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By Grant Gordon | July 15, 2009
GLENDALE — When New York Yankees star closer Mariano Rivera induced a popout by Houston Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada, the American League clinched the Major League Baseball All-Star Game with a 4-3 win over the National League and Freddy Sanchez ended the game where he began it — on the bench. Amid trade talks and injury problems, the Burbank High graduate and former Glendale Community College standout also found himself snubbed from any playing time for the NL squad, which saw the American League improve to 12-0-1 in the last 13 Midsummer Classics with its win in St. Louis on the strength of Detroit Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson’s game-winning run in the eighth inning.
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October 16, 2004
Joyce Rudolph The competition was stiff during the first Tennis Ball dinner dance. But no one was near a court. Instead, a superb array of silent auction gifts kept guests running back and forth to the bidding sheets during the fundraiser for the Family Service Agency, now known as Families First in Burbank. City Manager Mary Alvord was mistress of ceremonies and welcomed the more than 200 guests to the Oct. 8 event at The Castaway. A steak-and-salmon dinner was served and dance music was provided by the band Orange Colored Sky. Mayor Marsha Ramos presented Kermit Floyd, president of the board of directors, with a Mayor's Commendation for his financial guidance of the agency.
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By Jeff Tully | July 8, 2009
BURBANK — The honor doesn’t get old for Freddy Sanchez. Having been chosen to take part in two previous All-Star games, the former Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout was hoping to be considered this season after putting up solid numbers for the first half of the season. Sanchez, 31, received good news Sunday, as he was selected as a reserve by Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel to be a part of the 33-player National League team. “Obviously, it’s an honor to make the team,” Sanchez told mlb.com about his selection this season.
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | October 4, 2006
BURBANK — Freddy Sanchez is the National League batting champion. Imagine that. The Burbank High product and Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman ended a magical 2006 campaign Sunday by becoming the team's first batting champion since 1983. Sanchez, who also played at Glendale Community College, went two for four in the Pirates' 1-0 season-ending victory against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park to finish the season with a league-best .344 average, beating out Florida Marlins infielder Miguel Cabrera.
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By Jeff Tully | January 13, 2007
It seemed fitting that in the shadow of the Burbank house in which he grew up, Freddy Sanchez was welcomed home Friday. At a young age, the former Burbank High baseball standout spent countless hours at the school's field, perfecting his skills and dreaming of playing Major League Baseball. It was his baseball haven, a sanctuary only steps away from his front door. Those formidable years helped shape the player who won the 2006 National League batting championship as an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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January 6, 2007
Sanchez to be honored at events Freddy Sanchez, who starred for the Burbank High and Glendale Community College baseball teams, will be honored Friday at two events, sponsored by the Burbank Baseball Booster Club. Sanchez, who won the National League batting title last season as a starting third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates, will have his Burbank jersey retired and the city of Burbank will proclaim "Freddy Sanchez Day" at a ceremony at the Burbank High baseball field at 3 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., a banquet event at The Castaway restaurant will honor the National League batting champion.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | October 12, 2010
Though Freddy Sanchez, like most of his teammates, struggled with the bat throughout the bulk of the National League Division Series for the San Francisco Giants against the Atlanta Braves, the former Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout can look ahead to another playoff series. While Sanchez batted .125 in four games, it didn't stop the Giants from winning the series in four games. Sanchez went hitless in four at-bats on Monday night in San Francisco's 3-2 come-from-behind road victory.
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May 30, 2009
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS Three Burbank high school girls were honored at the Burbank University Women’s Scholarship Tea at the home of Marsha Baroda . The three honorees were selected for this year’s college scholarships. The students are Georgina Thomas from John Burroughs High School, Camille Surujbhan from Bellarmine-Jefferson High School and Gina Park from Burbank High School. Georgina is a member of the Key Club, Diversity Club.
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By Joyce Rudolph | January 28, 2014
The Burbank chapter of National Charity League will host a Casino Night on Saturday at the Castaway restaurant to benefit the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, Burbank Family Service Agency, Kid's Community Dental Clinic of Burbank and BCR “a place to grow,” to name a few. The night will feature dinner and dancing as well as card and table games. There will also be basket raffles and numerous silent-auction items. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased by emailing Burbank chapter President Kim Kaufman at kakauf1@aol.com . For more than 50 years, the mothers and daughters of the Burbank chapter of National Charity League, Inc. have worked together to perform volunteer services as well as to provide goods and funds for local nonprofit agencies.
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By Grant Gordon | July 15, 2009
GLENDALE — When New York Yankees star closer Mariano Rivera induced a popout by Houston Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada, the American League clinched the Major League Baseball All-Star Game with a 4-3 win over the National League and Freddy Sanchez ended the game where he began it — on the bench. Amid trade talks and injury problems, the Burbank High graduate and former Glendale Community College standout also found himself snubbed from any playing time for the NL squad, which saw the American League improve to 12-0-1 in the last 13 Midsummer Classics with its win in St. Louis on the strength of Detroit Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson’s game-winning run in the eighth inning.
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By Jeff Tully | July 8, 2009
BURBANK — The honor doesn’t get old for Freddy Sanchez. Having been chosen to take part in two previous All-Star games, the former Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout was hoping to be considered this season after putting up solid numbers for the first half of the season. Sanchez, 31, received good news Sunday, as he was selected as a reserve by Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel to be a part of the 33-player National League team. “Obviously, it’s an honor to make the team,” Sanchez told mlb.com about his selection this season.
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By Jeff Tully | January 13, 2007
It seemed fitting that in the shadow of the Burbank house in which he grew up, Freddy Sanchez was welcomed home Friday. At a young age, the former Burbank High baseball standout spent countless hours at the school's field, perfecting his skills and dreaming of playing Major League Baseball. It was his baseball haven, a sanctuary only steps away from his front door. Those formidable years helped shape the player who won the 2006 National League batting championship as an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | October 4, 2006
BURBANK — Freddy Sanchez is the National League batting champion. Imagine that. The Burbank High product and Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman ended a magical 2006 campaign Sunday by becoming the team's first batting champion since 1983. Sanchez, who also played at Glendale Community College, went two for four in the Pirates' 1-0 season-ending victory against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park to finish the season with a league-best .344 average, beating out Florida Marlins infielder Miguel Cabrera.
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