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June 18, 1989 | Ross Newhan
A factor in the revitalization of the Baltimore Orioles, particularly recently, has been the performances of a leadoff-hitting center fielder of the type the Dodgers have been looking for--both before and since moving Kirk Gibson to the leadoff role. The Oriole in question began a weekend series against the Oakland Athletics batting .333 for the season, .407 in his last 16 games and .390 as a leadoff hitter since May 28. In addition, according to scouts and club officials, he has played brilliantly in the field.
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July 12, 2010
BILL PLASCHKE is a former baseball writer who is now an award-winning general columnist for The Times. His team: Catcher: Gary Carter, Fullerton Sunny Hills HS. First base: Jackie Robinson, Pasadena Muir HS, UCLA. Second base: Bobby Doerr, Fremont HS. Shortstop: Ozzie Smith, Locke HS. Third base: George Brett, El Segundo HS. Outfielders: Robin Yount, Woodland Hills Taft HS; Duke Snider, Compton HS; Tony Gwynn, Long Beach Poly HS. Designated hitter: Eddie Murray, Locke HS. Right-handed starter: Walter Johnson, Fullerton HS. Left-handed starter: Ila Borders, Whittier Christian HS. Closer: Rollie Fingers, Upland HS. ROSS NEWHAN is a Hall of Fame baseball writer who worked for the Long Beach Press-Telegram and the Los Angeles Times before his retirement in 2004.
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June 11, 1989 | Ross Newhan
They lost Jose Canseco and were motivated to prove they were more than a one-man team. They lost Dennis Eckersley, Walt Weiss, Storm Davis, Mark McGwire and Carney Lansford, but continued to display remarkable depth and versatility. The Angels, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs may be the surprise teams of the first half, but the Oakland Athletics have been the most impressive, again. The A's, despite the injuries, opened a weekend series in Texas as the American League West leader.
NEWS
December 16, 2007
Editors' choice: Ross Newhan says if you want to know how the Mitchell Report will affect baseball's owners and players, look no further than the several multimillion-dollar contracts signed by players named in the report. It's all about the money on both sides of the table. SPORTS, D1
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May 14, 1989 | Ross Newhan
Fred Claire, executive vice president of the Dodgers and baseball's executive of the year in 1988, apparently was right again when he tabbed Tom Herr to replace Steve Sax as the club's second baseman. Herr is batting .341, second in the National League to Will Clark. Unfortunately for Claire and the Dodgers, though, Herr is doing it with the Philadelphia Phillies. He rejected the Dodgers' offers to sign with the team closest to his hometown, Lancaster, Pa. Claire had been so convinced that he was about to sign Herr that he had the publicity department prepare a news release.
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June 25, 1989 | Ross Newhan
There was heavy trading on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges this week. In action generally associated with Labor Day and the September stretch drive, the Bay Area and New York teams plunged early in an attempt--for the most part--to enhance their chances for title dividends. Here are a synopsis and analysis: RICKEY GOES HOME Already boasting baseball's best record, despite a barrage of injuries, the Oakland Athletes couldn't restrain their enthusiasm at re-acquiring leadoff man and left fielder Rickey Henderson from the Yankees.
NEWS
April 10, 2000
"The Anaheim Angels," by longtime sports reporter Ross Newhan, looks at the "curse" of the hard-luck team.
SPORTS
June 26, 2004
Re: "Enjoying His Day in the Son" [June 21]: Touch 'em all, Ross Newhan. You hit one yourself. Rick Cook Glendale
SPORTS
November 6, 2004
Monday's Times had an excellent farewell column by Ross Newhan. I would like to find out if T.J. Simers can do one too. William Bunyan Venice
NEWS
December 16, 2007
Editors' choice: Ross Newhan says if you want to know how the Mitchell Report will affect baseball's owners and players, look no further than the several multimillion-dollar contracts signed by players named in the report. It's all about the money on both sides of the table. SPORTS, D1
SPORTS
November 6, 2004
Monday's Times had an excellent farewell column by Ross Newhan. I would like to find out if T.J. Simers can do one too. William Bunyan Venice
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August 10, 2004 | Bill Plaschke
Bill -- I thought I'd put this on paper and then we can talk about it.... I have become increasingly concerned about the risk and perception of a conflict of interest ... Just like always, the old baseball writer got right to the point. For more than three decades, Ross Newhan had used words to cut to the soul of the national pastime, baring its flaws, burnishing its stars, celebrating its truths. Now, in the fall of 1996, he was aiming those words at himself.
SPORTS
June 26, 2004
Re: "Enjoying His Day in the Son" [June 21]: Touch 'em all, Ross Newhan. You hit one yourself. Rick Cook Glendale
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April 4, 2004 | ROSS NEWHAN
Rk; Team; Comment 1 ANGELS Hard to separate top three amid widening parity. * 2 NEW YORK YANKEES Improved relief may be more important than A-Rod. * 3 BOSTON RED SOX Enough pitching to cope with Evil Empire. * 4 HOUSTON ASTROS Inspired by Rocket's red glare. * 5 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES A bounce from new ballpark and bullpen. * 6 CHICAGO CUBS Privately worried about Prior's ankle and elbow. * 7 OAKLAND ATHLETICS Still formidable rotation, but major losses elsewhere.
SPORTS
February 21, 2004
There is only one statue on campus at USC -- that of Tommy Trojan. After reading Ross Newhan's fabulous column (Feb. 14) on the life and times of Rod Dedeaux, the university should consider erecting a statue to this outstanding person who has contributed nearly 70 years of his long life to USC baseball. Cliff Dektar North Hollywood
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April 19, 2003
Now Let's Get Down to a Real Bull Session Ross Newhan's recent column (Free Speech, or a Lot of 'Bull'?, April 13), hit the nail on the head. Both Dale Petroskey of the Hall of Fame and Hootie Johnson of the Masters have managed to accomplish what Sen. Trent Lott couldn't: that is, launch full-scale attacks on our basic right to dissent. Who says sports isn't political? It is clear Dale Petroskey would rather send Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins back to the minors than let them attend the 15th anniversary screening of "Bull Durham" at baseball's hallowed shrine.
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May 18, 1991
Congratulations to Ross Newhan (May 5) for telling it like it has been. Gene Autry has mismanaged the Angels. Hopefully the new regime of Richard Brown and Dan O'Brien will bring fresh blood into an organization filled with Geritol. GEORGE SCHWARTZMAN Irvine
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February 21, 2004
There is only one statue on campus at USC -- that of Tommy Trojan. After reading Ross Newhan's fabulous column (Feb. 14) on the life and times of Rod Dedeaux, the university should consider erecting a statue to this outstanding person who has contributed nearly 70 years of his long life to USC baseball. Cliff Dektar North Hollywood
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August 6, 2001 | MIKE PENNER
It is another August in another baseball season. The Dodgers are scuffling to remain in contention for the playoffs. The Angels are 23 games out of first place. For Ross Newhan, this is pretty much life on the baseball beat as he has known it for the last 41 years. Except on this Sunday, Ross wasn't chasing the big story in baseball or working the phones or rolling up his sleeves in front of his laptop to brush back another self-important sacred cow or faltering front-office executive.
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August 5, 2001 | JASON REID
Ross Newhan is an imposing figure to young baseball writers. At least he was to me. I was clueless about covering the Dodgers when promoted to the beat in 1997. Some probably believe I've regressed, but no criticism could affect me as much as my first encounter with The Times' longtime baseball columnist. Ross--who today joins the writers' wing of the Hall of Fame, receiving the J.G.
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