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Braves notebook: Development of slider gives Braves closer a different look

...p.h. fastball, but in two critical ninth-inning situations during last weekend's Mets series, he struck out John Olerud and Robin Ventura with sliders. It's a pitch that remains secondary to his dominating heater, but he's improved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/29/bas_264618.shtml
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Brown regains form with winAngels 8, Twins 3Indians 6, Blue Jays 3, 10 inningsRangers 2, Tigers 1

...in the major leagues. Brown threw four-hit ball over eight shutout innings to beat Barry Zito, and newly signed John Olerud went 3-for-3 with a two-run double on his 36th birthday in a 5-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/06/bas_424431.shtml
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MLB notebook

...representative from the Baseball Hall of Fame, said four items from the game will end up in Cooperstown. They are: John Olerud's bat, a ball used in the game (but not the one used for the first pitch), Brian Moehler's cap and Detroit manager...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/12/bas_286947.shtml
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Mets bounce back

...the series wrapped up, leading 2-1 on back-to-back homers by Brian Jordan and Ryan Klesko in the eighth, but John Olerud's two-out single against closer John Rocker in the bottom of the inning scored two runs for the win. "We're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/17/bas_273521.shtml
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Storybook grand slam gives Mets the win

...struck out 11 and held on through an exhausting 138 pitches as Arizona rallied from a 4-1 deficit to tie it at 4. John Olerud became the first left-handed batter to hit a homer off Johnson in two years with his two-run shot in the third that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/06/bas_271826.shtml
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Braves headed for World Series

...when Edgardo Alfonzo opened the sixth with a double and John Olerud bounced a single through the middle. Mike Piazza followed...the time he headed for a shower, Rickey Henderson and John Olerud had RBI hits and Piazza's two-run homer tied the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/20/bas_273978.shtml
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Mets top Cubs

...third on catcher Tyler Houston's overthrow. After John Olerud was walked intentionally with one out, pinch-hitter...Gaetti, reliever Josias Manzanillo and first baseman John Olerud collided on Trachsel's popup. Olerud made the catch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/24/bas_259767.shtml
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National League: Mulholland pitches Cubs to much-needed triumph

...thrown ball during batting practice Saturday. After Mulholland gave up seventh-inning walks to Rickey Henderson and John Olerud, he was replaced by Dan Serafini, who got Bobby Bonilla to hit into a double play -- the third turned by the Cubs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/25/bas_259840.shtml
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Phillies shutout Rockies

...Greene in 1993 are the only other pitchers with five consecutive complete games this decade. Last week at Shea Stadium, John Olerud completed a five-run inning with a game-winning single that sent Schilling off in a rare devastating collapse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/30/bas_262557.shtml
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Suzuki tops All-Star voting, one of four Mariners elected

...the majors in hits and stolen bases. The Mariners, with the best record in the majors, also will have first baseman John Olerud, second baseman Bret Boone and designated hitter Edgar Martinez in the starting lineup next Tuesday in their home ballpark...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/03/bas_316580.shtml
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