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This Date In Royals History–June 16, 1986

1986: The Royals scored two runs in the top of the 11th and survived a rally in the bottom of the 11th for a 3-2 win over the A’s at Oakland Coliseum.With the game tied at 1-1 following excellent pitching by Royals starter Scott Bankhead and A’s starter Rick Langford and reliever Steve Ontiveros, Kansas City started the 11th facing reliever Jose Rijo. Willie Wilson led off with...
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Smileygate, revisited

As bad as things have gone in 2013, might as well revisit the good old days: via Washington Business Journal, the Nats suing insurance company over Smiley Gonzalez' signing bonus Amazingly, Carlos David Alvarez Lugo is still hiding out in the Nats minor league system. He's, like, 40 now or something. Revisit just a few Nats Enquirer posts on the subject from 2009:...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

This day in Reds history: Reds acquire Jose Rijo for Dave Parker

December 8, 1987 - The Reds sent veteran slugger Dave Parker to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for pitchers Jose Rijo and Tim Birtsas. Although Parker's bat and leadership skills were sorely missed by the Reds, the move turned out to be beneficial for both squads moving forward. Rijo immediately made an impact on the pitching staff as evidenced by his 13-8 record and...
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December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Former World Series MVP Jose Rijo is Charged With Money Laundering in the Dominican Republic

Jose Rijo – 1990 World Series MVP(Photo courtesy of Former World Series MVP Jose Rijo has gotten himself into some serious trouble with the law in the Dominican Republic.  According to, prosecutors in the Dominican Republic have charged Rijo with money laundering for a suspected drug trafficker.  The allegations are that Rijo has about 80 percent of the assets...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Rijo, 1990 World Series MVP, charged in Dominican

A prosecutor in the Dominican Republic says 1990 World Series MVP Jose Rijo has been charged with laundering money for a suspected drug trafficker. Prosecutor Soraime Vargas says about 80 percent of the assets of fugitive drug suspect Avelino Castro were in Rijo's name. Those assets allegedly include two hotels and a sports complex. Vargas announced money laundering charges...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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