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May 24, 1990 | JOE DONNELLY, NEWSDAY
Deion Sanders still isn't saying much about his verbal exchange with Carlton Fisk that led to a bench-clearing faceoff between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night. But Fisk, who declining comment after the game, had plenty to say in Baltimore Wednesday night. Remembering the third-inning infield pop-up that Sanders failed to run out, Chicago's Fisk recalled yelling to the rookie, "Run the . . . ball out, you . . . ! He said, 'What?' and I said, 'Run the ball out.'
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August 16, 2013 | Mike DiGiovanna
Chris Nelson's first career grand slam and multi-homer game, which helped the Angels avoid a four-game sweep with an 8-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday, provided a temporary respite from a brutal season. Nelson, designated for assignment by three teams this year -- Colorado in April, the Yankees in May and the Angels in June -- hit a two-out slam to left field in the eighth inning against Boone Logan to turn a 3-1 advantage into a 7-1 lead. Grant Green's double and J.B. Shuck's run-scoring single made it 8-1, and a shaky bullpen survived a three-run ninth to secure the win for C.J. Wilson, who gave up 11 hits and one run in a bend-but-don't-break, 62/3-inning effort to improve to 13-6.
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June 20, 2000 | Times Wire Services
Chuck Knoblauch not only is hurting the New York Yankees with his wild throws, he's hurting their fans too. The suddenly scatter-armed second baseman made another wild throw Saturday, this one hitting a woman sitting behind the first-base dugout in a game against the Chicago White Sox. New York newspaper reports Sunday identified the woman as Marie Olbermann, mother of Fox broadcaster Keith Olbermann.
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October 15, 2012 | Paul Sullivan
The Detroit Tigers didn't come into Yankee Stadium with the idea of taking the crowd out of the American League Championship Series games. But by the middle of Detroit's 3-0 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday, the fans were too busy booing their struggling hitters to pay attention to anything the Tigers were doing to make them struggle in the first place. "That's just what they do anyways, right?" Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder said. "You just try to play good baseball.
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October 8, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
For weeks, Stump Merrill knew he was going to be fired as manager of the New York Yankees. That didn't stop him from feeling angry and hurt when it happened. "When you've spent 15 years of your life to work for this kind of a goal, and you finally achieve it, and then you're told you're let go for betterment in the organization, that's a slap in the face to me," Merrill said Monday after the team announced his dismissal.
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December 26, 1989 | TONY REID, WASHINGTON POST
Five-time New York Yankee manager Billy Martin died early Monday night in an alcohol-related crash when the pickup truck in which he was a passenger skidded off an icy road near his upstate New York farm and tumbled 300 feet down a gully. Martin, 61, lived on the farm with his wife Jill. Efforts to revive Martin at Wilson Memorial Hospital failed and he died there at about 6:56 p.m. of severe internal injuries and possible head injuries, hospital spokesman Michael Doll said.
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May 1, 1996 | From Associated Press
By the time the game ended, Brady Anderson was wearing his second pair of shoes and Rafael Palmeiro felt like he had been playing for three days. Tino Martinez's seventh-inning home run Tuesday night capped a string of eight runs in a row that lifted New York to a 13-10 victory at Baltimore in the longest nine-inning game in baseball history. The game lasted 4 hours 21 minutes, eclipsing the previous record of 4:18 between the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants on Oct. 2, 1962.
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May 10, 1991 | From Associated Press
Steve Howe is back in the major leagues after more than three years. He brings optimism but probably will meet skepticism. Suspended six times for alcohol and drug abuse during a sometimes illustrious pitching career, Howe will join the beleaguered New York Yankees today. "I'm not carrying any baggage around," he said Thursday. "I'm a professional athlete and I conduct myself like a professional athlete. The past is the past. I don't bring it up."
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October 13, 2003 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Don Zimmer broke into tears as he apologized for charging Pedro Martinez, the most dramatic of developments on another wild day at the American League championship series in which Zimmer and three players were fined a total of $90,000 for improper conduct, executives of the competing teams publicly pointed fingers at each other after a directive to shut up, and Boston police continued an investigation that could result in criminal charges against two New York players.
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February 29, 2000 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 17-year career characterized by talent and turmoil might have ended Monday when baseball Commissioner Bud Selig suspended Darryl Strawberry for the season--Strawberry's third drug-related suspension. The New York Yankees' primary designated hitter, Strawberry tested positive for cocaine Jan. 19, a violation of baseball's drug policy and the terms of his probation for an arrest last April for cocaine possession and solicitation of prostitution.
