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Ron Fimrite

All Ron Fimrite Stories

April 27, 1981

Winning is such a Bore

While Oakland was setting a record by opening the season with 11 straight victories, the relief pitchers were busy doing nothing

Aug. 09, 1999

Books

AWAY GAMESThe Life and Times of a Latin Ball PlayerBy Marcos BretonPhotographs by Jose Luis Villegas, Simon & Schuster, $23 On a ...

Nov. 02, 1998

Talking Baseball

The Glory of Their TimesBy Lawrence S. RitterHighBridge Audio, $29.95 for cassette volume ($39.95 for CD) When Glory, subtitled The Story of ...

Dec. 10, 1984

THE HAPPY HUNTER

Kirk Gibson is blasting flights of ducks with an imaginary shotgun fashioned from the fingers of his two large hands as his good pal and Detroit ...

April 06, 1987

12 Oakland A's

There is more than just a little bit of those old rollicking world champion Oakland A's of the early '70s in this year's team—and there could have ...

Feb. 02, 1981

LITTLE BIG MAN

In the steamy Oakland locker room a moment before he was to receive the NFL championship trophy, Raider Managing General Partner Al ...

July 04, 1983

He's coming on strong

An exercise regime has made the Giants' Atlee Hammaker a winner

Aug. 30, 1976

HE'S FREE AT LAST

Reggie Jackson is in top form, and soon he will be at liberty to cash in on his excellent season.

Aug. 06, 1973

CASHING IN THOSE INTANGIBLES

The Cardinals' rousing recovery from their early-season debacle is attributable in part to a pair of fine rookies and clutch performances by old ...

Nov. 15, 1989

THE BEST OF TIMES

THERE HAVE BEEN GOATS AS WELL AS HEROES, AND AS MANY LOSERS AS WINNERS, BUT THE THREE-AND-A-HALF DECADES ...

Oct. 16, 1972

MAD ABOUT THE GAME

There was no disguising the gusto with which baseball's pennant contenders threw themselves—plus a wild bat and a rhubarb or two—into the ...

Dec. 31, 1990

A Piece of Cake

This past baseball season I was persuaded to resume my career as a major television personality. I say "resume" because, though it is not ...

April 09, 1973

ELIMINATOR OF THE VARIABLES

When Steve Carlton concentrates, things happen: 27 wins for last-place Philadelphia, the richest contract in baseball history for a pitcher and ...

Nov. 03, 1975

Everything came up Reds

For sustained drama few could equal it. Boston's glorious Game 6 still hung in the air as Cincinnati squeezed through to win a very special World Series

May 27, 1974

NO MIRRORS NOW, SIR

It was pitching and magic that put the Dodgers on top the last time. Now they have pitching—and such power, notably the cannon named Wynn, ...

Oct. 31, 1988

BRING BACK DAY GAMES

The starting times for the World Series are way too late.

Aug. 23, 1982

Suddenly It's The Wild West

As of yore, the Dodgers and Giants found themselves in a real dustup, along with the Padres and the Braves

Sept. 09, 1985

LAND OF THE RISING FASTBALL

An old hand around the diamonds observes Japan's game and finds that baseball is baseball however it's oriented.