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Willie Blair from the Chronology
Jul 31, 1998 - In a flurry of transactions at the trading deadline many involving free agents-to-be the Mets trade OF Bernard Gilkey P Nelson Figueroa and cash to the Diamondbacks in exchange for P Willie Blair C Jorge Fabregas and a player to be named. New York then obtains IF-OF Tony Phillips from the Blue Jays for P Leoncio Estrella and sends the Brewers P Bill Pulsipher for IF Mike Kinkade.
Jul 6, 1997 - In Detroit the Tigers top the Orioles 14-9 their 3rd straight win after 11 consecutive losses. Brian Johnson and Travis Fryman homer for the Tigers while teammate Bobby Higginson adds a two-run inside-the-park homer his fifth round tripper this week. For Scott Erickson (11-4) it is the worst start of his career for Baltimore allowing all 12 runs 11 earned and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings. Willie Blair (6-4) takes the win in relief. The O's are led by Rafael Palmeiro's homer triple and single and homers by Geronimo Berroa Jeff Reboulet and Tony Tarasco.
May 4, 1997 - Detroit P Willie Blair suffers a broken jaw when he's struck by a 107-mile-per-hour line drive off the bat of Cleveland's Julio Franco in the 6th inning of the Tigers' 2-0 victory. Blair still gets credit for the win.
Jul 15, 1993 - Mike Morgan allows 5 hits in pitching his 1st complete game of the year beating the Rockies 1-0. Sammy Sosa singles steals 2B and Steve Buechele drives a single off Willie Blair to score Sosa. For the Rockies it is the closest to a shutout they'll get this year.
May 4, 1993 - The Cubs and Rockies combine for 38 hits in an 11-inning night game at Wrigley Field. The Rockies score 4 runs in the 11th then hang on for a 14-13 win over the Cubs as Willie Blair allows the 3 runs including a 2-out 2 run homer by Sammy Sosa to card the victory. Sosa also hit a 2-out 3-run homer in the 9th and has 5 hits for the game. The Rockies counter with back-to-back homers in the 5th by Girardi and Clark Hayes homers in the 6th and Jim Tatum hits his 1st ML homer in the 8th-a pinch hit grand slam.