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February 6, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nintendo Chief Sells Stock for Mariner Bid: The president of Japanese video game giant Nintendo has sold part of his stock in the company for $47.6 million to raise funds to buy the Seattle Mariners baseball team, the company said. In January, Nintendo joined a group of Seattle business executives in a $100-million bid for the financially troubled club. If the bid succeeds, the family of Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi will own 60% of the team.
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September 8, 2005 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Seattle Mariner shortstop Mike Morse was suspended 10 days Wednesday after testing positive for steroids, a punishment he called "unfair" despite ingesting two steroids -- stanolozol and Deca-Durabolin -- as a minor leaguer. Tests administered since early 2004, when Morse served the first of two minor league suspensions for steroids, appeared to confirm a diminishing amount of the performance-enhancing drugs in his system.
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BUSINESS
January 24, 1992 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Seattle Marios? A group of investors led by the president of Nintendo Co. of Japan on Thursday announced a $100-million offer to buy the Seattle Mariners baseball team. However, Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent said it is "unlikely foreign investors would receive the requisite . . . approvals" from the team owners. The bid was announced at a Seattle press conference bristling with political and corporate notables.
SPORTS
August 14, 2005 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
When Bartolo Colon was growing up in the Dominican Republic, he and his father used to watch videotapes of Nolan Ryan, marveling at the Hall of Fame right-hander's blazing fastball and knee-buckling curve. With five more victories this season, Colon will earn a place alongside Ryan in Angel lore.
BUSINESS
August 24, 1989 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
When Newport Beach businessman George Argyros said goodby to major league baseball, he said hello to major league profits. At a tearful news conference Tuesday in Seattle, Argyros announced that he plans to sell the beleaguered Seattle Mariners to two Indiana businessmen. He bought the team in 1981 for $13 million; it was appraised in June at $76.1 million, which is believed to be the purchase price.
NEWS
August 24, 1989 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
When Newport Beach businessman George Argyros said goodby to major league baseball, he said hello to major league profits. At a tearful news conference Tuesday in Seattle, Argyros announced that he plans to sell the beleaguered Seattle Mariners to two Indiana businessmen. He bought the team in 1981 for $13 million; it was appraised in June at $76.1 million, which is believed to be the purchase price.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2000 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors have charged the son of Orange County mega-developer George L. Argyros with six misdemeanors for allegedly harassing and threatening to kill an estranged girlfriend, according to court records. George L. Argyros Jr. allegedly made more than 100 telephone calls to the ex-girlfriend after she cut off their relationship, at one point threatening, "I'll put your head in a mailbox," according to Sheriff's Department reports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2001 | MARISA SCHULTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County billionaire George L. Argyros breezed through a Senate nomination hearing Wednesday in his bid to become the next U.S. ambassador to Spain. What could have been a grilling over Argyros' controversial business practices turned out to be a calm proceeding. Only three of the 19 members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee attended the hearing; Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who sits on the committee, did not attend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2001 | MARISA SCHULTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County billionaire George L. Argyros breezed through Senate nomination hearings Wednesday in his bid to become the next U.S. ambassador to Spain. What could have been a tough grilling over Argyros' controversial business practices turned out to be a calm proceeding. Only three of the 19 members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee attended the hearing. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who sits on the committee, did not attend.
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November 3, 1985 | MARIA L. La GANGA
Although the relationship between Anaheim and its sports teams is especially heated, such contract disputes are not uncommon in the world of professional athletics, where team owners can be as accustomed to the civil courtroom as they are to the playing field, sports officials say. Perhaps the most notable legal battle in recent sports history involved the Oakland Raiders' move to Southern California.
SPORTS
February 28, 2005 | Bill Plaschke
His stoic eyes grow strangely heavy. His soft voice suddenly thickens. Watching him grow up as a Dodger for the last nine years, you have seen tough Adrian Beltre on the verge of anger, on the verge of joy, on the verge of greatness. You have never before seen him on the verge of tears. "You OK?" you ask. "Just thinking," he says. "About what?" you ask. "About the chants," he says. "Remember when the Dodger fans chanted 'M-V-P' for me last season? Every day during the last month?
SPORTS
October 2, 2004 | From Associated Press
No. 258 for Ichiro Suzuki was like so many others, a little ground ball up the middle. Only this one made history -- a hit cheered 'round the world. Suzuki set the major league record for hits in a season Friday night, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old mark with two early singles, then adding a third base hit for No. 259 as the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers, 8-3. "Through my career, I think this is the best moment," Suzuki said through an interpreter.
SPORTS
September 21, 2002 | Ross Newhan
Who knows about those 116 wins of last year? Did they prove to be an albatross to the Mariners in 2002 or were they forgotten, dismissed as something of a historic aberration as Manager Lou Piniella had urged in spring training, cautioning his team that it was a new year? The Mariners will have time to ponder those questions over a long winter, but it is safe to say that 116 now clouds perspective, complicating any attempt to measure what kind of season the Mariners have had.
SPORTS
June 16, 2002 | Ross Newhan
The Seattle Mariners didn't have to travel to Southern California for an interleague weekend series with the Padres to hear the Angel footsteps more clearly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2001 | MARISA SCHULTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County billionaire George L. Argyros breezed through a Senate nomination hearing Wednesday in his bid to become the next U.S. ambassador to Spain. What could have been a grilling over Argyros' controversial business practices turned out to be a calm proceeding. Only three of the 19 members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee attended the hearing; Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who sits on the committee, did not attend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2001 | MARISA SCHULTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County billionaire George L. Argyros breezed through Senate nomination hearings Wednesday in his bid to become the next U.S. ambassador to Spain. What could have been a tough grilling over Argyros' controversial business practices turned out to be a calm proceeding. Only three of the 19 members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee attended the hearing. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who sits on the committee, did not attend.
NEWS
March 17, 1987 | Ann Conway
After a serious discussion of relations between United States and Mexico, John Gavin, former, ambassador to Mexico, gave Chapman College supporters a lesson in diplomacy Friday night. "Henry Kissinger told me diplomacy is nothing more than common sense," Gavin told 100 guests at the Newport Beach home of Judie and George Argyros. "The difference between stupidity and diplomacy?"
SPORTS
October 22, 2001 | Ross Newhan
He signed with the Minnesota Twins out of Fullerton's Sunny Hills High School and has now spent half of his 34 years as a professional pitcher, enduring for the most part rather than achieving, during a persistent and resilient odyssey in which he has been released by five organizations, gone on the disabled list 11 times and had knee and shoulder surgeries.
SPORTS
October 17, 2001 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The legend of Ichiro Suzuki continues to grow, so much so that his Seattle teammates might be running out of superlatives to describe the star right fielder who will be the focus of the American League championship series between the Mariners and New York Yankees, which begins today in Safeco Field. Catcher Dan Wilson called Suzuki "a magician with the bat" after Seattle's division series victory over the Cleveland Indians.
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