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  Chuck Knoblauch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edward Charles "Chuck" Knoblauch (born July 7, 1968 in Houston, Texas) is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Minnesota Twins (1991-97), New York Yankees (1998-2001) and Kansas City Royals (2002).
In the summer of 1988, Knoblauch played for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League along with former MLB first baseman Mo Vaughn.
He was selected by the Twins in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1989 amateur draft, and made his major league debut on April 9, 1991.
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 Chuck Knoblauch | BaseballLibrary.com
Much of Knoblauch's success was due to his ability to crowd the plate and punch pitches to right field; as his career developed, critics would occasionally note that he seemed intent on pulling the ball more in an effort to increase power.
Knoblauch's problem was reminiscent of Steve Sax's troubles a decade earlier and some reporters joked that when Knoblauch handled the ball, Tino Martinez was more a goalie than a first baseman.
Knoblauch's departure from Minnesota in 1998 had been acrimonious, but in his first trips back to the Metrodome as a second baseman he was far enough from the stands to be safe from fans' ire.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/K/Knoblauch_Chuck.stm   (2118 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Radical realignment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Knoblauch has played one game there in the majors, while with the Minnesota Twins, but played the outfield his entire freshman year at Texas A&M. A move at this stage of a career by a top-level player is not unprecedented.
Knoblauch is in the final season of the contract he brought with him from Minnesota, worth $6 million this year.
Knoblauch, as the experiment unfolds this week in Florida, knows there are only two certainties in his universe: his attitude — "the word 'quit' is not in my vocabulary" — and the reality that the media still will be focused on his every throw.
www.usatoday.com /sports/bbw/2001-03-21/2001-03-21-specialchuck.htm   (3075 words)

  
 Why I Like Baseball, by Cecilia Tan
Chuck sought a trade instead, and with the Twins looking to dump his $6 million a year salary (remember that the team's total salary in 2000 was under $20 million), they accomodated him.
After a strong spring training, Chuck found himself the center of a media storm when one of his errant throws struck sportscaster Keith Olbermann's mother in the face in her box seat behind the dugout.
Knoblauch, for all his throwing woes, did not have a weak arm, and makes the throw to the plate from left, and can run down balls with the best of them.
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TAMPA - Watching Chuck Knoblauch work out in the bright Florida sun, you quickly realize just how intent he is on making the 2001 season one of his best.
Not only is Knoblauch working hard on strength and conditioning, but his throws are swift and accurate, and the ball is coming off his bat in a manner befitting a leadoff hitter.
Knoblauch is in the final year of a contract he signed while he was with Minnesota, so he is, in effect, playing this season for his next contract.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_20010208_knoblauch_news.jsp   (882 words)

  
 Sports: Targeting a problem
To be fair, Knoblauch was in a joking mood when he made the long, looping toss toward the rightfield line in the direction of a reporter.
Knoblauch spent an hour in the batting cage hitting off live pitching Wednesday before putting on a glove and working on his fielding.
Knoblauch said he is returning this season with a positive outlook and is confident he will return to All-Star form.
www.sptimes.com /News/021501/news_pf/Sports/Targeting_a_problem.shtml   (769 words)

  
 After 3 Errors, Knoblauch Walks Out
The Yankees made a pitching change in the sixth inning, shortly after Knoblauch made his third error of the night, and while the rest of the infielders gathered at the mound and three outfielders met in center field, Knoblauch stood alone at second base, his hands on his hips, his frustration apparent in his expression.
Knoblauch told Torre that he was hurting the team, and Torre said he cut off Knoblauch at that point and told him to go home immediately to avoid the crowd of reporters that would surround his locker after the game.
Knoblauch has played in four All-Star Games, collected 1,584 career hits and ranked among the game's best leadoff hitters since he broke into the majors in 1991, successes he has reminded himself of constantly since he began having throwing trouble in 1998.
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 USATODAY.com - Series may be Yankees swan song for Knoblauch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Knoblauch, who made $6 million this season, is a free agent and any handshake agreement on a new deal, if there ever was one, has long been forgotten.
Knoblauch was adequate in the outfield and had a great April, hitting.352 by the end of the month with an 11-game hitting streak and 11 stolen bases.
Knoblauch won three titles with the Yankees and one in 1991 with the Minnesota Twins.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/yankees/2001-10-31-knoblauch.htm   (662 words)

