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January 12, 2007
Freddy Sanchez, who starred for the Burbank High and Glendale Community College baseball team, will be honored Jan. 12 at two events. Sanchez, who won the National League batting title last season while starring for the Pittsburgh Pirates, will have his Burbank jersey retired and the city of Burbank will proclaim "Freddy Sanchez Day" at a ceremony at the Burbank High baseball field at 3 p.m. A banquet in his honor will follow at 6:30 p.m. at The...
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | October 21, 2010
GLENDALE — Freddy Sanchez and the San Francisco Giants have arrived on the doorstep of advancing to the World Series. Sanchez, a former Glendale Community College standout and second baseball for the Giants, had one hit and scored a run in San Francisco's 6-5 victory against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night in the fourth game of the National League Championship Series. The Giants hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and can advance to the World Series as early as today with one more win. San Francisco pulled out the see-saw affair in the bottom of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Juan Uribe that scored Aubrey Huff, who started the one-out rally after Sanchez led off lining out to right.
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By: | August 24, 2005
FREDDY SANCHEZ Burbank High; third baseman; Pittsburgh Pirates: Prior to this year, the most games the Burbank High graduate played during a major league season was 20 in 2003 when he was called up to the Boston Red Sox. With limited experience, Sanchez had logged just 41 games in three seasons with the Red Sox and Pirates. So, with that kind of track record, many wondered how the infielder would hold up if he was ever given the opportunity to play as an everyday player.
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By Gabriel Rizk | July 19, 2009
GLENDALE — Just two days after approaching All-Star second baseman Freddy Sanchez and shortstop Jack Wilson about signing a two-year contract extension, the Pittsburgh Pirates have cut off contract talks with both players after not getting a response from Sanchez or Wilson, the Associated Press reported on Sunday. The latest deal offered by the Pirates would have paid Sanchez $10 million over the next two seasons, but would have required him to waive the incentive clause in his current contract that would earn him $8.4 million due in 2010 if he makes 600 plate appearances in 2009.
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By Charles Rich | July 30, 2008
GLENDALE — Freddy Sanchez just can’t stay healthy these days. Sanchez, the starting second baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates and a former Glendale Community College standout, apparently suffered back problems while running the bases Sunday during the first inning of Pittsburgh’s 3-1 home loss to the San Diego Padres. The 30-year-old Sanchez, who was the 2006 National League batting champion, was out of the starting lineup for Monday and Tuesday’s home games against the Colorado Rockies with what has been reported as back spasms.
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By Gabriel Rizk | May 26, 2007
GLENDALE — The following are updates on local athletes competing in Major League Baseball. The St. Francis High graduate yielded three runs — all in the first inning — on five hits over six innings, but received no run support. The Rockies plated a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, during which Hirsh was removed for a pinch hitter. They added another run in the eighth to tie the game and take Hirsh off the hook for the loss. Colorado went on to defeat the Giants, 5-3. Nonetheless, the game ran Hirsh's streak of starts without a win to six, with his last victory coming April 22 against the Padres at Coors Field.
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By Jeff Tully | January 19, 2007
BURBANK ? It seemed fitting that in the shadow of the Burbank house in which he grew up, Freddy Sanchez was welcomed home Friday. At a young age, the former Burbank High and Glendale Community College baseball standout spent countless hours at the school's field, perfecting his skills and dreaming of playing Major League Baseball. It was his baseball haven, a sanctuary only steps away from his front door. Those formidable years helped shape the player who won the 2006 National League batting championship as an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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By Jonathan Raber | June 9, 2007
GLENDALE — Following a stellar four-year career, capped off by an outstanding senior season, Dustin Emmons' performance on the diamond did not go unnoticed by scouts. On Friday, the Crescenta Valley right-hander was selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, as he was taken in the 44th round with the 1,299th pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Emmons was working out at the gym when he received a call from his dad, informing him that he had been drafted.
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By Jeff Tully | February 6, 2008
GLENDALE — Freddy Sanchez will remain a Pirate. Sanchez, an All-Star second baseman and former Burbank High and Glendale Community College baseball standout, agreed to terms Tuesday on a multi-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. This three-year deal is reportedly estimated to be $18.4 million and could keep him with the organization through the 2010 season. According to mlb.com, the contract includes two guaranteed years plus a third-year option. The third year is reported to be a club option with a potential buyout if the organization does not exercise it. However, Sanchez can automatically OK the option to be picked up, if he meets specific criteria during the previous two years.
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | October 2, 2006
GLENDALE — Freddy Sanchez has done the unthinkable. The former Glendale Community College baseball standout and Pittsburgh Pirates infielder won the National League batting crown on Sunday in front of a home crowd that cheered him every step of the way. Sanchez, a Burbank High School graduate, had two hits in four at-bats in the Pirates' 1-0, season-ending victory against the Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. He finished the year with a .344 average. Sanchez, 28, beat out his closest competitor, Florida Marlins infielder Miguel Cabrera, who ended the year with a .339 average.
