Joe Borowski
Canadian politician
Joe Borowski
Joseph P. Borowski (December 12, 1933-September 23, 1996) was a Canadian politician and activist. From 1969 to 1971, he was a cabinet minister in Manitoba Premier Edward Schreyer's New Democratic Party (NDP) government. Subsequently, he gained national fame for his opposition to abortion.
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Messin' with Texas - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
It surpassed the 21 straight reliever Joe Borowski tossed in 2005 and matched earlier this season by Shields. Shields has allowed one run or less in 15 of his 29 starts and has a 0.68 ERA in his 14 victories. Not bad for someone who wanted to bounce
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Tribe notes: LaPorta optioned to make room for Gomez - Chronicle-Telegram
Google News - over 5 years
Closer Chris Perez's 30 saves through Monday are the most since Joe Borowski saved 45 in 2007. • Entering Tuesday, 13 of the Indians' last 26 games and four straight had been decided by one run. Cleveland is 5-8 in those games and 23-34 overall in
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Fascinating facts from Monday's games - MLB.com
Google News - over 5 years
Perez is the sixth different Indians pitcher to collect at least 30 saves in a season, joining Doug Jones (three times), Bob Wickman (twice), Mike Jackson (twice), Jose Mesa (twice) and Joe Borowski (once). Alex Gordon went 4-for-5 and hit his 19th
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Jason Isringhausen and 300 Saves - The Perpetual Post
Google News - over 5 years
Relievers like Jeff Shaw, Joe Borowski, and Antonio Alfonseco saves over 40 games in a season. Every team is going to win at least 60 games, and in the age of specialization someone is going to need to get the last three outs
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Indians At the Break: The Bullpen - Waiting For Next Year
Google News - over 5 years
Former Indians closer Joe Borowski said that its a completely different situation for closers; they don't get that same feeling as they do when they come in for as save. Regardless of the situation, the Indians are set with Perez at the back end for
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Oneonta's 10-game streak snapped - Oneonta Daily Star
Google News - over 5 years
Kyle Hoffman singled with two outs and scored on a triple by Joe Borowski to give Schenectady a 2-1 lead. Borowski scored the final run on James Clock's single. Trailing, 1-0, Oneonta tied the scored in the third inning
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Game 69: Yankees at Cubs - Lohud Yankees Blog (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
It came off the Cubs' Joe Borowski in an 8-1 Yankees win at Yankee Stadium. Jeter had previous hit 156 career homers, the most by any active player and any Yankee before finally hitting a grand slam
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A Waste Of Money: The 10 Worst Signings In Chicago Cubs History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Among other needs, the Cubs' top priority in the 2003 offseason was to find a reliable setup man for closer Joe Borowski. In Minnesota, the Twins had what many teams considered to be a bullpen savior in LaTroy Hawkins. Having posted an ERA of just 1.86
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Strong May for Indians - Fox Sports Ohio
Google News - over 5 years
The last Indians pitcher to lead the league in saves was Joe Borowski, who had 45 in 2007. --C Carlos Santana is slowly starting to show some signs of coming out of his season-long slump. Santana was 3-for-3 Tuesday with two doubles and two RBI
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Dodgers' bullpen a work in progress - OCRegister
Google News - over 5 years
"I remember Todd Jones in Detroit and Joe Borowski in Cleveland, guys who didn't have great stuff but threw strikes and made you beat them. The leadoff walk in that situation sets up the bunt, sets up all kinds of stuff. It's the walk you don't want to
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NL Central: A tale of two Mays for red-hot Brewers - Kansas City Star
Google News - almost 6 years
"I haven't seen it this bad in a long time but it still is not as bad as it was in 2004 when we lost Kerry Wood, Mark Prior, Mark Grudzielanek, Todd Hollandsworth, Sammy Sosa, Joe Borowski, Aramis Ramirez, Todd Wellemeyer, Tom Goodwin, Kent Mercker,
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EXCLUSIVE: Cashner to bullpen once healthy? - CSNChicago.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Here are Hendry's thoughts on a number of topics: “I haven't seen it this bad in a long time but it still is not as bad as it was in 2004 when we lost Kerry Wood, Mark Prior, Mark Grudzielanek, Todd Hollandsworth, Sammy Sosa, Joe Borowski,
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TRIBE NOTES: Cabrera on pace for unprecedented season - The Morning Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
