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October 23, 1992
With Toronto in the World's Series, it's finally clear what Perot means about losing all those jobs to foreign competition. ALAN BLIZZARD Claremont
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December 9, 2013 | From staff and wire reports
Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre - three of baseball's most decorated managers - were unanimously selected Monday for induction to the Hall of Fame. The announcement sets the stage for what could be one of the largest Hall of Fame classes in recent history, one year after there were no living inductees. The players up for election include Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas; the results will be announced Jan. 8. La Russa ranks third on the list of all-time managerial victories, trailing only Connie Mack and John McGraw.
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August 4, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
If you had to choose a two-inning sample that is emblematic of the way things have gone for the Angels this season, the last two innings of Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays would be a good choice. Leading by three runs with five outs to go, the Angels saw two infielders throw away potential double-play balls, lost another out on a blown call by an umpire and used six pitchers to try to protect a lead at Angel Stadium. They didn't quite make it, with two-out singles by Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion in the top of the ninth sending the Angels to their 10th loss in 15 games, dropping them to fourth place in the American League West and 101/2 games back in a wild-card race they've never really joined.
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September 17, 2013 | Wire Reports
Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion needs surgery on his left wrist and will sit out the remainder of the season. All-Star left-hander Brett Cecil is also being shut down by the Blue Jays for the final 13 games because of a sore elbow. Encarnacion sat out four games last week because of soreness in the wrist. He returned to play all three games of a weekend series against Baltimore, but had only one hit in 12 at-bats. Encarnacion ranks third in the majors with 36 home runs and his 104 runs batted in are the fourth-highest total.
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October 22, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Atlanta reliever Jeff Reardon, who gave up the game-winning home run to Ed Sprague in Game 2 and the run-scoring single by Candy Maldonado that won Game 3 for the Blue Jays, received some encouragement Wednesday from an unexpected source. Among the messages he received at his Toronto hotel was from former major league pitcher Joe Black, who gave Reardon some pitching advice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Doug Ault, 54, who hit two home runs in the first game in Toronto Blue Jays history in 1977, has died. Ault was found dead Wednesday at his home in Tarpon Springs, Fla., a few miles from the Blue Jays' spring training quarters in Dunedin. The team provided no further details about his death.
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October 19, 1993 | ROSS NEWHAN
Pat Hentgen, who will start for the Blue Jays in Game 3 tonight, has had only three at-bats since leaving high school in 1986, popping up and striking out twice. He has ordered his own model bat--the lightest Louisville Slugger makes--for his return to the box tonight when Toronto can no longer use the designated hitter, but he has no illusions. "I hit .399 in high school, but they weren't throwing 90 (m.p.h.) with a breaking pitch," he said.
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September 21, 1993 | STEVE JACOBSON, NEWSDAY
What they needed was another of those miracles, and it wasn't there. It wasn't in their gloves and it wasn't in their bats. What they need now is -- well -- as Manager Buck Showalter, trying not be appear crestfallen, put it, "I wouldn't go into the numbers." It wasn't in their Destiny Sunday. After all, who of us can expect one of those things two days in a row? But maybe.
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June 6, 2009 | Associated Press
Adam Lind and Lyle Overbay hit solo home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays gave Kansas City ace Zack Greinke a rare pounding in handing the Royals their eighth straight loss, 9-3, on Friday night. Rod Barajas hit a two-run shot for the Blue Jays, who boosted Greinke's earned-run average from 1.10 to 1.55. Seeking to join Toronto's Roy Halladay as the only nine-game winners in baseball, Greinke (8-2) was instead tagged for a season-high seven runs -- five earned -- and nine hits in five innings.
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October 22, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE
Bob Davidson, the second base umpire in Game 3 of the World Series on Tuesday night, admitted he "probably" blew a call that would have given the Toronto Blue Jays the second triple play in Series history. Davidson ruled that the Atlanta Braves' Deion Sanders, who would have been the third out on the play in the fourth inning, was not tagged by Kelly Gruber as they both dived toward second base.
