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May 10, 1996
NCAA records (tied) * Most plate appearances in a nine-inning game: Adam Kennedy and Kurt Airoso (9) * Most at-bats: Adam Kennedy (9) CSUN records, individual * Most runs batted in, game: Robert Fick (9) * Most runs batted in, season: Robert Fick (80) * Most runs scored, game (tied): Kurt Airoso (6) * Most hits, game (tied): Robert Fick, Adam Kennedy (5) CSUN records, team * Most walks: 17 * Most runs, combined: 44 * Most RBIs, combined: 40 * Most hits, one inning (tied): 10 * Most consecutive
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June 11, 2003 | From Associated Press
Jermaine Dye homered in the 12th inning Tuesday night to lead the Oakland Athletics over the visiting Atlanta Braves, 4-3, in the first game between the teams since the 1914 World Series. Dye, in a season-long slump that left him with a .160 average coming in, connected off Jung Keun Bong (5-1) to improve Oakland's record in extra-inning games to 4-2. He also had an RBI single. Chad Bradford (5-3) pitched two scoreless innings, helping stop Atlanta's five-game winning streak.
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July 7, 1996
Cal State Northridge catcher Robert Fick has signed with the Detroit Tigers and will play for Class-A Jamestown, N.Y. Fick, a consensus All-American who batted .420 with 25 home runs and 96 runs batted in while leading Northridge to a 52-18 record, received a bonus of more than $100,000.
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January 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Atlanta Braves finally have a regular first baseman, signing free agent Robert Fick to a $1-million, one-year contract on Monday. Fick, 29, was an All-Star last season with the Detroit Tigers, batting .270 with 17 home runs and 63 runs batted in. He led major league outfielders with 21 assists, but he's looking forward to playing first base for the Braves. "I like it over there," said Fick, who also played catcher for the Tigers. "I'm athletic. If you can catch, you can do anything."
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May 27, 1996 | STEVE HENSON
Cal State Northridge loses six seniors--pitchers Robert Crabtree, Evan Howland, Juan Velazquez and Andrew Settle, first baseman Grant Hohman and designated hitter David Stevenson--but several juniors might sign with professional teams if they are selected in the June draft. Catcher Robert Fick and third baseman Eric Gillespie are certain to sign, and left-handed pitcher Nathan Rice and outfielders Jose Miranda and Kurt Airoso might also be drafted.
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April 15, 1998 | STEVE HENSON
Gabe Kapler (Taft High, Moorpark College) and Robert Fick (Newbury Park, Cal State Northridge) have helped Jacksonville, the Detroit Tigers' double-A Southern League affiliate, to a nine-game winning streak. Kapler hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs Monday, raising his batting average to .319. The right fielder has driven in 13 runs in 11 games. Fick, a catcher, led the Midwest League with a .341 average last season. He is batting only .205, but has four doubles and a triple.
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May 25, 1996 | STEVE HENSON
Robert Fick's off-hand comment earlier this week that he believes he is the best catcher in the nation has been interpreted by Bay Area media as a knock on Stanford's A.J. Hinch. Fick said nothing could be further from the truth. "I respect the heck out of Hinch and I hope we are friends during Team USA tryouts in a couple weeks," Fick said. "I'm not comparing myself to anyone, I just meant that I believe in myself."
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November 25, 1997
Cal State Northridge signed its fifth player to a letter of intent for the 1998 season, adding to a list which Coach Janet Sherman said is the Matadors' best recruiting class since the team moved up to the Division I level in 1991. The newest addition is Elizabeth Pierce of Buchanan High in Clovis, Calif. Pierce, a pitcher and outfielder, helped lead Buchanan to a Tri-River Athletic Conference title last season.
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April 17, 1996
Catcher Robert Fick, the leading hitter for Cal State Northridge, has been suspended by the NCAA for today's nonconference baseball game against Long Beach State for allegedly making contact with an umpire Sunday in a Western Athletic Conference game at Hawaii. Fick, Northridge Coach Mike Batesole, shortstop Adam Kennedy and pitcher Andrew Settle were ejected during the Matadors' 11-9 loss to the Rainbows in the finale of a five-game series.
