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December 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
The New York Mets, seeking to replace some of the offense they lost in Darryl Strawberry, today signed free agent Vince Coleman to a four-year contract worth nearly $12 million. The Mets had not dipped into the free-agent market since 1980, but believed that they needed to do something drastic after Strawberry signed with Los Angeles. "Vince Coleman will add a new dimension to our lineup that we haven't had in some time," Mets General Manager Frank Cashen said.
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July 28, 2005
Outfielder Scott Podsednik of the Chicago White Sox is the runaway major league stolen base leader with 51. Here are the players who have stolen at least 100 bases since 1900: *--* PLAYER SB YEAR Rickey Henderson, Oakland 130 1982 Lou Brock, St. Louis 118 1974 Vince Coleman, St. Louis 110 1985 Vince Coleman, St. Louis 109 1987 Rickey Henderson, Oakland 108 1983 Vince Coleman, St. Louis 107 1986 Maury Wills, DODGERS 104 1962 Rickey Henderson, Oakland 100 1980 *--*
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May 9, 1985 | MIKE LITTWIN, Times Staff Writer
It's that time of year again, in the wonderfully wacky world of baseball, when someone is ahead of Babe Ruth's home-run pace. This time it's Dale Murphy. Sure, it's only May, but apparently it's not too soon to get excited. Then, there's Rick Mahler. The Braves' pitcher is 7-0 after just 25 games. Let's see, if he keeps up that pace, he'll win, uh, 45.36 games. And Chief Noc-a-Homa will lead a resurgence of the Indian nation. Doesn't anyone remember the Frank Sinatra lyric?
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May 27, 1994 | Associated Press
A judge refused to drop Detroit outfielder Eric Davis from a lawsuit filed against him and Kansas City outfielder Vince Coleman by victims of the incident at Dodger Stadium last July in which Coleman, then with the New York Mets, threw an explosive device into a crowd. Davis, then with the Dodgers, was driving the vehicle in which Coleman was riding. Superior Court Judge Stephen Lachs did not dismiss allegations that Davis had disregard for the safety of others and that he intended harm.
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December 16, 1990 | STEVE JACOBSON, NEWSDAY
There is this trade-off trade-off for Vince Coleman coming to the Mets: Signing as a free agent isn't exactly free. Carrying the bag of money can be an overwhelming burden, and New York has its way of determining whether the man is big enough to carry it. The bag contains $11.95 million for four years -- a lot of money. "I would say so," Coleman acknowledged Thursday when the Mets held uniform No. 1 in front of him for the cameras for the first time. For that they get a one-dimensional player.
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October 21, 1987 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
He is to these Cardinals what the arch and Blues are to St. Louis. They are not the same when he is absent from the synthetic landscape. His teammates know it. Vince Coleman knows it. He is the catalyst, the spark plug. "I come to the park expecting to get on base three or four times, steal three or four bases and score four or five runs," he was saying at his locker Tuesday night. "I put a lot of pressure on myself.
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July 28, 2005
Outfielder Scott Podsednik of the Chicago White Sox is the runaway major league stolen base leader with 51. Here are the players who have stolen at least 100 bases since 1900: *--* PLAYER SB YEAR Rickey Henderson, Oakland 130 1982 Lou Brock, St. Louis 118 1974 Vince Coleman, St. Louis 110 1985 Vince Coleman, St. Louis 109 1987 Rickey Henderson, Oakland 108 1983 Vince Coleman, St. Louis 107 1986 Maury Wills, DODGERS 104 1962 Rickey Henderson, Oakland 100 1980 *--*
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February 12, 1989
Vince Coleman, losing his arbitration case, was awarded a salary of $775,000 by arbitrator Frederick Reel. Coleman, who made $715,000 last season, had sought $950,000.
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September 5, 1993
So, Robin Abcarian is jumping on the bandwagon of disgusted, outraged, lynch-mob reporters who want to crucify Vince Coleman for throwing a firecracker ("Guilty Your Honor--Can I Go Play Now?," Aug. 18). Yes, he hurt someone. Yes, his actions were foolish. But enough already. He will pay dearly for this through lawsuits and public hate. LINDA ROSE Fullerton Frankly, it is difficult to understand Abcarian's point. The article was written as if Vince Coleman had denied or in some way sought to excuse his conduct when, in fact, he did just the opposite.
