Rickey Henderson on Hall of Fame ballot

Rickey Henderson on Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- All-time stolen base leader Rickey Henderson is among 10 players on the 2009 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.

Reyes gets second straight NL award

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday.

Jesse Orosco retires

PHOENIX, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Jesse Orosco, who last season had six teammates born after he beat Hall of Famer Steve Carlton for his first career win, announced his retirement Wednesday.

Arizona signs Orosco to one-year contract

PHOENIX, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Jesse Orosco, who has appeared in more games than any other pitcher in major league history, Monday signed a minor league contract with Arizona.

Detroit 9, Minnesota 8

DETROIT, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Facing a record-tying 120th loss, Detroit rallied for eight runs in the final three innings Saturday and pulled out a 9-8 victory over playoff-bound Minnesota,

Twins get Orosco from Yankees

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins Monday brought back aging lefthanded relief pitcher Jesse Orosco.

Yankees add two lefthanded reliefers

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees made what they hope are their final bullpen moves Tuesday, adding a pair of lefthanders while parting with another.

Yankees claim Heredia off waivers

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees continued retooling their bullpen on Monday, claiming lefthander Felix Heredia off waivers from Cincinnati.

Heredia claimed off waivers by Yankees

CINCINNATI, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees continued retooling their bullpen Monday, claiming lefthander Felix Heredia off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

Boston 6, NY Yankees 4

BOSTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Jason Varitek hit a three-run homer and Johnny Damon followed with a solo shot in a six-run seventh Sunday as Boston beat the New York Yankees, 6-4.

Yankees obtain Jesse Orosco

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees bolstered their bullpen Tuesday by acquiring lefthander Jesse Orosco from the San Diego Padres.

San Diego 3, Arizona 2

SAN DIEGO, July 20 (UPI) -- Activated from the disabled list prior to the game, Randy Johnson was outdueled by Kevin Jarvis Sunday as San Diego posted a 3-2 victory over Arizona.

San Diego7, Colorado 6

SAN DIEGO, June 26 (UPI) -- Miguel Ojeda smacked his first major league home run an RBI single Wednesday night as the San Diego Padres edged Colorado, 7-6.

San Diego 8, Arizona 7

SAN DIEGO, June 1 (UPI) -- Lou Merloni's sacrifice fly scored Gary Bennett in the eighth inning Saturday night as the San Diego Padres collected a season-high 16 hits and posted an 8-7 tr

San Diego 5, NY Mets 4

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- Jesse Orosco struck out Roberto Alomar with runners on first and third and two outs in the ninth inning Friday night to preserve a 5-4 victory for the San Diego
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Jesse Orosco
SLP2000062106-21 JUNE 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: St. Louis Cardinals' relief pitcher Jesse Orosco, throws a pitch in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants, June 21. Orosco, who has been on the disabled list for most of this year, hit J.T. Snow and struck out Barry Bonds before being pulled from the game. Orosco says he felt pain in his left elbow after the game. Trainers will evaluate him on a day to day basis. mc/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Jesse Russell Orosco (born April 21, 1957 in Santa Barbara, California) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who holds the major league record for career pitching appearances. He pitched most notably for the New York Mets in the 1980s. He won a World Series in 1986 with the Mets and in 1988 with the Dodgers. He threw left-handed, but batted right-handed. He retired in 2003 after having been with the Mets, Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, and Minnesota Twins. He retired when he was 46 years old, one of the oldest players to still be playing in the modern age.

Orosco's longevity was greatly aided by the increasing use of left-handed specialist relief pitchers from the 1990s onward; in his last several years, he was used almost exclusively in this role.

Orosco was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1978 Major League Baseball Draft. In February 1979, the Twins traded Orosco to the New York Mets to complete a deal that had been made two months earlier. In December 1978 the Mets traded veteran starter Jerry Koosman to the Twins for two players, one of whom was a player to be named later. The deal of that player, Orosco, completed the deal.

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