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Boy could be tried for murder as adult

BURLINGTON, Colo., June 5 (UPI) -- Burlington, Colo., residents are split on whether a 12-year-old boy accused of his killing parents should be tried as an adult or juvenile, a prosecutor says.
MLB veteran Bob Watson retiring

MLB veteran Bob Watson retiring

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball all star-turned-coach and executive Bob Watson said Tuesday in New York he's retiring after 45 years in the game.

Baseball sides with Oswalt in ejection

HOUSTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt won't be disciplined after being ejected from Monday's game, a major league baseball official says.
Royals' Hillman suspended for one game

Royals' Hillman suspended for one game

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 27 (UPI) -- Kansas City Royals Manager Trey Hillman has been suspended for one game following his ejection from a game this week.

Baseball umpire Brian Runge suspended

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Major league umpire Brian Runge was suspended Thursday for one game for his actions in Tuesday night's game between the New York Mets and Seattle.

Baseball hands out two suspensions

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball suspended Colorado's Yorvit Torrealba and Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers for an on-field incident Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.
Baseball suspends Richie Sexson

Baseball suspends Richie Sexson

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball Friday suspended Seattle Mariners slugger Richie Sexson 6 games for violent and aggressive actions during Thursday's game against Texas.

Baseball suspends Kyle Farnsworth

NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees pitcher Kyle Farnsworth three games for throwing at Boston's Manny Ramirez.

Dodgers' coach Bowa suspended 3 games

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Dodgers third-base coach Larry Bowa was suspended for three games Wednesday for refusing to leave the field after being ejected Tuesday night.

Three suspended in Yankees-Rays fracas

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- New York Yankees' Shelley Duncan and Melky Cabrera and Tampa Bay's Jonny Gomes were all suspended for their actions in a bench-clearing incident this week.

Abraxas buys more oil wells

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Abraxas Petroleum Corp. announced it has purchased oil and gas properties in the United States worth $140 million from St. Mary Land & Exploration Co.

Ed Wade named Houston Astros GM

HOUSTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Ed Wade was hired Thursday as general manager of baseball’s Houston Astros by team owner Drayton McLane.

Baseball suspends Joba Chamberlain

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball Friday suspended New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain two games for “inappropriate actions” during Thursday's game against Boston.

Astros' Berkman will appeal suspension

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- Houston first baseman Lance Berkman will appeal a two-game suspension for "inappropriate" actions in Tuesday's game at Colorado. The suspension was announced Friday in a release by the Major League Baseball office in New York.

USA Baseball continues manager search

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- USA Baseball, is slated to compete at the World Baseball Classic next March, is still without a manager.
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Robert Jose Watson (born April 10, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is a former first baseman for the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves from 1966-1984, and currently serves as Major League Baseball's vice president of rules and on-field operations.

Nicknamed "Bull," Watson was originally a catcher in the minor leagues, however, he converted to first base and the outfield by the time he made his major league debut with the Astros on September 9, 1966. Watson was a dependable hitter whose home run numbers were somewhat hurt by the fact that he played the majority of his career in the Astrodome.

Watson was credited with scoring the 1,000,000th run in major league history on May 4, 1975 at 12:32 in the afternoon. Watson scored from second base on a three-run homer by teammate Milt May at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. It was known that the 999,999th run had already scored, with sponsored updates being provided by and to every ballpark. Despite the lack of in-game urgency, Watson ran at full speed, reaching home plate approximately four seconds before Dave Concepción, who had just homered in Cincinnati and was also racing around the basepaths. "I never ran so fast in my entire life," said Concepcion. But it was Watson who won $10,000 and one million Tootsie Rolls provided by the event's sponsor. The 1,000,000th run total only included runs scored in the National and American Leagues (not "3rd" major leagues, such as the Federal League). Watson joked that in the aftermath of the event, his fan mail doubled—from 4 letters to 8. Later, more accurate recalculations of baseball's record-keeping showed that neither Watson nor Concepcion scored baseball's actual millionth run, and it is not known who did.

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