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June 23, 1994 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To be fair to Crescenta Valley High's Jim Parque, let's squash the how-tall-is-he-really debate for now. Parque, whose height has been reported anywhere from 5-foot-6 to 5-10, insists he is 5-10. And, lacking a tape measure, who can argue? Unquestioned is Parque's talent. And, like his height, it is often underestimated. Parque, The Times' 1994 Valley pitcher of the year, was dominant this spring, leading the Falcons into the Southern Section Division I semifinals. He was 12-3 with an 0.
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August 9, 2002 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the home clubhouse, celebration. For a team playing with next year in mind, a toast to Jim Parque, who won his first major league game in two years. In the visiting clubhouse, contemplation. For a team in a pennant race this year, there is no room for sentiment and no consolation in losing to a pitcher completing a comeback from shoulder surgery, a pitcher still in search of his old fastball. "I think everybody feels like this is a pitcher we probably should have gotten," Tim Salmon said.
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April 6, 1994
Jim Parque SCHOOL: Crescenta Valley SPORT: Baseball YEAR: Senior SEASON AT A GLANCE: The senior left-hander has a 5-1 record and an 0.43 earned-run average. In 40 innings, he has struck out 79. WEEK AT A GLANCE: In 10 innings last week, Parque had 24 strikeouts and gave up seven hits and two earned runs. In a 10-2 victory at Hoover, he pitched a six-hitter and struck out 14. On Saturday, Parque pitched only three innings because of the state rule that limits pitchers to 10 innings a week.
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May 1, 1999 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
Few players are happier with the youth movement launched by the Chicago White Sox than John Snyder and Jim Parque. The two youngest pitchers on the club, who follow each other in the rotation, are taking advantage of the opportunity. "With some other teams, like Atlanta, we'd still probably be in triple-A," Snyder said. Snyder, a 24-year-old right-hander from Westlake High, is 3-1 with a 1.88 earned-run average, third-best in the American League.
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May 23, 1998 | DAVE DESMOND
Pitcher Jim Parque (Crescenta Valley High, UCLA) had a recent start pushed back two days after being flown from triple-A Calgary to Chicago for an examination by White Sox team doctors. Parque, who was experiencing abdominal discomfort, denied a published report that he was suffering from a hernia. "There's nothing wrong with me. I'm perfectly fine," he said in a telephone interview Friday from Vancouver. In eight games with Calgary of the Pacific Coast League, Parque is 2-3 with a 3.
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February 5, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of yearning to be noticed, Jim Parque is finding the limelight a bit startling. As a 5-foot-3 Crescenta Valley High pitcher, he was in everybody's shadow. But as he has grown into a 5-10 UCLA junior with a 90-mph fastball, Parque's stature has increased proportionately. He made the U.S. Olympic team last summer and is rated the 17th-best professional prospect among college players by Baseball America.
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August 9, 2002 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the home clubhouse, celebration. For a team playing with next year in mind, a toast to Jim Parque, who won his first major league game in two years. In the visiting clubhouse, contemplation. For a team in a pennant race this year, there is no room for sentiment and no consolation in losing to a pitcher completing a comeback from shoulder surgery, a pitcher still in search of his old fastball. "I think everybody feels like this is a pitcher we probably should have gotten," Tim Salmon said.
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April 26, 1994 | ERIC SHEPARD
Jim Parque was good enough to earn a baseball scholarship to UCLA next fall. But the Crescenta Valley High senior's stock has risen considerably since he signed with the Bruins last November. Major league scouts from nearly every team have been following Parque this season, and he is expected to be selected in June's amateur draft. Some are surprised at first glance that Parque is a major league prospect.
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May 1, 1999 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
Few players are happier with the youth movement launched by the Chicago White Sox than John Snyder and Jim Parque. The two youngest pitchers on the club, who follow each other in the rotation, are taking advantage of the opportunity. "With some other teams, like Atlanta, we'd still probably be in triple-A," Snyder said. Snyder, a 24-year-old right-hander from Westlake High, is 3-1 with a 1.88 earned-run average, third-best in the American League.
