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April 29, 1994 | MIKE PENNER
What kind of baseball fan are you? A brief quiz: 1. A baseball stadium is: a) A green cathedral. b) Mount Olympus with the gods at play. c) A 60,000-seat edifice built of concrete and structural steel where a family of four can, on a good night, spend $80 and 3 1/2 hours without falling asleep. 2. The James Earl Jones soliloquy in "Field of Dreams" made you: a) Weep uncontrollably. b) Stand and applaud.
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January 14, 2004 | Mike Penner
He ranks among the greatest hitters in baseball history, played second base, third base and the outfield during his career, didn't read much for fear it would ruin his batting eye and was hopelessly addicted to gambling. He was a regular at the racetrack, and when he couldn't be there, he would phone in his bets from the road. During one two-year span, he wagered more than $327,000. He was constantly in debt, and, as a manager, would sometimes borrow money from his players to cover losses.
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June 21, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With every volcanic eruption caused either by his wooden bat or thick head, Albert Belle follows in the footsteps of immortals, and not only to Cooperstown. Who says we don't have the great ones in our midst anymore?
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