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March 23, 1997 | JEFF FLETCHER TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Cruz Jr., who had just gone hitless in a lopsided exhibition defeat, was not at all eager to face what seemed like the millionth interview since he arrived in the Seattle Mariners' camp. The former Lancaster JetHawk, who has been under the microscope because he is supposed to be the final piece to a stellar Seattle Mariner outfield that includes All-Stars Ken Griffey Jr. and Jay Buhner, was asked if the media attention was becoming grueling.
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April 16, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
For Jose Cruz, a 33-year-old day laborer from Guatemala, getting all the benefits of citizenship is not as important as being able to live, work and drive in the U.S. without the fear of deportation. "My main concern today, is having a job. That's the pan de cada dia (our daily bread)," said Cruz, who spent Tuesday at a Southland Home Depot hoping to find work. "I can wait for everything else. " His friend, Javier Gonzalez, a fellow day laborer who plans to return to his wife and four kids in Acapulco soon, chimed in to remind Cruz of the prospective timetable: "You want to wait 13 years?"
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SPORTS
February 26, 1988
Jose Cruz, 40, signed a one-year non-guaranteed contract with the New York Yankees.
SPORTS
May 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
Jose Cruz Jr. hit two homers Thursday night to lift Arizona to a 6-3 victory over Colorado in what began as a rare struggle between pitchers at Denver's Coors Field. Cruz hit his first homer in the seventh inning off Shawn Chacon (1-3) for a 3-1 lead, then another in the ninth off reliever David Cortes to make it 4-2. Two batters after Cruz, Tony Clark hit a two-run homer to add to Arizona's lead.
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September 26, 1992 | Associated Press
The Houston Astros said they will retire the numbers of two of their most popular former players, pitcher Mike Scott and outfielder Jose Cruz, during a ceremony before the Oct. 3 game against the Dodgers in the Astrodome. Scott wore No. 33 and Cruz No. 25. . . . The Seattle Mariners will hold spring training in Peoria, Ariz., in 1993, to be joined by the San Diego Padres in 1994, according to commitments given the Peoria City Council. . . .
SPORTS
April 7, 1996 | JEFF FLETCHER
Jose Cruz, who joked that eating chicken before Thursday's game was responsible for his three-for-four night, ate chicken again before Friday's game, but he went 0 for 4. "So much for the chicken theory," he said. Seattle Mariner right-hander Chris Bosio will pitch for the JetHawks on Monday after all. Manager Dave Brundage had been told that Bosio's rehabilitation start was in question, but he heard different on Saturday. Bosio had off-season knee surgery.
SPORTS
June 1, 1997 | From Staff Reports
It's official: outfielder Jose Cruz Jr. is the first former JetHawk to play in the major leagues. Cruz was promoted from triple-A Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday and was playing left field, and batting second, for the Seattle Mariners against the Detroit Tigers Saturday night. He was hitless in four at-bats, but did drive in a run with a groundout in a 4-2 loss. The Mariners' first-round pick in 1995, Cruz began last season in Lancaster. He hit .
SPORTS
May 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
Jose Cruz Jr. hit two homers Thursday night to lift Arizona to a 6-3 victory over Colorado in what began as a rare struggle between pitchers at Denver's Coors Field. Cruz hit his first homer in the seventh inning off Shawn Chacon (1-3) for a 3-1 lead, then another in the ninth off reliever David Cortes to make it 4-2. Two batters after Cruz, Tony Clark hit a two-run homer to add to Arizona's lead.
SPORTS
June 24, 2003 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
These are wild times for the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, whose history with each other indicates the heart-racing, stomach-turning moments have only begun. The longtime rivals are at it again atop the National League West, and the roller coaster was running at top speed again Monday night as the Giants took the opener of another showdown series, 3-2, in 11 innings on Benito Santiago's one-out run-scoring single against Dodger closer Eric Gagne.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
For Jose Cruz, a 33-year-old day laborer from Guatemala, getting all the benefits of citizenship is not as important as being able to live, work and drive in the U.S. without the fear of deportation. "My main concern today, is having a job. That's the pan de cada dia (our daily bread)," said Cruz, who spent Tuesday at a Southland Home Depot hoping to find work. "I can wait for everything else. " His friend, Javier Gonzalez, a fellow day laborer who plans to return to his wife and four kids in Acapulco soon, chimed in to remind Cruz of the prospective timetable: "You want to wait 13 years?"
