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October 21, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
You can tell right away what's wrong with Kirby Puckett. He needs to go on a diet, right? He needs to lose about 30 pounds. I mean, who does he think he is, Babe Ruth? You figure he would have to slim that waistline down or the pitchers would start tying him up on the inside. You would be wrong. Kirby Puckett is not your basic Minnesota Fats. Kirby Puckett has less body fat than a flamenco dancer. Don't let that silhouette fool you.
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October 21, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
You can tell right away what's wrong with Kirby Puckett. He needs to go on a diet, right? He needs to lose about 30 pounds. I mean, who does he think he is, Babe Ruth? You figure he would have to slim that waistline down or the pitchers would start tying him up on the inside. You would be wrong. Kirby Puckett is not your basic Minnesota Fats. Kirby Puckett has less body fat than a flamenco dancer. Don't let that silhouette fool you.
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April 26, 1993 | Associated Press
Reliever Rob Dibble of the Cincinnati Reds underwent surgery on his broken left forearm. Dibble, who suffered the injury Wednesday, is expected to be sidelined for six weeks. . . . Brian Jordan, batting .152, was demoted by the St. Louis Cardinals to triple-A Louisville. The Cardinals called up infielder Stan Royer from Louisville. . . . Reliever John Candelaria of the Pittsburgh Pirates was put on the disabled list because of a strained rib cage muscle. . . .
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August 1, 1998 | Times Wire Services
The Philadelphia Phillies put right-handed pitcher Tyler Green on the 15-day disabled list because of his injured pitching elbow. Green may have to undergo season-ending surgery. To take Green's roster spot, the Phillies activated right-hander Ken Ryan from the disabled list. * Kansas City Royal outfielder Jeff Conine was put on the 15-day disabled list and third baseman Scott Leius was called up from triple-A Omaha.
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October 11, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Minnesota Manager Tom Kelly will make a few minor lineup changes tonight. He'll move Kent Hrbek from the cleanup spot to sixth in the order, as he usually does against left-handers, and he will start Scott Leius at third base instead of Mike Pagliarulo, a left-handed hitter. Kelly also said Jack Morris, the winning pitcher in Game 1, will start Saturday. Jimmy Key, who will pitch for Toronto tonight, is the last left-handed starter to win an AL playoff game.
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June 8, 1996 | Associated Press
Jim Bullinger, 3-5 with a 6.94 ERA in 11 starts, was demoted to the bullpen Friday by Chicago Cub Manager Jim Riggleman, who said no replacement has been selected for the starting rotation. . . . Pittsburgh Pirate right-hander Paul Wagner, who suffered a biceps injury in the first inning of Thursday's game against the Dodgers, was put on the 15-day disabled list. The Pirates recalled right-hander Esteban Loaiza from Calgary of the Pacific Coast League. . . .
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October 21, 2002
A look at some classic moments in World Series Game 2 history: 1959 -- With the Dodgers trailing, 2-1, in the seventh inning, pinch-hitter Chuck Essegian hit a tying home run to left, Jim Gilliam walked and Charlie Neal, who had hit a bases-empty homer in the fifth, followed with a two-run homer to center, propelling L.A. to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
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May 22, 1997 | Associated Press
The lawyer for George Steinbrenner said Wednesday that defendants were being served in the antitrust lawsuit against baseball, filed earlier this month by the New York Yankee owner. "It's a lot of parties, but the process shouldn't take too long," Yankee lawyer David Boies said.
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August 20, 1998 | Associated Press
The Kansas City Royals put first baseman Jeff King and reserve infielder Scott Leius on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 16 and Aug. 14, respectively, and activated outfielder Jeff Conine. King, second on the team with 21 home runs and 82 RBIs while batting. 270, had missed the last three games because of recurring soreness in his lower back. Leius, who took Conine's place on the roster in late July, suffered a strained hamstring Aug.
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September 16, 1998 | From Associated Press
Manny Ramirez hit three home runs for his first 40-homer season and drove in five runs Tuesday night as the Cleveland Indians moved closer to the American League Central title by defeating the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-5, at Cleveland. Ramirez homered in consecutive at-bats in the third, fifth and seventh, becoming the sixth Indian player to hit 40 homers in a season. Ramirez, who didn't bat again, joined Albert Belle, Rocky Colavito, Al Rosen, Jim Thome and Hal Trosky.
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August 2, 1996
Hugs and high fives greeted Cecil Fielder as he joined the New York Yankees Thursday night. "I was nervous when I first grabbed the Yankee uniform," Fielder said. "It has so much tradition. It's an honor to wear it. It was great to get the reception I got from my teammates. It meant a lot." Fielder also got a warm greeting from manager Joe Torre, who immediately explained his rules: mustache but no beard.
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