Paul Blair
Paul Blair
Paul L. D. Blair is a former outfielder who spent seventeen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Baltimore Orioles (1964–76), New York Yankees (1977–79, 1980) and Cincinnati Reds (1979). He was the starting center fielder for the Orioles when they won two World Series Championships, four American League (AL) pennants and five AL East titles from 1966 to 1974.
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Former major leaguer Paul Blair dies at 69
LATimes - about 3 years
The three-sport star from Manual Arts High in Los Angeles was an eight-time Gold Glove center fielder who won four World Series championships, two each with the Orioles and Yankees. Paul Blair , the eight-time Gold Glove center fielder who helped the Baltimore Orioles win World Series titles in 1966 and 1970, has died. He was 69.
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Emergent Church Is Latest Target of "Values Voter" Movement, Along With Satan And Islam
Huffington Post - over 3 years
(RNS) Christian conservatives who think Satan is using communism and Islam to bring down America can add a new “adversary” to the list: the Emergent Church movement. A portion of the upcoming Values Voter Summit in Washington will stray from its usual focus on politics and consider the Emergent Church as one of three “channels the adversary is using to bring America down.” Art Ally, president of The Timothy Plan, a Florida-based mutual fund company devoted to “biblically responsible investing,” will lead the breakout session. “Why would Satan use Communism? It’s a godless form of government,” said Ally. “Why would Satan use Islam? Same reason. It’s not a religion. It’s a movement to dominate the world under the guise of religion. The Emergent Church plays right into that by weakening further our church community.” The Emergent (or Emerging) Church was a hot topic a decade ago as authors and pastors like Brian McLaren and Tony Jones challenged churches to adapt to a po ...
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FLASHBACK: Reggie Jackson vs. Billy Martin At Fenway
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
The New York Yankees are one of the most storied organizations in all of sports and few chapters in the team's history are as thrilling and contentious as the late 1970s. The symbolic moment of the "Bronx Zoo" era came on a Saturday in Fenway Park when bombastic outfielder Reggie Jackson and fiery manager Billy Martin nearly came to blows. Beloved Yankees Yogi Berra and Ron Guidry both had a front row seat to the pyrotechnics, as did a national television audience. The following is an excerpt from "Driving Mr. Yogi" by Harvey Araton. Araton is a longtime sports reporter and columnist for the New York Times, New York Daily News and New York Post. Things came to a head on June 18, 1977, in a game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Although Guidry had been a Yankee for less than two years, he had already come to expect the unexpected at the sight of the Yankees’ divisional rivals. On this Saturday afternoon, in front of a national television audience, the Yankees were get ...
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Hankerin' 4 Hank comes to New Harmony - Carmi Times
Google News - over 5 years
By Anonymous Jim Paul Blair will recreate the music and the persona of Hank Williams when the New Harmony Artists' Guild brings Hankerin' 4 Hank to New Harmony's Murphy Auditorium at 8 pm Friday, Sept. 16. Blair's country music bloodlines run deep
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Adam Jones is (shaving) cream of the Orioles crop - Delmarva Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
Besides the obvious slew of Hall of Famers, we named guys like Chris Hoiles, Paul Blair and Mike Flanagan, players who you can look back at fondly about their time in Baltimore. I think we can officially add Adam Jones to the list
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Paul's dogged efforts fail to impress TV's Dragons - Belfast Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
Paul Blair, who now lives in Wiltshire, is achieving runaway success with his Safestix - a rubber toy which replicates a wooden stick but which does not splinter or hurt the dog. The 40-year-old former Army major set up the company in 2009 utilising
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Bolton leads Victory Christian; Central Academy wins another thriller - The Commercial Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
Joshua Foxworthy and Paul Blair led the defense with 11 tackles apiece. n Central Academy 34, Delta Academy 26: At Marks, Cole Newman hit Drew Pearson on a 6-yard scoring pass with 50 seconds remaining to help the Vikings improve to 3-0