The last Indians closer to lead the league in saves was Joe Borowski with 45 in 2007. Many of Borowski's saves were hair-raising rides, and Perez's last three saves have been shaky to say the least. Monday night he gave up two singles, but,
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Wedge trusts League will shake off blown saves - Bellingham Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
When he was in Cleveland, Bob Wickman was his closer in 2005 and Joe Borowski was his closer in 2007. “We didn't have very many 1-2-3 inning saves with those guys,” he said. Wickman saved 45 games, but had a penchant for walks in bad situations
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Strong starts and finishes build a firm middle for Tribe bullpen: Cleveland ... - Plain Dealer
Google News - almost 6 years
"You saw that when we had Bob Wickman and Joe Borowski. Any guy that stabilizes the back end makes it a little bit easier to manage up to that ninth inning, because the ninth inning takes care of itself." Chris Perez is the guy at the end of the pen
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Picture Perfect Outing For Yanks
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Except for the curious Details magazine photo shoot featuring their best player, Tuesday was a perfect day for the Yankees. C. C. Sabathia, Jorge Posada, Hideki Matsui and, most importantly, Mariano Rivera all played well in a 9-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Steinbrenner Field. ''That was about as good a night as we can have,'' Manager
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MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP; Trailing by Nine Runs in 4th, Rockies Rally for 18-17 Victory
NYTimes - over 8 years
Garrett Atkins, who had a career-best five hits, drove in the tying run off Kevin Gregg, and Chris Iannetta singled to give the host Colorado Rockies an 18-17 victory over the Florida Marlins on Friday night. It was the biggest comeback in team history for the Rockies, who trailed by nine runs in the fourth. After Atkins tied the score and Hanley
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Borowski
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1996
    Age 62
    Borowski died of cancer in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details In August 2004, author Lianne Laurence published a biography entitled Borowski: A Canadian Paradox, funded largely by donations from the pro-life community in Canada.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1988
    Age 54
    In 1988, he released a document that called for "all known gays" to be quarantined from the rest of society until the AIDS epidemic had subsided.
    More Details Hide Details He also published a work entitled Child Molestation and Homosexuality, the front page of which showed a middle-aged man attempting to lure a child for sexual purposes. Winnipeg AIDS activist and future mayor Glen Murray became a vocal opponent of Borowski during this period.
  • FORTIES
  • 1981
    Age 47
    The public effect of this demonstration was blunted somewhat when it was pointed out that he had outlived contemporary IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands, who in 1981 had starved to death in Maze Prison after a hunger strike that lasted only 66 days.
    More Details Hide Details Three years earlier, his lawyers had put forward a case arguing that abortion was illegal under Canada's 1960 Bill of Rights, in that it robbed fetuses of their right to life. The case was not brought to trial until 1983, and was not completed for several years after that. The Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear Borowski's case in 1989, on the grounds that it had become irrelevant when Canada's abortion laws were struck down in 1988. Borowski also published a series of works in the late 1980s that were criticized as homophobic.
    In 1981, Borowski went on an eighty-day hunger strike to protest the absence of a provision for the unborn in Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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  • 1977
    Age 43
    In 1977, he published a work entitled The Borowski Cookbook.
    More Details Hide Details He withheld his income tax for five years in the 1970s, to show his opposition to Canada's federal abortion policies.
    Shortly before the 1977 provincial election, Borowski placed a large advertisement in the Winnipeg Free Press which purported to describe the views of several MLAs on the subject of abortion.
    More Details Hide Details Not all of his information was accurate. MLAs whom Borowski believed were supporters of abortion were listed as "pro-death". Schreyer was described as ambivalent. Borowski was active in this period as the co-ordinator of Campaign Life in Manitoba and remained active with the group for the rest of his life. In addition to his activities as a pro-life spokesman, Borowski also became an insurance salesman and a proponent of health foods in the late 1970s.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1973
    Age 39
    In the provincial election of 1973, Borowski ran as an independent candidate in the north-end Winnipeg riding of Point Douglas, and lost to NDP incumbent Donald Malinowski by more than 2,500 votes.
