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Jerry Hairston, Jr,

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  • Scouts of merit lay dynasty's foundation

    In their heyday, the Orioles won three World Series titles and six American League pennants and produced baseball's best regular-season record from 1956 through 1985, winning six more regular-season games than the New York Yankees. Their enduring success...
  • In Ripken's sentimental journey, last chance to play is the real trip

    WHY DID YOU and Cal become such good friends?" a reporter asked Brady Anderson before Cal Ripken's last game last night at Camden Yards. "We're alike," Anderson said. "We're not that sentimental." Suddenly, it was clear how the evening would unfold, and...
  • Waiting game is only one O's play

    The Orioles yesterday continued their open-ended series against the surreal. While players gathered inside Camden Yards for an impromptu workout, Baltimore City Fire Department officials instructed the team to postpone last night's game against the...
  • Around the majors, words of gratitude, respect order of day

    Cal Ripken won't actually retire until the Orioles complete the 2001 season, but the announcement this week that signaled the end of his 21-year major-league career left friends, teammates and opposing players to ponder a baseball world without the...
  • To O's, ephedrine use still deemed a tossup

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - With paramedics working desperately inside the training room Sunday to try to save Steve Bechler's life, Orioles pitcher Matt Riley recognized a bottle of Xenadrine RFA-1 from Bechler's locker and threw it in the trash. Riley knew...
  • Maker of magical moments leaves imprint for all time

    Like everyone else, Mike Flanagan carries a moment, a flash that offers an indelible impression of Cal Ripken, his former teammate who grew to become, as Ripken's younger brother Bill liked to say, "the biggest man in the game." The moment was Aug. 9, 51...
  • Solution to Dodgers' outfielder surplus discovered: Use one as a DH

    Too many star outfielders? For a few brief games, no problem. Actually, it's a very good thing. The Dodgers opened a mini two-game series in Anaheim on Wednesday, which means using the designated hitter. Which meant Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford, Matt...
  • How many talking heads are needed to take over for Vin Scully?

    How many talking heads are needed to take over for Vin Scully?
    Not one, certainly. Apparently, not two either. Three seems likely, although often there are actually four. One year, much too soon, Vin Scully will retire and the Dodgers will face the unpleasant task of replacing the most legendary announcer in Los...
  • Skip Schumaker says Dodgers have talent, but it's not always enough

    From the home clubhouse here, the Cincinnati Reds' Skip Schumaker keeps an eye on his old team. The Dodgers have yet to win more than three consecutive games, while the San Francisco Giants have the best record in the major leagues. The Giants are...
  • How long Yasiel Puig will be out with sore hip is anyone's guess

    How long Yasiel Puig will be out with sore hip is anyone's guess
    Injuries have been so frequent with the Dodgers this season and Manager Don Mattingly so incredibly wrong in his estimates of how long his wounded would be out, he just doesn’t want to play anymore. Or he only wants to play. Either way, it&...
  • Jerry Hairston Jr. retires to join Dodgers new broadcast crew

    Jerry Hairston Jr. retires to join Dodgers new broadcast crew
    I’m thinking they’re not all going to fit into the broadcast booth at one time. But the Dodgers’ impressive stable of ex-players set to fill roles at their new sports network continues to grow. Jerry Hairston Jr., an absolute natural...
  • Daily Dodger in Review: Jerry Hairston Jr. exits field, enters booth

    Daily Dodger in Review: Jerry Hairston Jr. exits field, enters booth
    JERRY HAIRSTON, JR., 37, utility player Final 2013 stats: .211 batting average, two homers, 22 RBI, 17 runs and .265 on-base and .275 slugging percentages in 226 plate appearances. Contract status: Retired. The good: He hit .258 in the first half....