  
 Knoblauch finally sees error
Knoblauch issued his mea culpa less than 24 hours after taking the puzzling position of "What, Me Worry?" on a play no White House lawyer would attempt to justify.
Knoblauch continued arguing with umpire Ted Hendry as Cleveland's Enrique Wilson staggered around the bases with the go-ahead run, oblivious to the ball rolling behind him, heedless of the harm he was doing by doing nothing in the 12th inning of a game the Indians won, 4-1.
From the outside looking in, Chuck Knoblauch appears to be studying for the role of scapegoat.
www.enquirer.com /columns/sullivan/1998/10/100998ts.html   (690 words)

  
 Knoblauch keeps arm out of harm's way
Knoblauch said he didn't mind, later telling reporters "everyone knows what's going on" with his throwing problems at second base.
Knoblauch, who has made 13 errors this year, was replaced at second base by Clay Bellinger last night.
Still, it's a concession to the error of Knoblauch's ways that Vizcaino was brought in at $3.5 million per year (the Dodgers sent undisclosed cash considerations to New York), and that Torre had subbed Knoblauch out for late-inning defense in his three previous games.
www.recordonline.com /archive/2000/06/22/knobside.htm   (369 words)

  
 Let's keep redemption out of the boys' game
Knoblauch immediately appealed to the umpire for an interference call, claiming Fryman was running inside the baseline and out of the runner's lane that is marked down the first base line.
While Knoblauch raised his arms in a gesture of appeal, unconsciously showing everyone his boyish ability to blow bubblegum bubbles, the ball rolled away, and the Indians' Enrique Wilson, running full tilt from first base, slid home to score what proved to be the winning run.
Knoblauch, instead of retrieving the errant baseball, stood and appealed to the umpire, providing the seconds Wilson needed to circle the basepath and score.
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Knoblauch is taking the initiative to make it longer than it had to be for him.
Knoblauch is still No. 11, just as he was last year with the Yankees when a.250 batting average prompted separation from the team he helped bring three world championships.
Knoblauch has felt wanted by Kansas City since General Manager Allard Baird took a recruiting trip to New York and won over Knoblauch in the course of a three-hour breakfast discussion during the holiday season.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/kc_20020216_knoblauch_news.jsp   (1025 words)

  
 CNN/SI - The New York Yankees Greatest Hits
Knoblauch is an enigma composed of moody shyness, nervy athleticism, ferocious drive and a delicate sadness.
Ray Knoblauch was the baseball coach at Bellaire High, and his teams won four state titles, the last with Chuck, the star shortstop, watching from the bench.
Knoblauch was walking toward the team hotel when a 15-year-old boy asked him for an autograph.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/mlb/features/1998/yankees/flashbacks/mar98.html   (1989 words)

  
 Sports: Area camps roundup
Knoblauch worked out for the second day in a row at the minor-league complex with coach Lee Mazzilli.
Knoblauch said his sessions with Mazzilli were "good," and manager Joe Torre said the second baseman "seems more comfortable" in his new position.
The Yankees are considering moving Knoblauch to the outfield because of his persistent throwing problems in the past two seasons.
www.sptimes.com /News/032201/news_pf/Sports/Area_camps_roundup.shtml   (853 words)

  
 Chuck Knoblauch Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Chuck Knoblauch was born on Sunday, July 7, 1968, in Houston, Texas.
Knoblauch was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 9, 1991, with the Minnesota Twins.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Chuck Knoblauch baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=knoblch01   (246 words)

  
 Roundup: Yankees, Twins complete trade of Knoblauch for four prospects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Knoblauch, a Houston native and former Texas AandM star, is a four-time All-Star who had asked for the trade, not wanting to play for a low-salaried team with little chance of winning.
Knoblauch, 29, hit.291 last season, scored 117 runs and had a career-high 62 steals, 10 triples, nine home runs and 58 RBIs.
Knoblauch earns $6 million a season and has four years remaining on a five-year contract.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/sports/bb/98/02/07/chuck.html   (654 words)

