim Bowden of the Cincinnati Reds, the youngest general manager in baseball history, was warned two years ago that for firing Manager Tony Perez, he would be killed. Bowden, 34, who still looks young enough to lead a fraternity initiation but has the Reds in the National League championship series against the Atlanta Braves, shifts uncomfortably at the reminder.
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May 29, 1993
Regarding the firing of Tony Perez after 44 games: If Jim Bowden "decided a major change was needed," he should have fired himself. MICHAEL AXELROD Hermosa Beach
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October 17, 1992 | Associated Press
Jim Bowden received a mandate Friday when he became the Cincinnati Reds' latest general manager: Win, or else. Marge Schott, the club's chief executive, introduced Bowden as her third general manager in four years, replacing the fired Bob Quinn. Bowden, 31, is the youngest current general manager in the major leagues. Schott made it clear that Bowden, her player development director last year, has no more security than his predecessors.
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June 5, 1994 | Associated Press
The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with pitcher Reid Ryan, the son of Nolan Ryan, and two other players they chose earlier last week in the amateur draft. Ryan, a right-hander from Texas Christian, was the club's 17th-round pick. . . . Former Atlanta outfielder Ron Gant has been examined by doctors from the Cincinnati Reds and met with Jim Bowden, the club's general manager, but has not been offered a contract.
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October 26, 1999 | Associated Press
Pat Gillick, who led the Toronto Blue Jays to consecutive World Series titles, was named new general manager of the Seattle Mariners on Monday, replacing Woody Woodward, who resigned Sept. 23. Mariner chairman Howard Lincoln praised Gillick as an experienced general manager, and "most important, he has a history of fielding championship teams." Gillick, 62, led the Blue Jays to titles in 1992-93.
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