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June 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
Kevin Mitchell's hitting flurry continued Tuesday night when the San Francisco Giants third baseman hit three home runs in a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds. Mitchell, who leads the major leagues with 22 homers and 61 runs batted in, has hit seven homers in his last six games. Mitchell led off the ninth inning with his second solo home run of the game to give the Giants and pitcher Rick Reuschel a 3-2 victory over the Reds and a split of the doubleheader at Cincinnati.
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June 19, 1991 | Associated Press
The American League's designated hitter rule, 18 years old, would be declared dead if baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent had his way. "It was brought in as an experiment. It served its purpose. Let's declare it a success and be done with it," Vincent told San Francisco Chronicle columnist Lowell Cohn. . . . Vincent also was quoted as saying that some American League owners agree with his anti-DH sentiments.
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July 17, 1989 | From Times wire services
Giants pitcher Rick Reuschel won't start against St. Louis on Wednesday, and it will be the first time this season he has missed a turn. Giants Manager Roger Craig said Reuschel, who has a pulled groin muscle, will be replaced by Trevor Wilson. Craig added that the hurler will not be placed on the disabled list.
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April 16, 1991 | Associated Press
Rick Reuschel has been dropped from the San Francisco Giants rotation and moved to the bullpen, clearing a starting spot for Kelly Downs. "I just feel Kelly is ahead of him," said Giant Manager Roger Craig. "He's throwing better. Kelly was pitching extremely well until he got hurt." Kelly went on the 15-day disabled list two weeks ago with a deep bruise and infection in his right foot.
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April 16, 1991 | Associated Press
Rick Reuschel has been dropped from the San Francisco Giants rotation and moved to the bullpen, clearing a starting spot for Kelly Downs. "I just feel Kelly is ahead of him," said Giant Manager Roger Craig. "He's throwing better. Kelly was pitching extremely well until he got hurt." Kelly went on the 15-day disabled list two weeks ago with a deep bruise and infection in his right foot.
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August 23, 1989 | From Times wire services
Rick Reuschel and two relievers combined on a five-hitter as the San Francisco Giants beat New York 5-0 today, shutting out the Mets for the second straight game. Reuschel, 15-5, allowed three hits in six innings for his second straight victory since coming off the 15-day disabled list with a pulled groin muscle. The 40-year-old right-hander is 13-24 lifetime against New York, but has won three of his last four decisions against the Mets.
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October 27, 1989 | MIKE PENNER
Unless the Giants find a way to prevent an Oakland sweep, Rick Reuschel, San Francisco ace and National League All-Star game starter, is through for the World Series. Originally scheduled to pitch Game 4 on Saturday, Reuschel was bumped Thursday by Manager Roger Craig in favor of Don Robinson for health reasons. Besides getting hit in his pitching shoulder by a stray line drive the other day, Reuschel has also been bothered by the flu.
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July 24, 1985 | Mike Downey
In the theatrical endeavor "The Bleacher Bums," which has been running on stage in Los Angeles for a couple of hundred weeks now, the protagonist Chicago Cubs are playing baseball against those antagonistic St. Louis Cardinals, and the starting pitcher for our heroes takes care of the Cardinal leadoff man in short order.
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September 29, 1989 | Jim Murray
If the San Francisco Giants get in the World Series--and that looks like the way to bet--the American League batters are not going to believe their good luck when they get a load of the pitches No. 48 is throwing up there. Batting practice stuff. Medium fastballs. Lobs. Gophers. The batter's eyes bug out. His heart leaps.
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July 11, 1989 | Mike Downey
Outfielders can be outrageous. Consider Kevin Mitchell, who catches flyballs bare-handed, or Bo Jackson, who breaks bats over his head, or Paul O'Neill, who kicks the relay to the cutoff man. There are outfielders who steal, such as Vince Coleman, and outfielders who get robbed, like Kirk Gibson. Outfielders such as Jose Canseco, who seems as tall as a foul pole, or outfielders such as Kirby Puckett, who could dust off home plate with a whisk broom without bending over.
