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July 23, 1990 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joel Skinner's strategy at the plate seems to be a simple one: Ignore a pitcher's past glories, forget his notoriety and never consider him unbeatable. "A guy's got a ball in his hand and you try to hit it," said Skinner, a backup catcher for the Cleveland Indians. "You take pride in what you're doing, that's all." Skinner had reason to be proud Sunday. Playing in place of Sandy Alomar Jr.
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July 23, 1990 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joel Skinner's strategy at the plate seems to be a simple one: Ignore a pitcher's past glories, forget his notoriety and never consider him unbeatable. "A guy's got a ball in his hand and you try to hit it," said Skinner, a backup catcher for the Cleveland Indians. "You take pride in what you're doing, that's all." Skinner had reason to be proud Sunday. Playing in place of Sandy Alomar Jr.
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May 5, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Tim Wallach, who homered only once in the first month of the season, hit three home runs and drove in six runs Monday night, but the Montreal Expos still lost to the Atlanta Braves, 10-7, at Atlanta. "It'd be a bigger thrill if we'd have won," Wallach said. The former Cal State Fullerton All-American, who was 7 for 18 in a four-game weekend series against the New York Mets, has 10 hits in his last 22 at-bats.
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May 5, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Tim Wallach, who homered only once in the first month of the season, hit three home runs and drove in six runs Monday night, but the Montreal Expos still lost to the Atlanta Braves, 10-7, at Atlanta. "It'd be a bigger thrill if we'd have won," Wallach said. The former Cal State Fullerton All-American, who was 7 for 18 in a four-game weekend series against the New York Mets, has 10 hits in his last 22 at-bats.
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November 9, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Maybe it's because he pitched for eight years in the big leagues, but Angel General Manager Bill Stoneman has a soft spot for catchers. Joel Skinner, who caught for parts of nine seasons in the major leagues, interviewed for the Angel manager job with Stoneman Monday in Dana Point. Of the eight candidates Stoneman will interview four are former catchers, including former Angel and Phillie standout Bob Boone, who met with Stoneman Monday night.
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July 22, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Dave Gallagher said third base coach Bobby Knoop's decision to send him from second base on Gary Gaetti's eighth-inning single was "the right thing to do," even though the Angels trailed, 5-2, and Gallagher was thrown out at the plate. Mark Whiten's throw from right field and a good block by catcher Joel Skinner erased that scoring attempt. "Right now, we're not winning, so (that play) is bigger than it is," Gallagher said.
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October 30, 2002 | From Associated Press
Atlanta Brave coach Ned Yost was hired as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, returning to the team where he was a backup catcher in the 1980s. "This is needless to say a very special day in my life," Yost said during a news conference at Miller Park. "To be able to come back here ... it's just like being a 4-year-old at Christmas time." Yost agreed to a two-year contract that includes a club option for 2005.
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July 12, 2002 | From Associated Press
Charlie Manuel was fired Thursday by the Cleveland Indians, who opened the season's second half by making their biggest rebuilding move yet. Manuel, who was in the final year of his contract with the Indians, demanded a long-term deal during a Wednesday meeting with club officials who had other plans. "I wanted Charlie to stay. I really did," Indian General Manager Mark Shapiro said. "I'm really disappointed."
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