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December 8, 1989 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Figuring they may never again see a former 34-save relief pitcher on sale for less than the national debt, the Dodgers gambled Thursday by signing Pittsburgh's sore-elbowed Jim Gott to a contract with terms based largely on his health. In the Dodgers' first move of the winter, Executive Vice President Fred Claire signed Gott to a deal that guarantees him only $300,000, with of salary cap of $1 million if he stays healthy most of the season.
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October 29, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Knowledgeable, personable and well spoken, with a baseball insider's perspective to boot, former Dodgers pitcher Jim Gott probably could have remained a sports talk radio host for as long as he wanted. But Gott preferred a more noble calling: devoted dad. Two of Gott's six children are autistic, and Gott believed they needed his attention far more than any "first-time caller, longtime listener" did.
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January 30, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Dodgers agreed to terms on a two-year, $3.6-million contract with reliever Jim Gott, avoiding arbitration. Gott, 33, who appeared in a career-high 68 games last season, will receive $1.8 million for each of the two seasons. He had asked for $2.8 million a year, and the Dodgers had offered him $2.3 million for one year.
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March 30, 1996 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fickle. Blase. Late to arrive, early to leave. These are all criticisms that have been leveled against Los Angeles sports fans. So it's hardly a surprise that sports talk radio has often struggled to find a significant audience here. In the '90s, local sports fans have proven particularly indifferent to the format. In 1992, poor ratings prompted KABC-AM (790) to drop its "Sportstalk" show after nearly 20 years as a Los Angeles radio staple.
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May 13, 1989
Relief pitcher Jim Gott of the Pittsburgh Pirates will be sidelined for at least the rest of the season after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow also revealed a damaged ligament, an injury that could end his career. Gott, 29, a right-hander, pitched just two-thirds of an inning this season, giving up one walk and one hit and getting one strikeout, against the Montreal Expos on April 6 before leaving with a sore arm.
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April 8, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE
Most fans didn't see one of the most unusual sights of opening day. After Jim Gott entered the game with two out in the sixth inning and extracted himself from a jam, he returned to the bullpen to warm up before the next inning. "A lot of guys were looking at me like, where is he going? " Gott said. "But my curveball didn't feel right, so I wanted to go work on it some more." It helped, because he pitched two more scoreless innings before leaving the game for good.
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July 13, 1994
The Dodgers activated reliever Jim Gott from the disabled list and sent reliever Al Osuna to triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday. Gott, who is 5-2 with one save and a 5.13 earned-run average in 27 appearances for the Dodgers this season, will be with the team for its series against the Phillies in Philadelphia. The right-hander made three rehabilitation appearances with Bakersfield of the Class A California League and was 0-0 with one save and a 1.80 ERA in five innings.
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October 30, 1992 | MARYANN HUDSON
The Dodgers said Thursday that they will retain relief pitcher Jim Gott by offering him arbitration. Gott, a right-hander who made $2.125 million last season, ended the season with a 2.45 earned-run average, a 3-3 record and six saves in 68 games. Because Gott is repeating as a free agent, the Dodgers had until five days after the end of the World Series to either offer him arbitration or allow him to file for free agency.
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January 27, 1990 | BILL PLASCHKE
The Dodgers signed another injured pitcher Friday, free-agent left-hander Pat Perry. Perry, who was a relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, signed a one-year, non-guaranteed contract. He did not appear in a major league game after June 17 because of a sore shoulder and underwent arthroscopic rotator-cuff surgery in November.
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January 23, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dodger relief pitcher Jim Gott avoided an arbitration hearing Wednesday by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2,125,000. Gott, a 32-year-old right-hander, asked for $2.4 million while the Dodgers offered $1.85 million. Gott went 4-3 with a 2.96 earned-run average and two saves in 55 games last season, when he was paid $1,725,000.
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October 4, 1994 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In three moves that were not unexpected, the Dodgers put Jim Gott, Roger McDowell and Cory Snyder on a designated-for-assignment list, signaling the end of their careers with the team. Fred Claire, executive vice president, said he made the moves to clear space on the 40-man roster for four players from triple-A Albuquerque whom he believes deserve a chance to make the team. They are left-handed reliever Al Osuna, catcher Tom Prince and outfielders Jerry Brooks and Reggie Williams.
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September 22, 1994 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He lives in a world that is scary and unknown, at least to those on the outside trying to get in. So little is known about the way Christian James Gott thinks, or what he hears. And experts can only surmise what he feels. All anybody really knows about CJ is who he is, an innocent 6-year-old locked in the mystery of autism. Jim Gott knew early on that there was something wrong with his son, but it would take years for somebody to tell him what.
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July 13, 1994
The Dodgers activated reliever Jim Gott from the disabled list and sent reliever Al Osuna to triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday. Gott, who is 5-2 with one save and a 5.13 earned-run average in 27 appearances for the Dodgers this season, will be with the team for its series against the Phillies in Philadelphia. The right-hander made three rehabilitation appearances with Bakersfield of the Class A California League and was 0-0 with one save and a 1.80 ERA in five innings.
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June 10, 1994 | MARYANN HUDSON
Jim Gott suffered through Wednesday night's game in Miami with what he thought was food poisoning. But Thursday in Chicago, his conditioned worsened, and within a few hours he was undergoing an appendectomy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. There were no complications, and he was put on the 15-day disabled list. He will be replaced in the bullpen by right-hander Rudy Seanez, who was called up from triple-A Albuquerque. Gott was struggling and had been scored on in 10 of 27 games.
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April 23, 1994 | MARYANN HUDSON
Just when he thought he was back in the groove, Jim Gott gave up a two-run homer to Ryan Thompson on Thursday night, prompting phone calls from concerned friends and family. "They are calling and saying, 'What's the deal? Is your arm OK?' " Gott said Friday. "That's the first thing everybody wants to know. Well, my arm is awesome. I am just looking to get in a groove, and it's a very hard thing for me to go through right now. I'm in a slump, just like a hitter gets in a slump.
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September 25, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON
Jim Gott says he knows now he should have rested his shoulder for a few days when it first felt stiff during a game against Pittsburgh in late August. But with 24 saves he was on a roll and had a chance to break the L.A. Dodger record of 28 saves set by Jay Howell in 1989. Since then, Gott is 0-1 with no saves in five appearances and has been sidelined since Sept. 13. "It's the most frustrating thing in in the world," said Gott, who has a 2.35 earned-run average.
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June 10, 1994 | MARYANN HUDSON
Jim Gott suffered through Wednesday night's game in Miami with what he thought was food poisoning. But Thursday in Chicago, his conditioned worsened, and within a few hours he was undergoing an appendectomy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. There were no complications, and he was put on the 15-day disabled list. He will be replaced in the bullpen by right-hander Rudy Seanez, who was called up from triple-A Albuquerque. Gott was struggling and had been scored on in 10 of 27 games.
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September 25, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON
Jim Gott says he knows now he should have rested his shoulder for a few days when it first felt stiff during a game against Pittsburgh in late August. But with 24 saves he was on a roll and had a chance to break the L.A. Dodger record of 28 saves set by Jay Howell in 1989. Since then, Gott is 0-1 with no saves in five appearances and has been sidelined since Sept. 13. "It's the most frustrating thing in in the world," said Gott, who has a 2.35 earned-run average.
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