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March 5, 1991 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cork popped, the champagne glasses filled, and it was official. Steve Kemp and his agent, Dick Moss, toasted the five-year, $5.45-million contract the outfielder had just signed with the New York Yankees. It was Dec. 9, 1982. "Dick told me I would never have to worry about another dollar again," Kemp said. But after a series of injuries forced Kemp into retirement in 1988, he learned to worry. A lot.
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January 22, 1994
Am I the only one who found coverage of the passing of Harry Nilsson to be less than skimpy? Goodby, Harry. Thanks for some incredible music. I'm going to miss you a lot. STEVE KEMP Simi Valley
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January 24, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Kemp, an All-American at USC and an 11-year major leaguer, has been named baseball coach at Woodbridge High in Irvine, Athletic Director Dave Cowen said Wednesday.
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March 5, 1991 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cork popped, the champagne glasses filled, and it was official. Steve Kemp and his agent, Dick Moss, toasted the five-year, $5.45-million contract the outfielder had just signed with the New York Yankees. It was Dec. 9, 1982. "Dick told me I would never have to worry about another dollar again," Kemp said. But after a series of injuries forced Kemp into retirement in 1988, he learned to worry. A lot.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1994
Am I the only one who found coverage of the passing of Harry Nilsson to be less than skimpy? Goodby, Harry. Thanks for some incredible music. I'm going to miss you a lot. STEVE KEMP Simi Valley
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March 27, 1988 | Jim Murray
Of all the ballplayers who came from Rod Dedeaux's USC Trojan teams--and there were some great ones, Tom Seaver, Fred Lynn, Ron Fairly, Dave Kingman, Don Buford--a lot of people thought Steve Kemp was going to be the greatest. He was built along the general lines of a medium tank, he had this short, compact, murderous swing, he had no strike zone to speak of, and he was as dangerous to pitch to as a crouched leopard. They didn't throw the pitch he couldn't line to right.
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January 24, 1991 | MIKE REILLEY
Steve Kemp, an 11-year major leaguer and a baseball All-American at USC, has been named baseball coach at Woodbridge High School, Athletic Director Dave Cowen said Wednesday. Kemp replaces Johnny Ceballos, who was suspended one season for violating Southern Section rules by working with players in the off-season. Cowen said Ceballos is working as an assistant coach at UC Irvine this spring and is free to return to Woodbridge next season. Kemp, an outfielder, hit 130 home runs and batted .
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June 24, 1986 | TOM FRIEND
Steve Kemp, who was earning $1 million a year just sitting at home, signed a Padre minor league contract Monday to play with the Triple-A Las Vegas Stars. Back in May, the Pittsburgh Pirates gave Kemp--who they said couldn't hit anymore--his outright release. They owed him guaranteed money worth $2.4 million over two years, but got rid of him anyway. The Padres, with nothing to lose, signed him to a contract worth an estimated $4,000 a month.
SPORTS
January 24, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Kemp, an All-American at USC and an 11-year major leaguer, has been named baseball coach at Woodbridge High in Irvine, Athletic Director Dave Cowen said Wednesday.
SPORTS
January 24, 1991 | MIKE REILLEY
Steve Kemp, an 11-year major leaguer and a baseball All-American at USC, has been named baseball coach at Woodbridge High School, Athletic Director Dave Cowen said Wednesday. Kemp replaces Johnny Ceballos, who was suspended one season for violating Southern Section rules by working with players in the off-season. Cowen said Ceballos is working as an assistant coach at UC Irvine this spring and is free to return to Woodbridge next season. Kemp, an outfielder, hit 130 home runs and batted .
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March 27, 1988 | Jim Murray
Of all the ballplayers who came from Rod Dedeaux's USC Trojan teams--and there were some great ones, Tom Seaver, Fred Lynn, Ron Fairly, Dave Kingman, Don Buford--a lot of people thought Steve Kemp was going to be the greatest. He was built along the general lines of a medium tank, he had this short, compact, murderous swing, he had no strike zone to speak of, and he was as dangerous to pitch to as a crouched leopard. They didn't throw the pitch he couldn't line to right.
SPORTS
June 24, 1986 | TOM FRIEND
Steve Kemp, who was earning $1 million a year just sitting at home, signed a Padre minor league contract Monday to play with the Triple-A Las Vegas Stars. Back in May, the Pittsburgh Pirates gave Kemp--who they said couldn't hit anymore--his outright release. They owed him guaranteed money worth $2.4 million over two years, but got rid of him anyway. The Padres, with nothing to lose, signed him to a contract worth an estimated $4,000 a month.
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February 14, 1998
It is unbelievable that Doug Collins became the first NBA coach fired this year when everyone knows it should have been Bill Fitch. JOHN E. GUYTON Compton Kobe Bryant is the best 19-year-old basketball player in the world. Michael Jordan is the best basketball player in the world. Kobe has 1 1/2 years of NBA experience and one all-star appearance. Jordan has 12 1/2 years of NBA experience and 12 all-star appearances. Comparing the two of them now is like comparing a new sports reporter to Jim Murray.
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March 31, 2007
RE the review of Tim McGraw's new album, "Let It Go" ["Fresh and the Followers," by Randy Lewis, March 27]: The line in Tim McGraw's song "Last Dollar (Fly Away)," "Since I ain't got nothin' / I ain't got nothin' to lose" is indeed close to Kris Kristofferson's "Bobby McGee" line, "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose / Nothing ain't worth nothing but it's free." But it's even closer to an earlier Dylan lyric from "Like a Rolling Stone": "When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose."
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