January 20, 2007
Jeff Cirillo has enjoyed a cavalcade of success throughout his years in baseball. The Providence High graduate was taken in the Major League Baseball draft out of high school, but chose to go to USC. He helped lead the Trojans to a Pacific-10 Conference championship in 1991, earned all-conference honors and was the team's most valuable player. He has gone on to a successful 13-year professional career with four teams and is a two-time all-star. At one point, he was one of the top-hitting third basemen in baseball.
October 8, 2003
Jeff Tully When her husband, Paul, died in 1999, Dana Sutton wanted to do something that would celebrate the life of a man who was revered and loved not only in the Providence High community, but throughout the city and beyond. She also wanted to help raise money for a cause that was dear to Paul's heart -- the welfare of children. Dana came up with the idea of the Paul Sutton Charity Classic, an event that will be celebrating its fourth anniversary Oct. 25 when the tournament is played at The Cascades Golf Course in Sylmar.
October 13, 2001
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- With the major league baseball regular season completed and the playoffs in full swing, one local player is still competing, while another is finished for the year. Here is a look at the season and how the players -- Mike Magnante of the Oakland Athletics and Jeff Cirillo of the Colorado Rockies -- have fared. MIKE MAGNANTE Unlike Cirillo, Magnante is still playing, as his A's are in the first round of a best-of-five American league divisional series against the world champion New York Yankees.
January 24, 2007
Cirillo got over fear to find success Major League Baseball player and former Providence High standout Jeff Cirillo has spent his share of time at third base in his 13-year professional career. With only seconds to react to the ball, and with difficult ground balls and bad hops commonplace, third base is one of the most challenging positions in all of baseball. Watching Cirillo play, it's hard to believe he was once scared of the ball — particularly ground balls.
August 11, 2004
Jeff Tully Fans of Jeff Cirillo have to be wondering if the former Providence High baseball standout has played his last game as a major- leaguer. The San Diego Padres gave the veteran his unconditional release Thursday, leaving the infielder without a pro team for the first time in his 10-year career. Cirillo, 34, appeared in 33 games for San Diego this season, batting .213 (16 for 75) with three doubles, one home run and seven runs batted in. A career .297 hitter, Cirillo is a two-time all-star, playing for the Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, Seattle Mariners and Padres.
March 30, 2002
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- This season, major league baseball players Jeff Cirillo and Mike Magnante will have more in common than just being from Burbank-area schools. Cirillo, a former Providence High star, and Magnante, a Burroughs graduate, will likely be seeing a lot of one another as American League West Division rivals. Cirillo, 32, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound third baseman was traded during the off-season from the Colorado Rockies to the division-champion Seattle Mariners.
October 7, 2000
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- The baseball season provided varying degrees of success for local major leaguers Jeff Cirillo and Mike Magnante. But although Cirillo, who plays for the Colorado Rockies, finished among the top 10 in the National League in several batting categories, Magnante is the one in the playoffs with the Oakland Athletics. Magnante, who was a star pitcher at Burroughs High, helped Oakland capture the American League West title with a 91-70 record.
August 10, 2002
Jeff Tully With former Burroughs High and Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Magnante given his release from the club last week, there is only one local player left in major league baseball. For ex-Providence standout Jeff Cirillo, he has enjoyed highs and lows during the season as a third baseman for the Seattle Mariners. Heading into a weekend series with the Chicago White Sox, Cirillo is hitting way below his career average. With a lifetime .305 average, the sure-handed infielder is hitting .246.
January 7, 2004
Jeff Tully For the third time in his nearly-10-year major league baseball career, Jeff Cirillo is moving to another team. Cirillo -- a former Providence High standout -- was traded from the Seattle Mariners to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. In the deal, the Padres acquired the third baseman in exchange for pitcher Kevin Jarvis, one-time starting catcher Wiki Gonzalez, pinch-hitter Dave Hansen and minor leaguer Vince Faison. The Padres will also receive pitcher Brian Sweeney and cash.