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August 6, 2002 | Bill Shaikin
The Angels did not trade for Robert Fick this summer, but he would be thrilled if they did this winter. Fick, the Detroit Tigers' only All-Star this season, could provide an appealing alternative to Brad Fullmer at designated hitter next season. The Angels inquired about Fick last month, before they acquired outfielder Alex Ochoa. But the Tigers would not have traded him for the price the Angels paid for Ochoa--backup catcher Jorge Fabregas and two non-prospect minor leaguers.
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August 17, 2001 | From Associated Press
Kansas City Royal first baseman Mike Sweeney was suspended for 10 games and Detroit Tiger catcher Robert Fick was suspended for eight for their roles in a brawl last week. Five players and four coaches were disciplined Thursday by Frank Robinson, the vice president in charge of discipline for the commissioner's office.
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September 28, 1999
Robert Fick helped give Tiger Stadium a proper send-off, belting a grand slam in the eighth inning of an 8-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday in the last game at the 87-year-old stadium. Fick, a former All-American catcher at Cal State Northridge who also played at Ventura College and Newbury Park High, homered off the right-field roof against reliever Jeff Montgomery.
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September 26, 1998 | STEVE HENSON
The 16-person Robert Fick cheering section that flew to Kansas City earlier this week to watch the former Cal State Northridge All-American play for the Detroit Tigers got its money's worth. The group, comprised of Fick's parents, Charlie and Gloria, four brothers and a sister, and several friends and former coaches, missed his major league debut, which occurred in Detroit on Sunday. In that game, Fick went two for four with a double, a stolen base and a run batted in.
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September 20, 1998 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Much of the day was a blur to Robert Fick, but the former Cal State Northridge All-American made his major league debut unforgettable. Fick doubled, singled, stole a base, scored twice and drove in a run during the Detroit Tigers' 8-7 10-inning victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. "This is one of the great days in my life," Fick said. "I guess you can tell I'm kind of in awe yet."
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September 18, 1998 | STEVE HENSON
It's one of the most joyous occasions of a ballplayer's career, but for mom, the moment will be full of anxiety. "I'm so scared," said Judy Kapler, whose son Gabe will make his major-league debut with the Detroit Tigers in the next few days. "Since he was 4 years old, my heart's been in my mouth every time he's been at-bat. I can't imagine how it's going to feel in a major-league stadium." She'll soon find out.
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September 26, 1998 | STEVE HENSON
The 16-person Robert Fick cheering section that flew to Kansas City earlier this week to watch the former Cal State Northridge All-American play for the Detroit Tigers got its money's worth. The group, comprised of Fick's parents, Charlie and Gloria, four brothers and a sister, and several friends and former coaches, missed his major league debut, which occurred in Detroit on Sunday. In that game, Fick went two for four with a double, a stolen base and a run batted in.
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March 21, 1996 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teams heading in opposite directions met Wednesday at Cal State Northridge. Neither changed course. Northridge remained in the fast lane with a 15-0 nonconference victory while Loyola Marymount continued its descent into baseball oblivion. Keeping its eyes on the road like any good driver, Northridge wanted only to talk about its three-game series at Cal State Sacramento this weekend. The Hornets are 0-7 in Western Athletic Conference play, but last season swept the Matadors at CSUN.
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April 15, 1998 | STEVE HENSON
Gabe Kapler (Taft High, Moorpark College) and Robert Fick (Newbury Park, Cal State Northridge) have helped Jacksonville, the Detroit Tigers' double-A Southern League affiliate, to a nine-game winning streak. Kapler hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs Monday, raising his batting average to .319. The right fielder has driven in 13 runs in 11 games. Fick, a catcher, led the Midwest League with a .341 average last season. He is batting only .205, but has four doubles and a triple.
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February 11, 1998 | STEVE HENSON
The game is splash-ball rather than smash-ball but Newbury Park High sophomore Katy Fick is continuing a family legacy. Katy, niece of former Cal State Northridge All-American baseball player Robert Fick, has scored 61 goals in leading the Panther girls' water polo team to a record of 16-7, 8-3 in Marmonte League play. Katy wears No. 9, the same number Robert wore at Northridge.
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