SPORTS
June 24, 2003 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
These are wild times for the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, whose history with each other indicates the heart-racing, stomach-turning moments have only begun. The longtime rivals are at it again atop the National League West, and the roller coaster was running at top speed again Monday night as the Giants took the opener of another showdown series, 3-2, in 11 innings on Benito Santiago's one-out run-scoring single against Dodger closer Eric Gagne.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2001 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1992, South Coast Repertory's sincere youth production of Jose Cruz Gonzalez's new seasonal play, "Marisol's Christmas," achieved surprising depth to deliver a heartfelt, universal message of a loving family's struggle to stay together and reach for the American Dream. That message doesn't reach as deeply at the Falcon Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2001 | IRENE LACHER, Irene Lacher is an occasional contributor to Calendar
In the mind of Jose Cruz Gonzalez, comets wear roller skates, suitcases hold butterflies and men levitate to the sky after making love to a woman who cannot love them in return. In the plays of Gonzalez, those wonders actually take place before your eyes. Well, perhaps not actually, but, then, that's where the art of theater shows its hand. "If you find the right collaborators," says the soft-spoken Gonzalez, "anything is possible."
SPORTS
June 1, 1997 | From Staff Reports
It's official: outfielder Jose Cruz Jr. is the first former JetHawk to play in the major leagues. Cruz was promoted from triple-A Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday and was playing left field, and batting second, for the Seattle Mariners against the Detroit Tigers Saturday night. He was hitless in four at-bats, but did drive in a run with a groundout in a 4-2 loss. The Mariners' first-round pick in 1995, Cruz began last season in Lancaster. He hit .
SPORTS
March 23, 1997 | JEFF FLETCHER TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Cruz Jr., who had just gone hitless in a lopsided exhibition defeat, was not at all eager to face what seemed like the millionth interview since he arrived in the Seattle Mariners' camp. The former Lancaster JetHawk, who has been under the microscope because he is supposed to be the final piece to a stellar Seattle Mariner outfield that includes All-Stars Ken Griffey Jr. and Jay Buhner, was asked if the media attention was becoming grueling.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1996 | Jan Herman, Jan Herman is a Times staff writer
Jose Cruz Gonzalez, a Mexican American, has been crossing borders all his life. "I always feel like I'm on one side of the fence or the other," he says, "or I'm on the fence about to cross over." The soft-spoken writer-director--looking earnest yet casual in wire-frame glasses, jeans and a collarless shirt--was sitting on an office sofa at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, talking about his upcoming departure from the nationally recognized Latino play-development program he founded here.
SPORTS
September 21, 1986 | Associated Press
The Astros defeated the Padres, 10-6, Saturday in a game that saw Houston pitcher Mike Scott reach 285 strikeouts and Padre Tony Gwynn steal five bases. Gwynn became only the fifth player since 1900 to steal five bases in a game. The last to do so was Alan Wiggins, then with the Padres, in 1984. Scott, with a 300-strikeout season a possibility, took a casual attitude about reaching that mark.
SPORTS
June 17, 1996 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There wasn't much action during the JetHawks' 2-0 loss to the Lake Elsinore Storm on Sunday at the Diamond in the final game of the first half of California League play. But there was quite a bit afterward. The Seattle Mariners moved four players off the JetHawk roster, including the much-anticipated promotion of Jose Cruz Jr. to the double-A Port City Roosters in Wilmington, N.C. Outfielder Marcus Sturdivant also was promoted.
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April 15, 1996 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Cruz Jr. grew up in the shadows of the major leagues. Actually, in the tunnels. As the son of the former Houston Astro star outfielder, Cruz went to hundreds of games at the Astrodome when he was a kid, but he didn't see too much baseball. "I don't think I ever watched more than three or four innings at a time, tops," said Cruz, an outfielder for the JetHawks. "I was down in the tunnels with the other players' kids, playing cupball." Cupball?
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