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November 15, 1988
The Dodgers' Fred Claire and the Oakland A's Sandy Alderson, architects of the World Series participants, were named co-winners of United Press International's baseball executive of the year award.
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December 13, 2013 | Mike Hiserman
Baseball as you knew it is changing. The major leagues, years after Little League did it, are expanding the use of instant replay and giving managers the ability to lodge challenges. And this week, a Major League Baseball rules committee announced plans to institute a rule banning head- or shoulder-first home plate collisions. That's right: No more Pete Rose crashing into Ray Fosse or Buster Posey being bowled over. Sandy Alderson, general manager of the New York Mets and chairman of the rules committee, said baserunners will not be allowed to knock over a catcher for the purpose of dislodging the ball.
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December 11, 2009 | By Philip Hersh
The field for the new chief executive of the United States Olympic Committee has been cut to about a half-dozen candidates, according to Chicago Tribune sources familiar with the search. Among the finalists are: -- Sandy Alderson, a former major league baseball vice-president and former CEO of the San Diego Padres. -- Scott Blackmun, former USOC general counsel and its acting CEO in 2000-01. -- Norm Bellingham, the current chief operating officer of the USOC.
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October 12, 1996
Angel shortstop Dick Schofield and pitchers Kyle Abbott, Mark Eichhorn, Jason Grimsley, Bryan Harvey and Steve Ontiveros exercised their options and became free agents. The Angels also activated infielder Tim Harkrider from the 60-day disabled list and outrighted him to triple-A Vancouver. * Sandy Alderson, general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is also getting his old job back as team president.
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April 20, 2005 | From Associated Press
Sandy Alderson was hired as chief executive of the San Diego Padres on Tuesday and given a clear -- and maybe herculean -- directive by owner John Moores. "My expectations for Sandy are modest. I want him to turn this into the best baseball franchise in America," Moores said of Alderson, who more than a decade ago built Oakland into a consistent World Series contender.
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December 13, 2013 | Mike Hiserman
Baseball as you knew it is changing. The major leagues, years after Little League did it, are expanding the use of instant replay and giving managers the ability to lodge challenges. And this week, a Major League Baseball rules committee announced plans to institute a rule banning head- or shoulder-first home plate collisions. That's right: No more Pete Rose crashing into Ray Fosse or Buster Posey being bowled over. Sandy Alderson, general manager of the New York Mets and chairman of the rules committee, said baserunners will not be allowed to knock over a catcher for the purpose of dislodging the ball.
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April 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
Arguments between managers and umpires and players and umpires are nothing new to baseball. Now, it's the league office the men in blue have a problem with. Major league umpires are angry over baseball's new directive asking teams to chart pitches and file a report about strike zones. "It's nonsensical when you look at it," Richie Phillips, head of the umpires' union, told the New York Post. "It's juvenile. It's just another case of Big Brother watching over us."
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May 4, 1999 | ROSS NEWHAN and JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While refusing to discuss details of an investigation into allegations by two Cuban minor leaguers that they were signed illegally by the Dodgers, a leading baseball official said Monday that the industry has to be increasingly vigilant in signing foreign players and recommended a worldwide draft as a way to curb possible abuses.
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April 24, 2005 | Tim Brown
Kevin Towers, the San Diego Padre general manager, cast himself into baseball's steroid furor by revealing he'd had dark suspicions about Ken Caminiti, and was called with a handful of fellow executives before the House Government Reform Committee. Steroids, as it turned out, were not Caminiti's ruin. Five months after his friend had died in a drug-ridden quarter of the Bronx, Towers would sit before Congress to take questions about the steroid era, as a face on the Caminiti experience.
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April 20, 2005 | From Associated Press
Sandy Alderson was hired as chief executive of the San Diego Padres on Tuesday and given a clear -- and maybe herculean -- directive by owner John Moores. "My expectations for Sandy are modest. I want him to turn this into the best baseball franchise in America," Moores said of Alderson, who more than a decade ago built Oakland into a consistent World Series contender.
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May 4, 1999 | ROSS NEWHAN and JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While refusing to discuss details of an investigation into allegations by two Cuban minor leaguers that they were signed illegally by the Dodgers, a leading baseball official said Monday that the industry has to be increasingly vigilant in signing foreign players and recommended a worldwide draft as a way to curb possible abuses.
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April 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
Arguments between managers and umpires and players and umpires are nothing new to baseball. Now, it's the league office the men in blue have a problem with. Major league umpires are angry over baseball's new directive asking teams to chart pitches and file a report about strike zones. "It's nonsensical when you look at it," Richie Phillips, head of the umpires' union, told the New York Post. "It's juvenile. It's just another case of Big Brother watching over us."
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October 12, 1996
Angel shortstop Dick Schofield and pitchers Kyle Abbott, Mark Eichhorn, Jason Grimsley, Bryan Harvey and Steve Ontiveros exercised their options and became free agents. The Angels also activated infielder Tim Harkrider from the 60-day disabled list and outrighted him to triple-A Vancouver. * Sandy Alderson, general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is also getting his old job back as team president.
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August 26, 1990 | Mark A. Stein, Mark A. Stein is a Times staff writer in the San Francisco bureau.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS general manager Richard L. (Sandy) Alderson decided this spring that the team absolutely had to sign a Texas pitching phenomenon named Todd Van Poppel. Never mind that the 18-year-old, who can throw 97 m.p.h., was the most sought-after high school player in the nation. Never mind that he had already scared off other teams by announcing that he wanted to attend college before becoming a baseball star. Alderson was in a gambling mood.
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August 26, 1990 | Mark A. Stein, Mark A. Stein is a Times staff writer in the San Francisco bureau.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS general manager Richard L. (Sandy) Alderson decided this spring that the team absolutely had to sign a Texas pitching phenomenon named Todd Van Poppel. Never mind that the 18-year-old, who can throw 97 m.p.h., was the most sought-after high school player in the nation. Never mind that he had already scared off other teams by announcing that he wanted to attend college before becoming a baseball star. Alderson was in a gambling mood.
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April 24, 2005 | Tim Brown
Kevin Towers, the San Diego Padre general manager, cast himself into baseball's steroid furor by revealing he'd had dark suspicions about Ken Caminiti, and was called with a handful of fellow executives before the House Government Reform Committee. Steroids, as it turned out, were not Caminiti's ruin. Five months after his friend had died in a drug-ridden quarter of the Bronx, Towers would sit before Congress to take questions about the steroid era, as a face on the Caminiti experience.
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