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September 5, 2001 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jimmy Jones, who trained the Triple Crown thoroughbred champion Citation and never tired of talking about the great horse's feats for more than 50 years afterward, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Marysville, Mo. He was 94. Jones had been treated for pneumonia in May and he missed the running of this year's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, where he annually watched from a lifetime box seat.
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November 18, 2013 | By Gary Klein
As USC kicker Andre Heidari trotted onto the field and lined up his dramatic game-winning field goal against Stanford on Saturday, Sam Tsagalakis went back in time. In 1953, Tsagalakis helped USC defeat Stanford with a late field goal at the peristyle end of the Coliseum. Now, watching on television in his San Marino home, Tsagalakis relived the experience. "Your mind goes blank and you don't hear anything, you just make the kick," Tsagalakis, 80, said Monday. "When people ask me, 'How far did it go?
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SPORTS
March 26, 1987 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
Jimmy Jones figured Wednesday was an important day, but then he heard on the radio that Wednesday could be Make-or-Break Day. He panicked. He said that by the time he got to the pitcher's mound to face the Chicago Cubs, his arms, hands and knees were shaking. And soon Padre Manager Larry Bowa was shaking his head, because Jones opened the game with six straight balls, walked the first two batters he faced and gave up three runs and four walks in four innings. The Padres lost, 3-2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2012
Mark O'Donnell Tony-winning co-writer of 'Hairspray' Mark O'Donnell, 58, the Tony Award-winning writer behind such quirky and clever Broadway shows as "Hairspray and "Cry-Baby," died Monday in New York. His agent, Jack Tantleff, said the writer collapsed in the lobby of his apartment complex on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. O'Donnell won the 2003 Tony for best book of a musical for co-writing "Hairspray" with Thomas Meehan, and the pair earned Tony nominations in 2008 for doing the same for "Cry-Baby.
NEWS
September 13, 1985
A suit by 18-year-old Jennifer Jones to force her father to pay her way through college was dismissed by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert H. O'Brien, who concluded that she did not fit the legal definition of a person in need and unable to maintain herself by work. Jones, the daughter of divorced parents, filed her "dadimony" suit last March while a senior at Westchester High School.
SPORTS
November 18, 2013 | By Gary Klein
As USC kicker Andre Heidari trotted onto the field and lined up his dramatic game-winning field goal against Stanford on Saturday, Sam Tsagalakis went back in time. In 1953, Tsagalakis helped USC defeat Stanford with a late field goal at the peristyle end of the Coliseum. Now, watching on television in his San Marino home, Tsagalakis relived the experience. "Your mind goes blank and you don't hear anything, you just make the kick," Tsagalakis, 80, said Monday. "When people ask me, 'How far did it go?
SPORTS
March 2, 1988 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
It's not really an identity crisis. Padre right-hander Jimmy Jones is a perfectly personable 23-year-old Texan with strawberry blond hair, a live arm and a future that's still as bright as his kilowatt smile. He has been playing baseball since he was 5, and it's all he has ever wanted to do. "I'll keep playing as long as they let me," he says. "After that, I'll play softball." It's just that Jones used to be temperamental. And then he was mellow. And then he was skittish.
SPORTS
March 28, 1989
Jimmy Jones, a former Padres' pitcher, and Bob Geren, a catcher from Clairemont High School, were sent Monday to the New York Yankees' minor-league complex for reassignment. Jones, acquired last fall in the multiplayer trade for Jack Clark, was 1-1 in five games this spring with a 3.65 earned-run average. "This is the first spring training I didn't think I had to worry about my job," Jones said. "I thought I was part of the rotation, and then they told me to pitch in relief.
SPORTS
March 9, 1988 | BILL PLASCHKE, Times Staff Writer
It was going to happen. As sure as there is a certain 23-year-old, red-haired, baby-faced pitcher on the Padres, it was going to happen. The only surprise was it took all of 19 days. Tuesday, Manager Larry Bowa grabbed his first handful of hair. He rubbed his first handful of face. He stared at, kicked at and scuffed through his first mound of dirt. And then he did it. Nearly three weeks after the Padres first reported to training camp, he finally did it. He muttered, "Oh Jimmy ."