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September 10, 2013 | From staff and wire reports
Mark Trumbo didn't just get a hit all five times he stepped to the plate Tuesday night. He circled the bases every time, too. Trumbo matched a team record with four extra-base hits, including back-to-back home runs with Josh Hamilton, and Chris Iannetta and Erick Aybar also went deep as the Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 12-6. Trumbo had a career-best five hits and became the first player in Angels history to collect five hits and score five runs in the same game.
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September 4, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Former Westlake Village Oaks Christian pitcher Phil Bickford, the 10th pick overall in this summer's amateur baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, has begun classes at Cal State Fullerton. He decided not sign before last July's deadline and won't be eligible for the draft again until 2016. Bickford hasn't discussed his decision, but Fullerton Coach Rick Vanderhook said he played catch with Bickford on Tuesday and everyone has moved on. Bickford was the only one of 33 first-round draft picks not to sign.
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August 4, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
If you had to choose a two-inning sample that is emblematic of the way things have gone for the Angels this season, the last two innings of Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays would be a good choice. Leading by three runs with five outs to go, the Angels saw two infielders throw away potential double-play balls, lost another out on a blown call by an umpire and used six pitchers to try to protect a lead at Angel Stadium. They didn't quite make it, with two-out singles by Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion in the top of the ninth sending the Angels to their 10th loss in 15 games, dropping them to fourth place in the American League West and 101/2 games back in a wild-card race they've never really joined.
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August 2, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
The fans who received an unexpected meet-and-greet with Angels left fielder J.B. Shuck raised their arms in triumph. Across the outfield, Kole Calhoun pounded his glove with his left hand as he whooped it up. Angels players in the dugout doffed their caps and held them aloft as a tribute. BOX SCORE: Angels 7, Toronto 5 You could go a lifetime without seeing a better catch at Angel Stadium than the one Shuck made in the fourth inning Friday night, tumbling into the stands after he had perfectly timed his leap in front of the wall to take away a two-run home run from Jose Bautista.
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July 13, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Pitcher Phil Bickford from Westlake Village Oaks Christian High, who was chosen No. 10 overall in the Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, failed to reach agreement before Friday's signing deadline and will enroll at Cal State Fullerton. Asked whether he were ready to do a cartwheel, Fullerton Coach Rick Vanderhook said, "I would if I could, except I'm driving. " Bickford, who was throwing 96 mph this spring, will join a rotation that could rival the best in college baseball.
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July 12, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Pitcher Phil Bickford from Westlake Village Oaks Christian, drafted No. 10 by the Toronto Blue Jays, failed to reach agreement before Friday's signing deadline and will enroll at Cal State Fullerton in the fall. Asked if he were ready to do a cartwheel, Fullerton Coach Rick Vanderhook said, “I would if I could, except I'm driving.” Bickford, who was throwing 96 mph this spring, will join a starting rotation that could rival the best in college baseball. Sophomores Justin Garza (12-0, 2.03 ERA)
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October 21, 1993 | ROSS NEWHAN
He walked to the Philadelphia Phillies' bullpen in the sixth inning to the warm accompaniment of cheers from the fans along the first-base line. He walked from the mound in the eighth inning to the heated boos of a crowd of 62,731. The incredible ride of Mitch Williams through this postseason continued Wednesday night in an incredible Game 4 of the World Series.
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July 4, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
DENVER - As Brandon League tries to regain the form that earned him a $22.5-million contract from the Dodgers, something is weighing on his mind. He was a friend of Justin Miller, the former major league reliever who was found dead at his Florida home last week. "I had no clue anything was happening health-wise, so it was a bit of a shock," League said. When League and Miller were prospects in the Toronto Blue Jays' farm system, they both lived in Florida. "We'd see each other a lot and just hang out," League said.
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May 24, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Legrendary baseball scout Epy Guerrero, 71, died Thursday in the Dominican Republic, the Toronto Blue Jays announced. The Blue Jays held a moment of silence before Thursday night's game against Baltimore in memory of Guerrero. Guerrero signed outfielder Cesar Cedeno for Houston in the 1970s before becoming a scout for Toronto. He scouted and recommended the signings of Tony Fernandez, Alfredo Griffin, George Bell and Carlos Delgado. Delgado sent the following tweet: Just heard the sad news that my super scout Epy Guerrero died today.
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