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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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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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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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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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October 26, 2009 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
They celebrated with Nick Adenhart in victory, dousing his No. 34 jersey in champagne and beer after clinching the division title in September and holding it aloft as they left the Fenway Park field after beating the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the playoffs. Sunday night, the Angels cried with Adenhart in defeat, holding close to their teammate, the 22-year-old pitcher who was killed in an April 9 automobile crash just hours after throwing six shutout innings the night before.
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October 21, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
One has accounted for half his team's postseason wins. The other is responsible for more than a third of his team's runs. One set the tone in his team's two playoff series with dominating wins in the opening game. The other has hit home runs that erased deficits in three games his team came back to win. On their own, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and third baseman Alex Rodriguez can take over a game or a series. So when they're both playing at the top of their game at the same time, you get performances such as Tuesday, when Sabathia shut the Angels' bats down for eight innings while Rodriguez lighted their pitchers up, scoring three runs and driving in two in a 10-1 victory in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series that leaves the Yankees just a win short of the World Series.
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October 20, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
Johnny Damon stood in the middle of the New York Yankees' clubhouse Monday, a smile creasing his face. His team had come within a pitch or two of taking a commanding lead in the American League Championship Series, only to drop a heartbreaking 5-4 decision to the Angels in 11 innings. But if Damon was disappointed, he wasn't showing it. "This is what baseball is about," Damon said. "I know that the viewing audience is definitely getting its money's worth. These are two very good teams going at it."
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October 20, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
There was a redemptive quality to the Angels' 5-4 American League Championship Series Game 3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday. Howie Kendrick atoned for last year's division series flop with a homer, triple, single and three runs. Maicer Izturis made up for his 13th-inning error that cost the Angels Game 2 in New York with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly that gave the Angels a 4-3 lead. Closer Brian Fuentes , who gave up a game-tying home run to Alex Rodriguez in the 11th inning Saturday night, threw a scoreless ninth Monday.
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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 17, 2009 | MIKE DIGIOVANNA, ON THE ANGELS
Mike Scioscia is constantly stressing the importance of "bringing our game onto the field." The Angels brought something onto the Yankee Stadium field Friday night . . . and whatever it was, they had to call in a Hazmat team to clean it up. The Angels were downright toxic in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, tying a club playoff record with three errors and letting an infield popup fall for a key run-scoring hit in a 4-1 loss...
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October 17, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
A Nor'easter blew into Yankee Stadium on Friday night and apparently carried away many of the Angels' fine motor skills. If they wrote a novel about this first game of the Yankees-Angels American League Championship Series, it would begin with something like: "It was a cold and crummy night . . . " The Angels denied that their 4-1 defeat had anything to do with the weather. That denial is understandable, since they have to play another game here tonight, in weather forecast to be much worse.
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