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January 7, 1989
Veteran free-agent catcher Jim Sundberg, 37, agreed to a 1-year contract with the Texas Rangers worth $275,000 for the 1989 season.
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June 9, 1991 | R.B. FALLSTROM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When it comes to catchers, there's no such thing as a youth movement. For every Sandy Alomar Jr., there's a 36-year-old Mike Heath. Or a 37-year-old Rick Cerone. Or a 43-year-old Carlton Fisk. Guys who should be past their prime, way past, are still in there plugging away, and almost every team seems to have one. "I know," Jim Sundberg said. "I was one of them." Sundberg, now a color commentator for Texas Rangers broadcasts, lasted until age 38.
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September 11, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Texas Rangers catcher Jim Sundberg said today he will retire at the end of the season. Sundberg said his sore shoulder, a bad thumb on his catching hand and a bad knee told him it was time to quit. The 38-year-old Sundberg has played only three times and started once since Geno Petralli returned from the disabled list Aug. 19. Sundberg is hitting .189 with two homers and six RBIs in 132 at-bats. On Aug.
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September 11, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Texas Rangers catcher Jim Sundberg said today he will retire at the end of the season. Sundberg said his sore shoulder, a bad thumb on his catching hand and a bad knee told him it was time to quit. The 38-year-old Sundberg has played only three times and started once since Geno Petralli returned from the disabled list Aug. 19. Sundberg is hitting .189 with two homers and six RBIs in 132 at-bats. On Aug.
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June 9, 1991 | R.B. FALLSTROM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When it comes to catchers, there's no such thing as a youth movement. For every Sandy Alomar Jr., there's a 36-year-old Mike Heath. Or a 37-year-old Rick Cerone. Or a 43-year-old Carlton Fisk. Guys who should be past their prime, way past, are still in there plugging away, and almost every team seems to have one. "I know," Jim Sundberg said. "I was one of them." Sundberg, now a color commentator for Texas Rangers broadcasts, lasted until age 38.
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August 22, 2001
Most games caught in one season: *--* 160 Randy Hundley Chicago Cubs 1968 155 Ray Mueller Cincinnati 1944 155 Frankie Hayes Philadelphia 1944 155 Jim Sundberg Texas 1975 154 Carlton Fisk Boston 1978 154 Ted Simmons St. Louis 1975 154 Johnny Bench Cincinnati 1968 *--* Source: http://www.geocities.com
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December 22, 2004 | Houston Mitchell
The Dodger megatrade that collapsed Tuesday wasn't the first big deal the Dodgers were involved in that wasn't completed. In fact, one deal that fell apart worked out quite well for them. In December 1982, the Texas Rangers decided they wanted to trade All-Star catcher Jim Sundberg. With Steve Yeager nearing the end of his career and Mike Scioscia still unproven, the Dodgers were interested and quickly made a deal with Texas, acquiring Sundberg for three pitchers and a spare outfielder.
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May 21, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Joe Beckwith uncorked a wild pitch to send home Curtis Wilkerson in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers rallied from seven runs down to beat the Kansas City Royals, 8-7, Monday night at Arlington, Tex. Wilkerson led off the ninth with a single off Beckwith (1-2) and Oddibe McDowell sacrificed. Wilkerson moved to third on Jim Sundberg's passed ball, and Toby Harrah and Buddy Bell were intentionally walked to load the bases.
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September 11, 1988 | Associated Press
Ruben Sierra hit a two-out RBI double in the 17th inning Saturday night, and the Texas Rangers beat the Angels, 3-2, in the longest American League game this season. Mitch Cook, making his first major league appearance of the season, hit Fletcher with two outs. Cook threw a wild pitch, and Vance Lovelace, making his first big league appearance, relieved. Lovelace walked Pete O'Brien, and Rich Monteleone, making his first major league appearance this season, came in as the seventh Angel pitcher.
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July 1, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE
Gary Carter started his fourth game in three days Sunday, giving him 49 games played this season and 1,927 for his career, tying him with Jim Sundberg for third place on the all-time catchers' list. At this pace he will play in 105 games this season, his most since 1988. On Friday, he started both games of a doubleheader for the first time since 1988.
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January 7, 1989
Veteran free-agent catcher Jim Sundberg, 37, agreed to a 1-year contract with the Texas Rangers worth $275,000 for the 1989 season.
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September 15, 1985 | DAN HAFNER
Bret Saberhagen is only 21, but the right-hander from Reseda is already a pennant-race veteran. Saberhagen kept Kansas City's bid for a second straight AL West title on track when he pitched a three-hitter and beat the A's, 2-1, Saturday at Oakland, boosting the Royals three games ahead of the Angels. Hal McRae drove in the Royals' runs with a two-run homer in the sixth. In improving his record to 18-6, Saberhagen had a career-high 12 strikeouts.
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