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November 2, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Jim Tracy, the new Los Angeles Dodgers manager, realizes many fans probably are saying, "Jim Who?" Having grown up in Ohio, Tracy is aware that followers of the Brooklyn Dodgers were asking the same thing about Walter Alston, another Ohio native, when he was hired in 1954. "I've been through that before," Tracy said yesterday during a news conference called to introduce him as the team's manager. Tracy, who signed a two-year contract, succeeds Davey Johnson, who was fired Oct. 6 after two years.
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October 8, 2012 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rather than wait for the ax, Colorado manager Jim Tracy resigned on Sunday, stepping down after his Rockies set a franchise record for losses. The Rockies said a search for Tracy's replacement would begin right away (the snow comes early in those high peaks), but they have no time frame for making a hire. (Translation: Anybody want this job?) Colorado finished last in the NL West this year while going 64-98. The Rockies went 294-308 under Tracy, who was promoted from bench coach in May 2009, the same year he was voted the NL manager of the year after guiding his team into the playoffs.
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October 8, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
COLORADO ROCKIES manager Jim Tracy resigned Sunday, stepping down after the team set a franchise record for losses. The Rockies said a search for Tracy's replacement would begin immediately. Colorado finished last in the NL West this year while going 64-98. Tracy was promoted from bench coach to manager in May 2009. He was voted the NL Manager of the Year that season after guiding Colorado into the playoffs. The Rockies went 294-308 under Tracy. "I was surprised," Bill Geivett, the team's director of major league operations, told the Associated Press . "I wanted Jim to come back.
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November 22, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Jack Clark, who hit one of the most infamous home runs in Los Angeles Dodgers history, was hired yesterday as the team's hitting coach. The Dodgers also hired Jim Colborn as pitching coach to complete new manager Jim Tracy's coaching staff for next year. Clark, 45, hit a three-run homer off Dodgers reliever Tom Niedenfuer in the ninth inning of Game 6 of the 1985 National League Championship Series to win the pennant for the St. Louis Cardinals. Orioles. Former Baltimore catcher Andy Etchebarren was hired by the organization to manage its Triple-A farm team at Rochester of the International League.
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June 3, 2011
BP? Who needs it! After losing eight of 10 games, Colorado manager Jim Tracy had his club skip batting practice Wednesday. The result? The Rockies dropped the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-0. Everybody in the lineup got a knock, except second baseman Jonathan Herrera and pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez . But Jimenez got his first win in 10 starts and is now 1-5. Stay out of the cage, guys.   The halcyon day of the Bucs Though the Mets came back in a big way to beat the Pirates on Thursday, earlier nothing New York starter Mike Pelfrey did went right.
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September 21, 2009 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mr. Clutch for L.A. With a future Hall of Famer in the lineup, it's hard for Dodger hitters like Andre Ethier to get widespread recognition. But in his fourth year with Los Angeles, the outfielder has made himself as important to the Dodgers as Manny Ramirez. After a two-run homer yesterday, Ethier now has 31 dingers and 101 RBIs. According to the Los Angeles Times, Ethier's 23 home runs at Dodger Stadium this season are the most ever by a lefthanded hitter. And he's only the fourth player in the franchise's 126 years to collect at least 40 doubles and 30 home runs in the same season.
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October 7, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Many times, a managerial switch is made just to shake things up, to provide a different voice to hear, and turns out to be nothing more than window dressing. In the case of the Colorado Rockies, naming Jim Tracy to replace the fired Clint Hurdle saved the season. Under Tracy, who replaced Hurdle on May 29, the Rockies were 74-42, won the National League's wild-card berth, and begin their division series against the Phillies this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. "We wouldn't be here without him, and he's turned my career around personally - just the opportunities he has given me, and believing and trusting in me," second baseman Clint Barmes said yesterday.
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June 12, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The Colorado Rockies are learning to love life on the road under new manager Jim Tracy. Aaron Cook pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and closer Huston Street shook off a ninth-inning home run by Ryan Braun to earn his fourth save in as many games, lifting the Rockies to a 5-4 victory and three-game sweep at Milwaukee yesterday. That's eight straight wins, all on the road, for the Rockies, who completed a four-game sweep of St. Louis earlier this week - shredding two of the NL Central's best over 7 days.
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October 6, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Jim Tracy was fired as manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates after failing to generate a winning season after 2 years. The Pirates have had 15 consecutive losing seasons, one short of the major league record. "Jim and I worked very hard over the last week to try and see if we could make it work and to try to see how we could work going forward," said new general manager Neal Huntington, who took over with only 6 days left in the season. "But at the end of the day, it was decided it was probably better to part ways.
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January 30, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Frank McCourt talks a good game. Time will tell if his team plays enough of them. The $430 million sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers from News Corp. to McCourt was unanimously approved by baseball owners yesterday, more than 3 1/2 months after the sides reached an agreement. "I intend to restore the glory days of Dodger baseball with a team worthy of support from our fans," McCourt said. The Dodgers haven't won a postseason game since 1988. The price is the second-highest for a baseball team, trailing only the $660 million paid for the Boston Red Sox 2 years ago. McCourt, 50, said his wife, Jamie, will be vice chairman of the team, and Corey Busch, who helped negotiate the purchase, will be part of the front office.
