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April 13, 1986 | Associated Press
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Ron Oester hopes to hit near .300 again this season, but more than that he wants more runs batted in. "I'd like to do what I did last year, hit .300 and drive in more runs than I did last year," Oester said. Oester finished last season with a .295 batting average and drove in 34 runs, his lowest total since 1980 when he had 20 in 100 games. Despite his eighth hitting slot in the lineup, Oester thinks he can get more RBI.
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February 28, 2002 | From Associated Press
Ken Griffey Jr.'s habit of arriving late and skipping pregame practice caused divisiveness in the Cincinnati Reds' clubhouse, former coach Ron Oester told The Cincinnati Enquirer in a story published Wednesday. Oester, a minor league infield instructor with the Philadelphia Phillies, joined former Reds Pokey Reese and Dmitri Young in citing Griffey's special treatment as a factor in Cincinnati's decline the last two years. "Junior's not a bad guy," Oester told the paper.
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February 28, 2002 | From Associated Press
Ken Griffey Jr.'s habit of arriving late and skipping pregame practice caused divisiveness in the Cincinnati Reds' clubhouse, former coach Ron Oester told The Cincinnati Enquirer in a story published Wednesday. Oester, a minor league infield instructor with the Philadelphia Phillies, joined former Reds Pokey Reese and Dmitri Young in citing Griffey's special treatment as a factor in Cincinnati's decline the last two years. "Junior's not a bad guy," Oester told the paper.
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October 5, 1990 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Oester grabbed his bat, and was about to walk toward the plate Thursday night for the biggest at-bat of his life, when Lou Piniella, manager of the Cincinnati Reds, called him aside. Oester, gasping for breath with excitement, stood there and listened. He had waited 11 years to be in the playoffs, and now, in what might be his final season, he had finally made it. "You wait your whole life for something like this," said Oester, born and raised in Cincinnati.
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October 13, 1985 | United Press International
"Wait till next year" isn't just an empty baseball cliche in Cincinnati. It's the gospel. The surprising Reds, the most improved team in baseball in 1985, figure to be a solid pennant contender in 1986. Picked by many to finish next to last this year in the National League West, the Reds wound up a solid second and kept the heat on the division-winning Los Angeles Dodgers until the final week of the season. Cincinnati, after a 70-92 record in 1984, improved to 89-72 this year.
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December 3, 1988 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
The Dodgers, who spent much of Friday denying a published report that the Eddie Murray deal had been completed, were dealt another blow to the planned reconstruction of the right side of the infield when free-agent second baseman Ron Oester re-signed with the Cincinnati Reds. Oester indirectly might have thrown a wrench into the Dodgers' deal with the Baltimore Orioles for Murray, a deal that the Associated Press reported had been consummated Friday.
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December 1, 1988 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
Fred Claire has indicated that he will go a distance in his bid to rebuild the right side of the Dodger infield. Tuesday, for instance, the Dodgers' executive vice president flew to Chicago for a meeting with Roland Hemond, his Baltimore Orioles counterpart, on a trade that would bring first baseman Eddie Murray to his hometown of Los Angeles.
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August 18, 1989 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
Pete Rose was neither suspended nor fined for his part in a shoving incident with umpire Joe West in Cincinnati Tuesday night, but Thursday's news wasn't all good for the Reds' manager. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected Rose's bid to overturn a decision July 31 by U.S. District Judge John D. Holschuh to keep Rose's lawsuit against Commissioner Bart Giamatti in federal court rather than state court.
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October 5, 1990 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Oester grabbed his bat, and was about to walk toward the plate Thursday night for the biggest at-bat of his life, when Lou Piniella, manager of the Cincinnati Reds, called him aside. Oester, gasping for breath with excitement, stood there and listened. He had waited 11 years to be in the playoffs, and now, in what might be his final season, he had finally made it. "You wait your whole life for something like this," said Oester, born and raised in Cincinnati.
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August 4, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
It all started innocently enough. The Cincinnati Reds' leadoff hitter, Mariano Duncan, walked and stole second base. Luis Quinones bunted and beat it out. "I played for one run and I got 14," Manager Pete Rose said. The Reds scored 14 runs on 16 hits, all in the first inning, and went on to beat the Houston Astros, 18-2, Thursday at Cincinnati. The 16 hits set a modern major league record for one inning.
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August 18, 1989 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
Pete Rose was neither suspended nor fined for his part in a shoving incident with umpire Joe West in Cincinnati Tuesday night, but Thursday's news wasn't all good for the Reds' manager. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected Rose's bid to overturn a decision July 31 by U.S. District Judge John D. Holschuh to keep Rose's lawsuit against Commissioner Bart Giamatti in federal court rather than state court.
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December 3, 1988 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
The Dodgers, who spent much of Friday denying a published report that the Eddie Murray deal had been completed, were dealt another blow to the planned reconstruction of the right side of the infield when free-agent second baseman Ron Oester re-signed with the Cincinnati Reds. Oester indirectly might have thrown a wrench into the Dodgers' deal with the Baltimore Orioles for Murray, a deal that the Associated Press reported had been consummated Friday.
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December 1, 1988 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
Fred Claire has indicated that he will go a distance in his bid to rebuild the right side of the Dodger infield. Tuesday, for instance, the Dodgers' executive vice president flew to Chicago for a meeting with Roland Hemond, his Baltimore Orioles counterpart, on a trade that would bring first baseman Eddie Murray to his hometown of Los Angeles.
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April 13, 1986 | Associated Press
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Ron Oester hopes to hit near .300 again this season, but more than that he wants more runs batted in. "I'd like to do what I did last year, hit .300 and drive in more runs than I did last year," Oester said. Oester finished last season with a .295 batting average and drove in 34 runs, his lowest total since 1980 when he had 20 in 100 games. Despite his eighth hitting slot in the lineup, Oester thinks he can get more RBI.
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October 13, 1985 | United Press International
"Wait till next year" isn't just an empty baseball cliche in Cincinnati. It's the gospel. The surprising Reds, the most improved team in baseball in 1985, figure to be a solid pennant contender in 1986. Picked by many to finish next to last this year in the National League West, the Reds wound up a solid second and kept the heat on the division-winning Los Angeles Dodgers until the final week of the season. Cincinnati, after a 70-92 record in 1984, improved to 89-72 this year.
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June 7, 1989 | From Times wire service s
The Cincinnati Reds today placed second baseman Ron Oester on the 15-day disabled list and recalled Skeeter Barnes from their Class AAA affiliate. Oester pulled his right hamstring in Tuesday night's 3-2 loss to San Francisco.
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