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  • 1984
  • Prior to his professional career, he played for the University of Southern California (1981-1984) and the 1984 United States Olympic team. (everything2.com)
  • 1977
  • Diaz had only one at-bat with the Red Sox in 1977 and played sporadically for Cleveland as the backup to on Hassey until an injury to Hassey made him the Indians' starting catcher early in 1981. (tripod.com)
  • slugging catcher
  • A natural athlete, Elmer boxed, wrestled, and played football, but his favorite sport was baseball, something that he first excelled at as a slugging catcher on the Bedford High School team (though some locals considered his younger brother, Cyrus, a better player). (sabr.org)
  • Giants
  • In the National League, most experts figured the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers would be locked in another battle for the pennant, much like 1962 when the Giants came from behind and beat the Dodgers in a playoff. (wikipedia.org)
  • strike
  • The sensational baseball team Minnesota Twins is ready to strike down their rivals in a match in your town. (excite.com)
  • At his last public speaking engagement, a discussion at New York University School of Law in April marking the 40th anniversary of the first baseball strike, Miller maintained free agency and resulting fan interest contributed to the revenue increase. (onlineathens.com)
  • It was during one of those work stoppages -- the seven-week strike of 1981-- that an anguished fan pleaded publicly with the leaders of the sport, both the owners and the players, to come to their senses. (cnn.com)
  • However, Cox was undone by the 1981 baseball strike when the Braves finished fifth and owner Ted Turner fired him. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was the most he`s been in the house since the baseball strike of 1981. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Dodgers
  • He was sold to the Los Angeles Dodgers system and went 1-2 with a 1.13 ERA in a brief three-game trial with the Lodi Dodgers of the California League . (baseball-reference.com)
  • As a player, Cox originally signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers , but was never able to make the Dodgers' major league team. (wikipedia.org)
  • struck
  • In the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Crain struck out all four batters he faced in the eighth and ninth innings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Players struck on June 12, 1981, the first midseason stoppage in the sport's history, and they didn't reach an agreement until July 31. (legacy.com)
  • Mike Coolbaugh was a minor league coach in the Rockies organization whose tragic and untimely death occurred on July 22, 2007 when he was struck by a foul ball during a Tulsa Drillers baseball game. (thesportjournal.org)
  • motors of group on Pain in Patients With audiobook: necessary Nursing Practicealgology baseball struck designed as a contribution sequence. (literary-liaisons.com)
  • Louis Cardinals
  • He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round (46th overall) in the 1999 Major League Baseball draft as a supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Delino DeShields to the Baltimore Orioles. (wikipedia.org)
  • January 16 - Curt Flood , Gold Glove outfielder of the St. Louis Cardinals , files a civil lawsuit challenging Major League Baseball 's reserve clause , a suit that will have historic implications. (wikipedia.org)
  • commissioner
  • He will meet with baseball commissioner Rob Manfred sometime in the near future. (espn.com)
  • I think he's the most important baseball figure of the last 50 years," former Commissioner Fay Vincent said. (onlineathens.com)
  • Marvin Miller was a highly accomplished executive and a very influential figure in baseball history," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. (onlineathens.com)
  • The fan was Bart Giamatti, who at the time was the president of Yale University and who would go on to become the commissioner of Major League Baseball. (cnn.com)
  • He changed not just the sport but the business of the sport permanently," former baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent said. (thehawkeye.com)
  • Indians
  • In 1946, Veeck finally became the owner of a major league team, the Cleveland Indians , using a debenture-common stock group making remuneration to his partners non-taxable loan payments instead of taxable income. (baseball-reference.com)
  • Cardinals
  • Major League Baseball likely will hit the Cardinals with a big fine, and might take away a draft choice, but probably not more than that. (espn.com)
  • Flood refused to report to the Philadelphia Phillies after he was traded by the Cardinals three months ago, contending the baseball rule violates federal antitrust laws. (wikipedia.org)
  • Team
  • He was named first team All-America by Baseball America and Baseball Weekly and second team All-America by the ABCA. (wikipedia.org)
  • On October 6, 1880, however, seven of the eight team owners pledged at a special league meeting to formally ban both beer and Sunday baseball at the regular league meeting that December. (baseball-injury-report.com)
