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February 21, 1987
I am contacting Ray Knight. He needs a new agent. He gets $430,000 for 1987. Mike Marshall gets $695,000? JOE STOPPELLI Palm Springs
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July 26, 1997 | Associated Press
Ray Knight was fired Friday as the Cincinnati Reds' manager because he failed to win enough games and lost the respect of his players. With the Reds 9 1/2 games out of first place in the Central Division with a 43-56 record and players bristling over Knight's confrontational style, the Reds decided to replace him with Jack McKeon, who will bring a more player-friendly approach to the job the rest of this season.
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February 12, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Third baseman Ray Knight, the most valuable player in the 1986 World Series as a member of the New York Mets, agreed to contract terms Wednesday with the Baltimore Orioles. Hank Peters, general manager of the American League club, made the announcement after speaking by telephone with Knight's agent, George Kalafatis. "I'll always have mixed emotions," Knight told reporters in Springfield, Mo., where he was attending a banquet. "I love the New York Mets, the organization is outstanding.
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July 11, 1997 | Associated Press
Mike Morgan was repentant. Ray Knight was forgiving. Jim Bowden was happy. And with that, the feud between Cincinnati Reds manager Knight and starting pitcher Morgan was over Thursday, as were rumors that the right-hander would be traded. "He's going to pitch for us," Bowden, the team's general manager, said after a team meeting. "Both of them have acted like gentlemen. Both men have apologized."
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November 17, 1988
Ray Knight, 35-year-old infielder for the Detroit Tigers, was waived. In 105 games last season, he hit .217 with 3 home runs and 33 runs batted in.
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October 27, 1995 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
The craziness in Cincinnati continues. Sparky Anderson is asking for too much money, according to a Red official, and Ray Knight refuses to accept a manager's contract that will pay him only $100,000, the same as he earned as a coach. Owner Marge Schott says she will promote triple-A Manager Marc Bombard if Knight or Anderson does not accept the offer.
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February 11, 1987 | Associated Press
Third baseman Ray Knight, rebuffed on the free agent market, reluctantly agreed to contract terms today with the Baltimore Orioles. The 34-year-old veteran, paid $600,000 by the New York Mets last season, when he was named the Most Valuable Player in the World Series, accepted an offer of $475,000 for a one-year contract. Should Knight reached various goals, however, he could earn another $125,000 in incentive bonuses and automatically kick in an option year.
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April 11, 1987 | Associated Press
Ray Knight, who hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, lined a run-scoring double with two out in the 10th, giving the Baltimore Orioles a 12-11 victory over Cleveland that spoiled the Indians' home opener before a crowd of 64,540. With two out in the 10th, Ernie Camacho, 0-1, Cleveland's fifth pitcher, hit Fred Lynn with a pitch. Lynn went to second on a wild pitch and scored on Knight's double.
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March 4, 1987 | Associated Press
Third baseman Ray Knight missed part of Tuesday's workout with the Baltimore Orioles while undergoing an X-ray examination that revealed 25 kidney stones. "They want to do a 24-hour workup," Knight said, "to find out if I can get medication to combat the formation of stones or eliminate them." Knight, signed as a free agent after failing to reach agreement with the World Series champion New York Mets, said he has had the condition for years.
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July 25, 1996 | From Associated Press
Ray Knight called it the most gut-wrenching decision of his rookie season as a manager. His Cincinnati Reds had loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh inning of a scoreless game. Should he send up a pinch-hitter instead of pitcher Dave Burba, batting .097? Knight stuck with Burba, and his instinct was rewarded when Burba lined a two-run single between third and shortstop, leading the Reds to a 3-1 victory over the Phillies at Philadelphia on Wednesday.
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October 27, 1995 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
The craziness in Cincinnati continues. Sparky Anderson is asking for too much money, according to a Red official, and Ray Knight refuses to accept a manager's contract that will pay him only $100,000, the same as he earned as a coach. Owner Marge Schott says she will promote triple-A Manager Marc Bombard if Knight or Anderson does not accept the offer.
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September 21, 1990 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nancy Lopez and Ray Knight are living proof that sports marriages work, provided the retired athlete never caddies for the non-retired athlete. That is the rule that rules their lives today: Daddy Don't Caddie. As Ray follows Nancy around the Los Coyotes Country Club during this week's LPGA tournament, he does so at a careful distance.
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April 14, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Nancy Lopez won't have her part-time caddy with her this weekend at Rancho Park and it's a mixed blessing. Lopez is the defending champion of the 54-hole AI Star/Centinela Hospital golf tournament that begins today. Her caddy, Ray Knight, a retired major league baseball player, also happens to be her husband. "I was going to fire him at the Dinah Shore tournament," said Lopez, laughing. "We got into it one day. I said, 'Don't caddy for me. Go home. Don't even watch me play tomorrow.
SPORTS
November 17, 1988
Ray Knight, 35-year-old infielder for the Detroit Tigers, was waived. In 105 games last season, he hit .217 with 3 home runs and 33 runs batted in.
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April 11, 1987 | Associated Press
Ray Knight, who hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, lined a run-scoring double with two out in the 10th, giving the Baltimore Orioles a 12-11 victory over Cleveland that spoiled the Indians' home opener before a crowd of 64,540. With two out in the 10th, Ernie Camacho, 0-1, Cleveland's fifth pitcher, hit Fred Lynn with a pitch. Lynn went to second on a wild pitch and scored on Knight's double.
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February 15, 1987
"A Season on the Brink," John Feinstein's book on Indiana Coach Bob Knight, is No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, but the coach and the author aren't talking. Knight, still upset that Feinstein included all his profanities in the book, has variously referred to the author as a "pimp" or a "whore." Says a perplexed Feinstein: "I wish he'd make up his mind so I'd know how to dress." Today's Quiz: Following is an excerpt from an Associated Press story. What is the sport?
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November 1, 1986
Before Ray Knight and wife Nancy Lopez left for Albany, Ga., where they planned to play a little golf, Ira Berkow of the New York Times asked how two such competitive people managed to get along on the course. Knight said it was no problem, although he did recall a round a couple of years ago when things got out of control. "We were at the 15th hole and Nancy's five or six under par, and I'm about four or five over," Knight said.
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March 4, 1987 | Associated Press
Third baseman Ray Knight missed part of Tuesday's workout with the Baltimore Orioles while undergoing an X-ray examination that revealed 25 kidney stones. "They want to do a 24-hour workup," Knight said, "to find out if I can get medication to combat the formation of stones or eliminate them." Knight, signed as a free agent after failing to reach agreement with the World Series champion New York Mets, said he has had the condition for years.
SPORTS
February 21, 1987
I am contacting Ray Knight. He needs a new agent. He gets $430,000 for 1987. Mike Marshall gets $695,000? JOE STOPPELLI Palm Springs
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