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Seattle’s Bret Boone Matures As An All-Around Performer

Seattle’s Bret Boone Matures As An All-Around Performer Danny O’Neil Mariners second baseman has emerged as one of the game’s best defensive players while improving his productivity with the bat BRET BOONE SWAGGERED INTO Seattle’s clubhouse in 1993 with a personality as strong as his swing. He was a 24-year-old whose 12 home runs in […]

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A Recipe For Success: After cooking up MVP-type season last year, Giants shorstop is ready for an encore

A Recipe For Success: After cooking up MVP-type season last year, Giants shorstop is ready for an encore – Interview Henry Schulman RUMOR HAS IT THAT SPORTSWRITERS appreciate a good meal now and again. If the writers who cast National League MVP ballots last year only knew that Rich Aurilia can cook a mean shrimp […]

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Fans offer six ways to improve game at the major league level

Fans offer six ways to improve game at the major league level John Kuenster IT HAS BEEN A LITTLE MORE THAN TEN YEARS SINCE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HIT the pits with a destructive, season-ending players’ strike, forcing owners to cancel the 1994 World Series. Both the players’ association of millionaires, headed by Donald Fehr, and […]

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Final 2001 team batting and pitching stats – Statistical Data Included

Final 2001 team batting and pitching stats – Statistical Data Included – Illustration ANAHEIM ANGELS Batter G AB R H TB 2B Shawn Wooten 79 221 24 69 103 8 Benji Gil 104 260 33 77 124 15 Garret Anderson 161 672 83 194 321 39 David Eckstein 153 562 82 166 208 26 Scott […]

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Pitching Straight A’s

Pitching Straight A’s Howard Bryant Oakland’s Tim Hudson Passes the Test As Major League Starter In his first full major league season, Athletics right-hander won 20 games and led club to first division title since 1992 WHEN TIM HUDSON HIT ROCK BOTTOM, HE crashed hard. He knows the night, the city, the rain-marred mound of […]

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Where Are They Now? Former Reliever GOOSE GOSSAGE

Where Are They Now? Former Reliever GOOSE GOSSAGE Irv Moss During his prime seasons, hard-throwing right-hander was one of the most dominating bullpen specialists in the major leagues THERE WAS A TIME GROWING up in Colorado Springs when Rich “Goose” Gossage looked at major league baseball as a make-believe place well out of his reach. […]

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Club history: San Francisco Giants

Club history: San Francisco Giants – Illustration Club History San Francisco Giants The Giants have been a part of major league baseball since 1876, playing in New York from 1876 through 1957 before moving to San Francisco. All Statistical records are from 1900 through the 2002 campaign. Club Nicknames * Mutuals (1876) * Gothams (1883-1884) […]

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American League Park Directory

American League Park Directory ANAHEIM ANGELS Edison International Field Anaheim, Calif. 92806 Telephone (714) 937-6700 Seating Capacity 33,851 Playing field distances Left field 333 Left center 386 Center field 404 Right center 386 Right field 333 Height of wall 8 ft. BALTIMORE ORIOLES Oriole Park At Camden Yards Baltimore, Md. 21201 Telephone (410) 685-9800 Seating […]

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Clearing Up the Confusion over the Strike Zone

Clearing Up the Confusion over the Strike Zone – baseball Jim Armstrong Here are some insights from players and umpires regarding one of the major leagues’ controversial issues THIS IS A STORY ABOUT THE STRIKE zone. See, there you go already. Just seeing the words got a rise out of you, didn’t it? If you’re […]

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Punch and Judy: many major league hitters are successful without possessing home run power

Punch and Judy: many major league hitters are successful without possessing home run power George Vass THE WIT AND WISDOM OF YOGI Berra and Casey Stengel are justly celebrated and incessantly recited, but no baseball quote is more succinct and to the point than five little words strung together by a master hitter not otherwise […]