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August 13, 1988
Joey James, who played baseball at Newport Harbor High School, Orange Coast College and UCLA, has signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians, OCC announced Friday.
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June 25, 1990 | STEVE KRESAL
Joey James doesn't mind being noticed just because he can hit a baseball. In fact, he has become used to it since his days at Newport Harbor High School and Orange Coast College. But now that he's playing professionally, James, a 6-foot, 220-pound left-handed hitter, would like people to know he can play some defense, too. James, 24, is the first baseman for the Clinton (Iowa) Giants, San Francisco's Class-A team in the Midwest League. In 67 games, he is hitting .
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SPORTS
June 2, 1986
Orange Coast College freshman Joey James won the Big Stick Award given to the the most powerful hitter in the state. The award combines home runs, batting average, slugging percentage and runs batted in. James set state records with 19 home runs and 80 RBIs. He set OCC records by hitting .443, slugging .917 and getting 168 total bases.
SPORTS
August 13, 1988
Joey James, who played baseball at Newport Harbor High School, Orange Coast College and UCLA, has signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians, OCC announced Friday.
SPORTS
February 7, 1987
Sophomore designated hitter Dave Staton hit two home runs and a double and tied a school record with eight RBIs as Orange Coast College defeated Antelope Valley, 18-1, Friday in the first round of the College of the Desert Tournament in Palm Desert. Staton, who hit .403 last season and was voted to the all-state team, hit a two-run home run in the first inning and a three-run home run in the third.
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April 20, 1986 | STEVE KRESAL
Before Joey James' ninth-inning single gave Orange Coast College a 10-9 South Coast Conference win over Cerritos Saturday, he already had enjoyed the kind of day opponents have come to expect when playing against him. By the time he came to the plate in the ninth, he had two home runs, four RBIs, and another place in the OCC record book--the most home runs in a season. Some athletes would find Saturday's performance a cause for celebration, or at least an outward display of happiness.
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June 25, 1990 | STEVE KRESAL
Joey James doesn't mind being noticed just because he can hit a baseball. In fact, he has become used to it since his days at Newport Harbor High School and Orange Coast College. But now that he's playing professionally, James, a 6-foot, 220-pound left-handed hitter, would like people to know he can play some defense, too. James, 24, is the first baseman for the Clinton (Iowa) Giants, San Francisco's Class-A team in the Midwest League. In 67 games, he is hitting .
SPORTS
April 4, 1986 | STEVE KRESAL
Joey James hit two home runs Thursday, including a three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning, to lead Orange Coast College to a 6-5 win over Cypress in a South Coast Conference baseball game at Cypress. James, a freshman from Newport Harbor High School, hit a bases-empty homer in the fourth to tie the score at 3-3. James went 3 for 4 with five RBIs. He has 11 home runs and 54 RBIs this season.
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June 1, 1996
. . . Orange Coast College freshman baseball player Joey James won the Big Stick Award, given to the most powerful hitter in the state. The Newport Harbor High School graduate, voted Southern California Player of the Year, set state records with 19 home runs, 80 runs batted in and a .443 batting average. Source: Times archives
SPORTS
May 13, 1987
Despite a fourth-inning grand slam from Joey James, Orange Coast College lost to Cerritos, 16-9, Tuesday in a nonconference baseball game at Cerritos. It was James' 14th home run of the season and 33rd of his career. Both teams are preparing for the Southern California Regionals. OCC (31-11), the Orange Empire Conference champion, plays host to Oxnard and Southwestern travels to South Coast Conference champion Cerritos (38-4) in the best-of-three series starting Saturday.
SPORTS
February 7, 1987
Sophomore designated hitter Dave Staton hit two home runs and a double and tied a school record with eight RBIs as Orange Coast College defeated Antelope Valley, 18-1, Friday in the first round of the College of the Desert Tournament in Palm Desert. Staton, who hit .403 last season and was voted to the all-state team, hit a two-run home run in the first inning and a three-run home run in the third.
SPORTS
June 2, 1986
Orange Coast College freshman Joey James won the Big Stick Award given to the the most powerful hitter in the state. The award combines home runs, batting average, slugging percentage and runs batted in. James set state records with 19 home runs and 80 RBIs. He set OCC records by hitting .443, slugging .917 and getting 168 total bases.
SPORTS
April 20, 1986 | STEVE KRESAL
Before Joey James' ninth-inning single gave Orange Coast College a 10-9 South Coast Conference win over Cerritos Saturday, he already had enjoyed the kind of day opponents have come to expect when playing against him. By the time he came to the plate in the ninth, he had two home runs, four RBIs, and another place in the OCC record book--the most home runs in a season. Some athletes would find Saturday's performance a cause for celebration, or at least an outward display of happiness.
SPORTS
April 4, 1986 | STEVE KRESAL
Joey James hit two home runs Thursday, including a three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning, to lead Orange Coast College to a 6-5 win over Cypress in a South Coast Conference baseball game at Cypress. James, a freshman from Newport Harbor High School, hit a bases-empty homer in the fourth to tie the score at 3-3. James went 3 for 4 with five RBIs. He has 11 home runs and 54 RBIs this season.
SPORTS
May 17, 1986 | STEVE KRESAL
San Diego Mesa College opens the Southern California community college regionals today with a 1 p.m. game against Orange Coast College in San Diego. It is the first of a best-of-three game series that continues Sunday at 11 a.m. The winner advances to the state tournament next weekend in Long Beach. The Olympians (31-6), winners of the Pacific Coast Conference, ended the regular season with a nine-game winning streak and finished with a three-game lead over Southwestern.
SPORTS
April 5, 1987
In another South Coast Conference game: El Camino 8, Golden West 7--The Warriors (8-8, 16-9) overcame a 7-1 deficit, scoring three runs in the sixth inning and four in the eighth, for the victory against the Rustlers (7-9, 11-11) at Golden West. In Orange Empire Conference play: Rancho Santiago 16, Riverside 1--Bob Brucato's first-inning grand slam helped lead the Dons to their ninth consecutive victory. Brucato was 3 for 3 with eight RBIs.
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