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May 6, 1989
Ryan Klesko of Westminster High School has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Arizona State, Westminster Coach Ken Ostrowski said Friday. Klesko, a first baseman, is hitting .333 with four home runs and 16 runs batted in this season. He holds school records in at-bats (264), hits (101), doubles (19), home runs (15), runs (67), RBIs (85) and walks (60). Klesko was a first-team All-Southern Section selection last season. He has been an All-Sunset League selection since he was a freshman.
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April 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
San Diego Padre first baseman Ryan Klesko will have surgery on his left shoulder Monday and expects to sit out two to four months. Klesko has been bothered by soreness in his throwing shoulder since late in spring training and started the season on the disabled list. Klesko had two cortisone shots in the shoulder recently and considered playing through the pain. But he decided to have surgery after the team's medical staff reviewed the results of an MRI exam from earlier this week.
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April 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
San Diego Padre first baseman Ryan Klesko will have surgery on his left shoulder Monday and expects to sit out two to four months. Klesko has been bothered by soreness in his throwing shoulder since late in spring training and started the season on the disabled list. Klesko had two cortisone shots in the shoulder recently and considered playing through the pain. But he decided to have surgery after the team's medical staff reviewed the results of an MRI exam from earlier this week.
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May 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
At the rate he's hitting balls into the seats, there's no doubt Ryan Klesko is back. Klesko hit two more home runs on Wednesday, helping the San Diego Padres beat baseball's worst team, the Colorado Rockies, 8-7, in 12 innings at San Diego. His second homer tied the score in the ninth, and Miguel Ojeda singled in the winning run with two out in the 12th. "I'm just sitting back and driving the ball," said Klesko, whose homers traveled 392 and 389 feet. "It's nice to have my bat speed back."
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March 2, 1996 | Associated Press
The Atlanta Braves agreed to one-year contract with Ryan Klesko, but continued negotiations with the outfielder on a multiyear deal. Klesko, who hit .310 with 23 homers and 70 RBIs last season, agreed to a $315,000 deal, but said his agents are discussing a four-year deal reported to be worth around $9 million. * The Cincinnati Reds reached agreement with second baseman Bret Boone on a $725,000 contract for this season, leaving pitchers Hector Carrasco and Kevin Jarvis as the only unsigned Reds.
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April 8, 1994 | From Associated Press
Atlanta rookie left fielder Ryan Klesko, playing under a microscope because he is replacing released fan favorite Ron Gant, finished the Braves' opening series nine for 16, and the Braves finished a four-game sweep with a 10-8 victory over the Padres on Thursday afternoon in San Diego.
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July 24, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ryan Klesko hit a tying solo homer in the ninth inning and a two-run shot in the 10th as the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies, 6-4, Sunday. Klesko tied it with one out in the ninth after Neifi Perez gave Colorado a 3-2 lead with his eighth-inning homer. The Padres made it 4-3 in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Ben Davis, but Trevor Hoffman (3-4) blew the save when he gave up a sacrifice fly to Brent Mayne in the bottom half.
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September 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
It started with Randy Johnson sending batter after batter back to the dugout, and ended in the 13th inning with Ryan Klesko sending a ball over the fence. Klesko's leadoff home run in the 13th inning gave the Padres a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday in a game full of strikeouts, big defensive plays and wasted chances. "It was just great baseball. For a 1-0 game, there was a lot going on," Padre Manager Bruce Bochy said.
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April 10, 2002 | From Associated Press
Ryan Klesko had a three-run homer for his first hit this season and the San Diego Padres defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-2, Tuesday night at San Diego, spoiling Todd Stottlemyre's first start in nearly 19 months. Phil Nevin hit a two-run homer in the first inning against Stottlemyre, who was pitching for the first time since Sept. 21, 2000. He sat out last season because of a nerve problem in his right shoulder.
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July 18, 1997 | From Associated Press
For the first couple of months this season, Ryan Klesko struggled. But the weather warmed up and so did his bat, putting him on pace for a second consecutive 30-homer season. Klesko homered twice and drove in three runs Thursday night, leading the Atlanta Braves to an 8-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies as Greg Maddux became the National League's first 13-game winner.
