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June 17, 1996 | Associated Press
The San Francisco Giants activated second baseman Robby Thompson from the disabled list. Thompson, 34, who played Sunday against Houston, sat out 15 games because of a sore neck. Infielder Kim Batiste was designated for assignment. . . . Infielder Tony Batista was recalled by the Oakland Athletics from triple-A Edmonton to replace second baseman Brent Gates, who went on the 15-day disabled list.
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August 2, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
There are a lot of things you have to remember when you are a major league manager. Such as remembering which arm to point with when you want to bring in a reliever. The Seattle Mariners had a five-run lead over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night and brought in closer Tom Wilhelmsen to preserve the win. Wilhelmsen allowed a single, a double and two walks, prompting Manager Robby Thompson to bring in a reliever to face the switch-hitter Shane Victorino. Thompson had two relievers warming up in the bullpen, right-hander Yoervis Medina and lefty Oliver Perez.
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February 5, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The Giants signed veteran infielder Robby Thompson to a three-year contract, plus a club option for 1993, the team announced today. With Thompson's signing, Giants President and General Manager Al Rosen once again avoided an arbitration hearing. Rosen has never gone to arbitration with a player. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 27-year-old Thompson, a second baseman, batted .241 with 13 home runs and 50 runs batted in last season. He led the National League with 11 triples.
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June 8, 1997 | ROSS NEWHAN
The surprising start of the San Francisco Giants has doused the firestorm that greeted new General Manager Brian Sabean's decision to trade Matt Williams last winter. The deal brought the Giants three-fourths of their infield and a valuable relief pitcher in Joe Roa. Sabean said at the time that he wasn't an idiot, and many people are now apologizing for thinking and saying he was. He also guaranteed that the Giants would be the most improved team in baseball, and they are.
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July 26, 1990 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Late Tuesday night, after the Dodgers had routed the San Francisco Giants for a second consecutive game, aching Robby Thompson sidled up to sore Will Clark. "I told him, 'Will, I'm going to play tomorrow no matter what,' " recalled Thompson, the Giants' second baseman. "He looked at me and nodded his head and said, 'Me too.' " It is of such promises that pennant races can be made.
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July 15, 1993 | Associated Press
All-Star second baseman Robby Thompson and outfielder Willie McGee, sixth in the National League in batting, were placed on the 15-day disabled list and third baseman Matt Williams was taken off Wednesday by the San Francisco Giants. Thompson, hitting .325 with nine homers and 40 RBIs, has a strained left quadriceps muscle and is on the list retroactive to July 5. McGee, batting .338, is on the disabled list with upper back inflammation, retroactive to July 11.
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October 2, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
His twins, age 4, have not seen Robby Thompson's face since it was disfigured. Neither have his older kids. They all stay in far-away Florida with their mom. The naked eye no longer can see any white in the San Francisco Giant second baseman's bloodshot left eye, and he dabs at the purple-black blotch of flesh beneath it with his index fingertip. "Might scare the little ones," he says. This is not all that pains him. Thompson longs to be out there where he belongs, playing baseball.
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October 8, 1989 | Mike Downey
The name's Robby, not Bobby. The surname's the same, only spelled with an extra p, as in power. But should the Giants win the pennant--win the pennant! win the pennant!--this could become a Thompson for the new generation of Giant fans, for the ones too young to remember Coogan's Bluff and Ralph Branca and Leo Durocher and all that Fifties jazz, for those who wonder why anybody ever played baseball on grounds built for polo. Robby Thompson. Just a runt of a Giant is he.
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July 9, 1994 | Associated Press
San Francisco Giant all-star second baseman Robby Thompson will be out for the year after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder. Thompson, 32, underwent a 1 1/2-hour operation to repair a tendon in the rotator cuff and remove damaged tissue and cartilage from the shoulder. He was batting .209 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 35 games. In 1993, Thompson batted .312, hit 19 home runs and had 65 RBIs. . . .
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June 25, 1993 | From Associated Press
Two homers Wednesday, two more Thursday--a sensational 48 hours for Robby Thompson. Thompson hit two home runs for the second consecutive game and the Giants erupted for five home runs and a season-high 20 hits Thursday to rout the Colorado Rockies, 17-2, at San Francisco, their eighth victory in nine games.
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June 17, 1996 | Associated Press
The San Francisco Giants activated second baseman Robby Thompson from the disabled list. Thompson, 34, who played Sunday against Houston, sat out 15 games because of a sore neck. Infielder Kim Batiste was designated for assignment. . . . Infielder Tony Batista was recalled by the Oakland Athletics from triple-A Edmonton to replace second baseman Brent Gates, who went on the 15-day disabled list.
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July 9, 1994 | Associated Press
San Francisco Giant all-star second baseman Robby Thompson will be out for the year after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder. Thompson, 32, underwent a 1 1/2-hour operation to repair a tendon in the rotator cuff and remove damaged tissue and cartilage from the shoulder. He was batting .209 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 35 games. In 1993, Thompson batted .312, hit 19 home runs and had 65 RBIs. . . .
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June 27, 1994 | From Associated Press
The bats of Barry Bonds and Robby Thompson were as hot as the weather at Denver's Mile High Stadium on Sunday. Bonds hit two two-run homers and had five runs batted in and Thompson had three hits in his first three at-bats and scored each time in his return from the disabled list. With John Burkett (5-6) pitching eight shutout innings, the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies, 8-1.
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November 14, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The San Francisco Giants signed second baseman Robby Thompson to a three-year contract Saturday. Thompson, 31, batted .312 with 19 home runs and had 65 runs batted in while earning $1.9 million last season. The Giants' signing of Thompson may indicate free-agent first baseman Will Clark will be allowed to sign elsewhere. On Thursday, Giant General Manager Bob Quinn said the Giants have offered Clark a three-year deal worth less than $15 million. Clark made $4.25 million in 1993 but batted only .
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October 2, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
His twins, age 4, have not seen Robby Thompson's face since it was disfigured. Neither have his older kids. They all stay in far-away Florida with their mom. The naked eye no longer can see any white in the San Francisco Giant second baseman's bloodshot left eye, and he dabs at the purple-black blotch of flesh beneath it with his index fingertip. "Might scare the little ones," he says. This is not all that pains him. Thompson longs to be out there where he belongs, playing baseball.
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September 26, 1993 | Associated Press
George Brett, one of the most prolific hitters of all time, announced as expected Saturday that he will retire from playing after the season and become a vice president of the Kansas City Royals. Brett has played his entire 20-year career for Kansas City, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this season.
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September 26, 1993 | Associated Press
George Brett, one of the most prolific hitters of all time, announced as expected Saturday that he will retire from playing after the season and become a vice president of the Kansas City Royals. Brett has played his entire 20-year career for Kansas City, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this season.
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July 15, 1993 | Associated Press
All-Star second baseman Robby Thompson and outfielder Willie McGee, sixth in the National League in batting, were placed on the 15-day disabled list and third baseman Matt Williams was taken off Wednesday by the San Francisco Giants. Thompson, hitting .325 with nine homers and 40 RBIs, has a strained left quadriceps muscle and is on the list retroactive to July 5. McGee, batting .338, is on the disabled list with upper back inflammation, retroactive to July 11.
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