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July 16, 1987
Former Dodger Ron Cey, the 39-year-old third baseman with 316 home runs and 1,139 runs batted in during his major league career, was released Wednesday by the Oakland Athletics. Cey's roster spot was filled by former major league outfielder Steve Henderson, who was recalled from Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League. Earlier in the day, the A's acquired second baseman Tony Bernazard from the Cleveland Indians for two minor leaguers.
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June 23, 2013 | By Gary Klein
The infielders trotted gingerly onto the diamond, Dodger Stadium suddenly taking on a 1970s vibe. Steve Garvey stood at first base, Davey Lopes at second, Bill Russell at shortstop and Ron Cey at third - as if they'd never left. A Dodgers infield that played together for more than eight seasons - a major league record - reunited for an inning during a recent old-timers game. On June 13, 1973, Garvey entered a game at Philadelphia as a defensive replacement at first base. It marked the first time the quartet played collectively at the positions that would define them.
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November 14, 1986 | Associated Press
Third baseman Ron (the Penguin) Cey, put in cold storage by the Chicago Cubs during the 1986 baseball season, will appear soon as a cartoon character in a syndicated television series. The 5-foot 9-inch Cey, who got his nickname for penguin-like run, announced a deal Thursday with Playhouse Pictures. The half-hour cartoon series, to be called "The Penguin," will be produced by Cey's longtime friend, Herb Klynn of Playhouse.
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September 20, 2004 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
Adrian Beltre reached another milestone Sunday in a 7-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Beltre hit a three-run double in the seventh inning and has 111 runs batted in, breaking the single-season franchise record for third basemen. Ron Cey had 110 in 1977. "It's nice to get records when you win, but I'm not really thinking about that right now," Beltre said. "Maybe I'll think about that in the off-season.
SPORTS
March 9, 1986 | United Press International
Jim Frey can only grin and bear it. He knows he will be consistently bombarded--as he has been since the end of the 1985 season--by people asking the same question: "Who is going to play third base for the Cubs?" Frey grits his teeth, usually smiles, and does everything he can to avoid losing his temper. The answer, as it was in October, remains the same. "Ron Cey is our third baseman," Frey says. But what about other people beating him out this spring.
SPORTS
April 20, 1985
So the Dodgers are saying that no one wanted to trade them a third baseman. If so, why did they trade Ron Cey and where are all those minor league prospects they got for him? Here's a great deal for all you major league clubs: We'll give you Al Campanis. Free! DAVID ARENZ South Pasadena
SPORTS
April 19, 1998
Two members of the St. Louis Cardinals are near the top of the list for all-time home runs at their respective position.
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January 30, 1987 | United Press International
The Chicago Cubs today traded veteran third baseman Ron Cey to the Oakland A's for infielder Luis Quinones. Cey, 38, had been with the Cubs since 1983. Before playing for the Cubs, Cey was with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1973 to 1983. He hit .350 and was a co-MVP in the 1981 World Series, which the Dodgers won in six games over the New York Yankees. Quinones, 24, was in the San Francisco Giants organization but was traded to the A's after last season.
SPORTS
April 12, 1994 | DAVID W. MYERS
RON CEY Ron Cey filled a traditional trouble spot when he became the Dodgers' regular third baseman in 1973, a job he kept for 10 years before being traded to the Chicago Cubs. Nicknamed "Penguin" for his stout build and his waddling gait, Cey helped the club to four National League championships and the 1981 World Series victory over the Yankees. He hit 228 home runs as a Dodger, a record for the Los Angeles franchise.
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January 31, 1987 | Associated Press
The Oakland A's traded infielder Luis Quinones to the Chicago Cubs Friday for third baseman Ron Cey, who is expected to share the designated hitter's duties with Reggie Jackson. Cey played the past four years for the Cubs after spending 10 years with the Dodgers. Cey has 312 career home runs and 1,128 RBIs. Cey, 38, hit .273 with 13 homers and 36 RBIs in 97 games last year.
SPORTS
June 14, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a day of farewells, the Dodgers not only bid adieu to a pair of pitchers, they also said adios to a four-game losing streak to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Plus, the Dodgers welcomed a new Los Angeles career home run leader when Eric Karros' eighth-inning solo home run just cleared the left-field fence to move him ahead of Ron Cey as the L.A. home run king.
SPORTS
April 19, 1998
Two members of the St. Louis Cardinals are near the top of the list for all-time home runs at their respective position.
SPORTS
April 12, 1994 | DAVID W. MYERS
RON CEY Ron Cey filled a traditional trouble spot when he became the Dodgers' regular third baseman in 1973, a job he kept for 10 years before being traded to the Chicago Cubs. Nicknamed "Penguin" for his stout build and his waddling gait, Cey helped the club to four National League championships and the 1981 World Series victory over the Yankees. He hit 228 home runs as a Dodger, a record for the Los Angeles franchise.
SPORTS
December 19, 1992 | ROSS NEWHAN
Obscured by economic and labor gloom, by the portrait of a ship without a captain, baseball is conducting a rite of winter all the same. Hall of Fame ballots have been mailed, with 14 first-time candidates among the 32 players overall. Of the new candidates, having been retired for five years, two seem certain to be elected on this first try. They are Reggie Jackson, who hit 563 home runs, drove in 1,702 runs and turned October into a nickname, and Phil Niekro, who won 318 games in 24 seasons.
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August 25, 1991 | BILL WALKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You're taken at first by the no-nonsense approach of the stocky, unsmiling player. Then you notice the way he moves about the court--with quick, mincing, stiff-legged strides that accent a whimsical sort of grace. Who else but Ron Cey?
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August 7, 1991 | BILL WALKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You're taken at first by the no-nonsense approach of the stocky, unsmiling player. Then you notice the way he moves about the court--with quick, mincing, stiff-legged strides that accent a whimsical sort of grace. Who else but Ron Cey? The former Los Angeles Dodger third baseman, who lent stability to a position in which 43 players had tried and failed in the 13 years prior, has taken his considerable baseball talents and unique style to the racquetball arena.
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September 20, 2004 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
Adrian Beltre reached another milestone Sunday in a 7-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Beltre hit a three-run double in the seventh inning and has 111 runs batted in, breaking the single-season franchise record for third basemen. Ron Cey had 110 in 1977. "It's nice to get records when you win, but I'm not really thinking about that right now," Beltre said. "Maybe I'll think about that in the off-season.
SPORTS
June 14, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a day of farewells, the Dodgers not only bid adieu to a pair of pitchers, they also said adios to a four-game losing streak to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Plus, the Dodgers welcomed a new Los Angeles career home run leader when Eric Karros' eighth-inning solo home run just cleared the left-field fence to move him ahead of Ron Cey as the L.A. home run king.
SPORTS
March 2, 1991 | ALAN DROOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the Dodgers ended 10 years of relative stability at third base by trading Ron Cey to the Chicago Cubs before the 1983 season, 23 players have tried their hand there. Remember Rafael Landestoy and German Rivera? Tracy Woodson and Phil Garner? Eddie Murray logging two games there in 1989? Is the hot corner too hot for the Dodgers to handle?
SPORTS
July 16, 1987
Former Dodger Ron Cey, the 39-year-old third baseman with 316 home runs and 1,139 runs batted in during his major league career, was released Wednesday by the Oakland Athletics. Cey's roster spot was filled by former major league outfielder Steve Henderson, who was recalled from Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League. Earlier in the day, the A's acquired second baseman Tony Bernazard from the Cleveland Indians for two minor leaguers.
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