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March 5, 1986 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
Leading the major leagues in 1986 suspensions, the new role model of the Oakland A's rolled into camp Tuesday, 11 days after it opened. Joaquin Andujar a role model? Those are the words A's General Manager Sandy Alderson used as he reflected on the December trade that brought the talented and temperamental pitcher from the St. Louis Cardinals for catcher Mike Heath and pitcher Tim Conroy. Alderson said he has already asked Andujar to assume a leadership role with a young pitching staff.
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December 12, 1989
Joaquin Andujar, who is pitching for Gold Coast (Miami) of the Senior Professional Baseball Assn., agreed to a minor league contract with the Montreal Expos.
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October 16, 1985 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Joaquin Andujar, one profane Dominican, was holding court in front of his locker, confounding the reporters as usual. "You've got to be angry," he was explaining. "You have to have some guts, some temper." And then he said, as matter-of-factly as possible, "If you're a (bleep), you can't play this game." A reporter, there to correct all those negative columns by the out-of-towners and even some in-towners, said helpfully, "Joaquin, I can't write that." Now Andujar looked puzzled.
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December 12, 1989
Joaquin Andujar, who is pitching for Gold Coast (Miami) of the Senior Professional Baseball Assn., agreed to a minor league contract with the Montreal Expos.
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October 30, 1985
St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Joaquin Andujar, who ended the season by being thrown out of Game 7 of the World Series Sunday night at Kansas City, will miss the first 10 days of the 1986 season, Commissioner Peter Ueberroth ruled Tuesday. Andujar was fined the maximum $500 and suspended without pay for 10 days for his outburst, directed at plate umpire Don Denkinger. After being ejected, Andujar took a bat and destroyed a clubhouse toilet and sink, for which he will also have to make restitution.
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April 19, 1986
Joaquin Andujar says he's happy to be pitching in Oakland but nevertheless misses St. Louis and wishes he still played for Whitey Herzog. "Whitey didn't want to make the trade," Andujar told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "It was the owners, the brewery. Budweiser traded me. They're more worried about a beer can than Joaquin Andujar." He added: "I miss St. Louis, I miss Whitey Herzog. Oakland is great. I got great teammates. But I don't forget St. Louis this soon. Whitey is my daddy.
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October 10, 1985 | TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writer
The debate, as always, is not about Joaquin Andujar's arm, but about Joaquin Andujar's head. Some things, he can't get straight. A little evidence: Once asked how he'd do if he batted against himself, he said: "That is stupid question. I'd get hit because I'd throw right down middle." A little more evidence: During a pregame press conference Wednesday, the day before he'd be starting against the Dodgers, he couldn't keep his hat on straight. He walked in. Hat forward.
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April 13, 1986 | MIKE PENNER, Times Staff Writer
Had Joaquin Andujar been one claustrophobic Dominican, he might have squirmed out of the chair in front of his locker, grabbed a bat and come up swinging--waylaying every tape recorder, camera and microphone in sight. The media were breathing down his neck, outnumbering him by 20 to 1 as they closed in for a reaction to his American League debut Saturday. They knew he had lasted slightly more than four innings in a 9-3 loss to the Angels, allowing seven hits and seven runs.
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June 27, 1986
The uniform is different, but not the quotes. In Oakland, as in St. Louis, Joaquin Andujar continues to play the macho role with comic opera results. Mitch Albom of Knight-Ridder Newspapers reports this exchange with Dusty Baker in the Oakland dugout: Andujar: "You tell me one pitcher who throws faster than me, man. Tell me one." Baker: "One? OK. There's one." He pointed to Jose Rijo. Andujar: "You crazy, man. Can he throw 98?" Baker: "When do you throw 98?" Andujar: "Never in my life."
