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May 31, 1997 | Associated Press
Florida Marlin fans may boo the decision, but Manager Jim Leyland plans to stick with slumping right-hander Robb Nen as the team's closer. Nen has blown three of his past five save opportunities. He gave up three runs in the ninth inning Thursday when the Colorado Rockies rallied for a 6-5 victory. Leyland gave Nen a day off Friday to work on his mechanics. But the hard-throwing right-hander won't be replaced in the closer's role. "If Robbie Nen doesn't do it, we're in trouble," Leyland said.
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February 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
Robb Nen tried as hard as anyone to extend his career as one of baseball's best closers, working countless hours to rehabilitate his troublesome shoulder after three operations. After yet another setback, the former San Francisco Giant pitcher has decided to retire. "He tried and got close again, and fell back down," San Francisco trainer Stan Conte said Sunday, a day after speaking to Nen about the decision. "It's been so frustrating. I'm surprised he lasted this long."
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August 3, 2002 | From Associated Press
Three times Robb Nen was within a strike of his 300th save, three times he didn't get it. And the San Francisco Giants got a loss that could haunt them later if they don't make the postseason. Brian Giles's two-run double won it in the ninth inning after San Francisco closer Robb Nen was within one strike of ending the game three times, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Giants, 6-5, Friday night at Pittsburgh.
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May 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
San Francisco closer Robb Nen will have season-ending shoulder surgery today to repair a partial tear to his right rotator cuff. "I was kind of expecting it," Manager Felipe Alou said. Nen's throwing shoulder has not responded to operations in November 2002 and April 18, followed by an extensive rehabilitation program. After his latest operation, he's expected to be ready for spring training in 2004. Team trainer Stan Conte said Nen is "incredibly upbeat....
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May 6, 1998 | From Associated Press
When Robb Nen took the mound in Miami for the first time since Game 7 of the World Series, he received a big ovation from the small crowd. Then came trouble. Nen blew a save in his first game against his former club, but teammate Rich Aurilia's home run ignited a six-run 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Florida Marlins, 8-2, Tuesday night. Nen (4-1), traded in November as part of Florida's payroll purge, earned the victory even though he failed to hold a 2-0 lead.
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May 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
San Francisco closer Robb Nen will have season-ending shoulder surgery today to repair a partial tear to his right rotator cuff. "I was kind of expecting it," Manager Felipe Alou said. Nen's throwing shoulder has not responded to operations in November 2002 and April 18, followed by an extensive rehabilitation program. After his latest operation, he's expected to be ready for spring training in 2004. Team trainer Stan Conte said Nen is "incredibly upbeat....
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February 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
Robb Nen tried as hard as anyone to extend his career as one of baseball's best closers, working countless hours to rehabilitate his troublesome shoulder after three operations. After yet another setback, the former San Francisco Giant pitcher has decided to retire. "He tried and got close again, and fell back down," San Francisco trainer Stan Conte said Sunday, a day after speaking to Nen about the decision. "It's been so frustrating. I'm surprised he lasted this long."
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August 4, 1996 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robb Nen's major league education is nearly complete. The Florida Marlins pitcher is on the verge of moving into the top echelon of National League closers. He has 21 saves this season, two shy of his career-best 1995 total. He has a feared fastball, reaching speeds of 98 mph, a baffling slider and a straight change. The only thing left to improve, players and coaches say, is his mental approach. They don't imply that 26-year-old Nen is dumb or slow.
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August 8, 1994 | JASON H. REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few words would have lifted Robb Nen's spirits that summer night as he slouched in front of his Oklahoma City clubhouse stall, exhausted, in pain, his mind filled with doubt. The sentence spoken by his manager definitely was not on his "A" list. They were among the last words he wanted to hear: "You've been traded."
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June 14, 1993 | Associated Press
The Texas Rangers matched last season's total of 18 players on the disabled list when right-hander Robb Nen was placed on the 15-day list because of a strained right groin muscle. . . . Roberta Louise Bragan, wife of Ranger special assistant Bobby Bragan, died of cancer at 76.
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August 3, 2002 | From Associated Press
Three times Robb Nen was within a strike of his 300th save, three times he didn't get it. And the San Francisco Giants got a loss that could haunt them later if they don't make the postseason. Brian Giles's two-run double won it in the ninth inning after San Francisco closer Robb Nen was within one strike of ending the game three times, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Giants, 6-5, Friday night at Pittsburgh.
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May 6, 1998 | From Associated Press
When Robb Nen took the mound in Miami for the first time since Game 7 of the World Series, he received a big ovation from the small crowd. Then came trouble. Nen blew a save in his first game against his former club, but teammate Rich Aurilia's home run ignited a six-run 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Florida Marlins, 8-2, Tuesday night. Nen (4-1), traded in November as part of Florida's payroll purge, earned the victory even though he failed to hold a 2-0 lead.
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May 31, 1997 | Associated Press
Florida Marlin fans may boo the decision, but Manager Jim Leyland plans to stick with slumping right-hander Robb Nen as the team's closer. Nen has blown three of his past five save opportunities. He gave up three runs in the ninth inning Thursday when the Colorado Rockies rallied for a 6-5 victory. Leyland gave Nen a day off Friday to work on his mechanics. But the hard-throwing right-hander won't be replaced in the closer's role. "If Robbie Nen doesn't do it, we're in trouble," Leyland said.
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August 4, 1996 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robb Nen's major league education is nearly complete. The Florida Marlins pitcher is on the verge of moving into the top echelon of National League closers. He has 21 saves this season, two shy of his career-best 1995 total. He has a feared fastball, reaching speeds of 98 mph, a baffling slider and a straight change. The only thing left to improve, players and coaches say, is his mental approach. They don't imply that 26-year-old Nen is dumb or slow.
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August 8, 1994 | JASON H. REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few words would have lifted Robb Nen's spirits that summer night as he slouched in front of his Oklahoma City clubhouse stall, exhausted, in pain, his mind filled with doubt. The sentence spoken by his manager definitely was not on his "A" list. They were among the last words he wanted to hear: "You've been traded."
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June 20, 2003
Major league teammates who attended the same high schools: J.T Snow and Robb Nen...Los Alamitos Ken Griffey Jr. and Barry Larkin...Moeller (Cincinnati) Frank Robinson and Vada Pinson...McClymonds (Oakland) Tommie Agee and Cleon Jones...Mobile (Alabama) Jerry Royster and Rowland Office...Sacramento Tim McCarver and Mike Shannon...Lakewood (Ohio) Source: World Features Syndicate
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October 27, 2002
Moments after looking foolish on a pitch he swung at and missed by about a foot, Troy Glaus doubled up the left-center alley to score Chone Figgins and Garret Anderson and give the Angels a 6-5 lead in the eighth. The hit was made more impressive when you consider it came off Giant closer Robb Nen. * NOT IN BOX SCORE Scott Spiezio's three-run home run at-bat was a clinic in hitting.
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