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July 18, 1992
Robb Turner banged out four hits and drove in three runs Friday to lead the Verdugo Hills American Legion baseball team to a 7-3 victory over Sun Valley in an American Legion District 20 Eastern Division game at Glendale High. Verdugo Hills (18-3) pounded out 17 hits, including three each by Yves Brancheau and J.R. Workman. Josh Canale was two for three with a homer for Verdugo Hills and left-hander Jim Parque (6-1) earned the victory.
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May 23, 1998 | DAVE DESMOND
Pitcher Jim Parque (Crescenta Valley High, UCLA) had a recent start pushed back two days after being flown from triple-A Calgary to Chicago for an examination by White Sox team doctors. Parque, who was experiencing abdominal discomfort, denied a published report that he was suffering from a hernia. "There's nothing wrong with me. I'm perfectly fine," he said in a telephone interview Friday from Vancouver. In eight games with Calgary of the Pacific Coast League, Parque is 2-3 with a 3.
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February 5, 1997 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of yearning to be noticed, Jim Parque is finding the limelight a bit startling. As a 5-foot-3 Crescenta Valley High pitcher, he was in everybody's shadow. But as he has grown into a 5-10 UCLA junior with a 90-mph fastball, Parque's stature has increased proportionately. He made the U.S. Olympic team last summer and is rated the 17th-best professional prospect among college players by Baseball America.
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June 23, 1994 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To be fair to Crescenta Valley High's Jim Parque, let's squash the how-tall-is-he-really debate for now. Parque, whose height has been reported anywhere from 5-foot-6 to 5-10, insists he is 5-10. And, lacking a tape measure, who can argue? Unquestioned is Parque's talent. And, like his height, it is often underestimated. Parque, The Times' 1994 Valley pitcher of the year, was dominant this spring, leading the Falcons into the Southern Section Division I semifinals. He was 12-3 with an 0.
SPORTS
April 26, 1994 | ERIC SHEPARD
Jim Parque was good enough to earn a baseball scholarship to UCLA next fall. But the Crescenta Valley High senior's stock has risen considerably since he signed with the Bruins last November. Major league scouts from nearly every team have been following Parque this season, and he is expected to be selected in June's amateur draft. Some are surprised at first glance that Parque is a major league prospect.
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April 6, 1994
Jim Parque SCHOOL: Crescenta Valley SPORT: Baseball YEAR: Senior SEASON AT A GLANCE: The senior left-hander has a 5-1 record and an 0.43 earned-run average. In 40 innings, he has struck out 79. WEEK AT A GLANCE: In 10 innings last week, Parque had 24 strikeouts and gave up seven hits and two earned runs. In a 10-2 victory at Hoover, he pitched a six-hitter and struck out 14. On Saturday, Parque pitched only three innings because of the state rule that limits pitchers to 10 innings a week.
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July 8, 1996 | Associated Press
Seth Greisinger gave up four hits and struck out nine in six innings, leading the U.S. Olympic team to a 4-0 exhibition victory over South Korea in Millington, Tenn. Greisinger improved to 5-0 and lowered his team-leading earned-run average to 1.08. Jim Parque worked three innings of no-hit relief for his second save. Chad Allen, Jacque Jones and Troy Glass hit solo homers for the U.S. (23-3).
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July 4, 1996 | Associated Press
The U.S. Olympic baseball team was set when Coach Skip Bertman cut five players to get to the 20-man limit in Norfolk, Va. Bertman released Pepperdine pitcher Randy Wolf, Hawaii pitcher Mark Johnson and Mississippi State pitcher Eric DuBose along with Wichita State infielder Casey Blake and Florida State outfielder J.D. Drew, but designated each as alternates. The moves leave Bertman with a seven-man pitching staff, which includes Jim Parque of UCLA.
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