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March 24, 1985 | SHIRLEY POVICH, Washington Post
In the mid 1960s and early '70s, he was coming in overhand with the American League's most recognized strikeout pitch, and he was in many ways a valid counterpart to the National League's pride, Sandy Koufax. The watchword among American League hitters was "stay loose" against this rack-slim left-hander with definite tendencies on the wild side. He was using all of the leverage of his uncommon 6 feet 5 inches to generate the hard stuff that whooshed and whistled out of his pitching fist.
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May 16, 1998
Some of the biggest trades in Los Angeles Dodger history: * Nov. 28, 1972--Traded outfielders Frank Robinson and Bobby Valentine, pitchers Bill Singer and Mike Strahler, and third baseman Bill Grabarkewitz to the Angels for pitcher Andy Messersmith and third baseman Ken McMullen. * Dec. 17, 1975--Traded outfielders Jimmy Wynn, Tom Paciorek and Lee Lacy and infielder Jerry Royster to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Dusty Baker and infielder Ed Goodson. * Nov.
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May 16, 1998
Some of the biggest trades in Los Angeles Dodger history: * Nov. 28, 1972--Traded outfielders Frank Robinson and Bobby Valentine, pitchers Bill Singer and Mike Strahler, and third baseman Bill Grabarkewitz to the Angels for pitcher Andy Messersmith and third baseman Ken McMullen. * Dec. 17, 1975--Traded outfielders Jimmy Wynn, Tom Paciorek and Lee Lacy and infielder Jerry Royster to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Dusty Baker and infielder Ed Goodson. * Nov.
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June 16, 1990 | JERRY CROWE
Coach Phil Jackson of the Chicago Bulls told the Chicago Tribune that when he played for the New York Knicks in the early 1970s, the Knicks customarily let some air out of the ball. "We were a short team and didn't want long rebounds," Jackson said of the Knicks, who won NBA championships in 1970 and 1973 with a cast that included Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Dave DeBusschere and Bill Bradley.
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May 29, 1987
During a game between the New York Yankees and Oakland A's last week, Yankee pitcher Tommy John was standing next to Manager Lou Piniella in the dugout. According to Ron Bergman of the Oakland Tribune, this exchange took place: Piniella: "How can Jose Canseco catch a ball out there in left field standing like that?" John: "Heck, I used to have a left fielder standing out there taking practice swings, and he caught the ball." The left fielder was Lou Piniella.
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June 16, 1990 | JERRY CROWE
Coach Phil Jackson of the Chicago Bulls told the Chicago Tribune that when he played for the New York Knicks in the early 1970s, the Knicks customarily let some air out of the ball. "We were a short team and didn't want long rebounds," Jackson said of the Knicks, who won NBA championships in 1970 and 1973 with a cast that included Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Dave DeBusschere and Bill Bradley.
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May 31, 1987 | THOMAS BOSWELL, The Washington Post
One of our new rituals of Memorial Day is to memorialize the passing of the previous season's baseball champions. It doesn't take long anymore. By the end of May, the guys with the rings are usually in the wringer. Although this trend has been with us for a decade, it never has been more clearly manifested than this spring.
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September 27, 2000
Pitchers who have struck out 300 batters in one season with year, name, team and strikeouts: AMERICAN LEAGUE *--* Year Name Team SO 1903 Rube Waddell Philadelphia 302 1904 Rube Waddell Philadelphia 349 1910 Walter Johnson Washington 313 1912 Walter Johnson Washington 303 1946 Bob Feller Cleveland 348 1965 Sam McDowell Cleveland 325 1970 Sam McDowell Cleveland 304 1971 Mickey Lolich Detroit 308 1971 Vida Blue Oakland 301 1972 Nolan Ryan Angels 329 1973 Nolan Ryan Angels 383 1974 Nolan Ryan
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June 13, 1999
Pedro Martinez's 1.88 ratio of strikeouts to hits given up this season (143 strikeouts, 76 hits) will be the seventh highest all-time if he maintains it. A look at the best strikeout/hit ratio in a season (minimum 162 innings): *--* Pitcher Team Year H SO Ratio Kerry Wood Chicago Cubs 1998 117 233 1.99 Nolan Ryan Texas Rangers 1991 102 203 1.99 Nolan Ryan Angels 1972 166 329 1.98 Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 1997 147 291 1.98 Pedro Martinez Montreal Expos 1997 158 305 1.
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September 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
The Seattle Mariners' Randy Johnson struck out 13 batters in 10 innings Sunday, and in doing so became the 12th pitcher to strike out 300 batters in a season. Johnson got No. 300 when he struck out Ruben Sierra swinging in the ninth, then struck out Scott Lydy to end the 10th. The last pitcher to accomplish the feat was Nolan Ryan with 301 in 1989. Despite Johnson's 13-strikeout, 10-inning performance, the Oakland Athletics beat the Mariners, 3-2, in 12 innings.
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May 31, 1987 | THOMAS BOSWELL, The Washington Post
One of our new rituals of Memorial Day is to memorialize the passing of the previous season's baseball champions. It doesn't take long anymore. By the end of May, the guys with the rings are usually in the wringer. Although this trend has been with us for a decade, it never has been more clearly manifested than this spring.
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May 29, 1987
During a game between the New York Yankees and Oakland A's last week, Yankee pitcher Tommy John was standing next to Manager Lou Piniella in the dugout. According to Ron Bergman of the Oakland Tribune, this exchange took place: Piniella: "How can Jose Canseco catch a ball out there in left field standing like that?" John: "Heck, I used to have a left fielder standing out there taking practice swings, and he caught the ball." The left fielder was Lou Piniella.
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March 24, 1985 | SHIRLEY POVICH, Washington Post
In the mid 1960s and early '70s, he was coming in overhand with the American League's most recognized strikeout pitch, and he was in many ways a valid counterpart to the National League's pride, Sandy Koufax. The watchword among American League hitters was "stay loose" against this rack-slim left-hander with definite tendencies on the wild side. He was using all of the leverage of his uncommon 6 feet 5 inches to generate the hard stuff that whooshed and whistled out of his pitching fist.
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July 23, 1989 | ROSS NEWHAN
Powerless: Here's the at-bat leaders, through Friday, among players who have yet to hit a home run this season: American League: Ozzie Guillen, 388; Harold Reynolds, 360; Jim Gantner, 308; Jody Reed, 307; Felix Fermin, 295. National League: Gerald Young, 344; Willie Randolph, 340; Vince Coleman, 338; Jose Oquendo, 326; Alfredo Griffin, 270.
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July 19, 2009 | Ron Shelton, Writer-director Ron Shelton ("Bull Durham," "White Men Can't Jump," "Tin Cup") spent five years playing infield in the Baltimore Orioles' minor league system.
He was a little guy, which was shocking at first, with short arms, thick glasses and an easy smile. They called him "Dalko" and guys liked to hang with him and women wanted to take care of him and if he walked in a room in those days he was probably drunk. He had a record 14 feet long inside the Bakersfield police station, all barroom brawls, nothing serious, the cops said.
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