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April 3, 1999 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most professional baseball careers are built on a foundation of fleet feet, bat speed or a fast pitch. But the Angels' Steve Sparks got his start thanks to quick thinking. After a couple of years as a shortstop-of-little-notice at Eastern Oklahoma Community College, he decided to try to walk on with the baseball team at Sam Houston State. "There were a lot of infielders at the tryout camp and then I ran a really bad 60 [-yard dash]," Sparks said.
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October 6, 2011 | By Tiffany Hsu and Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' death sparked an outpouring of sentiment and statements from fellow chief executives and other major figures in Silicon Valley, government and the entertainment industry. IN TECHNOLOGY: Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder , reached at dinner with his son, said he was so overwhelmed by calls that he could not get in touch with his emotions: "People sometimes have goals in life. Steve Jobs exceeded every goal he ever set for himself. " Tim Cook, Apple chief executive and Jobs' successor , in an email to employees: "Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.… We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
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BUSINESS
October 6, 2011 | By Tiffany Hsu and Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' death sparked an outpouring of sentiment and statements from fellow chief executives and other major figures in Silicon Valley, government and the entertainment industry. IN TECHNOLOGY: Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder , reached at dinner with his son, said he was so overwhelmed by calls that he could not get in touch with his emotions: "People sometimes have goals in life. Steve Jobs exceeded every goal he ever set for himself. " Tim Cook, Apple chief executive and Jobs' successor , in an email to employees: "Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.… We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
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April 3, 1999 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most professional baseball careers are built on a foundation of fleet feet, bat speed or a fast pitch. But the Angels' Steve Sparks got his start thanks to quick thinking. After a couple of years as a shortstop-of-little-notice at Eastern Oklahoma Community College, he decided to try to walk on with the baseball team at Sam Houston State. "There were a lot of infielders at the tryout camp and then I ran a really bad 60 [-yard dash]," Sparks said.
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May 16, 1986 | Associated Press
San Diego State Coach Jim Dietz was named the Western Athletic Conference's baseball coach of the year Thursday and three Aztec players were named to the All-WAC team. Brigham Young outfielder Gary Cooper was named the conference's baseball player of the year. Dietz coached San Diego State to 15 consecutive victories, the Western Division title and the championship of the WAC tournament. The three Aztec all-stars are designated hitter Nick Riesgo and pitchers Mike Erb and Matt Harr.
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August 14, 1998
Jack McDowell is ready to pitch, according to Angel Manager Terry Collins. The problem is when. McDowell, who has been on the disabled list since June 1 because of an elbow injury, must serve a four-game suspension for his part in the Angels' June 2 brawl with the Kansas City Royals. "He is going to be suspended the day we activate him," Collins said. "We have to pick our spot."
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June 7, 1999 | CHRIS FOSTER
* Opponent--San Francisco * Site--3Com Park * Tonight--7 * TV--Channel 9 tonight and Tuesday. Channel 52 (Spanish) Wednesday. * Radio--KLAC (570), XPRS (1090). * Records--Angels 27-29, Giants 31-26. * 1998 record vs. Giants--2-1 TONIGHT ANGELS' CHUCK FINLEY (4-5, 4.71 ERA) vs. GIANTS' RUSS ORTIZ (6-4, 3.24 ERA) * Update--Mo Vaughn experienced no discomfort in his left ankle while playing first base this weekend and will remain there through this week's six interleague games.
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September 30, 2001 | From Associated Press
Shortstop Miguel Tejada hit for the cycle and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Seattle Mariners, 8-4, Saturday night at Seattle. Tejada tripled in the first inning, singled in the third, doubled in the sixth and homered in the seventh. Seatte's Ichiro Suzuki set the major league rookie record for hits in a season with 234. Cleveland 9, Minnesota 8-Travis Fryman's two-out, two-run single in the ninth helped host Cleveland clinch a tie for first place in the AL Central.
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May 2, 2000 | BARBARA MURPHY
Pink Dot Inc. in Camarillo has signed a multiyear marketing agreement with Sparkletts Water that calls for each company to promote the other to its extensive home-delivery customer base. "Partnering with Sparkletts Water . . . will allow Pink Dot to leverage our existing customer base as we expand into new markets," said Dan Frederickson, Pink Dot's chief executive. "Combined, we have a magnitude of expertise in the home-delivery marketplace."
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August 28, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
It will be flutterball vs. floater when Angel pitcher Steve Sparks and Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield square off today in what is believed to be the 27th time in major league baseball history two knuckleballers have started against each other. "It'll be 1-0 or 10-9," Sparks said. "You never know." Added Angel Manager Terry Collins: "The game could be five hours long . . . or an hour and a half." That's how unpredictable knuckleballers can be.
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August 26, 1998 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Angel knuckleballer Steve Sparks, who has 21 victories in his career, will face what many consider one of the best teams in baseball history on national television tonight when he starts the second game of a doubleheader against the Yankees. Is he a little nervous? Are you kidding? Sparks missed the 1997 season because of elbow reconstruction surgery. "I think about that almost every day, how my long rehabilitation process really put things in perspective," said Sparks, 4-0 with a 2.
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