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By Gabriel Rizk | May 29, 2012
For his lights-out play with the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians this season, Doug Slaten was rewarded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with a call-up back to Major League Baseball on Monday. On Tuesday, the former Glendale Community College player appeared to justify the move with a spotless inning of relief against the Cincinnati Reds in his season debut. The Pirates would lose the game, 8-1, but perhaps saw a glimpse of the steady veteran play they were looking for when they promoted Slaten to join Tony Watson as the team's only left-handers out of the bullpen.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | October 21, 2010
GLENDALE — Freddy Sanchez and the San Francisco Giants have arrived on the doorstep of advancing to the World Series. Sanchez, a former Glendale Community College standout and second baseball for the Giants, had one hit and scored a run in San Francisco's 6-5 victory against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night in the fourth game of the National League Championship Series. The Giants hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and can advance to the World Series as early as today with one more win. San Francisco pulled out the see-saw affair in the bottom of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Juan Uribe that scored Aubrey Huff, who started the one-out rally after Sanchez led off lining out to right.
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By Gabriel Rizk | July 19, 2009
GLENDALE — Just two days after approaching All-Star second baseman Freddy Sanchez and shortstop Jack Wilson about signing a two-year contract extension, the Pittsburgh Pirates have cut off contract talks with both players after not getting a response from Sanchez or Wilson, the Associated Press reported on Sunday. The latest deal offered by the Pirates would have paid Sanchez $10 million over the next two seasons, but would have required him to waive the incentive clause in his current contract that would earn him $8.4 million due in 2010 if he makes 600 plate appearances in 2009.
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By Charles Rich | July 30, 2008
GLENDALE — Freddy Sanchez just can’t stay healthy these days. Sanchez, the starting second baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates and a former Glendale Community College standout, apparently suffered back problems while running the bases Sunday during the first inning of Pittsburgh’s 3-1 home loss to the San Diego Padres. The 30-year-old Sanchez, who was the 2006 National League batting champion, was out of the starting lineup for Monday and Tuesday’s home games against the Colorado Rockies with what has been reported as back spasms.
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By Jeff Tully | February 6, 2008
GLENDALE — Freddy Sanchez will remain a Pirate. Sanchez, an All-Star second baseman and former Burbank High and Glendale Community College baseball standout, agreed to terms Tuesday on a multi-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. This three-year deal is reportedly estimated to be $18.4 million and could keep him with the organization through the 2010 season. According to mlb.com, the contract includes two guaranteed years plus a third-year option. The third year is reported to be a club option with a potential buyout if the organization does not exercise it. However, Sanchez can automatically OK the option to be picked up, if he meets specific criteria during the previous two years.
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By Jonathan Raber | October 11, 2007
GLENDALE — Back-to-back batting titles may have eluded Freddy Sanchez, but being named his team’s most valuable player did not. For the second time in as many seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman was chosen as the winner of the Roberto Clemente award, which is selected by the Pittsburgh members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. Sanchez narrowly beat out left-handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny, who posted a 14-10 record and 3.88 earned-run average and became one of the National League’s most dominant lefties.
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By Charles Rich | September 12, 2007
GLENDALE — The following are updates on the area’s Major League Baseball players. Freddy Sanchez (Glendale Community College, 1998) infielder, Pittsburgh Pirates: The 2006 National League batting champion is enjoying quite a September. Sanchez, a two-time All-Star, entered Tuesday’s home game against the Milwaukee Brewers batting .350 (14 for 40) in 10 September games. He’s recorded two-or-more hits in five of those contests. Sanchez entered Tuesday’s game batting .313 (173 for 552)
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By Jonathan Raber | June 9, 2007
GLENDALE — Following a stellar four-year career, capped off by an outstanding senior season, Dustin Emmons' performance on the diamond did not go unnoticed by scouts. On Friday, the Crescenta Valley right-hander was selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, as he was taken in the 44th round with the 1,299th pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Emmons was working out at the gym when he received a call from his dad, informing him that he had been drafted.
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By Gabriel Rizk | May 26, 2007
GLENDALE — The following are updates on local athletes competing in Major League Baseball. The St. Francis High graduate yielded three runs — all in the first inning — on five hits over six innings, but received no run support. The Rockies plated a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, during which Hirsh was removed for a pinch hitter. They added another run in the eighth to tie the game and take Hirsh off the hook for the loss. Colorado went on to defeat the Giants, 5-3. Nonetheless, the game ran Hirsh's streak of starts without a win to six, with his last victory coming April 22 against the Padres at Coors Field.
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By Charles Rich | April 2, 2007
GLENDALE — None of the area's quartet of Major League Baseball players will likely forget what they accomplished during the 2006 season. Granted, none of them competed in a postseason contest last October. But, Freddy Sanchez and Mark Loretta participated in the All-Star Game, Jason Hirsh made his big-league debut and Gregg Zaun put up respectable numbers that led to a new contract. Beginning today, the foursome will attempt to lead their respective teams to championships and additional appearances in the All-Star Game.
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