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May 11, 1986 | United Press International
Whitey Herzog traces the St. Louis Cardinals' recent woes to one pitch. It came April 24 in the ninth inning of the first game of a four-game series with the New York Mets--the Cardinals' nemesis in the National League East Division. Reliever Todd Worrell surrendered a home-run to Howard Johnson with one out and one on. That high fastball enabled the Mets to tie the game, 4-4, and they went on to win, 5-4, in 10 innings. "That one inning against New York did us in," said Herzog shaking his head.
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April 19, 1986
Joaquin Andujar says he's happy to be pitching in Oakland but nevertheless misses St. Louis and wishes he still played for Whitey Herzog. "Whitey didn't want to make the trade," Andujar told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "It was the owners, the brewery. Budweiser traded me. They're more worried about a beer can than Joaquin Andujar." He added: "I miss St. Louis, I miss Whitey Herzog. Oakland is great. I got great teammates. But I don't forget St. Louis this soon. Whitey is my daddy.
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April 13, 1986 | MIKE PENNER, Times Staff Writer
Had Joaquin Andujar been one claustrophobic Dominican, he might have squirmed out of the chair in front of his locker, grabbed a bat and come up swinging--waylaying every tape recorder, camera and microphone in sight. The media were breathing down his neck, outnumbering him by 20 to 1 as they closed in for a reaction to his American League debut Saturday. They knew he had lasted slightly more than four innings in a 9-3 loss to the Angels, allowing seven hits and seven runs.
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March 7, 1986 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
Despite the phone threats against his life and property, the number is still listed in the directory at Waterloo, Iowa. He will still appear behind the bar at his two Waterloo lounges when his schedule permits. He does not turn down interview requests, because he considers it part of his job, which is what he was doing when all this started. Now preparing for his 19th year as an American League umpire, Don Denkinger is no longer cloaked in the blue gabardine of anonymity.
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March 5, 1986 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
Leading the major leagues in 1986 suspensions, the new role model of the Oakland A's rolled into camp Tuesday, 11 days after it opened. Joaquin Andujar a role model? Those are the words A's General Manager Sandy Alderson used as he reflected on the December trade that brought the talented and temperamental pitcher from the St. Louis Cardinals for catcher Mike Heath and pitcher Tim Conroy. Alderson said he has already asked Andujar to assume a leadership role with a young pitching staff.
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June 27, 1986
The uniform is different, but not the quotes. In Oakland, as in St. Louis, Joaquin Andujar continues to play the macho role with comic opera results. Mitch Albom of Knight-Ridder Newspapers reports this exchange with Dusty Baker in the Oakland dugout: Andujar: "You tell me one pitcher who throws faster than me, man. Tell me one." Baker: "One? OK. There's one." He pointed to Jose Rijo. Andujar: "You crazy, man. Can he throw 98?" Baker: "When do you throw 98?" Andujar: "Never in my life."
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October 11, 1985 | MIKE DOWNEY
On a day when patriotic Americans were busy intercepting a pack of terrorists in the sky--Yankees 1, Pirates 0--the land-locked Dodgers found themselves being strafed by a space cadet named Joaquin Andujar, who is one weird Dominican. When Mariano Duncan stepped up to home plate, Air Andujar buzzed one right by his ear. When Steve Sax stepped up, Andujar nearly gave him a third eye.
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December 11, 1985 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
Joaquin Andujar, who will open the 1986 season on suspension, will also open it on the roster of the Oakland A's. Tuesday night, in the first major trade of the winter baseball meetings, St. Louis dealt the quick-tempered Dominican to Oakland for a proven catcher, Mike Heath, and a promising pitcher, Tim Conroy.
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October 30, 1985
St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Joaquin Andujar, who ended the season by being thrown out of Game 7 of the World Series Sunday night at Kansas City, will miss the first 10 days of the 1986 season, Commissioner Peter Ueberroth ruled Tuesday. Andujar was fined the maximum $500 and suspended without pay for 10 days for his outburst, directed at plate umpire Don Denkinger. After being ejected, Andujar took a bat and destroyed a clubhouse toilet and sink, for which he will also have to make restitution.
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