SPORTS
June 10, 1988 | BOB WOLF
It took almost six years, but Jimmy Jones has finally learned how to throw a curveball. As a result of his belated discovery, Jones has become the Padres' most effective starting pitcher. He was downright superb Thursday, beating the Cincinnati Reds, 3-1, in front of 12,986 at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium to give the Padres a split of the four-game series. Jones pitched three-hit ball for eight innings before Mark Davis came in to earn his eighth consecutive save.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2001 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jimmy Jones, who trained the Triple Crown thoroughbred champion Citation and never tired of talking about the great horse's feats for more than 50 years afterward, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Marysville, Mo. He was 94. Jones had been treated for pneumonia in May and he missed the running of this year's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, where he annually watched from a lifetime box seat.
SPORTS
June 6, 1997 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Table tennis might never reach a critical mass of popularity in this country, but Jimmy Jones is certainly sold. In fact Jones and his wife, Joanne, sold their Sherman Oaks home and moved to Leisure World so he could satisfy his desire to play the sport. He even went under the knife to improve his table tennis game. After living for 12 years with double vision caused by a detached retina, Jones had the problem repaired surgically in December. The bouncing ball is no longer plural.
SPORTS
March 4, 1994 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams signed former Dallas Cowboy defensive tackle Jimmie Jones on Thursday night to a four-year contract for $7.7 million. Next in view: Atlanta quarterback Chris Miller, or possibly Green Bay's Brett Favre. The Rams pursued Jones, who earned $385,000 in 1993, after hearing rumors that defensive end Robert Young might receive an offer sheet from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
SPORTS
March 28, 1989
Jimmy Jones, a former Padres' pitcher, and Bob Geren, a catcher from Clairemont High School, were sent Monday to the New York Yankees' minor-league complex for reassignment. Jones, acquired last fall in the multiplayer trade for Jack Clark, was 1-1 in five games this spring with a 3.65 earned-run average. "This is the first spring training I didn't think I had to worry about my job," Jones said. "I thought I was part of the rotation, and then they told me to pitch in relief.
SPORTS
October 25, 1988 | BILL PLASCHKE, Times Staff Writer
The San Diego Padres, who looked like a pennant contender for the final 4 months of the 1988 season, strengthened the resemblance Monday. They acquired slugger Jack Clark and pitcher Pat Clements from the New York Yankees for pitchers Lance McCullers and Jimmy Jones and outfielder Stan Jefferson.
SPORTS
August 28, 1988 | BILL PLASCHKE, Times Staff Writer
So, Jimmy Jones, what are you going to do this time? "I probably go home and stare at the ceiling for a couple of hours," Jones said late Saturday. "Just like last time." No longer just a pitcher but a human sleight-of-hand, Jones pulled another funny one Saturday, disappearing for a couple of batters in the middle of work and leaving early with an eventual 4-0 loss to the Montreal Expos in front of a paid crowd of 20,986 at Olympic Stadium.
SPORTS
March 9, 1987 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
When Jimmy Jones entered his first big league clubhouse, he said, "Gooool-eeeee!" Basically, that's his favorite word, but he needs to stop saying it so often. Jimmy Jones was drafted ahead of Dwight Gooden, and that's the problem. Gooden became Dr. K by the time he was 19, while Jones spent much of his time visiting a real doctor.
SPORTS
March 16, 1985 | CHRIS COBBS, Times Staff Writer
Jimmy Jones was a freshman in high school when a scout told his parents he had the potential to become a major league baseball player. Since that day seven years ago, Jones has applied himself to making the scout's prophecy a reality. Jones said he would play for free, but added he'd take a million bucks someday if they are willing to give it to him.
SPORTS
June 10, 1988 | BOB WOLF
It took almost six years, but Jimmy Jones has finally learned how to throw a curveball. As a result of his belated discovery, Jones has become the Padres' most effective starting pitcher. He was downright superb Thursday, beating the Cincinnati Reds, 3-1, in front of 12,986 at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium to give the Padres a split of the four-game series. Jones pitched three-hit ball for eight innings before Mark Davis came in to earn his eighth consecutive save.
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