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October 26, 2000 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Vizcaino has been busy in the World Series. The New York Yankee infielder has focused on the New York Mets this week, but Vizcaino made time to speak with former Dodger teammates, many of whom hope Rick Down becomes their next manager. So who is Rick Down? That's a question Dodger fans will ask if Chairman Bob Daly, as expected, promotes the longtime batting coach shortly after the Subway Series.
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November 8, 2000 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rick Down, a Dodger manager finalist, was hired Tuesday as batting instructor for the Boston Red Sox "They stepped up with a great offer," Down said of the Red Sox. "I was obviously disappointed that I didn't get the Dodger job--it would be silly to say that I wasn't disappointed--but I think this is a great opportunity for me."
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November 8, 2000 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rick Down, a Dodger manager finalist, was hired Tuesday as batting instructor for the Boston Red Sox "They stepped up with a great offer," Down said of the Red Sox. "I was obviously disappointed that I didn't get the Dodger job--it would be silly to say that I wasn't disappointed--but I think this is a great opportunity for me."
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October 26, 2000 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Vizcaino has been busy in the World Series. The New York Yankee infielder has focused on the New York Mets this week, but Vizcaino made time to speak with former Dodger teammates, many of whom hope Rick Down becomes their next manager. So who is Rick Down? That's a question Dodger fans will ask if Chairman Bob Daly, as expected, promotes the longtime batting coach shortly after the Subway Series.
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April 22, 1999 | JASON REID
The Dodgers asked each player and coach to name the former Dodger who inspired them most. The choice each person made is displayed on a patch he wears on his uniform.
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October 11, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
BALTIMORE'S MIKE MUSSINA (15-8,3.20 ERA) vs. CLEVELAND'S OREL HERSHISER (14-6, 4.47 ERA) 1:15 p.m. today at Cleveland Hershiser limited the Yankees to two runs and eight hits in seven innings in Game 4 of the division series, a 3-2 Indian victory. "Whatever the count is against Orel, you have to subtract one ball," Oriole hitting instructor Rick Down said. "If it's 3-2, in Orel's mind it's 2-2, and he won't give in to you by throwing a hitter's pitch.
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October 25, 2000 | BILL PLASCHKE
Willie Randolph acknowledged that the Dodgers have contacted him about an interview for their managerial vacancy later this week here, although he said nothing has been formally scheduled. "I don't count on anything until it happens," the Yankee third-base coach said. "But I'd like to talk to them." Randolph said he interviewed with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday and is scheduled to meet with the Philadelphia Phillies today.
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October 23, 1996 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels' list of managerial candidates, which increased to 10 when Baltimore hitting coach Rick Down was interviewed Monday, is nearly ready to be pared down. It's believed the club wants to hire somebody by early next month. "I know they want to move quickly," Down said. Jimy Williams, third base coach for the National League champion Atlanta Braves, is the probable final candidate, although he said he has not been contacted.
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July 13, 2007 | From the Associated Press
San Diego Padres pitcher David Wells was suspended for seven games and fined $3,000 Thursday by the commissioner's office for his animated argument with an umpire last weekend. Wells was ejected by umpire Ed Hickox for questioning calls in the fourth inning of Saturday's 8-5 win over Atlanta after Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run homer. The pitcher had to be restrained by Manager Bud Black, and fired a ball against the screen as he walked off the field.
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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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October 30, 2000 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dodger right-hander Darren Dreifort plans to file for free agency today, beginning a process that might make him one of baseball's highest-paid pitchers. Despite a career record of 39-45, Dreifort, 28, is considered the third-best starter available in a pitching-thin market behind only left-hander Mike Hampton of the New York Mets and right-hander Mike Mussina of the Baltimore Orioles.
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October 27, 2000 | JASON REID
New York Yankee coaches Willie Randolph and Chris Chambliss interviewed Thursday for the Dodger managerial position, completing the first phase of the search process. Dodger Chairman Bob Daly, President Bob Graziano and General Manager Kevin Malone met with Randolph, a third-base coach, and Chambliss, a batting instructor, separately before Game 5 of the World Series at Shea Stadium.
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