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November 9, 1988
The Cincinnati Reds released first baseman Leon Durham, who had a disappointing season marred by injury and substance abuse. Durham, 31, hit .216 with 1 homer and 2 RBIs in 51 games.
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January 27, 1995 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
The Angels, continuing to mine the independent Northern League for players, signed former Chicago Cub and St. Louis Cardinal first baseman Leon Durham to a minor league contract Thursday. Tim Mead, assistant general manager, said Durham would not be used as a replacement player should baseball's labor dispute carry into the season. "He's been very explicit that he's not going to cross (a picket line)," Mead said.
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September 23, 1989
Leon Durham, first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, has been suspended for 60 days for failure to comply with the baseball commissioner's drug policy, the commissioner's office announced Friday. Durham, 32, once considered one of the best power hitters in the National League, was trying to hang on in the majors after experiencing substance-abuse problems that preceded his release last season by the Cincinnati Reds. In 29 games with St. Louis, he had only one hit, a double, in 18 at-bats, a .
SPORTS
September 23, 1989
Leon Durham, first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, has been suspended for 60 days for failure to comply with the baseball commissioner's drug policy, the commissioner's office announced Friday. Durham, 32, once considered one of the best power hitters in the National League, was trying to hang on in the majors after experiencing substance-abuse problems that preceded his release last season by the Cincinnati Reds. In 29 games with St. Louis, he had only one hit, a double, in 18 at-bats, a .
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January 27, 1995 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
The Angels, continuing to mine the independent Northern League for players, signed former Chicago Cub and St. Louis Cardinal first baseman Leon Durham to a minor league contract Thursday. Tim Mead, assistant general manager, said Durham would not be used as a replacement player should baseball's labor dispute carry into the season. "He's been very explicit that he's not going to cross (a picket line)," Mead said.
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May 24, 1987 | RANDY MINKOFF, United Press International
National League pitchers have been viewing the heart of the Chicago Cubs' lineup in 3-D this season. It may not quite be the answer to the New York Yankees' M&M boys of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle in the 1960s, but the Cubs have their own arsenal with the three Ds--Andre Dawson, Leon Durham and Jody Davis. The picture was completed in spring training when Dawson signed as a free agent and was inserted in the No. 3 spot in the batting order.
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March 2, 1986 | Associated Press
It still hurts for Bob Dernier to talk about what happened to the Chicago Cubs last year. "There's got to be an asterisk next to last season," the center fielder said. "Who's ever seen anything like it?" All five starting pitchers on the disabled list at the same time, so many injuries that the music for the team's 1985 highlights film is the theme from "M*A*S*H." "It'll be an easy year to remember and an easy one to forget," Dernier said.
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July 13, 1986 | DAN HAFNER, Times Staff Writer
Alejandro Pena turned in another strong five innings Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, but he also proved he isn't ready to go six. Pena had a 4-0 lead in his third start of the season, but he was chased in the sixth when the Chicago Cubs tied the score. It was then the turn of the bullpen to blow another one, and the Cubs sank the Dodgers deeper into the cellar in the National League West with a 7-4 victory.
SPORTS
November 9, 1988
The Cincinnati Reds released first baseman Leon Durham, who had a disappointing season marred by injury and substance abuse. Durham, 31, hit .216 with 1 homer and 2 RBIs in 51 games.
SPORTS
May 24, 1987 | RANDY MINKOFF, United Press International
National League pitchers have been viewing the heart of the Chicago Cubs' lineup in 3-D this season. It may not quite be the answer to the New York Yankees' M&M boys of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle in the 1960s, but the Cubs have their own arsenal with the three Ds--Andre Dawson, Leon Durham and Jody Davis. The picture was completed in spring training when Dawson signed as a free agent and was inserted in the No. 3 spot in the batting order.
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July 13, 1986 | DAN HAFNER, Times Staff Writer
Alejandro Pena turned in another strong five innings Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, but he also proved he isn't ready to go six. Pena had a 4-0 lead in his third start of the season, but he was chased in the sixth when the Chicago Cubs tied the score. It was then the turn of the bullpen to blow another one, and the Cubs sank the Dodgers deeper into the cellar in the National League West with a 7-4 victory.
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March 2, 1986 | Associated Press
It still hurts for Bob Dernier to talk about what happened to the Chicago Cubs last year. "There's got to be an asterisk next to last season," the center fielder said. "Who's ever seen anything like it?" All five starting pitchers on the disabled list at the same time, so many injuries that the music for the team's 1985 highlights film is the theme from "M*A*S*H." "It'll be an easy year to remember and an easy one to forget," Dernier said.
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