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Western Illinois hires Nielson as coach

MACOMB, Ill., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Bob Nielson, who won two Division II titles and 100 games during the last 10 seasons, has been hired as head football coach at Western Illinois.
MLB: Toronto 5, Baltimore 4

MLB: Toronto 5, Baltimore 4

TORONTO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Lyle Overbay homered in the bottom of the 11th inning Saturday, boosting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-4 win over Baltimore.

MLB: Boston 9, Baltimore 6

BALTIMORE, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Homers by Marco Scutaro and Adrian Beltre accounted for five runs during a six-run seventh Wednesday that rallied the Boston Red Sox past Baltimore 9-6.

MLB: Baltimore 6, Seattle 5

BALTIMORE, May 13 (UPI) -- Luke Scott's eighth-inning grand slam boosted the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-5 victory Thursday over the Seattle Mariners.

MLB: Baltimore 6, Toronto 3

BALTIMORE, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Jeff Fiorentino's two hits and two RBI Saturday boosted the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

MLB: Baltimore 6, Philadelphia 5

PHILADELPHIA, June 20 (UPI) -- Brian Roberts hit a two-run homer during a three-run ninth inning rally Saturday to give the Baltimore Orioles a 6-5 inter-league win over Philadelphia.

MLB: Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 5

BALTIMORE, May 12 (UPI) -- Adam Jones had two homers and four RBI Tuesday to power the Baltimore Orioles to a 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB: Boston 12, Baltimore 1

BOSTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Boston's Dustin Pedroia led a 15-hit assault on Baltimore pitching Monday and the Red Sox extended their win streak to five games, crushing the Orioles 12-1.

MLB: Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 4

BALTIMORE, April 10 (UPI) -- Melvin Mora drove in three runs Friday to help stake Baltimore to a four-run lead and the Orioles held on to defeat Tampa Bay 5-4.

Orioles ink pitcher Mark Hendrickson

BALTIMORE, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Orioles have signed veteran free agent left-hander Mark Hendrickson to a one-year contract.

MLB: Washington 9, Florida 6

MIAMI, July 1 (UPI) -- Ronnie Belliard hit a grand slam homer Tuesday to secure a 9-6 Washington Nationals victory over the Florida Marlines.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Florida 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 14 (UPI) -- Matt Garza gave up an earned run and just three hits in seven innings Saturday to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-1 win over Florida.

Griffey sixth player to hit 600 homers

MIAMI, June 9 (UPI) -- Cincinnati's Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th career home run Monday to become the sixth player in Major League Baseball history to reach the milestone.

MLB: Philadelphia 12, Florida 3

PHILADELPHIA, May 30 (UPI) -- Chris Coste and Chase Utley homered during a seven-run second inning Friday and the Philadelphia Phillies took over the division lead by downing Florida 12-3.

MLB: Florida 8, San Francisco 6 (1st game)

MIAMI, May 25 (UPI) -- Dan Uggla, Jeremy Hermida, Jorge Cantu and Cody Ross homered Sunday, powering the Florida Marlins over San Francisco 8-6 in the first game of a doubleheader.
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Mark Hendrickson
Florida Marlins' pitcher Mark Hendrickson throws against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Nationals Park in Washington on April 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Mark Allan Hendrickson (born June 23, 1974, in Mount Vernon, Washington) is an American former National Basketball Association power forward and current Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Baltimore Orioles. He is one of just 12 athletes to play in both MLB and the NBA.

Hendrickson is notable for his size, at 6' 9". The only players in Major League Baseball as of 2010 who are taller than Hendrickson are Jon Rauch, at 6'11", and Chris Young, at 6'10". Hendrickson is a groundball pitcher, with a fastball in the high 80s and a decent 12–6 curveball. Hendrickson also has a 10–4 slider, but his slider only reaches the high 70s to low 80s. Thus, when Hendrickson has success, it is due to control, movement, and location and not power.

Hendrickson was a three-sport standout in tennis, basketball, and baseball at Mount Vernon High School in the state of Washington. During his sophomore year, he was a member of the state championship baseball team and the runner-up state basketball team. He was a member of the state championship basketball team during his junior year, where he earned recognition as the co-MVP of the tournament for his play. He was also named team captain, team MVP, and named to the All-Area and All-State teams. A tennis state qualifier, Hendrickson was also named to the baseball All-Area team.

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