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January 24, 2004
Jim Parque, a 1994 Crescenta Valley High graduate, signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, joining his third team in the past three years. Terms were not disclosed, but Parque -- who was released by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Sept. 12 -- was invited to spring training. Pitchers and catchers must report to Arizona's spring training site in Tucson Electric Park by Feb. 21. Parque, a left-hander, went 1-1 with Tampa Bay last season, making five starts and amassing an 11.94 earned-run average.
NEWS
April 3, 2003
Charles Rich It proved to be an unforgettable debut for Jim Parque. Making his start for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Parque surrendered seven runs, seven hits and five walks Wednesday in a 7-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Parque, a 1994 Crescenta Valley High graduate who previously pitched for the Chicago White Sox, couldn't protect a 3-0 first-inning lead. The left-hander had his contract purchased Monday from Triple-A affiliate Durham of the International League.
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January 21, 2003
Former Crescenta Valley High standout pitcher Jim Parque signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Monday. Terms were not disclosed, but Parque was a free agent after the Chicago White Sox failed to offer the 27-year-old a contract by the Dec. 20 deadline. Parque, a left-hander, has been bothered by injuries to his throwing shoulder and had made just nine starts the past two seasons, after going a career-best 13-6 for the White Sox in 2000.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
Charles Rich Parque begins season in minors The Chicago White Sox have been picked by most baseball publications to capture the American League Central Division championship in 2002. Their odds to win a second division title in three seasons might improve if the White Sox have a healthy Jim Parque. Parque, 1994 Crescenta Valley High graduate, helped the White Sox win the division in 2000. The left-hander, who missed most of the 2001 campaign because of a shoulder problem, began this season at Triple-A Charlotte building velocity and itching to rejoin Chicago's rotation.
NEWS
March 31, 2001
Saro Sarkisian GLENDALE -- Well it's that time of the year again. Time to take the day off from work and head out to the ballpark, with a cold beer in one hand and a hot dog in the other. Major league baseball's opening day will take place Sunday, and for three local players, it's their chance to leave their mark on the American pastime. JIM PARQUE Former Crescenta Valley High pitcher Jim Parque begins his fourth season with the defending American League Central Division champion Chicago White Sox. Parque, 25, finished with a 13-6 record and 4.28 earned run average last season.
NEWS
August 15, 2002
Hamlet Nalbandyan His last outing was promising, but as Wednesday's performance goes to show, Jim Parque still has a long way to go if he hopes to find a spot in the starting rotation next year for the Chicago White Sox. The former Crescenta Valley High standout lasted just 1 1/3 Wednesday in his second start of the season after suffering a partially torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder last season. After a couple stints at triple-A Charlotte earlier this season, the left-handed Parque returned Aug. 8 to beat the Anaheim Angels after throwing a strong 5 1/3 innings to earn his first win since Sept.
NEWS
August 19, 2002
Hamlet Nalbandyan A look at how locals Jim Parque, Mark Loretta and Gregg Zaun are doing in the major leagues. Going, going, gone?: The struggles of former Crescenta Valley High standout Jim Parque have been well documented. Since suffering an injury on his throwing shoulder 15 months ago, the left-hander has spent much of the past year in triple A, and the few performances he's had with the Chicago White Sox during that time have proved inconsistent.
NEWS
August 21, 2002
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Needing a strong performance to secure a spot in next year's starting rotation, Chicago White Sox pitcher Jim Parque probably couldn't have been more distraught. The 1994 Crescenta Valley High graduate's season only got worse Tuesday night at Comiskey Park in an American League Central Division game against the Minnesota Twins. In 5 1/3 innings of work, Parque scattered five hits, five runs -- four of which were earned -- and struck out four in a 5-0 loss before being relieved by Matt Ginter in the sixth.
SPORTS
March 16, 2007
Though their high school days are over, several former Crescenta Valley athletes have continued in their sporting ways, making headlines for their current teams. Jeanine Deno , class of 2004, was recently highlighted when the Pasadena City College basketball player was named the junior college State Player of the Year from the Southern California Region. The award was announced on Feb. 23, but Deno and the Lancers are still involved in the state tournament. Deno, the 2004 All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year, has averaged a team-best 15.8 points a game heading into Friday night's state quarterfinal game against Reedley at the Selland Arena in Fresno.
NEWS
August 12, 2000
Peter Fuertes GLENDALE -- A look at how local major baseball leaguers are doing: Parque hit hard: The Chicago White Sox may be playing well, holding on to a sizeable lead in the American League's Central Division. However, starting pitcher Jim Parque seems to have hit hard times. The Crescenta Valley High and UCLA graduate did not escape the fourth inning during Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, going 3 2/3 innings and giving up five runs on three hits in Chicago's 6-5 win. It almost seems like a trend for Parque.
