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April 18, 1998 | Associated Press
Philadelphia pitcher Garrett Stephenson limped off the field in the third inning of Friday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals after getting spiked on the right heel while covering first base. Stephenson raced to cover the bag on Willie McGee's infield chopper and replays showed McGee clipped the heel trying to leg out a hit. After consulting with the team trainer, Stephenson bounced one warmup pitch before he limped off. Stephenson, who entered the game with an 0-1 record and a 7.
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June 24, 2002 | From Associated Press
The New York Yankees have been in first place enough to know that it doesn't mean much until October. They scored a run in the ninth inning to beat the San Diego Padres, 3-2, Sunday and take sole possession of first place in the American League East for the first time since April 14. "It's nice to be in first place, but again, we are only in June," Manager Joe Torre said.
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September 30, 1996
Tony La Russa, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, said he would wait until Tuesday before deciding whether to include injured center fielder Ray Lankford on his postseason roster. Lankford has a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder and could not raise his arm Sunday. * Alan Trammell, 38, announced after Detroit's 7-5 loss that he is retiring after 20 seasons, all with the Tigers. The six-time All-Star and MVP of the 1984 World Series championship was no longer the team's regular shortstop.
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August 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
Disgruntled outfielder Ray Lankford was traded Thursday from the St. Louis Cardinals to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Woody Williams. The Padres also received $2.8 million. Lankford had been on leave from the Cardinals since Tuesday. He complained about a lack of respect before leaving the team. Lankford waived a no-trade clause in his contract, but the Cardinals were unable to complete a deal with San Diego before the nonwaiver trade deadline on Tuesday.
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April 30, 1997 | From Associated Press
Ron Gant couldn't get down a sacrifice bunt in two tries, so he hit a three-run in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night to finish the Cardinals' comeback and their 9-7 victory over San Francisco in St. Louis. So much for Manager Tony La Russa's role as Cardinal genius. "We have a party fund where everybody puts in money so we can have a party on the road," La Russa said. "I just fined myself $100 for being an idiot."
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August 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
St. Louis outfielder Ray Lankford was granted a leave of absence from the Cardinals on Tuesday after complaining about a lack of respect. Lankford, who has been with the team since 1990, is expected to return Thursday, General Manager Walt Jocketty said. Jocketty was unable to trade Lankford before Tuesday's deadline and said the outfielder won't play much when he returns. The outfield is set with the activation of right fielder J.D. Drew, sidelined 35 games with a broken hand.
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June 24, 2002 | From Associated Press
The New York Yankees have been in first place enough to know that it doesn't mean much until October. They scored a run in the ninth inning to beat the San Diego Padres, 3-2, Sunday and take sole possession of first place in the American League East for the first time since April 14. "It's nice to be in first place, but again, we are only in June," Manager Joe Torre said.
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August 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
Disgruntled outfielder Ray Lankford was traded Thursday from the St. Louis Cardinals to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Woody Williams. The Padres also received $2.8 million. Lankford had been on leave from the Cardinals since Tuesday. He complained about a lack of respect before leaving the team. Lankford waived a no-trade clause in his contract, but the Cardinals were unable to complete a deal with San Diego before the nonwaiver trade deadline on Tuesday.
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October 15, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Home-field advantage, what's that? Taking a page from the New York Mets' playbook, the visiting St. Louis Cardinals jumped on the home team with a pair of first-inning runs and never looked back Saturday. The Cardinals' 8-2 victory over the Mets in front of 55,693 at Shea Stadium was their first in the National League championship series and marked the third consecutive game that the visiting team was victorious.
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July 1, 1994 | From Associated Press
For the second night in a row, a decision on a home run was reversed by umpires--this time in favor of the hitter. In the sixth inning of the Atlanta Braves' 8-3 victory over the Florida Marlins at Miami, Ryan Klesko's 15th home run gave the Braves a 6-1 lead. The ball hit the screen on the left-field foul pole and was ruled foul by third-base umpire Terry Tata and home-plate umpire Eric Gregg. But after Atlanta Manager Bobby Cox protested, the umpires met and reversed the decision.
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August 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
St. Louis outfielder Ray Lankford was granted a leave of absence from the Cardinals on Tuesday after complaining about a lack of respect. Lankford, who has been with the team since 1990, is expected to return Thursday, General Manager Walt Jocketty said. Jocketty was unable to trade Lankford before Tuesday's deadline and said the outfielder won't play much when he returns. The outfield is set with the activation of right fielder J.D. Drew, sidelined 35 games with a broken hand.
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October 15, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Home-field advantage, what's that? Taking a page from the New York Mets' playbook, the visiting St. Louis Cardinals jumped on the home team with a pair of first-inning runs and never looked back Saturday. The Cardinals' 8-2 victory over the Mets in front of 55,693 at Shea Stadium was their first in the National League championship series and marked the third consecutive game that the visiting team was victorious.
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April 18, 1998 | Associated Press
Philadelphia pitcher Garrett Stephenson limped off the field in the third inning of Friday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals after getting spiked on the right heel while covering first base. Stephenson raced to cover the bag on Willie McGee's infield chopper and replays showed McGee clipped the heel trying to leg out a hit. After consulting with the team trainer, Stephenson bounced one warmup pitch before he limped off. Stephenson, who entered the game with an 0-1 record and a 7.
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April 30, 1997 | From Associated Press
Ron Gant couldn't get down a sacrifice bunt in two tries, so he hit a three-run in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night to finish the Cardinals' comeback and their 9-7 victory over San Francisco in St. Louis. So much for Manager Tony La Russa's role as Cardinal genius. "We have a party fund where everybody puts in money so we can have a party on the road," La Russa said. "I just fined myself $100 for being an idiot."
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September 30, 1996
Tony La Russa, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, said he would wait until Tuesday before deciding whether to include injured center fielder Ray Lankford on his postseason roster. Lankford has a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder and could not raise his arm Sunday. * Alan Trammell, 38, announced after Detroit's 7-5 loss that he is retiring after 20 seasons, all with the Tigers. The six-time All-Star and MVP of the 1984 World Series championship was no longer the team's regular shortstop.
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September 14, 1997
Who swings and misses the most and least? A look at this year's leaders: Lowest percentage of swings that missed: Gregg Jefferies, Philadelphia (771 swings, 63 misses), 8.2% Tony Gwynn, San Diego (898/74), 8.2% Mark Grace, Chicago Cubs (889/75), 8.4% Lance Johnson, Chicago Cubs (574/49). 8.5% Brett Butler, Dodgers (602/53), 8.8% * Highest percentage of swings that missed: Henry Rodriguez, Montreal (966/319), 33.0% Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs (1,285/406), 31.6% Ray Lankford, St. Louis (935/287), 30.
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May 26, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE
Although the Dodgers will want to forget Monday's 6-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, it was another in a series of memorable days for Todd Benzinger. With his three-run triple in the eighth inning, he extended his hitting streak to eight games. During that time he has one home run, one triple, three doubles and seven runs batted in. He has increased his average from .185 to .265 and raised eyebrows Monday during a 10-pitch duel with St. Louis relief ace Lee Smith.
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