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PROPERTY TRANSFERS - Lincolnwood Review
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Arthur Nadolny to Paul Blair Kelly Blair, $1450000, Aug. 4 7305 Arcadia St.: Triscari Trust to Heydar Karimi, $177500, Aug. 4 7537 Foster St.: Robert Kasperek to Niki Chronopoulos Konstantinos Chronopoulos, $250000, Aug. 8 7730 Dempster St. Unit 407:
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Millers make it four out of four - isleofman.com
Google News - over 5 years
Alexander Suckling and David Thomenny both hit two and there were goals for Steven Quine, Gareth Logan and Paul Blair in a 7-0 home success against Malew. Douglas Royal, another team tipped to challenge for promotion, were 3-1 winners at Colby,
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Cook County Property Transfers for Sept. 1, 2011 - Morton Grove Champion
Google News - over 5 years
Arthur Nadolny to Paul Blair Kelly Blair, $1450000, Aug. 4 4525 N New England Ave.: Fannie Mae to Osama Z Akasheh Lilian E Samaan, $160000, Aug. 4 7518 W Ainslie St.: Nolin Trust to William Belpedio June E Belpedio, $140000, Aug
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Identity Festival signals dance music's true arrival on the American scene - Miami New Times
Google News - over 5 years
Finally, while lacking XX chromosomes, Chicago DJ-producer White Shadow (AKA Paul Blair) appeals to the fairer sex. His headlining stint at the Advent Stage is guaranteed to be heavily influenced by another female pop superstar
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Neil Cooper Keith Bruce - Herald Scotland
Google News - over 5 years
Paul Blair, the Scots actor who was a stalwart of the Suspect Culture company, is the brief holiday romance from back then, whose story of the intervening years turns out to have been more traumatic. He seems a man of few words, she a woman of rather
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Lady Gaga May Have 'Ruined' Cohort White Shadow - Billboard
Google News - over 5 years
"Yeah, she might have ruined my life on that, 'cause it's so much fun to work with her," White Shadow (real name Paul Blair) tells Billboard.com. "The world is about collaboration, and she's 100 percent involved in the creative process
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White Shadow (Paul Blair) back home as part of Identity festival - Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
White Shadow — real name Paul Blair — comes back home as a hot commodity. Born in Ohio, raised in Warren and Utica, and a Western Michigan University graduate who now lives in Chicago, he co-wrote and/or co-produced nine tracks on Lady Gaga's “Born
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Just a disco doppelGaga? - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
Francescatti says the similarities were not a coincidence, and that Brian Gaynor, her former bass guitarist, now works with Paul Blair, a music producer and engineer known as DJ White Shadow, who collaborated with Gaga on her most recent album,
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HICKS: Memories flood back from basketball games vs. Orioles - Yorkdispatch.com
Google News - over 5 years
In addition to the Ripken brothers, I seem to recall Jim Palmer, Paul Blair, Brooks Robinson, Elrod Hendricks, Grant Jackson, Mark Belanger, Al Bumbry and Don Baylor suiting up for the O's. Mike Flanagan and Scotty McGregor, too, I think
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Blair
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 69
    On December 26, 2013, Blair suffered a heart attack and lost consciousness while playing in a celebrity bowling tournament in Pikesville, Maryland.
    More Details Hide Details He was taken by ambulance to Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, where he was pronounced dead. or Retrosheet, or SABR Biography Project
  • FIFTIES
  • 1998
    Age 54
    Blair would coach the team from 1998–2002.
    More Details Hide Details Unfortunately, his overall record at Coppin State would be a disappointing 30-185. After his retirement from coaching, Blair lived in Woodstock, Maryland with his wife, Gloria. In his retirement, Blair often appeared in celebrity golf and bowling tournaments. At the time of his death, he was known for working out at Triangle Fitness in Eldersburg, Maryland and bowling at Kings Point Lanes in Reisterstown, Maryland. His son Paul Blair III played eight years in the minors for the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs.
