Casey Close
Casey Close
Casey Richard Close is a sports agent and former college baseball player.
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Case Closed: Saying goodbye to 'Castle,' which signs off after 8 seasons
LATimes - 10 months
So the word finally came down Thursday that after eight seasons, ABC had canceled “Castle.” The episode that airs Monday will be a series, and not a season, finale — a conclusion, not a cliffhanger. (Producers were ready with alternative endings, just in case.) This news was followed by an unsettling...
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ArtsBeat: Case Closed: ‘Sherlock’ Special Will be Set in Victorian Times
NYTimes - almost 2 years
The BBC will broadcast a special “Sherlock,” set in the era of the Sherlock Holmes stories rather than the present day.
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Masahiro Tanaka to Yanks for $155M
ABC News - about 3 years
NEW YORK -- The Yankees spent much of 2013 scouting right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in Japan. After seeing him go 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA, they came away convinced his stuff would translate to the major leagues. On Wednesday, before Tanaka has thrown a major league pitch, they confirmed their conviction by signing the 25-year-old starter to a seven-year contract. Tanaka's deal is worth $155 million, his agent, Casey Close, confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com. The contract includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year. The Yankees will pay Tanaka's Japanese team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, a $20 million posting fee. The Yankees' offseason plan since the beginning of their organizational meetings in October was to go on a spending spree while also trying to drop payroll beneath the $189 million tax threshold for 2014. The Yankees have spent $491 million, which includes $153 million for Jacoby Ellsbury, $100 million (including his option) for ...     
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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Jan 10 (The Sports Xchange) - The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to go "all out" in an effort to sign Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, according to USA Today. The news comes two days after Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti tweeted Wednesday that the team is in the "feeling out process" with Tanaka's agent. The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox reportedly were scheduled to meet with Tanaka this week. The right-hander is in Chicago with his agent Casey Close, according to Sportsnet. Tanaka is touring major-league cities. ...
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A New Account in a Murder Case Closed 21 Years Ago
NYTimes - over 3 years
Fresh doubts have been raised about the convictions of two men in the 1992 death of Jennifer Negron.
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Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Closes Ark. Water Park
Yahoo News - over 3 years
A microscopic parasite has shut down a water park in Little Rock, Ark.        
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With Criminal Case Closed, Justice Department Will Restart Hate Crime Inquiry
NYTimes - over 3 years
The federal inquiry was started last year shortly after Mr. Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, but was delayed while the Florida criminal trial was underway.     
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Noonan: Case Closed? Far From It
Wall Street Journal - over 3 years
The FBI seems blasé about the IRS investigation, so it's crucial Congress make it a priority.
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Noonan: Case Closed? Far From It.
Wall Street Journal - over 3 years
The FBI seems blasé about the IRS investigation, so it's crucial Congress make it a priority.
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Case Closed Against Burnsville Man Who Stole Clothes, Car of Romantic Rival
Burnsville Patch - almost 4 years
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CASE CLOSED:Cops Won't File Charges After Woman Denied CPR
Fox News - almost 4 years
VIDEO: Retirement Home's No-CPR Policy Under Fire After Death
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Jackson Family Fight: Case Closed
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
No one in Michael Jackson's family will be prosecuted over the fight last July at Katherine's home ... TMZ has learned. As you recall, Paris and Prince got into it with Janet ... the video shows Janet confronting Paris and then apparently trying to get at her cell phone. Read More... More on The Jackson Family
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Case Closed at UT Austin: Regnerus Exonerated
The Foundry - over 4 years
In a victory for academic freedom, the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday made clear that sociologist Mark Regnerus’s study of adults whose parents had same-sex relationships deserves scholarly discussion—not investigation for scientific misconduct. A litany of allegations made by a blogger had triggered an inquiry earlier this summer. In a press release dated August 29, the university cleared Regnerus and “deemed the matter closed from an institutional perspective.” The release... Click the title to read the full post.
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Climate Change Equals Hot Summers. Case Closed.
Ecocentric Blogs- TIME - over 4 years
Every time a major heat wave, drought or hurricane occurs, journalists call up climate scientists to ask if global warming is the cause. Nearly every climate scientist has the same stock response: while global warming can make extreme events more likely or more powerful, we can’t say climate change is causing that string of 100°F [...]
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1987 NY Cold Case Closed with Arrest
abc News - over 4 years
Police closed the book on a 1987 cold case this week when they arrested a man in connection with the murder of a 19-year-old girl in Brooklyn. Edwin Alcaide was detained by police Thursday night for the stabbing death of Lissette Torres on New Year’s...
