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March 23, 1997 | Associated Press
When they showed the replays of Robin Ventura wrecking his right ankle and leg, sportscasters warned viewers that what they were about to see was graphic. "Just to see him laying helpless like that, that's tough to take," Chicago White Sox first baseman Frank Thomas said. "These kinds of things happen all the time in sports, but when it happens so close to home, it's not fun to see."
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June 19, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Only months after wrapping up a 16-year major league career, Robin Ventura could barely walk without a cane. So intense was the discomfort in his right ankle, mangled in a slide earlier and deadened with painkillers thereafter, that the former All-Star third baseman found he lingered in bed a little longer each morning, unwilling to step into the day. "I didn't go places for a long time," Ventura volunteers, "because I didn't feel like getting...
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August 7, 1993
Any truth to the rumor that Riddick Bowe, Tommy Morrison and Lennox Lewis are lining up for a shot at Robin Ventura? MICHAEL HANNIN Woodland Hills
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August 31, 2004 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
Reserve infielder Robin Ventura has considered retiring at the end of the season, but the Dodgers want him to return in 2005 because of his influence on the field and in the clubhouse. "I know Robin hasn't made a decision on what he wants to do yet, but there's no question that he adds an awful lot to this clubhouse," General Manager Paul DePodesta said. "Robin is a great fit. Any team would benefit from having him on it."
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November 2, 1988
Robin Ventura, who hit .428 in three seasons at Oklahoma State after being ignored by scouts in high school, won the Golden Spikes Award as the nation's top amateur baseball player.
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August 5, 2003
'Usually someone has to go on the DL for me to get even a triple.' Robin Ventura, Dodger infielder, after his first inside-the-park home run in L.A.'s 8-4 victory over Atlanta on Sunday.
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August 2, 2003
Considering that Robin Ventura's offensive production was virtually identical to the cadaver-like Adrian Beltre, Dodger General Manager Dan Evans' new acquisition is as pointless as pillows in a coffin. Tom Scarpelli Northridge * Three things that are self-evident: 1. The Dodgers can't get on base or score. 2. Adrian Beltre is one of the worst offensive third basemen in the majors. 3. Dan Evans is incompetent. Last year, Beltre couldn't hit and Evans passed on Scott Rolen and took Tyler Houston.
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July 29, 2002 | From Associated Press
Robin Ventura made history, and Andy Pettitte gave the New York Yankee pitching staff a lift. Ventura hit the 16th grand slam of his career and Pettitte gave up one run in 7 1/3 innings as the Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 9-1, Sunday. Ventura tied Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Dave Kingman for sixth place on the all-time list. The active leader trails only Lou Gehrig (23), Eddie Murray (19), Willie McCovey (18), Jimmie Foxx (17) and Ted Williams (17).
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August 7, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Angel Manager Buck Rodgers said that Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura had every right to charge the mound Wednesday against the Texas Rangers' Nolan Ryan. "Nolan Ryan is no angel, believe me," Rodgers said. "When I managed against him in Houston, I had a few balls checked. But he's also a bear-down, hard-nosed pitcher who's considered a legend in this game. . . "But being a legend has got nothing to with it.
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July 14, 1997 | Associated Press
Robin Ventura, who suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in spring training with the Chicago White Sox, will begin a rehabilitation assignment today at triple-A Nashville. Ventura underwent surgery after he was injured sliding into home in Sarasota, Fla. He had the screw removed from the ankle on May 6 and began physical therapy. A lifetime .276 hitter and a four-time Gold Glove winner, Ventura is the club's leader in home runs by a third baseman with 142.
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August 7, 2003 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
For one night, at least, the Dodgers found the bat man they needed in Robin Ventura. The infielder temporarily squelched criticism that he was not the acquisition the offensively challenged Dodgers needed when he doubled and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning of a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday before 31,828 at Dodger Stadium. "It's nice," said Ventura, who was two for two with two walks and is hitting .
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August 5, 2003
'Usually someone has to go on the DL for me to get even a triple.' Robin Ventura, Dodger infielder, after his first inside-the-park home run in L.A.'s 8-4 victory over Atlanta on Sunday.
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August 2, 2003
Considering that Robin Ventura's offensive production was virtually identical to the cadaver-like Adrian Beltre, Dodger General Manager Dan Evans' new acquisition is as pointless as pillows in a coffin. Tom Scarpelli Northridge * Three things that are self-evident: 1. The Dodgers can't get on base or score. 2. Adrian Beltre is one of the worst offensive third basemen in the majors. 3. Dan Evans is incompetent. Last year, Beltre couldn't hit and Evans passed on Scott Rolen and took Tyler Houston.
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August 1, 2003 | Ross Newhan
If there were misevaluations and missed opportunities in the off-season and first half, Dan Evans couldn't be expected to compensate for them on the day of the non-waiver trade deadline -- and he didn't. In fact, it may be possible the Angels did better by doing nothing.
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July 29, 2002 | From Associated Press
Robin Ventura made history, and Andy Pettitte gave the New York Yankee pitching staff a lift. Ventura hit the 16th grand slam of his career and Pettitte gave up one run in 7 1/3 innings as the Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 9-1, Sunday. Ventura tied Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Dave Kingman for sixth place on the all-time list. The active leader trails only Lou Gehrig (23), Eddie Murray (19), Willie McCovey (18), Jimmie Foxx (17) and Ted Williams (17).
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June 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
Robin Ventura delivered the biggest blow to the New York Mets--beating his former team with an extra-inning home run. On a night the New York Yankees delivered more punishment to their intracity rivals with both batted and thrown balls, Ventura's two-run homer in the 10th inning capped a late rally and dealt the Mets a tough 4-2 loss Friday night at Shea Stadium.
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March 22, 1997 | Times Wire Services
Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura severely dislocated his right ankle sliding into home plate on Friday night in Sarasota, Fla., and one medic said he could be out for a month or more. Ventura tried to score from second base on Ray Durham's single to left, but he was thrown out to end the fourth inning. After Boston catcher Bill Haselman applied the tag, Ventura did not get up, holding his leg in the air with his ankle gruesomely twisted.
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November 3, 1988 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, Times Staff Writer
At venerable Comiskey Park, the talk has returned--dare we say--to 1919 and the Chicago Black Sox. Since the release this year of "Eight Men Out," a film chronicling White Sox players who were charged with conspiring with gamblers to lose the 1919 World Series, Chicago's misfortunes have been recounted. And dredging up those kinds of memories does little for the already dented White Sox psyche.
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December 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
The New York Yankees made a rare deal with the cross-town Mets on Friday, trading outfielder David Justice for third baseman Robin Ventura. The trade is the first in more than eight years between the teams and the first involving major leaguers since 1992. The teams have exchanged players only six times since the Mets began play in 1962. "It's kind of weird to be traded from the Yankees to the Mets with the rivalry and all of that," Justice said.
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April 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
Robin Ventura had never faced Atlanta's Kerry Ligtenberg, and was hitless against John Rocker before Tuesday. That all changed in two at-bats for the New York Met third baseman. Ventura hit a pair of two-run homers, including one off Ligtenberg in the 10th inning Tuesday, to lead the defending National League champion Mets to a 6-4 victory over Atlanta in the Braves' home opener. His eighth-inning homer off Rocker had given the Mets a 4-2 lead in their season opener.
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