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July 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Right-hander Rafael Valdez pitched a perfect game Thursday night, the third in California League history, as the Riverside Red Wave beat the Reno Silver Sox 2-0 in a class-A game at Riverside. Valdez (10-5) struck out eight. The 21-year-old from the Dominican Republic threw three balls to four batters, including a 3-0 count to one. He struck out three of those batters and got the other to pop out. Right fielder Tim McWilliams ended the game with a diving catch of Brian Bosco's looping fly ball.
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April 8, 1990 | JIM LINDGREN
Converted pitcher Rafael Valdez earned himself at least a few weeks of major league living as Padres Manager Jack McKeon made his final roster moves Saturday night after their 3-2 exhibition victory over Seattle in front of 6,441 in San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium.
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April 8, 1990 | JIM LINDGREN
Converted pitcher Rafael Valdez earned himself at least a few weeks of major league living as Padres Manager Jack McKeon made his final roster moves Saturday night after their 3-2 exhibition victory over Seattle in front of 6,441 in San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium.
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July 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Right-hander Rafael Valdez pitched a perfect game Thursday night, the third in California League history, as the Riverside Red Wave beat the Reno Silver Sox 2-0 in a class-A game at Riverside. Valdez (10-5) struck out eight. The 21-year-old from the Dominican Republic threw three balls to four batters, including a 3-0 count to one. He struck out three of those batters and got the other to pop out. Right fielder Tim McWilliams ended the game with a diving catch of Brian Bosco's looping fly ball.
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February 17, 1996 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A worker who was buried Friday in an 8-foot trench that had no shoring was fortunate to be alive, firefighters who rescued him said. "He was darned lucky," Fire Battalion Chief John Howlind said. "He could have been dead in there." Rafael Valdez, employed by Pipeline Utilities of Vista, was part of a crew installing a sewer line at Shorecliffs Mobile Country Club when the cave-in occurred about 2 p.m., Howlind said. Valdez was working with his son Rafael Valdez Jr.
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September 19, 1999
The top-ranked Corona del Mar girls' cross-country team won the team title at the Sunny Hills Invitational by more than three minutes Saturday. Eight girls finished in less than 20 minutes for the Sea Kings, led by senior Liz Morse, who ran 18:51 and broke the course record by two seconds. Third-ranked Esperanza finished fourth.
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January 17, 1990 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Padre reliever Pat Clements signed a one-year, $245,000 contract Tuesday, becoming the only eligible Padre player to forego arbitration. Catcher Benito Santiago, third baseman Mike Pagliarulo, and pitchers Calvin Schiraldi and Mark Grant all exercised their rights to file for arbitration. Jack McKeon, Padre manager-vice president/baseball operations, said that he is hopeful of reaching agreement with each of the four players.
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December 20, 1989 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Dave Leiper, the left-handed Padre reliever who watched his best friend, Mark Davis, leave the Padres two weeks ago for Kansas City, will also be packing his bags. Leiper was not tendered a contract by the Padres, Jack McKeon, manager and vice president/baseball operations said Tuesday, making him a free agent. Leiper, 27, has been with the Padres since Aug. 31, 1987, when he and first baseman Rob Nelson were acquired from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for starting pitcher Storm Davis.
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November 22, 1989 | SCOTT MILLER
The Padres added five names to their 1989-90 winter roster Tuesday, but two pitchers the team is pursuing--Mark Davis and Mark Langston--were not among them. The club also announced that second baseman Roberto Alomar will undergo surgery next week for ligament damage to the middle finger of his left hand, but will be ready for spring training.
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January 16, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Padres, bracing themselves for an annual payroll that will escalate to a franchise record of at least $22 million, watched all six of their eligible players file for arbitration Tuesday. First baseman Fred McGriff and catcher Benito Santiago each are expected to submit arbitration figures exceeding $2 million, and infielder/outfielder Bip Roberts is expected to become the 10th Padre player to earn at least $1 million this season.
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October 1, 1999
In Freeway League girls' tennis: No. 8 Troy 11, No. 9 Sunny Hills 7--Lori Judd and Stacey Lee swept in doubles, 6-0, 6-1, 6-2, for Troy (5-1, 1-0). In the Pacific Coast League: No. 6 Corona del Mar 14, No. 7 Laguna Beach 4--Nadia Vaughan swept in singles, 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 for Corona del Mar (4-4, 1-0). In Orange League boys' cross-country: Valencia 15, Anaheim 49--Valencia, ranked second in Division II, had all five runners finish under 17 minutes, led by winner Rafael Valdez (16:20).
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March 2, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Reliever Randy Myers arrived Sunday and checked into the Padres' training camp, one week later than the rest of the pitchers and catchers, but three days before fines can be levied. He said he would work out today, although he probably won't throw batting practice until the end of the week. It could be another 10 days before he pitches in a game. Asked why he showed up later than teammates, Myers joked that he had directions to Winter Haven, Fla., instead of Winterhaven, Calif.
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