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March 26, 1990 | SUSAN FORNOFF, MC CLATCHY NEWS SERVICE
Rick Reuschel, the 40-year-old Opening Day starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, has been hearing three of the nastiest words in baseball for nine springs now: "He's washed up." That's what "they" have said since Reuschel underwent rotator cuff surgery before the 1982 season. Reuschel figures that maybe next year or the year after, "they" will be right. "Except I'm going to trick them," he said. "I'm not going to be here that spring when that happens.
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October 27, 1989 | MIKE PENNER
Unless the Giants find a way to prevent an Oakland sweep, Rick Reuschel, San Francisco ace and National League All-Star game starter, is through for the World Series. Originally scheduled to pitch Game 4 on Saturday, Reuschel was bumped Thursday by Manager Roger Craig in favor of Don Robinson for health reasons. Besides getting hit in his pitching shoulder by a stray line drive the other day, Reuschel has also been bothered by the flu.
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October 5, 1989 | BILL PLASCHKE, Times Staff Writer
The moment, as expected, dripped with emotion. What kind, nobody could be sure. San Francisco pitcher Rick Reuschel, one day before pitching a playoff game against a Chicago Cub franchise that once considered him useless, was asked about hard feelings. He stared as if the question concerned life on Mars. "No feelings," he said.
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September 29, 1989 | Jim Murray
If the San Francisco Giants get in the World Series--and that looks like the way to bet--the American League batters are not going to believe their good luck when they get a load of the pitches No. 48 is throwing up there. Batting practice stuff. Medium fastballs. Lobs. Gophers. The batter's eyes bug out. His heart leaps.
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August 23, 1989 | From Times wire services
Rick Reuschel and two relievers combined on a five-hitter as the San Francisco Giants beat New York 5-0 today, shutting out the Mets for the second straight game. Reuschel, 15-5, allowed three hits in six innings for his second straight victory since coming off the 15-day disabled list with a pulled groin muscle. The 40-year-old right-hander is 13-24 lifetime against New York, but has won three of his last four decisions against the Mets.
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July 17, 1989 | From Times wire services
Giants pitcher Rick Reuschel won't start against St. Louis on Wednesday, and it will be the first time this season he has missed a turn. Giants Manager Roger Craig said Reuschel, who has a pulled groin muscle, will be replaced by Trevor Wilson. Craig added that the hurler will not be placed on the disabled list.
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June 19, 1991 | Associated Press
The American League's designated hitter rule, 18 years old, would be declared dead if baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent had his way. "It was brought in as an experiment. It served its purpose. Let's declare it a success and be done with it," Vincent told San Francisco Chronicle columnist Lowell Cohn. . . . Vincent also was quoted as saying that some American League owners agree with his anti-DH sentiments.
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July 4, 1987 | Associated Press
Rick Reuschel pitched a five-hitter for his second consecutive shutout and Bobby Bonilla hit two homers and drove in five runs Friday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Dodgers, 6-0. Bonilla became the first Pittsburgh player to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in the same game. His three-run shot from the right side completed a four-run third inning against Fernando Valenzuela (7-6).
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July 13, 1989 | Scott Ostler
Someday, some year, they'll meet by chance in a tavern somewhere, and they'll share a cold one and a memory or two: Brian Bosworth: Hey, dude. Ain't you the guy they called Big Daddy? Rick Reuschel: Used to be. And I recognize you. You were a deodorant salesman on television, weren't you? Boz: That was one of my sideline gigs. My main thing was football. Linebacker. The Boz, baby. All-American, All-Pro, All-Universe. Feared by opponents, adored by fans, the usual rap sheet.
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July 12, 1989 | DANNY ROBBINS, Newsday
Seven years ago, Rick Reuschel heard the three words a pitcher may dread more than any others: torn rotator cuff. Then 33, Reuschel appeared to have a brighter future as a dairy farmer than as a major-league pitcher. Two prominent physicians told him his chances of pitching effectively again were almost nil. Two teams, the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs, gave up on him. But Reuschel, winner of 133 games in nine major-league seasons before the injury, refused to believe he was washed up.
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