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By GRANT GORDON | July 30, 2009
“This is my story, and I hope that at least I have better informed you of the athlete’s side of this controversial issue. It does not justify our actions, but as men behind the uniforms, we feel the same things as everyone else. ... I hope my story starts conversation and encourages others to talk about their past decisions.” — Jim Parque in a letter to the Chicago Sun-Times   Steroids have quickly developed into one of the ugliest words in American culture these days.
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SPORTS
March 16, 2007
Though their high school days are over, several former Crescenta Valley athletes have continued in their sporting ways, making headlines for their current teams. Jeanine Deno , class of 2004, was recently highlighted when the Pasadena City College basketball player was named the junior college State Player of the Year from the Southern California Region. The award was announced on Feb. 23, but Deno and the Lancers are still involved in the state tournament. Deno, the 2004 All-Area Girls' Basketball Player of the Year, has averaged a team-best 15.8 points a game heading into Friday night's state quarterfinal game against Reedley at the Selland Arena in Fresno.
NEWS
June 2, 2004
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Name: Fernando Valenzuela Team: Fort Wayne Wizards (single A) Local Ties: St. Francis, 2000; Glendale Community College, 2002 This Season: The 21-year-old continues to produce from the heart of the Wizards' order, hitting .282 (50 for 177) with 25 runs scored, 23 runs batted in, seven doubles and three home runs in 47 games. The 5-foot-10, 210-pounder is third on the team in average, and ranks second in the Midwest League being hit by a pitch (eight)
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January 24, 2004
Jim Parque, a 1994 Crescenta Valley High graduate, signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, joining his third team in the past three years. Terms were not disclosed, but Parque -- who was released by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Sept. 12 -- was invited to spring training. Pitchers and catchers must report to Arizona's spring training site in Tucson Electric Park by Feb. 21. Parque, a left-hander, went 1-1 with Tampa Bay last season, making five starts and amassing an 11.94 earned-run average.
NEWS
August 6, 2003
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Name: Mark Loretta Team: San Diego Padres Local Ties: St. Francis, 1989 This Season: Loretta is having his best season since 1999, when he posted career-high numbers for runs (93), hits (170), doubles (34) and runs batted in (67) with the Brewers. Latest News: After hitting .356 in June, Loretta, 31, didn't cool off in July, as he hit .371. His career batting average is .319. He had seven doubles and 19 runs batted in during the month.
NEWS
April 3, 2003
Charles Rich It proved to be an unforgettable debut for Jim Parque. Making his start for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Parque surrendered seven runs, seven hits and five walks Wednesday in a 7-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Parque, a 1994 Crescenta Valley High graduate who previously pitched for the Chicago White Sox, couldn't protect a 3-0 first-inning lead. The left-hander had his contract purchased Monday from Triple-A affiliate Durham of the International League.
NEWS
January 21, 2003
Former Crescenta Valley High standout pitcher Jim Parque signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Monday. Terms were not disclosed, but Parque was a free agent after the Chicago White Sox failed to offer the 27-year-old a contract by the Dec. 20 deadline. Parque, a left-hander, has been bothered by injuries to his throwing shoulder and had made just nine starts the past two seasons, after going a career-best 13-6 for the White Sox in 2000.
NEWS
August 27, 2002
Charles Rich Jim Parque said he would use his previous start against the Minnesota Twins as a springboard. The 1994 Crescenta Valley High graduate and Chicago White Sox pitcher didn't have any jump or the type of performance he had sought during Monday's 8-4 loss against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays at Comiskey Park. The left-hander, who has battled an assortment of shoulder injuries since the beginning of the 2001 season, lasted 2 1/3 innings Monday.
NEWS
August 21, 2002
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Needing a strong performance to secure a spot in next year's starting rotation, Chicago White Sox pitcher Jim Parque probably couldn't have been more distraught. The 1994 Crescenta Valley High graduate's season only got worse Tuesday night at Comiskey Park in an American League Central Division game against the Minnesota Twins. In 5 1/3 innings of work, Parque scattered five hits, five runs -- four of which were earned -- and struck out four in a 5-0 loss before being relieved by Matt Ginter in the sixth.
NEWS
August 19, 2002
Hamlet Nalbandyan A look at how locals Jim Parque, Mark Loretta and Gregg Zaun are doing in the major leagues. Going, going, gone?: The struggles of former Crescenta Valley High standout Jim Parque have been well documented. Since suffering an injury on his throwing shoulder 15 months ago, the left-hander has spent much of the past year in triple A, and the few performances he's had with the Chicago White Sox during that time have proved inconsistent.
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