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May 11, 1990 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Ricky Romero worked the speed bag, a group of youngsters watched in awe. As he pranced in front of a wall of mirrors, would-be boxers followed his every move. Romero, of Torrance, is used to such adulation. The California Super Flyweight champion is a legitimate local hero. What bothers him, however, is that the hero worship doesn't extend much past the South Bay area. And he is at a loss to explain why. "Man, I'm getting jived around," he said.
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September 19, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Toronto -- Although fielding mistakes cost the Angels a game Monday, defense has been one of the team's bright spots this season. Only six teams in baseball have made fewer errors than the Angels and no regular American League second baseman has a higher fielding percentage or fewer errors than the Angels' Howie Kendrick . That's quite a change from last season when just four second basemen had fewer errors than Kendrick....
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April 25, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
Is there any high school in California, or even the nation, that can match Roosevelt's rare brother duo? Two baseball players from Los Angeles Roosevelt have older siblings pitching in the major leagues. "I'm very grateful it happened in East L.A.," Jaime Rosales said. "It's very important for the kids." Rosales, a junior pitcher, is the younger brother of Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Leo Rosales. Gabriel Romero, a senior pitcher, is the younger brother of Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ricky Romero.
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August 15, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
This Angels loss was an East L.A. story. Ricky Romero, the former Roosevelt High and Cal State Fullerton standout, became the latest local left-hander to flummox the Angels on Sunday at Angel Stadium, pitching seven strong innings during the Toronto Blue Jays' 4-1 victory. Romero held the Angels to six hits and one run two days after former Anaheim Servite High star Marc Rzepczynski pitched seven shutout innings for Toronto. "I'm pretty sure those guys were throwing a little harder, the slider was biting a little harder," Angels center fielder Torii Hunter said of the Blue Jays' Southern California duo. "I'm pretty sure they had a little bit of motivation there.
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June 14, 2002 | From staff reports
Ricky Romero, a pitcher at Los Angeles Roosevelt High who signed with Cal State Fullerton, and Byron Grubman, a pitcher at Reseda Cleveland who led the Cavaliers to the City Section championship, have been selected co-players of the year in City baseball by a panel of sportswriters.
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August 3, 2009 | Associated Press
Boston 18, at Baltimore 10: Victor Martinez, obtained Friday in a trade with Cleveland, tied a career high with five hits, Josh Reddick and Rocco Baldelli each hit a home run and the Red Sox won their fourth consecutive game. Kansas City 4, at Tampa Bay 1: John Buck ended a no-hit bid by James Shields (6-8) with a leadoff single that started a two-run eighth inning.
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June 27, 2009 | Associated Press
New York Yankees 9, at New York Mets 1: Alex Rodriguez hit his 564th home run to pass Reggie Jackson on the all-time list. Chicago Cubs 5, at Chicago White Sox 4: Geovany Soto hit a three-run homer and the Cubs ended a losing streak at four games. at Pittsburgh 5, Kansas City 3: Virgil Vasquez went six innings for his first major league win, and the Pirates hit three home runs.
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December 6, 1989 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Ricky Romero gained Martin Cardenas' attention with two first-round knockdowns, and went on to keep his California Super Flyweight title with a ninth-round technical knockout Tuesday night at the Sports Arena. Romero (18-1) from Torrance was the quicker fighter and more aggressive boxer all night and never gave Cardenas (20-6) a chance to breathe. "I tried to be quicker," Romero said. "He was a little stronger but he never seemed to land more than one punch at a time."
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June 21, 2004 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Imagine what is going through the mind of Cal State Fullerton pitcher Ricky Romero as he prepares for today's start against Miami in the College World Series in front of about 25,000 people and a national television audience. Consider how he felt when he got ready to face Tulane in an NCAA super-regional only eight days ago. "I couldn't sleep the night before," Romero said. "I woke up real early, then I just sat around and started to watch the other games.
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September 19, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Toronto -- Although fielding mistakes cost the Angels a game Monday, defense has been one of the team's bright spots this season. Only six teams in baseball have made fewer errors than the Angels and no regular American League second baseman has a higher fielding percentage or fewer errors than the Angels' Howie Kendrick . That's quite a change from last season when just four second basemen had fewer errors than Kendrick....