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August 14, 1993
I have never been a very big fan of baseball because I thought it was slow and dull. Nolan Ryan and Vince Coleman have gone to great lengths to change that. Sorry guys, I enjoy excitement, but I prefer something a little more tame, like a hockey game. JANNA BRAUN Woodland Hills
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January 6, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The New York Mets made good Wednesday on their commitment to unload Vince Coleman. The surprising part was that they weren't forced to release him and swallow the final year of his contract. They actually got a player in return, the Kansas City Royals agreeing to ship Kevin McReynolds back to New York. "We got value where there was no value," Met General Manager Joe McIlvaine said. "The owner had made it clear Coleman wasn't going to play for us again.
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November 6, 1993 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While his baseball future remains uncertain, Vince Coleman was scheduled to join the lineup of volunteers assisting the cleanup in the Malibu fire area Friday afternoon. "The jeans and shovels are in the car," attorney Robert Shapiro said after Municipal Court Commissioner Abraham Kahn accepted a negotiated settlement of the felony charge brought against the New York Met outfielder for throwing an explosive device that injured three people in the Dodger Stadium parking lot on July 24.
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November 5, 1993 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vince Coleman is expected to be given a six-month suspended sentence in Municipal Court today for throwing an explosive device that injured three people at Dodger Stadium on July 24, The Times has learned. Patrick Couenberg, deputy district attorney, indicated two weeks ago that a reduction to a misdemeanor charge--which Coleman's attorney, Robert Shapiro, was seeking--might be worked out.
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October 19, 1993 | From Associated Press
The family of a 2-year-old girl injured by an explosive device tossed by Vince Coleman filed suit Monday against the former New York Met outfielder and former Dodger Eric Davis. The lawsuit alleges battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, conspiracy to commit battery and inflict emotional distress, negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
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September 26, 1993 | MIKE PENNER
T oday's unconventional wisdom . . . The Mighty Ducats: Personally, I don't know anyone who would camp out overnight in the Anaheim Arena parking lot for the right to pay $35 to watch Todd Ewen wrestle Keith Primeau, but there is photographic evidence. The lines wrapped around the building, the confusion in the ticket offices, the sheer hostility of the masses when choice games were declared sellouts--ice boxing is a runaway hit in Orange County.
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September 22, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While Angel General Manager Whitey Herzog is pessimistic about being able to retain free-agent leadoff hitter Luis Polonia, he has a possible replacement in mind. New York Met outfielder Vince Coleman. Coleman, who has been charged with one felony count of unlawful possession of an explosive device for throwing an M-80 on July 24 in the Dodger Stadium parking lot, injuring three bystanders, probably would be available.
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August 14, 1993
It's unfortunate that such a large front-page article was written on tennis star Gabriela Sabatini (Aug. 10) which depicted her beauty as her No. 1 asset. Come on, Jim Murray, Gabriela has worked hard to get where she is, she deserves more credit than a cheap article describing her obvious beauty. Let's inform the folks of statistics. After all, this is a sports section, not a romance novel. BONNIE NEWMAN Sherman Oaks Gabriela Sabatini's beauty is undeniable and certainly worth noting.
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September 5, 1993
So, Robin Abcarian is jumping on the bandwagon of disgusted, outraged, lynch-mob reporters who want to crucify Vince Coleman for throwing a firecracker ("Guilty Your Honor--Can I Go Play Now?," Aug. 18). Yes, he hurt someone. Yes, his actions were foolish. But enough already. He will pay dearly for this through lawsuits and public hate. LINDA ROSE Fullerton Frankly, it is difficult to understand Abcarian's point. The article was written as if Vince Coleman had denied or in some way sought to excuse his conduct when, in fact, he did just the opposite.
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August 27, 1993 | MARTY NOBLE, NEWSDAY
Brought here in December of 1990 to run the Mets into the World Series, Vince Coleman Thursday was run out of town. Citing the best interests of Coleman and the club, Met co-owner Fred Wilpon changed Vincent Can Go into Vincent Van Gone. "He will not play here again, as a Met," Wilpon said, seemingly bringing the month-old situation to an unofficial but decisive end.
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