  • In October of 2007, the Colorado Rockies baseball team made the news for two reasons. (thesportjournal.org)
  • The baseball team moved to Minnesota in 1960 and quickly gained success. (excite.com)
  • Unwilling to lose any games by forfeit, he began looking for someone with baseball skills in the crowd that had gathered at the train station to wish the team well. (sabr.org)
  • Flick continued to play for the Bedford team until he joined the Youngstown Puddlers of the Inter-State League in 1896, the manager having agreed to hire him sight unseen. (sabr.org)
  • While the ERA looks impressive, the Mexican Center League was a low-offense environment and three team staffs had lower ERAs. (baseball-reference.com)
  • At this time Grimm had the chance to manage in the majors, and it was arranged for Casey Stengel to run the team. (baseball-reference.com)
  • Brian is a life-long Brave who has earned the respect and admiration of our players, staff and front office," Braves president of baseball operations John Hart said in a statement released by the team. (nationalpost.com)
  • This team featured such future major leaguers as Ron Guidry , Mickey Klutts , Terry Whitfield and Juan Bernhardt . (wikipedia.org)
  • rookie
  • Crain was drafted and signed in 2002, playing at the rookie level, and low-A minor league levels going 3-2 (wins/losses) with an 0.99 earned run average combined. (wikipedia.org)
  • In his rookie year, he batted .302 and finished fourth in the league in walks with 86 and in on-base percentage with a .430 average. (sabr.org)
  • In his rookie year of 1981 , Valenzuela achieved superstardom and created the Fernandomania sensation. (baseball-reference.com)
  • wins
  • Cox ranks fourth on the baseball all-time managerial wins list. (wikipedia.org)
  • Overall, Cox had a highly successful six-year tenure as a minor league manager, compiling a record of 459 wins and 387 defeats (.543) with two league championships. (wikipedia.org)
  • Career
  • Not wanting to disappoint himself or his manager, Flick prepared for his sojourn into the professional ranks by engaging in a two-part exercise program which consisted of running and catching a ball after bouncing it off the side of a building and by making his own bat on his father's lathe, something that he would do more than once during his baseball career. (sabr.org)
  • In 1970, Boros began a lengthy career as a baseball manager, scout, and coach. (wikipedia.org)
  • During Reggie Jackson ' s spectacular 20-year baseball career, he led his teams to five world championships and 11 division titles. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Valenzuela began his professional baseball career at the age of 17 with the Guanajuato Tuzos , going 5-6 with a 2.23 ERA. (baseball-reference.com)
  • Her writing career was quite successful, with two major creative periods: 1900-1904 and 1916-1924. (mnhs.org)
  • 1912
  • Born in Kennett Square , Pennsylvania , Pennock went straight from high school to the major leagues by joining the Philadelphia Athletics in 1912. (thefullwiki.org)
  • minor
  • On January 19, 2010, Duncan signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals with an invite to spring training. (wikipedia.org)
  • So many teams are looking for a bat, and with so few available, moving Upton might be one way to recover some of the minor league system that was lost in the offseason maneuvers. (espn.com)
  • In 2003, he managed to pitch at all three levels in the minor leagues, going 6-3 with a 3.00 ERA. (wikipedia.org)
  • The White Sox signed Crain to a minor league contract on January 22, 2015. (wikipedia.org)
  • Before that, he was their minor-league field coordinator in 2011 and 2012. (amny.com)
  • He was a minor-league manager in the 1990s before moving to the front office with the Blue Jays in 2001. (amny.com)
  • professional baseball
  • As of 2006, he was still pitching in professional baseball. (baseball-reference.com)
  • Since then, he's kept a low profile, but he rocketed back into the public eye in March 2005, when he testified along with Curt Schilling , Rafael Palmiero , Jose Canseco , Miguel Tejada and the aforementioned Sammy Sosa before a congressional hearing about steroid use in professional baseball. (everything2.com)
  • players
  • In 2006, he was third in all of baseball behind David Ortiz and Ryan Howard in homers per at bat for players with at least 75 at bats. (wikipedia.org)
  • Examination of contract length among major league baseball players shows that long-term contracts for marginal players, those for whom it would seem most logical to desire this insurance, are rarely observed. (repec.org)
  • All players - past, present and future - owe a debt of gratitude to Marvin, and his influence transcends baseball," current union head Michael Weiner said. (onlineathens.com)
  • Even so, he said the major league debuts of such players as infielders Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies added hope for the future. (nationalpost.com)
  • In 1981, Lawrence Ritter and Donald Honig included Pennock in their book The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time . (thefullwiki.org)
  • round
  • But in the first round of the 1981 playoffs, he was unable to pull off the miracle against the Oakland Raiders. (bleacherreport.com)