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August 15, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Facing their third left-handed starter in three days, the Angels didn't have much left. Toronto's Ricky Romero mostly stifled the Angels in seven sharp innings during the Blue Jays' 4-1 victory Sunday at Angel Stadium. In his first start since signing a five-year, $30.1-million contract extension, the former Los Angeles Roosevelt High and Cal State Fullerton standout held the Angels to six hits and one run. Adam Lind homered off Angels starter Dan Haren (1-3) and Aaron Hill drove in two runs for the Blue Jays, who won for the second time in the three-game series.
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May 25, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
It all went so smoothly for the Angels on Tuesday night that it seemed strange, unfamiliar. Ervin Santana threw his seventh career complete game, allowing three runs and four hits, striking out 10 and walking one and keeping his team's Gas House Gang of a bullpen far away from the Angel Stadium mound. The Angels racked up 12 hits, including another home run by Mike Napoli. They pressured Toronto on the bases, executed a suicide squeeze and built a big, early lead.
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April 25, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
Is there any high school in California, or even the nation, that can match Roosevelt's rare brother duo? Two baseball players from Los Angeles Roosevelt have older siblings pitching in the major leagues. "I'm very grateful it happened in East L.A.," Jaime Rosales said. "It's very important for the kids." Rosales, a junior pitcher, is the younger brother of Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Leo Rosales. Gabriel Romero, a senior pitcher, is the younger brother of Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ricky Romero.
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August 24, 2009 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Trevor Bell was rocked for six runs and six hits in 1 2/3 innings of an 8-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in the Rogers Centre today, throwing the back of the Angels rotation into a state of uncertainty . . . again. Because of the tragic death of Nick Adenhart in April and numerous injuries, the Angels have patched their rotation together using 13 different starters this season, five of them rookies, and they have pretty much exhausted their in-house options. Sean O'Sullivan appeared to be an answer, going 3-0 with a 3.72 earned-run average in his first five big league starts.
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August 3, 2009 | Associated Press
Boston 18, at Baltimore 10: Victor Martinez, obtained Friday in a trade with Cleveland, tied a career high with five hits, Josh Reddick and Rocco Baldelli each hit a home run and the Red Sox won their fourth consecutive game. Kansas City 4, at Tampa Bay 1: John Buck ended a no-hit bid by James Shields (6-8) with a leadoff single that started a two-run eighth inning.
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June 27, 2009 | Associated Press
New York Yankees 9, at New York Mets 1: Alex Rodriguez hit his 564th home run to pass Reggie Jackson on the all-time list. Chicago Cubs 5, at Chicago White Sox 4: Geovany Soto hit a three-run homer and the Cubs ended a losing streak at four games. at Pittsburgh 5, Kansas City 3: Virgil Vasquez went six innings for his first major league win, and the Pirates hit three home runs.
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May 25, 2002 | Eric Sondheimer; Ben Bolch; Steven Herbert
No one on Reseda Cleveland's baseball team, seeded No. 15 for the City Championship playoffs, seemed surprised Friday by its 3-1 victory over No. 2-seeded Roosevelt (24-5) in a first-round game at East Los Angeles College. "We think we can beat anybody," said Cleveland pitcher Byron Grubman, who threw a five-hitter to improve to 7-3. Cleveland (18-11), the fourth-place finisher in the West Valley League, handed Roosevelt left-hander Ricky Romero his first defeat.
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May 25, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
It all went so smoothly for the Angels on Tuesday night that it seemed strange, unfamiliar. Ervin Santana threw his seventh career complete game, allowing three runs and four hits, striking out 10 and walking one and keeping his team's Gas House Gang of a bullpen far away from the Angel Stadium mound. The Angels racked up 12 hits, including another home run by Mike Napoli. They pressured Toronto on the bases, executed a suicide squeeze and built a big, early lead.
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April 20, 2009 | Associated Press
at Toronto 1, Oakland 0: Ricky Romero (2-0) gave up four hits and struck out a career-high seven batters in seven innings, and Lyle Overbay's single drove in Kevin Millar in the second inning. Detroit 8, at Seattle 2: Rick Porcello (1-1) gave up one run and five hits in seven innings in his second major league start, retiring the final 14 batters he faced. Porcello, 20, is Detroit's youngest starting pitcher in nearly 30 years.
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June 8, 2005 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Ricky Romero dreamed of playing baseball at its highest levels, even though many youngsters he grew up with in East Los Angeles didn't share those aspirations. But Romero broke the mold, first starring at Los Angeles Roosevelt High and now at Cal State Fullerton. And Tuesday, the left-handed ace pitcher for the defending College World Series champions took a step toward the next level when he was selected sixth overall by the Toronto Blue Jays in Major League Baseball's amateur draft.
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