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Owners vote to contract

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November 6, 2001 ROSEMONT, Ill. — Major League Baseball owners voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to authorize Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to begin the process of contracting two teams prior to the […]

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Statement from Donald Fehr

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November 6, 2001 “Today’s announcement by the commissioner — that the clubs will attempt to immediately eliminate two as yet unnamed major league clubs — is most imprudent and unfortunate. […]

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Possible contraction scenario changes

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By John PerrottoNovember 6, 2001 Major League Baseball has revamped its possible contraction plan, which introduces major changes for the possible dispersal draft. Reports of two teams being contracted before […]

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Astros name Jimy Williams manager

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By Tom HalliburtonNovember 2, 2001 HOUSTON — Jimy Williams made no promises, gave very few thoughts, saying he had seen the Houston Astros play in nearly five years. The 58-year-old […]

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Three Cal League Teams Chnage Owners

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By Lance Pugmire and Patrick LavertyOctober 25, 2001 ONTARIO, Calif.–California League owners voted unanimously to support the sale of the Bakersfield Blaze and the flip-flop of owners in Visalia and […]

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Bradley to miss 2002 season

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By John PerrottoOctober 25, 2001 PITTSBURGH–The Pittsburgh Pirates’ top pitching prospect is a week removed from the most complicated arm surgery of all. Yet, he couldn’t feel better about his […]

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Huntsville franchise sold

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By David JenkinsOctober 24, 2001 Miles Prentice, who was rebuffed at the last moment in his bid to buy the Kansas City Royals in 1999, has fronted an eight-man syndicate […]

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IBLA cancels season

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By John ManuelOctober 23, 2001 The repercussions of the attacks on New York and Washington on Sept. 11 continue to affect baseball, this time reaching all the way to Australia. […]

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Hamilton holds off on back surgery

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October 23, 2001 It looks like Devil Rays top prospect Josh Hamilton won’t have back surgery after all. Arizona Diamondbacks back specialist Volker Sonntag examined Hamilton and recommended a steroid […]

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CBL to be unveiled Nov. 8

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By Jeff MacKinnonOctober 22, 2001 CALGARY–Organizers of a new professional league in Canada say they will unveil the lineup for the first season Nov. 8 in Vancouver, B.C. The Canadian […]

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Hamilton to have back surgery

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By Marc TopkinOctober 19, 2001 Devil Rays top prospect Josh Hamilton is sidelined by injury again. Hamilton hasn’t played in the Arizona Fall League since Thursday because of back problems, […]

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BA/Perfect Game Championship shapes up

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By Allan Simpson October 11, 2001 Scott Kazmir The world’s biggest scouting event has gotten bigger. The Baseball America/Perfect Game World Wood Bat Championship–scheduled for Jupiter, Fla., from Oct. 26-29–has […]

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Michigan coach resigns

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By John ManuelOctober 10, 2001 Former big league pitcher Geoff Zahn resigned as Michigan’s head coach in the wake of disputes with school administrators over his treatment of Wolverines players. […]

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Toronto fires GM Ash

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By Larry MillsonOctober 3, 2001 TORONTO–Gord Ash, a Toronto native working for his hometown team, devoted half of his life to the Blue Jays: in their ticket office, on their […]

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Louisville shortens name to Bats

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By Will Kimmey October 2, 2001 Louisville’s new logo Louisville’s baseball team will begin the 2002 season as the proud owners of an International League championship and a new name. […]

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