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November 5, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Joe Torre caused quite a stir in 2006 when he dropped Alex Rodriguez to the eighth spot in the New York Yankees' lineup. The Yankees were facing playoff elimination and Rodriguez had one hit in 11 postseason at-bats that year, but the relationship between Torre and Rodriguez was never the same thereafter. Ryan Howard batted .158 through the first five games of the World Series, with 12 strikeouts in 19 at-bats. Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel said he gave no thought to dropping Howard from the cleanup spot for Game 6. "What kind of message do I send to Howard, after three or four years he's been in the big leagues, all of a sudden on a big, important game in the World Series, I drop him?"
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November 4, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
He'll be on national television tonight, the worst nightmare of many a Dodgers fan: Pedro Martinez , pitching in the World Series for the Philadelphia Phillies. "I'll be watching," Fred Claire said Tuesday. "I've always wanted to see him do well." Claire freely admits his worst trade in 12 seasons as the Dodgers' general manager: Martinez to the Montreal Expos for Delino DeShields . In 1993, the Dodgers considered Martinez a fragile middle reliever, in part on the recommendation of Dr. Frank Jobe . They needed a second baseman, and the cost-cutting Expos had one of the best in the game.
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November 3, 2009 | BILL SHAIKIN, ON BASEBALL
If the New York Yankees bid for John Lackey this winter, we'll know why. The Yankees ought not to run out of starting pitchers, or anything else, not with their practically infinite resources. But they could not identify four men to whom they would entrust a playoff start, so they demanded extraordinary labor from CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett. They got away with it Sunday, with Sabathia. They did not get brilliance. They got just enough. They did not get away with it Monday, with Burnett.
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November 3, 2009 | Kevin Baxter and Bill Shaikin
The Phillies are taking the World Series back to New York, but they may be missing their starting center fielder when they get there. Shane Victorino was hit on the hand while trying to bunt an A.J. Burnett fastball in the first inning Monday and eventually had to leave the game because of severe swelling. "He had X-rays, and it's not broken," said Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel . "But as the game went on, his finger kept swelling. He couldn't grip the ball and couldn't grip the bat."
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October 31, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
With the World Series tied at a game apiece as it moves from New York to Philadelphia for Game 3 tonight, the Phillies are counting on a couple of factors to give them the home-field advantage. For starters, the loss of the designated hitter in the National League ballpark will cost the Yankees one of their big bats. And the vocal Philadelphia crowd has unnerved opponents before, helping the Phillies win 11 of their last 12 postseason games at home. "Our club is not necessarily built to come into this ballpark," Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said before his team's workout Friday at Citizens Bank Park.
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October 30, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Good thing the New York Yankees won, or this could have been the defining image of the Game 2 of the World Series: The Yankees' pulling their team off the field while the umpires discuss whether they messed up again. Fortunately for Bud Selig, the defining image was this: When a ball would have loaded the bases, when a hit could have tied the score, when a home run could have lost the game, Mariano Rivera came through again. Or, at least the way the Philadelphia Phillies saw it, the umpires messed up again.
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August 8, 2008 | Bill Shaikin and Dylan Hernandez, Times Staff Writers
In New York, this would be heresy: The playoffs without the Yankees. "I think the logo doesn't allow that," Larry Bowa said. Bowa coached for the Yankees last season, then followed Manager Joe Torre to the Dodgers. Torre led the Yankees into October every year he managed there -- 12 in all -- and he has a pretty good idea of how New York would react if the Yankees missed the playoffs. "It's going to be horrible if the Red Sox make it," Torre said.
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March 2, 1993 | From Associated Press
"Hiya, sir," Wade Boggs said, extending his hand. "Hiya, sir?" George Steinbrenner repeated. "I'm just glad you're here." But probably not as glad as being there himself. Steinbrenner came back to baseball and the New York Yankees on Monday, attracting far more attention than any of his million-dollar players. "I never really thought about the day I'd come back, but I'm just glad to be back," he said. More than 200 reporters wearing special "The Boss Is Back!"
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October 28, 2009 | Wire Reports
The first time they met was seven years ago. Cliff Lee was a September call-up with a cocksure attitude, and his new teammate was immediately impressed. "He was the Cliff that he is now. He went out and pounded both sides of the plate, attacking, real aggressive in the strike zone," CC Sabathia said. "He goes right after you." Lee lost his major league debut that day for Cleveland, despite pitching well against Minnesota. The two pitchers soon struck up a friendship, however, and it's still going strong.
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October 28, 2009 | Phil Rogers
Starters This could be real interesting. The Yankees' CC Sabathia and Phillies' Cliff Lee, former Cleveland teammates, have been dominating. They've combined to make six starts in the postseason, never yielding more than one earned run. They could face each other in Games 1, 4 and 7, if it is necessary. A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte, working behind Sabathia, appear vulnerable but have five quality starts in their six in the playoffs. The Phillies will look to exploit Burnett's wildness.
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