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Case Closed on Alleged Prostitution at Danvers Massage Parlor
Danvers Patch - over 4 years
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Cher Sells The Keys To Adelaide On Ebay
Pedestrian TV - almost 5 years
Purging every bit of crap that she don’t want or need anymore, Cher has placed the keys to Adelaide on eBay alongside other personal effects including “personally owned” fitness books and a photo of her greeting Queen Elizabeth. The singer received the keys after she performed at Adelaide’s Formula One Grand Prix in 1990, after which they probably sat dormant somewhere in her mansion for two decades before finding their way to eBay where they look certain to fetch more than $100,000 in revenue. Either someone really loves Cher or they really love Adelaide. Unsurprisingly, city officials have expressed disgust at the move including Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood who told The Adelaide Advertiser: “It must be very embarrassing for her if she is selling it because she needs the money.” ZING! Authentic_Cher (a woman named Lindsay who mans the eBay account and acts as Cher’s “personal consignor”) refuted those claims by stating that all proceeds from the sale will go to charity so shut t ...
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Old Greenwich Suspicious Vehicle Case Closed
Greenwich Patch - almost 5 years
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 47
    In April 2011, it was announced he would be starting and heading the baseball division of Excel Sports Management.
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    In February 2011, Close announced he was leaving CAA.
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    In January 2011, Close was named as one of the 2011 inductees into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor.
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  • 2010
    Age 46
    Some of the larger deals negotiated by Close for his clients include: a five-year, $125 million contract extension for Ryan Howard in 2010; a 10-year, $189 million deal for Jeter in 2000 (at the time the second richest contract in baseball history); a three-year $51 million deal for Jeter in December 2010; a five-year $65 million deal for Derrek Lee in 2006; a one-year $10 million contract (with $2 million in performance bonuses) for Ben Sheets in 2010; and a six-year $17 million deal for Drew Henson in 2000.
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  • 2007
    Age 43
    In January 2007, after winning the 2006 National League MVP award, Ryan Howard hired Close as his agent.
    More Details Hide Details Other baseball players who have been represented by Close include Derrek Lee, Ben Sheets, Michael Cuddyer, Eric Milton, Kenny Lofton and Richie Sexson.
  • 2006
    Age 42
    In 2006, Close left IMG and joined Creative Artists Agency.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 29
    In 1993, he began representing Derek Jeter and has been Jeter's agent throughout his Major League career.
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  • 1992
    Age 28
    Close is currently a leading sports agent representing Major League Baseball players. In 1992, he became associated with IMG as part of its baseball division.
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  • 1989
    Age 25
    Close is married to Gretchen Carlson, who was selected as Miss America in 1989 and is currently a co-anchor of the breakfast television show, "Fox & Friends," on the Fox News Channel.
    More Details Hide Details Close and Carlson have two children.
    He had his best season in professional baseball in 1989 when he appeared in 95 games for Calgary (the Seattle Mariners' AAA club), batting .330 with a .503 slugging percentage, 38 extra base hits and 56 RBIs.
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  • 1986
    Age 22
    Close was drafted by the New York Yankees in the seventh round of the 1986 MLB Draft.
    More Details Hide Details He played minor league baseball for the Oneonta Yankees (1986), Albany-Colonie Yankees (1987–1988), Columbus Clippers (1988) and Calgary Cannons (1989–1990).
    Close holds the University of Michigan career records for home runs (46) and runs scored (190), and his .869 slugging percentage in 1986 is a single-season record among Michigan baseball players.
    More Details Hide Details Close also ranks among Michigan's all-time leaders in several other statistical categories, including games played (2nd all-time with 229 games played), runs batted in (3rd all-time with 185 RBIs) and career batting average (4th all-time at .373). Barry Larkin, who played with Close at Michigan, recalled: "He had power, but didn't have a lot of speed, and that's about all he didn't have. He had a great arm, power and a nice bat."
    In 1986, he was also selected as Michigan's team captain, the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year, the Baseball America National Player of the Year, a first-team All-American and the Big Ten Medal of Honor winner.
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    As a senior in 1986, Close won the batting triple crown in the Big Ten Conference with a 469 batting average, seven home runs and 19 RBIs.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 19
    Close was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended the University of Michigan on a baseball scholarship. He played for the Michigan Wolverines baseball team from 1983 to 1986.
    More Details Hide Details As a freshman, he hit a grand slam to help Michigan defeat Stanford and advance to the final four in the College World Series.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on October 21, 1963.
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