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January 21, 1995 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Being fired by the Angels did not take Ray Poitevint totally by surprise. But the shock and pain have lingered nonetheless. Poitevint, a longtime Sun Valley resident and one of baseball's most respected scouts, was fired Jan. 5 after three years as the Angels' director of international scouting. Previously, he was scouting director for the Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers for 20 years. "I'm a positive guy but I've never experienced this kind of hurt," he said.
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January 21, 1995 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Being fired by the Angels did not take Ray Poitevint totally by surprise. But the shock and pain have lingered nonetheless. Poitevint, a longtime Sun Valley resident and one of baseball's most respected scouts, was fired Jan. 5 after three years as the Angels' director of international scouting. Previously, he was scouting director for the Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers for 20 years. "I'm a positive guy but I've never experienced this kind of hurt," he said.
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January 19, 1995 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Being fired by the Angels did not take Ray Poitevint totally by surprise. But the shock and pain have lingered anyway. Poitevint, one of baseball's most respected scouts, was cut loose Jan. 5 after three years as the Angels' director of international scouting. Previously, he served as a scouting director for the Orioles and Brewers for 20 years. "I'm a positive guy, but I've never experienced this kind of hurt," he said. "I put 120% into the job and so did my scouts.
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January 19, 1995 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Being fired by the Angels did not take Ray Poitevint totally by surprise. But the shock and pain have lingered anyway. Poitevint, one of baseball's most respected scouts, was cut loose Jan. 5 after three years as the Angels' director of international scouting. Previously, he served as a scouting director for the Orioles and Brewers for 20 years. "I'm a positive guy, but I've never experienced this kind of hurt," he said. "I put 120% into the job and so did my scouts.
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September 17, 1993 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nelson Simmons, 30 years old and six years removed from his last major league at-bat, spent August swinging away for the Angels' Class-A affiliate in Palm Springs, rescued from the Mexican League. Although no longer a major league prospect, he is a valuable commodity. Simmons was being showcased to Japanese teams.
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January 5, 1995 | From Associated Press
College football this season enjoyed its second-largest attendance increase, with 568 NCAA teams drawing 36,459,896 fans. Michigan led for the 21st consecutive season, drawing an average of 106,217 to six home games. Baseball The Angels fired Ray Poitevint, director of international scouting, and will assign his duties to Bob Fontaine Jr., assistant vice president. Poitevint, who was hired by Whitey Herzog on Nov.
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December 14, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
The Angels, who seem to have a knack of getting themselves into such predicaments, lost a player who didn't belong to them Monday during baseball's annual winter meetings in Atlanta. Confused? So were the Seattle Mariners. Earlier in the off-season, the Angels had quietly signed free-agent pitcher Mike Hartley, a six-year major league veteran, then sold him to the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Japanese League.
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January 19, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Tom Lasorda recycles more stories than Reader's Digest, but that doesn't mean he still can't come up with a fresh gem. Saturday night at the annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation dinner, he was presenting the Tommy Lasorda Managerial Achievement Award to San Francisco's Bruce Bochy when he got off a good one. “When I said my prayers last night, first I asked God for forgiveness,” Lasorda said. “I said, 'Dear Lord, I'm going to have to give a trophy to ... a Giant.'" Bochy, however, was more than up to the task of receiving his award from Lasorda.
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January 5, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Young, who led the San Francisco 49ers to an NFL-best 13-3 record, won a record fourth consecutive passing title, eclipsed Joe Montana's team record for touchdown passes in a season and set league marks for passing efficiency and completion percentage, was named the Associated Press' most valuable player Wednesday for the second time in three years. He was selected by 98 sportswriters and broadcasters.
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September 17, 1993 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nelson Simmons, 30 years old and six years removed from his last major league at-bat, spent August swinging away for the Angels' Class-A affiliate in Palm Springs, rescued from the Mexican League. Although no longer a major league prospect, he is a valuable commodity. Simmons was being showcased to Japanese teams.
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November 27, 1991 | ALLAN MALAMUD
It is time for a change in Anaheim. . . . Both John Robinson and the Rams will benefit if he does not return for a 10th season as coach. . . . Robinson would have little trouble eventually finding a job with a franchise that is not so concerned with the bottom line of the ledger that it winds up on the bottom line of the standings. . . . Nine seasons is long enough for a coach to spend with one NFL team. Tom Flores spent nine with the Raiders. He didn't make the playoffs his last two seasons.
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October 24, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Deciding that the money they would have had to pay Dave Winfield next season could be better spent on a younger player, the Angels bought out the outfielder's contract Wednesday, even though he was among their most productive players in 1991. Winfield, 40, led the Angels with 28 home runs and drove in 86 runs, second on the club to Wally Joyner. For his career, Winfield ranks 23rd in homers with 406 and 17th in RBIs with 1,602.
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