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March 30, 1993 | JIM MURRAY
His mother wanted him to be Rudolph Valentino. His father wanted him to be Tony Lazzeri. As usual, mother knew best. Johnny Berardino became, like Tony Lazzeri, a major league infielder in the American League for 11 years--which would have been 15, except he went to war for four of them. But as John Beradino (actors always change their names to fit marquees), he became a star actor for 30 years. Spencer Tracy didn't last that long. He was no threat at all to Sir Laurence Olivier.
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March 30, 1993 | JIM MURRAY
His mother wanted him to be Rudolph Valentino. His father wanted him to be Tony Lazzeri. As usual, mother knew best. Johnny Berardino became, like Tony Lazzeri, a major league infielder in the American League for 11 years--which would have been 15, except he went to war for four of them. But as John Beradino (actors always change their names to fit marquees), he became a star actor for 30 years. Spencer Tracy didn't last that long. He was no threat at all to Sir Laurence Olivier.
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February 19, 2002
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July 7, 1988 | Ray Ripton
The players may come and go, but the Sunday morning softball game at West Hollywood Park seems to go on forever. Mostly, however, the players stay--at least until they go on to that big game in the sky. Leo Kagan, 71, a windmill-delivery pitcher, came late to the game, becoming a Sunday regular about six years ago. But he said that the game originated about 40 years ago as a pick-up contest at La Cienega Park in Beverly Hills.
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April 19, 1985
Arizona State has sent more good players to the big leagues than any other school, according to a new book entitled, "The All-Time All-Star Baseball Book," written by Bart and Nick Acocella and Donald Dewey. Here's the lineup: 1b--Rick Monday; 2b--Bump Wills; 3b--Sal Bando; ss--Alan Bannister; of--Hubie Brooks, Ken Landreaux, Reggie Jackson; c--Duffy Dyer; p--Larry Gura.
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February 1, 1998 | SHIRLEY POVICH, WASHINGTON POST
The year was 1948, before the start of spring training. Into the upstairs office of Clark Griffith at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. strode a dapper chap who introduced himself to the 78-year-old owner of the Washington Senators. "I'm Johnny Berardino's agent," he announced. (Griffith had recently obtained Berardino in a one-for-one trade that sent fellow second baseman Gerry Priddy to the St. Louis Browns.) "You're what?" said Mr. Griffith.
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