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June 9, 1991 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Legendre didn't really start to think about his baseball future until early in the evening of Memorial Day. He had an eight-hour bus ride home from Sacramento that May 27 to ponder what the summer and beyond would hold for him. He and his Cypress teammates had won the State baseball title in Sacramento over the weekend. Legendre, a freshman right-hander, had two victories and had been the co-most valuable player with third baseman Troy Babbitt.
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June 9, 1991 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Legendre didn't really start to think about his baseball future until early in the evening of Memorial Day. He had an eight-hour bus ride home from Sacramento that May 27 to ponder what the summer and beyond would hold for him. He and his Cypress teammates had won the State baseball title in Sacramento over the weekend. Legendre, a freshman right-hander, had two victories and had been the co-most valuable player with third baseman Troy Babbitt.
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SPORTS
May 28, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sophomore Troy Babbitt hit a home run in the bottom of the 11th inning at Sacramento to give Cypress an 8-7 victory over Sacramento City and its first state community college baseball championship. Babbitt sliced the pitch for an opposite-field homer that landed slightly beyond the 320-foot sign down the left-field line. It was his second home run of the game and seventh of the season. Cypress finished with a 35-15 record. Sacramento City was 51-3-2 and ranked No. 1 in the state.
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November 23, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Tom Vilsack said he removed the warden of a prison where two inmates escaped last week. The Iowa State Penitentiary warden, Ken Burger, will be reassigned and soon will retire, the governor said. Vilsack said seven prison employees had been disciplined in the escape of Robert Joseph Legendre, 27, and Martin Moon, 34. Both men were recaptured -- one in Illinois and the other in Missouri.
SPORTS
February 27, 1991
Cypress scored three runs in the first inning, three more in the second, and seven in the third and went on to a 14-3 victory over Saddleback in an Orange Empire Conference baseball game Tuesday in Mission Viejo. Troy Babbitt had two hits, drove in four and scored three runs. He hit a two-run home run in the first inning, his third of the season. Kevin Cook had two hits and two RBIs, including a bases-empty home run in the fifth.
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November 19, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The second of two inmates who used a homemade grappling hook to escape from the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison was captured after four days on the run. Robert Joseph Legendre, 27, was captured without incident at a truck stop in Steele, Mo., where he was found sitting in a stolen pickup. The other escaped convict, Martin Moon, 34, had been arrested Thursday near Chester, Ill. Legendre was in prison for attempted murder and Moon was serving a life sentence for murder.
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May 20, 1991 | STUART MATTHEWS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jason Bates' three-day itch is finally over. Bates, Cypress College's shortstop, has been sporting a good-luck goatee since Friday, saying he would shave only after the Chargers advanced to the State community college baseball tournament. After breaking a 4-4 tie against Los Angeles Pierce with a towering home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, Bates can finally break out his razor. "It's definitely coming off," Bates said. "My face is itching like hell."
SPORTS
June 8, 1991 | STEVE KRESAL
Troy Babbitt and Carlos Castillo of Cypress College signed professional baseball contracts Friday, Coach Scott Pickler said. Babbitt, who had the game-winning home run for Cypress in the state title game, signed with the Royals. Castillo, a sophomore right-hander, signed with the Dodgers. Both were late-round selections. Babbitt, a third baseman from Western High School, reports Monday to the Royals' Class A team in Eugene, Ore.
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June 7, 1991 | Associated Press
Robert Legendre, a freshman right-hander from Cypress College, has signed with the Dodgers, Charger Coach Scott Pickler said Thursday. Legendre, from Western High School, agreed to a minor league contract Wednesday night. He was taken Monday in the 14th round of the amateur draft. Legendre, 19, will leave Saturday for a minor league camp in Vero Beach, Fla., for a few weeks. He then will be assigned to a minor league team. Two other Cypress players were drafted.
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May 20, 1991 | BRENDAN HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The longest post-season run in Pierce College baseball history came to an abrupt end Sunday afternoon when Cypress' Jason Bates hit a game-winning solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Bates' home run came in the final game of the second round of the Southern California regional and gave Cypress a 5-4 victory and a berth in the state final four in Sacramento. Pierce beat Cypress, 6-2, in the morning game to force an afternoon finale to the double-elimination tournament at Harbor.
SPORTS
April 3, 1991
Tom Wilson, Chris Johnson and Sal Mancuso hit home runs as Fullerton upset Rancho Santiago, 9-5, in an Orange Empire Conference baseball game Tuesday in Santa Ana. Wilson hit a two-run home run (his ninth) in the first inning and Johnson followed with his fourth homer as Fullerton (19-11, 6-6 in conference) opened a 4-0 lead. Wilson's home run was the 20th of his Fullerton career. Mancuso hit a bases-empty home run in the fifth, his second.
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