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July 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
Ron Coomer capped a three-run eighth-inning rally with an RBI single off closer Billy Taylor, then preserved Minnesota's 3-2 victory over Oakland Tuesday with a spectacular grab that started a double play in the ninth. Coomer's feats lifted remarkable rookie Joe Mays to his fourth victory in five decisions since joining the Twins' rotation last month. "I don't know what to expect with Taylor. He's got a good sinker or a fastball. It's one or the other," Coomer said.
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January 31, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna
The Dodgers signed third baseman Ron Coomer to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training Thursday, giving the team insurance in case starter Adrian Beltre is injured and, if Coomer makes the team, a veteran right-handed bat off the bench. Coomer, a former Dodger minor league standout, hit .264 with three home runs and 17 runs batted in as a New York Yankee reserve last season after spending 5 1/2 seasons with the Minnesota Twins.
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January 31, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna
The Dodgers signed third baseman Ron Coomer to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training Thursday, giving the team insurance in case starter Adrian Beltre is injured and, if Coomer makes the team, a veteran right-handed bat off the bench. Coomer, a former Dodger minor league standout, hit .264 with three home runs and 17 runs batted in as a New York Yankee reserve last season after spending 5 1/2 seasons with the Minnesota Twins.
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April 22, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ron Coomer made sure the Minnesota Twins wouldn't go winless against the Texas Rangers again this year. Coomer had two homers and a career-high seven runs batted in Friday night as the Twins beat the Rangers, 10-5, at Arlington, Texas, for their first victory against Texas since 1998. Minnesota, which has won four in a row, lost all 12 games against the Rangers in 1999, and 13 in a row in the series since September 1998.
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April 22, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ron Coomer made sure the Minnesota Twins wouldn't go winless against the Texas Rangers again this year. Coomer had two homers and a career-high seven runs batted in Friday night as the Twins beat the Rangers, 10-5, at Arlington, Texas, for their first victory against Texas since 1998. Minnesota, which has won four in a row, lost all 12 games against the Rangers in 1999, and 13 in a row in the series since September 1998.
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November 30, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They call him Boomer Coomer, and why not? In his last two minor league seasons, including a year and a half of triple A, Coomer has driven in 224 runs with 48 home runs, 71 doubles and 332 hits for a cumulative average of .329. Released by the Oakland Athletics and traded by the Chicago White Sox, Ron Coomer has boomed into contention as the Dodgers' third baseman of the future. At 28. After eight minor league seasons.
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August 22, 1999
Cleanup hitters are supposed to do just that, clean up the bases. Which hitters, batting fourth, have the best slugging percentages this season? A look. (Statistics through Thursday): BEST *--* Player, Team AB TB SLG% Alex Rodriguez, Seattle 127 100 .787 Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs 228 168 .737 Phil Nevin, San Diego 111 77 .694 Manny Ramirez, Cleveland 403 250 .620 Nomar Garciaparra, Boston 298 180 .604 Jeromy Burnitz, Milwaukee 278 167 .601 Scott Rolen, Philadelphia 187 112 .
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August 26, 1999 | From Associated Press
Brad Radke pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and Ron Coomer homered as the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox, 6-3, Wednesday night. Coomer and Matt Lawton each drove in two runs for Minnesota, which ended a three-game losing streak. Damon Buford hit a solo homer in the ninth for Boston, which stayed tied with Oakland for the wild-card berth. The Athletics lost to Cleveland. Radke (10-12), coming off one of his worst starts, gave up four hits and two runs.
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March 2, 1998 | From Associated Press
Pedro Martinez, last year's National League Cy Young Award winner, pitched two scoreless innings in his Boston debut as the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins, 11-3, Sunday at Fort Myers, Fla. Martinez, traded by Montreal to Boston on Nov. 18, gave up two singles and was credited with the victory. He struck out two and threw a wild pitch. Brad Radke, 20-10 for the Twins last year, gave up six runs in the first inning and left after two innings trailing, 6-0.
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May 21, 1998 | From Associated Press
Damion Easley hit two home runs and drove in six runs to rally the Detroit Tigers to an 12-11 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Easley hit two-run homers in the seventh and eighth inning, the second putting the Tigers up, 11-9, completing their comeback from an 8-2 deficit. Detroit took a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-run double by Easley. In the bottom of the first, the Twins sent 11 batters to the plate to take an 8-2 lead.
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July 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
Ron Coomer capped a three-run eighth-inning rally with an RBI single off closer Billy Taylor, then preserved Minnesota's 3-2 victory over Oakland Tuesday with a spectacular grab that started a double play in the ninth. Coomer's feats lifted remarkable rookie Joe Mays to his fourth victory in five decisions since joining the Twins' rotation last month. "I don't know what to expect with Taylor. He's got a good sinker or a fastball. It's one or the other," Coomer said.
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November 30, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They call him Boomer Coomer, and why not? In his last two minor league seasons, including a year and a half of triple A, Coomer has driven in 224 runs with 48 home runs, 71 doubles and 332 hits for a cumulative average of .329. Released by the Oakland Athletics and traded by the Chicago White Sox, Ron Coomer has boomed into contention as the Dodgers' third baseman of the future. At 28. After eight minor league seasons.
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May 26, 1998 | From Associated Press
Rookie Jon Shave had three hits, including his first major league home run, and Minnesota scored eight runs in the third inning of a 9-3 victory over Texas on Monday night. Shave's three-run home run highlighted the big inning by the Twins, who sent 11 batters to the plate against Darren Oliver (2-5).
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October 19, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN
The Dodgers picked up the 1995 option on Jeff Treadway on Tuesday, but did not offer arbitration to pitcher Kevin Gross, who had free agent repeater rights and now becomes an unrestricted free agent. Fred Claire, Dodger vice president, said the club retains interest in re-signing Gross but not through arbitration, a process in which the Dodgers would be unable to hold the line on his $2.7-million salary.
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