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April 10, 2002 | From Associated Press
Ryan Klesko had a three-run homer for his first hit this season and the San Diego Padres defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-2, Tuesday night at San Diego, spoiling Todd Stottlemyre's first start in nearly 19 months. Phil Nevin hit a two-run homer in the first inning against Stottlemyre, who was pitching for the first time since Sept. 21, 2000. He sat out last season because of a nerve problem in his right shoulder.
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September 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
It started with Randy Johnson sending batter after batter back to the dugout, and ended in the 13th inning with Ryan Klesko sending a ball over the fence. Klesko's leadoff home run in the 13th inning gave the Padres a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday in a game full of strikeouts, big defensive plays and wasted chances. "It was just great baseball. For a 1-0 game, there was a lot going on," Padre Manager Bruce Bochy said.
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June 3, 2001 | BERNIE WILSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ryan Klesko, a one-time beach bum who turned into a slugger, is riding a monster wave. Klesko just finished the hottest month of his baseball career, one that helped bring the San Diego Padres back to respectability. He did things to baseballs that Ken Caminiti used to do in his marquee days in San Diego. Fellow Padres and opponents use words like "punish," "pound" and "unbelievable" every time the 6-foot-3, 246-pound left-hander hits a home run.
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May 23, 2001 | From Associated Press
Ryan Klesko is enjoying his nine-game hitting streak because he knows it won't last forever. Klesko hit two home runs for the second consecutive game and drove in three runs Tuesday night to lead the San Diego Padres to a 6-2 victory over the Astros at Houston. "You go through one of these streaks once every year or once every other year," Klesko said. "You always enjoy it and you always want to savor it because you always know you're going to go through streaks where you struggle."
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July 24, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ryan Klesko hit a tying solo homer in the ninth inning and a two-run shot in the 10th as the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies, 6-4, Sunday. Klesko tied it with one out in the ninth after Neifi Perez gave Colorado a 3-2 lead with his eighth-inning homer. The Padres made it 4-3 in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Ben Davis, but Trevor Hoffman (3-4) blew the save when he gave up a sacrifice fly to Brent Mayne in the bottom half.
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March 31, 2000 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A good half-hour into a conversation about what he's going to do when the left-handers start flinging sliders at him, Ryan Klesko held up a hand. Enough with the theories. Enough with the foreboding statistics. Enough with the quantum mechanics. The talk was becoming too complicated. Too tiresome. The fact is Klesko is home again, or near enough to feel its warmth.
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June 3, 2001 | BERNIE WILSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ryan Klesko, a one-time beach bum who turned into a slugger, is riding a monster wave. Klesko just finished the hottest month of his baseball career, one that helped bring the San Diego Padres back to respectability. He did things to baseballs that Ken Caminiti used to do in his marquee days in San Diego. Fellow Padres and opponents use words like "punish," "pound" and "unbelievable" every time the 6-foot-3, 246-pound left-hander hits a home run.
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October 28, 1999 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seizing opportunities has characterized the New York Yankees' remarkable resurgence, helping them close the '90s in style. They ended their latest title run their way, capitalizing on another Atlanta miscue during a 4-1 World Series-clinching victory at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night. Atlanta first baseman Ryan Klesko couldn't handle Tino Martinez's hard grounder in the third inning, helping the Yankees take a 2-0 lead.
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October 28, 1999 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seizing opportunities has characterized the New York Yankees' remarkable resurgence, helping them close the '90s in style. They ended their latest title run their way, capitalizing on another Atlanta miscue during a 4-1 World Series-clinching victory at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night. Atlanta first baseman Ryan Klesko couldn't handle Tino Martinez's hard grounder in the third inning, helping the Yankees take a 2-0 lead.
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March 2, 1999 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Bill Whiteley returned this season as Westminster High baseball coach after a 12-year hiatus, he discovered some problems. The program was more than $4,000 in debt. There were no baseballs, bases or helmets for the teams. He wasn't sure if he would even be able to field freshman and junior varsity teams. So for some help, Whiteley went to a former student--Atlanta Braves outfielder Ryan Klesko, a 1989 Westminster graduate whom Whiteley coached in 1986.
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