    More Details Hide Details Borowski's campaign was based almost entirely on a pro-life platform. He never ran for public office again after this loss. After briefly supporting Pierre Trudeau's Liberal government in the mid-1970s, Borowski abandoned partisan politics entirely. In later years, he criticized all major parties as ineffective on issues such as abortion.
  • 1972
    Age 38
    Borowski finally left the NDP caucus on June 25, 1972, arguing that the Schreyer government's new film censorship board would not adequately prevent pornographic movies from entering the province.
    More Details Hide Details He initially sat as an "independent New Democrat", and later left the NDP entirely.
  • 1971
    Age 37
    Borowski was known for his social conservatism on subjects such as pornography and abortion, and frequently expressed his views on these subjects in public debate. He was dropped from cabinet on September 8, 1971 after making several intemperate remarks on the subject of abortion, which included mocking a group of protesters who had arrived on the legislative grounds to support abortion services.
    More Details Hide Details As a backbencher, he tried to prevent public funds from being spent on hospitals which provided out-of-province abortion referrals.
    On February 17, 1971, Borowski made derogatory comments about aboriginal Canadians, veterans and people with disabilities during an address to NDP supporters in Winnipeg.
    More Details Hide Details Former party leader Russell Paulley openly criticized his remarks, and Borowski was nearly dropped from cabinet before agreeing to a public apology.
  • 1970
    Age 36
    On September 3, 1970, Borowski was given the additional position of Minister of Public Works.
    More Details Hide Details There are conflicting views as to Borowski's performance in cabinet. Some claim that he was a committed Public Works Minister, who often conducted personal inspections of road renewal projects and demanded efficient results. Others allege that he treated provincial bureaucrats with contempt, and ran his ministries in a highly centralized manner. Assessments of his job performance, however, were soon overshadowed by controversies unrelated to his ministerial duties.
    Russell Doern, who joined cabinet in 1970, later claimed that Borowski's popularity rivalled that of the Premier during this period.
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  • 1969
    Age 35
    When the NDP formed a minority government following the 1969 election, Schreyer surprised many by appointing Borowski as his Minister of Transportation.
    More Details Hide Details Borowski represented northern interests in the cabinet, and was also seen as an important populist link between the NDP and working class voters.
    He was easily re-elected in the province's general election of 1969 (held in June), defeating Progressive Conservative Thomas Farrell by almost a thousand votes in Thompson.
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    Borowski endorsed Sidney Green for the party's leadership in May 1969.
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    He returned to the legislature in March 1969, to join the NDP caucus on the opposition benches.
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    He had become a local celebrity through his protest, however, and was drafted by the Manitoba NDP to campaign in a February 1969 by-election in the northern riding of Churchill.
    More Details Hide Details He won the party's nomination over Archie Nabess, and defeated independent candidate Blain Johnston by sixteen votes (confirmed by a recount) in the general election.
  • 1965
    Age 31
    His first such action, in 1965, was intended as a protest against the lack of free municipal elections in Thompson.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he stayed outside the legislature for sixty-five days to protest the pay increases awarded to Premier Roblin and his cabinet. His presence was a nuisance to many in government, and cabinet minister Stewart McLean eventually had him ejected from the legislative grounds. He was later arrested on three separate occasions for refusing to collect the provincial sales tax in his store. Borowski had not been directly involved in politics prior to this experience. He had supported John Diefenbaker's Progressive Conservatives for a time at the federal level, but was not directly involved in partisan politics, and does not appear to have contemplated running for public office.
  • 1964
    Age 30
    Borowski was Vice-President of the United Steelworkers of America Local 6166 in 1964-65, and helped to win municipal incorporation for Thompson at around the same time.
    More Details Hide Details He retired from manual labour in his 30s, and became the owner of a gift shop. Borowski became a public figure in Manitoba during the late 1960s, when he camped outside the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in extremely cold weather on two separate occasions.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1933
    Born
    Born in 1933.
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