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February 19, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Smiley signed a one-year contract worth $3.4 million with the Pittsburgh Pirates hours before his arbitration hearing was scheduled to begin.
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May 4, 1997 | From Associated Press
John Smiley had gone so long without any success, he began wondering if his time had finally come. "I was actually thinking this might be the end of my career," he said. Smiley carried a 1-5 record and 8.19 earned-run average into Saturday's game against the Giants before pitching seven shutout innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 win over San Francisco.
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May 20, 1996 | Associated Press
John Smiley suggests that umpires are getting back at Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott by giving her pitchers a smaller strike zone. Smiley said that's what umpire Tom Hallion did when he was on the mound on Friday night, when the Reds lost to Atlanta, 8-2. Smiley suggested it had something to do with Schott's statements that she felt cheated when umpire John McSherry collapsed and died on opening day.
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June 13, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE
Umpire Bruce Froemming, during a loud meeting in Manager Tom Lasorda's office before the game, told Lasorda that he has officially suggested a change in the balk rule. Lasorda protested Tuesday's game, which eventually was rained out, because Froemming would not call a balk on Pittsburgh pitcher John Smiley, even though Smiley did not leave the rubber when throwing to first base on a appeal play.
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May 20, 1996 | Associated Press
John Smiley suggests that umpires are getting back at Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott by giving her pitchers a smaller strike zone. Smiley said that's what umpire Tom Hallion did when he was on the mound on Friday night, when the Reds lost to Atlanta, 8-2. Smiley suggested it had something to do with Schott's statements that she felt cheated when umpire John McSherry collapsed and died on opening day.
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July 4, 1993 | Associated Press
The Cincinnati Reds placed left-hander John Smiley on the 15-day disabled list Saturday after X-rays revealed a bone spur in his pitching elbow. The Reds said his season would be over if he needs surgery. . . . Montreal's Ken Hill, who won his first six decisions this season but has been bothered by a pulled groin muscle since late May, was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Expos retroactive to June 26. . . .
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December 1, 1992 | From Associated Press
John Smiley became the first premier free agent to sign this off-season, agreeing to an $18.4-million, four-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. The 27-year-old left-hander returns to the National League after a season with the Minnesota Twins, for whom he went 16-9. Pittsburgh traded him to Minnesota on March 17 after he agreed to a $3.44-million, one-year deal with the Pirates. In his new deal, Smiley gets a $1.5-million signing bonus, $3.1 million in 1993 and $4.
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August 26, 1995 | Associated Press
Frank Viola was purchased by the Cincinnati Reds from their Indianapolis farm club Friday and will start tonight against Pittsburgh. The left-hander, who last pitched in the majors for the Boston Red Sox last season, will start in place of 11-game winner John Smiley, who went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Tuesday because of a strained right groin. Viola, 35, was 175-146 with Minnesota, the Mets and Boston from 1982-94.
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March 18, 1992 | From Associated Press
John Smiley, one of four 20-game winners in the major leagues last season, was traded Tuesday from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Minnesota Twins for two minor leaguers. Smiley, who agreed to a $3.44-million contract after filing for arbitration, is eligible for free agency after this season. Pittsburgh, which agreed to pay about $800,000 of Smiley's salary, received pitching prospect Denny Neagle and minor league outfielder Midre Cummings.
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August 26, 1995 | Associated Press
Frank Viola was purchased by the Cincinnati Reds from their Indianapolis farm club Friday and will start tonight against Pittsburgh. The left-hander, who last pitched in the majors for the Boston Red Sox last season, will start in place of 11-game winner John Smiley, who went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Tuesday because of a strained right groin. Viola, 35, was 175-146 with Minnesota, the Mets and Boston from 1982-94.
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July 4, 1993 | Associated Press
The Cincinnati Reds placed left-hander John Smiley on the 15-day disabled list Saturday after X-rays revealed a bone spur in his pitching elbow. The Reds said his season would be over if he needs surgery. . . . Montreal's Ken Hill, who won his first six decisions this season but has been bothered by a pulled groin muscle since late May, was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Expos retroactive to June 26. . . .
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June 8, 1993 | From Associated Press
John Smiley went four for four with three runs batted in and pitched an eight-hitter Monday night at Montreal, leading the Cincinnati Reds past the Montreal Expos, 12-3. "I was just trying to make contact," said Smiley, who has struggled on the mound this season after signing as a free agent. "It's just that I found some holes. I don't pay too much emphasis to my hitting. I like the wins more."
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December 1, 1992 | From Associated Press
John Smiley became the first premier free agent to sign this off-season, agreeing to an $18.4-million, four-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. The 27-year-old left-hander returns to the National League after a season with the Minnesota Twins, for whom he went 16-9. Pittsburgh traded him to Minnesota on March 17 after he agreed to a $3.44-million, one-year deal with the Pirates. In his new deal, Smiley gets a $1.5-million signing bonus, $3.1 million in 1993 and $4.
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May 5, 1992 | From Associated Press
John Smiley picked the least likely time to win his first game for the Minnesota Twins. Smiley, winless in his first five starts, pitched seven shutout innings and earned the victory Monday night as the Twins defeated Roger Clemens and the Boston Red Sox, 6-1, at Boston. Smiley (1-2) gave up three hits, walked five and struck out one before Bob Kipper and Carl Willis finished with one-hit relief.
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May 4, 1997 | From Associated Press
John Smiley had gone so long without any success, he began wondering if his time had finally come. "I was actually thinking this might be the end of my career," he said. Smiley carried a 1-5 record and 8.19 earned-run average into Saturday's game against the Giants before pitching seven shutout innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 win over San Francisco.
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March 18, 1992 | From Associated Press
John Smiley, one of four 20-game winners in the major leagues last season, was traded Tuesday from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Minnesota Twins for two minor leaguers. Smiley, who agreed to a $3.44-million contract after filing for arbitration, is eligible for free agency after this season. Pittsburgh, which agreed to pay about $800,000 of Smiley's salary, received pitching prospect Denny Neagle and minor league outfielder Midre Cummings.
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February 19, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Smiley signed a one-year contract worth $3.4 million with the Pittsburgh Pirates hours before his arbitration hearing was scheduled to begin.
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