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June 2, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
The first thing you notice about Rob Dibble when you approach him is, he doesn't have fangs. He doesn't look as if he sleeps in a coffin, pulls wings off butterflies or hides out in the bushes at Central Park waiting for a guy with a gold wristwatch to come along. Rob Dibble has a reputation somewhere this side of Jack the Ripper or Mack the Knife. Rob Dibble with a baseball, they tell you, is Lizzie Borden with an ax, Hitler with an army. The Cincinnati Strangler.
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June 2, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
The first thing you notice about Rob Dibble when you approach him is, he doesn't have fangs. He doesn't look as if he sleeps in a coffin, pulls wings off butterflies or hides out in the bushes at Central Park waiting for a guy with a gold wristwatch to come along. Rob Dibble has a reputation somewhere this side of Jack the Ripper or Mack the Knife. Rob Dibble with a baseball, they tell you, is Lizzie Borden with an ax, Hitler with an army. The Cincinnati Strangler.
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August 14, 1990 | DAN HAFNER
When the San Francisco Giants arrived for an important four-game series at Cincinnati, the Reds were on the verge of losing their composure. They had won only four of their previous 17 games and had blown most of a 14 1/2-game lead over the Giants. But Giant Manager Roger Craig almost overnight changed the Reds into an angry, confident team ready to defend its lead in the National League West.
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June 18, 1989 | ROSS NEWHAN
Stopper: Bob Welch, with a pulled groin muscle, became the ninth player put on the disabled list by the Oakland Athletics this year, but the A's roll on. They have lost two in a row four times but not three in a row since Aug. 18-19-20. Dave Stewart is a key factor. He is 6-0 in starts that follow losses. Big Daddy: The San Franciso Giants' Rick Reuschel is 11-2 and 8-0 since April 28. The last time he won 20 was 1977 with the Chicago Cubs. If he does it again it will be the longest span between 20-win seasons in baseball history.
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April 19, 1992 | DAN HAFNER
The Pittsburgh Pirates are off to their best start in 19 years. Cecil Espy is hitting .800, but their best player, Barry Bonds, is angry. Bonds, whose batting average is more than 100 points lower than a year ago, hit a two-run home run, his fifth of the season, to help the Pirates to a 9-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday at Pittsburgh. It was the fifth victory in a row for the Pirates and gave them an 8-2 record, best in the National League.
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August 31, 1989 | DAN HAFNER
The Cincinnati Reds, held to one hit in 12 innings Wednesday night at St. Louis, put together two hits in the 13th and handed the Cardinals a 2-0 defeat. The loss ruined Cardinals' chance to cut the Chicago Cubs' lead to 1 1/2 games in the National League East. Jose DeLeon, having a big year for the Cardinals, was magnificent, but had nothing to show for it. He pitched 11 innings, giving up only a single to Luis Quinones with one out in the fourth.
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August 27, 1989 | DAN HAFNER
Although other teams dislike Candlestick Park more than any stadium in the league, the Giants love their home. Matt Williams hit a three-run home run in the first inning Saturday and Scott Garrelts improved his home record to 7-1 as the Giants beat the Montreal Expos, 8-3. Garrelts (10-3), unbeaten since June 25, gave up four hits in 7 1/3 innings as the Giants improved their home record to 40-21.
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May 25, 1989 | DAN HAFNER
A year ago, Greg Maddux of the Chicago Cubs was the toast of the National League. He was 8-3 on his way to an amazing 15-3 record at the All-Star break. After making the All-Star team but not playing, the right-hander came plummeting back to earth, finishing the season with a 18-8 record. His start this season was no better than his finish last season. He was hit hard in his first four outings and was 0-3. As Maddux, 23, begins to prove he isn't a fluke, the Cubs are proving they aren't either.
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June 17, 1990 | DAN HAFNER
Over the years, the San Francisco Giants made the June swoon infamous, but this season is different. After a horrible start, the Giants are in a June bloom. Scott Garrelts pitched a three-hitter and Matt Williams hit his 13th home run and drove in three runs Saturday at San Francisco, and the Giants continued their rampage with a 7-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. The Giants have won seven in a row and are 14-1 this month. Their early season misery in Candlestick Park is a thing of the past.
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August 25, 1990 | DAN HAFNER
The Cincinnati Reds have waited all season for Eric Davis, their best hitter, to start producing. Just when it appeared he never would, the team decided to test his eyesight. All it took to straighten out Davis was contact lenses. In his third game with his new "batting" aid, Davis went four for four, including a home run, and scored all the runs in the Reds' 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday night at Pittsburgh. Davis jumped on Pirate ace Doug Drabek.
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July 14, 1995 | From Associated Press
Just when he was beginning to feel good about his latest comeback from a shoulder problem, hard-throwing Roger Clemens suffered another setback. Texas built an eight-run lead on four homers off Clemens, two by Ivan Rodriguez, then held off the Red Sox, 9-8, Thursday night in a matchup of division leaders at Boston. "I'm not concerned," said Clemens, who left in the fifth inning. "I need to just continue to stay healthy and be aggressive."
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