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March 7, 2003
'He's one of those people that just seems like he can get out of bed and hit. Like he was born to do it.' John Burkett, Boston Red Sox pitcher, on teammate Manny Ramirez
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March 7, 2003
'He's one of those people that just seems like he can get out of bed and hit. Like he was born to do it.' John Burkett, Boston Red Sox pitcher, on teammate Manny Ramirez
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July 13, 1997 | From Associated Press
The Texas Rangers aren't ready to drop out of AL West race quite yet. Faced with the prospect of being swept in a four-game series by Seattle for the second time in less than a month, the Rangers got eight strong innings from John Burkett in a 9-2 victory Saturday over the Mariners. The Rangers ended a six-game losing streak to Seattle that included the first two games of this series. A loss would have dropped Texas eight games behind the first-place Mariners. Instead, the Rangers are six back.
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July 28, 2002 | From Associated Press
John Burkett found his rhythm. Now, his teammates hope to find theirs, too. Burkett pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game this season, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night. Boston trails first-place New York by four games in the American League East. The Yankees lost to Tampa Bay, 7-4. "It was really big," Boston Manager Grady Little said. "It meant a lot to this ballclub and a lot to him. It came at the right time.
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September 9, 1999 | From Associated Press
John Burkett heard boos early and then humbled the highest-scoring team in the majors for the second time in three weeks. He also got some clutch relief from Tim Crabtree as the Texas Rangers shut down the Cleveland Indians, 3-0, Wednesday at Arlington, Texas. "When I was warming up and they announced the battery, I happened to hear the boos.
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July 28, 2002 | From Associated Press
John Burkett found his rhythm. Now, his teammates hope to find theirs, too. Burkett pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game this season, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night. Boston trails first-place New York by four games in the American League East. The Yankees lost to Tampa Bay, 7-4. "It was really big," Boston Manager Grady Little said. "It meant a lot to this ballclub and a lot to him. It came at the right time.
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June 30, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Getting knocked around the ballpark and you're about to be demoted to the bullpen? Step right up. A rookie pitcher looking to make a name for yourself? Come on down. Struggling with your control and you're about to be sent to the minor leagues? Do we have a team for you.
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April 28, 2001 | Associated Press
John Burkett threw a three-hit shutout in his first complete game in nearly four years Friday night as the Atlanta Braves snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks' four-game winning streak with a 9-0 victory at Phoenix. The 36-year-old right-hander hadn't thrown a complete game since July 2, 1997, for Texas against Colorado and hadn't had a shutout since Aug. 11, 1996, for the Rangers at Toronto. Burkett went 97 starts without a complete game.
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September 24, 1998 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Burkett, the only Ranger in franchise history to win a postseason game, hasn't exactly been a key figure in Texas' drive for the American League West title this season. Coming into Wednesday night's game, he had won only one of his last seven starts and had made it out of the sixth inning only once. Only four pitchers in the league had given up more hits and no one had yielded more earned runs (122).
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September 24, 1993 | From Associated Press
John Burkett became San Francisco's first 20-game winner in seven years, and Barry Bonds had three doubles and two runs batted in as the Giants blanked the Astros, 7-0, at Houston. The Giants, who have won six of seven, remained 2 1/2 games behind first-place Atlanta in the National League West as the Braves reduced their magic number for clinching the division to eight with a 6-3 victory at Montreal.
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March 27, 2002 | From Associated Press
In one corner of the Boston Red Sox clubhouse at Fort Myers, Fla., pitcher John Burkett was talking about disappointment over an injury than will sideline him for the start of the season. A few lockers down, pitcher Willie Banks was thankful to be getting a second chance because of that injury. Manager Grady Little told Banks on Tuesday he had made the team. Banks probably would have been the last pitcher released if Burkett hadn't gotten hurt.
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July 1, 2001 | PAUL NEWBERRY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
John Burkett had just put his clothes in the washer when a call came from his agent: The Atlanta Braves were interested. By the time Burkett tossed a load in the dryer, a deal had been reached. Man, talk about putting a new spin on your career. Instead of retiring--which was Burkett's intention as soon as his clothes finished drying--he joined the Braves. Now, at age 36, he is perhaps the most valuable member of a team that is having to get along without John Smoltz and Kevin Millwood.
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April 28, 2001 | Associated Press
John Burkett threw a three-hit shutout in his first complete game in nearly four years Friday night as the Atlanta Braves snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks' four-game winning streak with a 9-0 victory at Phoenix. The 36-year-old right-hander hadn't thrown a complete game since July 2, 1997, for Texas against Colorado and hadn't had a shutout since Aug. 11, 1996, for the Rangers at Toronto. Burkett went 97 starts without a complete game.
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September 9, 1999 | From Associated Press
John Burkett heard boos early and then humbled the highest-scoring team in the majors for the second time in three weeks. He also got some clutch relief from Tim Crabtree as the Texas Rangers shut down the Cleveland Indians, 3-0, Wednesday at Arlington, Texas. "When I was warming up and they announced the battery, I happened to hear the boos.
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June 30, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Getting knocked around the ballpark and you're about to be demoted to the bullpen? Step right up. A rookie pitcher looking to make a name for yourself? Come on down. Struggling with your control and you're about to be sent to the minor leagues? Do we have a team for you.
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September 24, 1998 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Burkett, the only Ranger in franchise history to win a postseason game, hasn't exactly been a key figure in Texas' drive for the American League West title this season. Coming into Wednesday night's game, he had won only one of his last seven starts and had made it out of the sixth inning only once. Only four pitchers in the league had given up more hits and no one had yielded more earned runs (122).
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March 27, 2002 | From Associated Press
In one corner of the Boston Red Sox clubhouse at Fort Myers, Fla., pitcher John Burkett was talking about disappointment over an injury than will sideline him for the start of the season. A few lockers down, pitcher Willie Banks was thankful to be getting a second chance because of that injury. Manager Grady Little told Banks on Tuesday he had made the team. Banks probably would have been the last pitcher released if Burkett hadn't gotten hurt.
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July 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
The Texas Rangers have relied on their bats for victories all season. On Thursday, they used their arms to defeat the Oakland Athletics. John Burkett pitched eight strong innings for his first win since June 6 and Ivan Rodriguez singled in the tie-breaking run in the ninth as the Rangers defeated the Athletics, 4-1, and moved within half a game of the Angels in the West Division. The Rangers lead the majors in hitting, but are not even among the upper half of AL teams in pitching.
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July 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
The Texas Rangers have relied on their bats for victories all season. On Thursday, they used their arms to defeat the Oakland Athletics. John Burkett pitched eight strong innings for his first win since June 6 and Ivan Rodriguez singled in the tie-breaking run in the ninth as the Rangers defeated the Athletics, 4-1, and moved within half a game of the Angels in the West Division. The Rangers lead the majors in hitting, but are not even among the upper half of AL teams in pitching.
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June 7, 1998 | From Associated Press
John Burkett was right at home against the San Diego Padres. Burkett, who pitched in the National League for San Francisco and Florida from 1990-96, threw eight shutout innings to match his longest outing of the season as the Texas Rangers defeated the Padres, 3-0, on Saturday night at Arlington, Texas. "We know the type of pitcher he is," Texas Manager Johnny Oates said. "Give him 30-something starts and he's going to give you a chance to win a lot of games."
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