    Blair would get his next, and last, shot at coaching in 1998 when he was named as the head coach for the Coppin State College baseball team.
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  • 1995
    Age 51
    Blair would get his next shot at coaching in 1995 when he was named the manager of the Yonkers Hoot Owls in the newly formed Northeast League, an independent league of professional baseball.
    More Details Hide Details The team would last just one season and would finish a dismal 12-52.
  • FORTIES
  • 1989
    Age 45
    In 1989 he would play for the Gold Coast Suns in the newly formed Senior Professional Baseball Association, though the league would fold after the season.
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  • 1985
    Age 41
    He would then go back to work as an outfield instructor with the Houston Astros and as a third base coach for the Orioles Triple A team in Rochester and worked in that capacity until 1985.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 38
    In August 1982 he was named the head coach at Fordham University.
    More Details Hide Details Blair only coached one season at Fordham with the team finishing with a 14-19 record.
  • 1981
    Age 37
    At the end of his playing career Blair was hired as an outfield instructor for the Yankees in 1981.
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  • 1975
    Age 31
    He was also one of the top bunters in the game, recording at least 10 sacrifice hits four times in his career, including 17 during the 1975 season.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 25
    Both Blair and Series MVP Brooks Robinson atoned for their 1969 World Series performances (Robinson went 1-for-19, the lone hit coming in Game Two, scoring Blair; he was himself the victim of a spectacular catch, by Ron Swoboda in Game Four) by tying a five-game Fall Classic record with nine hits apiece.
    More Details Hide Details In Blair took up switch-hitting but stopped after batting only .193 (11-for-57). He finished the season hitting .262. His Orioles won another pennant, but lost the World Series to the Pittsburgh Pirates in seven games. Blair's speed going back in the outfield enabled him to play shallow, and make catches à la Willie Mays. In each of the Orioles' three consecutive World Series seasons, Blair won a Gold Glove. He would also win a Gold Glove over the next four seasons, his last Gold Glove in coinciding with teammate Brooks Robinson winning his 16th consecutive—and last—Gold Glove at third base. On January 20,, Blair was traded to the New York Yankees for outfielders Elliott Maddox and Rick Bladt. On June 18 of that year in a nationally televised game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, he was tangentially involved in one of the most bizarre scenes in baseball history. Yankee manager Billy Martin took right fielder Reggie Jackson out of the game and replaced him with Blair after Jackson had misplayed Jim Rice's fly ball for a double. As the cameras watched, Jackson and Martin nearly came to blows.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1962
    Age 18
    After spending the season in their farm system, he was selected by the Orioles in the 1962 first-year draft on November 26, 1962.
    More Details Hide Details He broke into the Orioles' lineup in and, despite hitting only .234 with five home runs and 25 runs batted in, impressed many with his defensive skills. In he batted .277 on an Orioles team that won the World Series. In Games Three and Four of that series, which the Frank Robinson-led Orioles swept from the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers in four games, Blair played a major role in 1-0 shutouts by Wally Bunker and Dave McNally respectively, hitting a 430-foot home run off Claude Osteen in Game Three, and robbing Jim Lefebvre of an eighth-inning home run that would have tied Game Four. Blair also caught Lou Johnson's fly ball for the final out of the Series. In Blair established a career high .293 batting average with 11 home runs and 64 RBIs, along with an American League-leading 12 triples. He also won the first of his eight Gold Glove Awards. After slumping to .211 in, Blair had perhaps his best season in. Batting second behind Don Buford in the Orioles' lineup, he hit .285 with career highs in home runs (26), runs batted in (76) and runs (102). He also made the All-Star team for the first time; he would repeat this feat in. His Orioles won the pennant, with Blair becoming the first player to have 5 hits in a post-season game, with 5 hits in 6 at-bats against the Minnesota Twins on October 6.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Age 0
    Born on February 1, 1944.
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