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April 1, 1993 | Associated Press
Bret Boone will start the season with the Calgary Cannons instead of the Seattle Mariners. Boone was optioned to triple-A Calgary Wednesday as the Mariners made their final cuts. Boone hit .206, struck out 14 times and committed six errors in 22 spring games. New Mariner Manager Lou Piniella was critical of Boone's swing. The son of former major leaguer Bob Boone and grandson of ex-big leaguer Ray Boone came up to the Mariners from Calgary at the end of last season.
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June 13, 1993 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's a puzzle . . . Why do you draft (a player) and then ignore him even when he plays well? --Bill James on Rich Amaral in The Baseball Book, 1991 While listening for that obvious question, Seattle Mariners Manager Lou Piniella cut the query short. "I have no explanation," he said. Piniella could not explain why Amaral, at 31 the oldest rookie in the majors, spent a decade in the minors before finding steady work in the big leagues. He couldn't explain why Amaral, who hit .
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April 17, 1992 | Associated Press
A lineup card foul-up caused confusion Thursday night in the game at Chicago between the Seattle Mariners and White Sox. Seattle's official lineup card listed two first basemen, Pete O'Brien and Tino Martinez, instead of a first baseman and a designated hitter. White Sox Manager Gene Lamont caught the mistake in the fourth inning. As a result, starting pitcher Rich DeLucia had to assume O'Brien's spot in the lineup and the Mariners lost their DH.
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April 1, 1993 | Associated Press
Bret Boone will start the season with the Calgary Cannons instead of the Seattle Mariners. Boone was optioned to triple-A Calgary Wednesday as the Mariners made their final cuts. Boone hit .206, struck out 14 times and committed six errors in 22 spring games. New Mariner Manager Lou Piniella was critical of Boone's swing. The son of former major leaguer Bob Boone and grandson of ex-big leaguer Ray Boone came up to the Mariners from Calgary at the end of last season.
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May 30, 1991 | JIM COUR, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The big time has created some big headaches for career minor leaguer Rich Amaral, who debuted with the Mariners this week. The Mariners hoped that Amaral, who graduated from Estancia High School in 1980 and later played for Orange Coast College and UCLA, could bring some offense with him from triple-A Calgary, where he hit .358 in 39 games this season. Manager Jim Lefebvre installed Amaral at shortstop in place of slumping Omar Vizquel, who was hitting .191 in 36 games.
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June 13, 1993 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's a puzzle . . . Why do you draft (a player) and then ignore him even when he plays well? --Bill James on Rich Amaral in The Baseball Book, 1991 While listening for that obvious question, Seattle Mariners Manager Lou Piniella cut the query short. "I have no explanation," he said. Piniella could not explain why Amaral, at 31 the oldest rookie in the majors, spent a decade in the minors before finding steady work in the big leagues. He couldn't explain why Amaral, who hit .
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April 5, 1998 | Associated Press
The Mariners put outfielder Rich Amaral on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, because of back spasms. . . . Oakland put pitcher Brad Rigby on the disabled list, retroactive to March 26, because of a lower back sprain. The A's recalled infielder Jorge Velandia from Edmonton to replace Rigby. . . . Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez was out of the lineup for the game against Toronto after straining a ligament in his left thumb while swinging a bat during Friday night's game.
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July 11, 1993 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Chris Cron was a pup in the Angels' organization, he recalled seeing a 30-year-old triple-A player and thinking, "Why is he sticking around when there's a good chance he'll never make the major leagues?" Now Cron, a 29-year-old first baseman for the triple-A Nashville Sounds, admits youngsters in the Chicago White Sox farm system are probably saying the same things about him.
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August 15, 1991 | From Associated Press
Fernando Valenzuela continued to struggle in his attempt to return to the majors, allowing home runs to the first two batters he faced Wednesday night in a Pacific Coast League game. Rich Amaral hit Valenzuela's second pitch over the left-field fence and, three pitches later, Dave Brundage homered to right-center to lead Calgary to a 5-1 victory over Edmonton, the Angels' triple-A affiliate.
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April 7, 1993 | From Associated Press
Tim Raines hit a three-run homer during a six-run fourth inning to power the White Sox to a 10-5 victory over the Twins on Tuesday, giving Chicago its seventh successive win in a season opener. Jack McDowell, 20-10 last season, gave up seven hits in six innings in the game at Minneapolis, including two-run home runs by Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield. He also walked five but still won for the 47th time since the 1990 All-Star break, more than any other big-league pitcher in that span.
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April 17, 1992 | Associated Press
A lineup card foul-up caused confusion Thursday night in the game at Chicago between the Seattle Mariners and White Sox. Seattle's official lineup card listed two first basemen, Pete O'Brien and Tino Martinez, instead of a first baseman and a designated hitter. White Sox Manager Gene Lamont caught the mistake in the fourth inning. As a result, starting pitcher Rich DeLucia had to assume O'Brien's spot in the lineup and the Mariners lost their DH.
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May 30, 1991 | JIM COUR, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The big time has created some big headaches for career minor leaguer Rich Amaral, who debuted with the Mariners this week. The Mariners hoped that Amaral, who graduated from Estancia High School in 1980 and later played for Orange Coast College and UCLA, could bring some offense with him from triple-A Calgary, where he hit .358 in 39 games this season. Manager Jim Lefebvre installed Amaral at shortstop in place of slumping Omar Vizquel, who was hitting .191 in 36 games.
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July 12, 1997 | From Associated Press
The Seattle Mariners blew a five-run lead in the top of the ninth inning, before Russ Davis' single in the bottom half gave them an 8-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. Davis singled off shortstop Domingo Cedeno's glove and into center field for his fourth RBI as Seattle beat Texas for the sixth consecutive game. The Rangers also lost All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez because of a mild sprain of his right ankle in the second inning.
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September 24, 1996 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Chuck Finley has always been a strikeout pitcher, but it wasn't until Monday night, near the end of his 11th major-league season, that the Angel left-hander reached the milestone that is considered the measuring stick for power pitchers--a 200-strikeout season. When Seattle's Rich Amaral swung at a low forkball for strike three to lead off the game, it marked the first time Finley, 33, has struck out 200.
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