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February 11, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The telephone rings in his office. It's the New York Times. . . . It's CNN. . . . It's Sports Illustrated. Reggie Waller knows what they want before they pose the first question. The same topic always is on their mind. "Reggie, how does it feel to be the only black scouting director in the major leagues? Reggie, how much discrimination is there in baseball? Reggie, why aren't more black managers and black executives being hired? Waller's eyes smolder with resentment.
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February 15, 1992
I want to salute Reggie Waller for his reluctance to not make skin color the major issue in his being hired by the Padres and to The Times' Bob Nightengale for focusing on Reggie's talent, enthusiasm and hard work ethic that makes him the best man for the job (who just happens to be black). That's not to say that the powers that be in baseball's hierarchy shouldn't be reminded that there are many more Reggie Wallers that should get the opportunity to break into what has been unfortunately a very closed club.
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October 16, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Padres, according to a highly-placed source, are hopeful today of hiring what is believed to their first black executive in franchise history. Reggie Waller of the Seattle Mariners, according to the source, has been offered the vacant scouting director's job. Waller has undergone two interviewing sessions with Joe McIlvaine, Padre general manager, and it likely will be determined today whether the Padres will meet his contract demands.
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February 11, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The telephone rings in his office. It's the New York Times. . . . It's CNN. . . . It's Sports Illustrated. Reggie Waller knows what they want before they pose the first question. The same topic always is on their mind. "Reggie, how does it feel to be the only black scouting director in the major leagues? Reggie, how much discrimination is there in baseball? Reggie, why aren't more black managers and black executives being hired? Waller's eyes smolder with resentment.
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October 18, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The San Diego Padres hired their first black executive, naming Reggie Waller scouting director. Waller, 36, spent the last 14 months as a Seattle Mariner executive.
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October 26, 1991
The Padres will probably make some trades during this off-season. They will no doubt sign a free agent. Some players will be released. Others will be promoted from the minor leagues. However, the club will not make a better move than the one just completed in obtaining Reggie Waller as director of scouting. Reggie Waller is first-class. He is an outstanding person whose ability is unmatched. The quality of the Padres organization has just been dramatically improved. HOWARD B. FRANK, San Diego
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October 17, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reggie Waller, who calls himself an amateur scout at heart, became the highest-ranking minority executive in Padre history Wednesday when he agreed to a contract as scouting director of the Padres. Waller orally agreed to terms on a multi-year contract Wednesday afternoon in a conference call with chairman Tom Werner and Joe McIlvaine, general manager. The official announcement will be made today, providing Waller time to contact Seattle Mariner officials.
SPORTS
February 15, 1992
I want to salute Reggie Waller for his reluctance to not make skin color the major issue in his being hired by the Padres and to The Times' Bob Nightengale for focusing on Reggie's talent, enthusiasm and hard work ethic that makes him the best man for the job (who just happens to be black). That's not to say that the powers that be in baseball's hierarchy shouldn't be reminded that there are many more Reggie Wallers that should get the opportunity to break into what has been unfortunately a very closed club.
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February 7, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Catcher Dann Bilardello will take the Padres to an arbitration hearing today in Los Angeles to settle his contract dispute. Bilardello, seeking the lowest salary among major league players in arbitration this year, $235,000, says he simply is looking for respect. The Padres have offered Bilardello $125,000--$16,000 more than the minimum salary. "I don't understand what they're doing," said Bilardello, who batted .269 with five RBIs in 15 games.
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October 26, 1991
The Padres will probably make some trades during this off-season. They will no doubt sign a free agent. Some players will be released. Others will be promoted from the minor leagues. However, the club will not make a better move than the one just completed in obtaining Reggie Waller as director of scouting. Reggie Waller is first-class. He is an outstanding person whose ability is unmatched. The quality of the Padres organization has just been dramatically improved. HOWARD B. FRANK, San Diego
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October 18, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The San Diego Padres hired their first black executive, naming Reggie Waller scouting director. Waller, 36, spent the last 14 months as a Seattle Mariner executive.
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October 17, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reggie Waller, who calls himself an amateur scout at heart, became the highest-ranking minority executive in Padre history Wednesday when he agreed to a contract as scouting director of the Padres. Waller orally agreed to terms on a multi-year contract Wednesday afternoon in a conference call with chairman Tom Werner and Joe McIlvaine, general manager. The official announcement will be made today, providing Waller time to contact Seattle Mariner officials.
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October 16, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Padres, according to a highly-placed source, are hopeful today of hiring what is believed to their first black executive in franchise history. Reggie Waller of the Seattle Mariners, according to the source, has been offered the vacant scouting director's job. Waller has undergone two interviewing sessions with Joe McIlvaine, Padre general manager, and it likely will be determined today whether the Padres will meet his contract demands.
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June 23, 2002 | LANCE PUGMIRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wes Brickey's most treasured baseball memento is a game ball from a Houston Astros' 6-4 regular-season victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. It was the ball Darryl Kile pitched while claiming his first major league victory on June 23, 1991. Kile gave the ball to former Chaffey College baseball coach Howard Lowder, the man credited with teaching Kile the curveball that he developed into the signature pitch of his repertoire.
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November 2, 1991
Pam Hope's 44 assists lifted San Diego State to a 15-9, 15-9, 15-11 women's volleyball victory over visiting Cal State Northridge Friday in a nonconference match. Gracie Schutt paced the Aztecs (13-11) with 18 kills, and Jennifer Miller added 16. CSUN fell to 12-11. Jennifer Lofftus had 23 kills to lead University of San Diego (6-10, 6-4) to a 6-15, 15-7, 15-6, 10-15, 16-14 West Coast Conference victory over San Francisco (5-14, 1-7).
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