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April 2, 1991
Slugger Steve Balboni was placed on waivers Monday by the New York Yankees, who will pay the remaining $1.1 million of his contract. Balboni, 34, hit .154 with one home run and five runs batted in this spring. He batted .192 with 17 home runs and 34 RBIs in 266 at-bats with the Yankees last year, when he was used primarily as a designated hitter and pinch-hitter. Balboni was guaranteed $900,000 in 1990 and $900,000 in 1991. The Yankees had an option for 1992 at $1.
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April 2, 1991
Slugger Steve Balboni was placed on waivers Monday by the New York Yankees, who will pay the remaining $1.1 million of his contract. Balboni, 34, hit .154 with one home run and five runs batted in this spring. He batted .192 with 17 home runs and 34 RBIs in 266 at-bats with the Yankees last year, when he was used primarily as a designated hitter and pinch-hitter. Balboni was guaranteed $900,000 in 1990 and $900,000 in 1991. The Yankees had an option for 1992 at $1.
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September 10, 1985 | JOHN WEYLER, Times Staff Writer
If they ever get around to making a movie about the baseball career of Steve Balboni--and they just might, considering the way the Kansas City first baseman is hitting home runs these days--they won't be looking for a modern-day Gary Cooper or Jimmy Stewart to play the lead. In fact, the casting director probably will take one look at Balboni and put in an urgent call to Rob Reiner.
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April 15, 1990 | JACK O'CONNELL, HARTFORD COURANT
The New York Yankees were keyed up for the season opener after three weeks of rigorous practice in a lockout-shortened spring training. What was their reward? A night off in Cleveland. "Pretty exciting, huh?" Rick Cerone said, pouring on the sarcasm, "and the really good thing is the next time we're in here we get to stay an extra day." As several Yankees discussed the distasteful aspects of playing in such conditions, Steve Balboni listened but offered no opinion.
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September 19, 1986
Steve Balboni has been lost to the Kansas City Royals for the remainder of the season because of two ruptured discs in his back.
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February 3, 1988 | Associated Press
It's a familiar winter ritual--the veteran baseball player going through rigorous off-season workouts, aiming to be in the best shape of his life by the time spring training rolls around. So it is with Steve Balboni, who has averaged 29 home runs the past four seasons. Balboni is making regular trips to the batting cage, and a regimen of running and lifting weights every day since the holidays has brought his weight down by about 20 pounds to 230.
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April 15, 1990 | JACK O'CONNELL, HARTFORD COURANT
The New York Yankees were keyed up for the season opener after three weeks of rigorous practice in a lockout-shortened spring training. What was their reward? A night off in Cleveland. "Pretty exciting, huh?" Rick Cerone said, pouring on the sarcasm, "and the really good thing is the next time we're in here we get to stay an extra day." As several Yankees discussed the distasteful aspects of playing in such conditions, Steve Balboni listened but offered no opinion.
SPORTS
June 30, 1989
The New York Yankees ended a nine-game losing streak in games at Detroit by outlasting the Tigers, 7-6, Thursday night as Steve Balboni and Roberto Kelly homered and Steve Sax singled home the tie-breaking run in the sixth inning. The Tigers had beaten the Yankees 12 of the previous 13 times the teams had played at Tiger Stadium. It was New York's first victory in Detroit since Aug. 8, 1987. Eric Plunk (2-1), the second of four Yankee pitchers, worked two innings, giving up two hits and an unearned run. Dave Righetti pitched the last 1 1/3 innings to earn his 14th save.
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October 22, 1985 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
In the wake of a 3-for-25 performance in the playoffs, Steve Balboni is 2 for 8 in the World Series. He's a man for any season except fall. Last year, in the playoff with Detroit, the Kansas City first baseman went 1 for 10. His career postseason average is .150. He has struck out 14 times in 43 at-bats, which is consistent with his career ratio. That he has yet to deliver an extra-base hit in those 43 at-bats isn't. Balboni hit 36 homers and drove in 88 runs while batting .
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November 12, 1989
Designated hitter Steve Balboni signed a two-year, $1.8-million contract with the New York Yankees. He will make $900,000 in each of the next two seasons, a raise from the $800,000 he made in 1989. He was eligible to file for free agency, but had not declared.
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June 30, 1989
The New York Yankees ended a nine-game losing streak in games at Detroit by outlasting the Tigers, 7-6, Thursday night as Steve Balboni and Roberto Kelly homered and Steve Sax singled home the tie-breaking run in the sixth inning. The Tigers had beaten the Yankees 12 of the previous 13 times the teams had played at Tiger Stadium. It was New York's first victory in Detroit since Aug. 8, 1987. Eric Plunk (2-1), the second of four Yankee pitchers, worked two innings, giving up two hits and an unearned run. Dave Righetti pitched the last 1 1/3 innings to earn his 14th save.
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February 3, 1988 | Associated Press
It's a familiar winter ritual--the veteran baseball player going through rigorous off-season workouts, aiming to be in the best shape of his life by the time spring training rolls around. So it is with Steve Balboni, who has averaged 29 home runs the past four seasons. Balboni is making regular trips to the batting cage, and a regimen of running and lifting weights every day since the holidays has brought his weight down by about 20 pounds to 230.
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October 22, 1985 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
In the wake of a 3-for-25 performance in the playoffs, Steve Balboni is 2 for 8 in the World Series. He's a man for any season except fall. Last year, in the playoff with Detroit, the Kansas City first baseman went 1 for 10. His career postseason average is .150. He has struck out 14 times in 43 at-bats, which is consistent with his career ratio. That he has yet to deliver an extra-base hit in those 43 at-bats isn't. Balboni hit 36 homers and drove in 88 runs while batting .
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September 10, 1985 | JOHN WEYLER, Times Staff Writer
If they ever get around to making a movie about the baseball career of Steve Balboni--and they just might, considering the way the Kansas City first baseman is hitting home runs these days--they won't be looking for a modern-day Gary Cooper or Jimmy Stewart to play the lead. In fact, the casting director probably will take one look at Balboni and put in an urgent call to Rob Reiner.
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