  
 Derek Jeter News Archives 6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Knoblauch uses his left hand to pull the bat through the strike zone, and any serious weakness in his thumb would make him more susceptible to being jammed with pitches.
Knoblauch's importance to the Yankee lineup is heightened because the bottom of the order hasn't been nearly as productive this year as it was last season.
Knoblauch conquered his throwing jitters in the second half of last season, making just one error after the All-Star Game break, and he seemed to be going through the same cycle this season.
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Knoblauch's -14 VORP is near the bottom of AL outfielders.
His numbers would also put him at the bottom of the pack of second basemen, but for the purpose of this rant, that is beside the point.
Whenever I think back on Knoblauch's stay in KC, I'll always be dumbfounded by the fact that we never got to find out if Knoblauch could play second because the Royals never even tried.
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 Knoblauch to left field a possibility - NYYFans.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Knoblauch's arm worries the three-time defending World Series champions, and Torre said Sunday that Knoblauch had talked with a psychologist during the offseason.
Knoblauch played the outfield as a freshman at Texas A&M because the school had a senior who played second base.
Knoblauch is the leadoff hitter, and the lineup works well with him at the top of the order followed by Derek Jeter, which is why the Yankees want to find a way to keep Knoblauch on the field.
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 The Twins take a gamble by shopping their keystone - Minnesota is considering trading All-Star second baseman Chuck ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Twins have dangled All-Star second baseman Chuck Knoblauch in front of several contending teams this winter, but at a price that has prompted a couple of the deepest organizations in baseball to back out of trade negotiations.
Knoblauch is a hot commodity their way back into the middle of the A.L. Central.
The club would love do dump Knoblauch's $6 million salary and satisfy his desire to go to a contending tea, but it must get enough in return to keep fans excited enough about baseball to reconsider their opposition to a new stadium.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1208/is_n6_v222/ai_20234000   (533 words)

  
 Baseball Prospectus - 6-4-3: Chuck Knoblauch
About 10 days ago, Yankee second baseman/left fielder/Sergeant York impersonator Chuck Knoblauch was greeted rudely by Twins fans sitting in the left-field bleachers.
Knoblauch was showered with currency, pork products, and words normally used to summon cabs in New York City by Twins fans, apparently distraught over Knoblauch's request for a trade after the 1997 season.
The Twins fans shouldn't be showering Knoblauch with loose change and cheap meat; they should be sending Godiva chocolates and Dom Perignon to his friggin' hotel room.
www.baseballprospectus.com /article.php?articleid=1014&mode=print&nocache=1129523498   (617 words)

  
 "He'll Stand With You" : Articles : HEARTLIGHT® Magazine
Chuck Knoblauch used to play with the Twins but asked to be traded at the end of the 1997 season.
Two of the three players swapped for Knoblauch have figured big in the fact that the Twins are in first place in their division now.
This man who is so highly respected by his own team and its fans walked out to left field alongside Chuck Knoblauch.
www.heartlight.org /articles/200105/20010515_stand.html   (519 words)

  
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Knoblauch used to be a scrappy and fundamentally sound player (gold glover, led the league in batting average).
i think craig only said this for knoblauch, cuz he is a minnesota fan.
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 Once a Gold Glover, Knoblauch can't chuck it anymore
 Knoblauch made 26 errors, most by a second baseman this year and most by a Yankees player since third baseman Graig Nettles had 26 in 1973.
 Knoblauch made two errors -- one on a throw -- in 33 chances during the first two rounds of this postseason.
 Knoblauch has a friend who is a sports psychologist, though it's not known whether they've talked in detail about this problem.
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 Major League Baseball (MLB) at AllSports (tm) - For the Fans! By The Fans! (tm)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Both Knoblauch and Martinez had reasons to savor the moment after a postseason that both would rather forget.
Knoblauch, in his first season with the Yankees, learned just how quickly the New York fans can turn on a player when his mental miscue in Game Two of the ALCS cost his team the game.
After a disappointing regular season in which he was cut some slack because of the team's tremendous success, Knoblauch was now in the crosshairs of the New York media.
www.allsports.com /mlb/news/10-18-1998a.htm   (833 words)

  
 Knoblauch comes through in pinch
MIAMI: Chuck Knoblauch let his bat do the talking yesterday, having nothing to say to the press after his game-winning pinch-hit single in the top of the 10th.
Knoblauch's one-out single in the 10th scored pinch-runner Clay Bellinger from second and Ramiro Mendoza closed a shaky bottom half of the inning when Mark Wohlers couldn't.
Knoblauch, who has been mostly frosty to the media since the story broke that the Yankees were trying to trade him to Seattle, refused comment about his heroics.
www.recordonline.com /archive/2001/07/15/yankdn.htm   (503 words)

  
 The Bad News Bronx Bombers By Hugo Lindgren
This assumes that the root of Knoblauch's problem has something specifically to do with the pressure of second base, rather than the pressure of simply being Chuck Knoblauch.
Unless Knoblauch and Soriano hit a lot better than can be reasonably expected, the Yankees now have five sub-par bats in their everyday lineup (Scott Brosius, Tino Martinez, and Paul O'Neill are the others).
Say it's June, Knoblauch is hitting nothing and just getting by in left, and Soriano is swinging at pitches that bounce 5 feet in front of the plate.
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