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June 28, 1986 | JOHN WEYLER, Times Staff Writer
The last time John Candelaria and Gary Lucas pitched off the mound at Angel Stadium here, both left the field in pain. The date was March 21, 1986, and Candelaria, suffering from a sore elbow, grimaced through the first three innings of an exhibition game against the Milwaukee Brewers, yielding a triple, a double, four singles and two runs. Lucas didn't fare that well. In the 10th inning, he collapsed in agony, clutching his lower back, couldn't get up and had to be helped from the field.
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March 1, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Candelaria, Pittsburgh Pirate reliever, has been charged with drunk driving after a traffic stop this weekend in Sarasota, Fla., authorities said. A Breathalyzer test showed his blood-alcohol content "in excess of Florida's .10 legal limit," the Florida Highway Patrol said. The police would not release the amount. Candelaria, 39, who pitched for the Dodgers last season, was released on his own recognizance.
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May 14, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His locker is at the far end of the Dodger clubhouse, next to the door leading to the dugout. When his teammates head for the field before a game, he is the last player they walk past. And it is perfect that way, because John Candelaria, slumped quietly in his blue folding chair, serves as a constant reminder of what it will take them to survive. The players notice his graying hair, the cigarette dangling from his lips, the mug of hot coffee in his hands.
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March 12, 1988
Did his contributions to the Angel organization warrant your extensive coverage of John Candelaria's expected childish complaining? DONNA FLETCHER McGUIRE Downey
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November 15, 1985
The son of Angel pitcher John Candelaria, in a coma since Christmas Day, has died, the club reported Thursday. He was 2 1/2. John Robert Candelaria Jr. died late Wednesday night at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. He had been in a coma since a swimming pool accident at the Candelaria winter home in Florida. Memorial services will be held today or Saturday in Ross Township, Pa.
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August 30, 1989
Pitcher John Candelaria, 35, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and was disabled from May 6 until Aug. 19, was traded to the Montreal Expos by the New York Yankees for a player to be named later.
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March 1, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Candelaria, Pittsburgh Pirate reliever, has been charged with drunk driving after a traffic stop this weekend in Sarasota, Fla., authorities said. A Breathalyzer test showed his blood-alcohol content "in excess of Florida's .10 legal limit," the Florida Highway Patrol said. The police would not release the amount. Candelaria, 39, who pitched for the Dodgers last season, was released on his own recognizance.
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May 7, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers had lost their catcher, right fielder, best reserve player, and were one swing from losing their lead with the league's top hitter at bat. Huddled in their dugout, they looked at each other and nodded. Only one person could get them out of this mess, the same person who is known around the clubhouse for his rocking chair, his coffee, his cigarettes and his nerve. "I guess this is what I get paid for," John Candelaria said.
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April 1, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE
John Candelaria celebrated the guaranteeing of his $1.25 million contract Tuesday by extracting the Dodgers from a bases-loaded situation in the seventh inning of a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros. True to Candelaria's style and role, he faced one hitter, Casey Candaele, who grounded out. Candelaria then departed the game.
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January 17, 1992
The Dodgers have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with first baseman Todd Benzinger, pitcher John Candelaria and infielder Lenny Harris, Executive Vice President Fred Claire announced Thursday. Terms were not announced. Benzinger, 29, started last season with the Cincinnati Reds and batted .187 in 51 games, with one home run and 11 runs batted in. He was traded in July to Kansas City, where he hit .
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August 4, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For those who saw the final two pitches of the Dodgers' games on Friday and Saturday, take heart. You only had to see a joyous Rafael Ramirez running into the arms of his Houston Astros teammates twice. There is no telling how much longer John Candelaria will be seeing it. Proving that nightmares can strike the same place twice, Candelaria was beaten by pinch-hitter Ramirez on a one-strike pitch with one out in the final inning for a second consecutive night Saturday.
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May 14, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His locker is at the far end of the Dodger clubhouse, next to the door leading to the dugout. When his teammates head for the field before a game, he is the last player they walk past. And it is perfect that way, because John Candelaria, slumped quietly in his blue folding chair, serves as a constant reminder of what it will take them to survive. The players notice his graying hair, the cigarette dangling from his lips, the mug of hot coffee in his hands.
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March 26, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What was supposed to be a day of calm in the Dodgers' clubhouse became another day of confusion Monday when one player was added to the team, another player was almost added and a third was placed in limbo. Left-handed reliever John Candelaria was signed, taking Mickey Hatcher's spot on the roster, but catcher Gary Carter could not sign because there was no room available on the roster. The Dodgers had planned to make room by trading a player.
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May 9, 1989
John Candelaria's sore right knee was examined, but a decision on the New York Yankee left-hander's status will be delayed until today. "We have only preliminary results at this time," said Syd Thrift, Yankee vice president of baseball operations. "The studies are not complete." Candelaria, 35, had discomfort in his knee in each of his last two starts. He pitched five innings Friday night in Chicago before leaving in pain. Candelaria did not pitch after Aug. 24 last season because of cartilage damage in the knee.
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March 7, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE
In the most unusual incident of the spring, pitcher John Candelaria has admitted hitting Juan Samuel on purpose in an intrasquad game Tuesday because Samuel hit a game-winning homer against him six years ago. Candelaria has promised to buy Samuel dinner on the first day of the regular season for being a good sport after Candelaria plunked him on the left arm with a fastball. "It is unbelievable, but it is the truth," a smiling Samuel said Wednesday.
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March 6, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After he pitched two hitless innings during a Dodger intrasquad game Tuesday, reviving memories of a lanky young left-hander with the delivery of a slingshot, John Candelaria was asked about the ball. "The ball?" he said, wiping his lined forehead. Yes, the game ball from his no-hitter against the Dodgers Aug. 9, 1976. It was one of only three no-hitters against the team since it moved to Los Angeles for the 1958 season. Candelaria lowered his voice.
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