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November 9, 2012 | Associated Press
Walt Weiss is making the rare jump from the high school dugout to the big leagues. The Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night hired the former major-league shortstop to replace manager Jim Tracy, who resigned Oct. 7 with one year and $1.4 million remaining on his contract rather than return to a club whose assistant general manager had moved into an office in the clubhouse. The 1988 AL rookie of the year with Oakland, Weiss played shortstop for the Rockies from 1994 to '97 and was a special assistant to general manager Dan O'Dowd from 2002 to '08. He left to spend more time with his family and last season coached Regis Jesuit High School outside Denver to a 20-6 record and the semifinals of the state championship.
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October 10, 2012
The New York Times reports that, despite a sellout crowd of 36,067 on the season's final day, and despite an outcry from fans seeking playoff tickets - including the website removethetarps.com - the Oakland Athletics are keeping the tarps on the seats for the playoffs. After finishing fourth-from-last in major-league attendance in the regular season, the A's decided to maintain intimacy in the postseason. They will be keeping 20,878 upper-deck seats at the Oakland Coliseum - a number greater than the team's 20,728 average attendance - under wraps through the AL Championship Series, should the A's make it that far. In the meantime, they hosted Detroit on Tuesday night in Game 3 of their best-of-five division series, which the Tigers led, two games to none.
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October 8, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
COLORADO ROCKIES manager Jim Tracy resigned Sunday, stepping down after the team set a franchise record for losses. The Rockies said a search for Tracy's replacement would begin immediately. Colorado finished last in the NL West this year while going 64-98. Tracy was promoted from bench coach to manager in May 2009. He was voted the NL Manager of the Year that season after guiding Colorado into the playoffs. The Rockies went 294-308 under Tracy. "I was surprised," Bill Geivett, the team's director of major league operations, told the Associated Press . "I wanted Jim to come back.
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October 8, 2012 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rather than wait for the ax, Colorado manager Jim Tracy resigned on Sunday, stepping down after his Rockies set a franchise record for losses. The Rockies said a search for Tracy's replacement would begin right away (the snow comes early in those high peaks), but they have no time frame for making a hire. (Translation: Anybody want this job?) Colorado finished last in the NL West this year while going 64-98. The Rockies went 294-308 under Tracy, who was promoted from bench coach in May 2009, the same year he was voted the NL manager of the year after guiding his team into the playoffs.
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June 3, 2011
BP? Who needs it! After losing eight of 10 games, Colorado manager Jim Tracy had his club skip batting practice Wednesday. The result? The Rockies dropped the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-0. Everybody in the lineup got a knock, except second baseman Jonathan Herrera and pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez . But Jimenez got his first win in 10 starts and is now 1-5. Stay out of the cage, guys.   The halcyon day of the Bucs Though the Mets came back in a big way to beat the Pirates on Thursday, earlier nothing New York starter Mike Pelfrey did went right.
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February 8, 2011 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tracy will be more vigilant Jim Tracy fainted three times in a five-year span, nothing that concerned the Colorado manager enough to seek medical help. He had experienced moments of dizziness or abnormal fatigue, even by the standards of the grueling 162-game schedule or for the quick turnaround to play a day game after a night game. Never one to run to the doctor, Tracy kept quiet about all these issues, even though heart disease runs in his family. "I didn't say anything because I didn't want them [ownership]
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October 3, 2010 | The Inquirer Staff
Stan Musial took a slow lap in a cart inside Busch Stadium as part of the St. Louis Cardinals' "Stand for Stan" campaign to have the Hall of Famer honored with the Presidential Freedom medal. The 89-year-old Musial rode with his wife, Lil, and other family members before the bottom of the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies. Players from both teams stood outside the dugout during the tribute, many of them holding cardboard Musial cutouts. Ain't that a kick in the head.
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November 19, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The Los Angeles Angels could have crumbled when pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a car accident in April, overcome by waves of grief and sadness. Mike Scioscia, of Springfield, Delaware County, kept them moving forward. "There wasn't one defining moment," he said. "I think as the season started to evolve guys found that sense of purpose to play baseball again and they played it at a very, very high level. " For his deft touch during a trying season, Scioscia won the AL Manager of the Year award yesterday for the second time.
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October 12, 2009 | By JACK ETKIN For the Daily News
Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy has described outfielder Carlos Gonzalez as ?an electric player.? He endured growing pains during the regular season, found his footing in its second half and has given the Rockies a high-voltage jolt at the top of the lineup during the National League Division Series against the Phillies. The Rockies went 53-19 when the multitalented Gonzalez started at any outfield spot during the regular season. He started in the leadoff position in 27 games, 20 of which the Rockies won. So when Tracy moved Gonzalez from the second spot to leadoff in his lineup for Game 2 of NLDS, Tracy wasn?t making a square-peg-in-a-round-hole move.
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October 7, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Many times, a managerial switch is made just to shake things up, to provide a different voice to hear, and turns out to be nothing more than window dressing. In the case of the Colorado Rockies, naming Jim Tracy to replace the fired Clint Hurdle saved the season. Under Tracy, who replaced Hurdle on May 29, the Rockies were 74-42, won the National League's wild-card berth, and begin their division series against the Phillies this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. "We wouldn't be here without him, and he's turned my career around personally - just the opportunities he has given me, and believing and trusting in me," second baseman Clint Barmes said yesterday.
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