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ANGELS NOTEBOOK : ABBOTT'S REPLACEMENT, `PEP,' MAKES IT TO ANAHEIM IN TIME.



Although it was for all intents and purposes Adv. 1. for all intents and purposes - in every practical sense; "to all intents and purposes the case is closed"; "the rest are for all practical purposes useless"
for all practical purposes, to all intents and purposes
 a done deal Tuesday, the Angels had to wait until Wednesday to option pitcher Jim Abbott

    For other people with this name, see .

    James Anthony Abbott (born September 19, 1967), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the California Angels, the New York Yankees, the Chicago White Sox, and the Milwaukee Brewers, from 1989 to 1998.
     to Triple-A Vancouver.

    They did, and right-handed pitcher Noun 1. right-handed pitcher - (baseball) a pitcher who throws with the right hand
    right-hander

    baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played
     Hernando Petrocelli ``Pep'' Harris was called up to replace Abbott on the roster.

    Harris goes by Pep because it's a family nickname. His family decided he couldn't be called ``Pet,'' which is his middle name shortened. So it became Pep.

    But the 23-year-old native of Lancaster, S.C., has shown the Angels enough pep to be called up. He started the season at Double-A Midland and was promoted to Vancouver on May 7 after a 2-2 mark and 5.31 ERA in six starts. Since then, Harris has gone 9-3 with a 4.56 ERA in 18 starts.

    He appeared in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 5 in Cooperstown, N.Y., going seven innings and giving up three runs and six hits against Montreal.

    He also showed pep in getting to that game, flying from Vancouver to New York New York, state, United States
    New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
    , with stops in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

    When he found out he was going to the majors for the first time, he got up at 7 a.m. Wednesday to make the 9:30 flight.

    ``I made sure I wasn't gonna miss that plane,'' he said in the clubhouse before Wednesday's game. ``I'm tired. But if they call me, I'll be ready.''

    Harris, who came to the Angels with Jason Grimsley Jason Alan Grimsley (born August 7, 1967 in Cleveland, Texas) was best known as a professional relief pitcher. He made his Major League Baseball debut on September 8, 1989 and pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Anaheim Angels, New York Yankees, Kansas City  in a trade from Cleveland for Brian Anderson Brian Anderson may refer to:
    • Brian Anderson (pitcher), a baseball pitcher and Cleveland Indians broadcaster
    • Brian Anderson (outfielder), a baseball outfielder
    • Brian Anderson (broadcaster) for the Milwaukee Brewers
    • Brian C.
     in February, will be in the bullpen.

    Reunion: Growing up in Miami, catcher Jorge Fabregas often saw Gloria Estefan, her husband, Emilio, and other members of the Miami Sound Machine, because Emilio Estefan and Fabregas' father, Jose, go to the same barber. Fabregas has memories of talking with Emilio Estefan at that same Miami barber shop and at a recording studio.

    It was that connection that got Fabregas a backstage pass A backstage pass is an employee pass which allows its bearer access to employees-only areas at a performance venue. They are most commonly associated with rock music groups.  to Tuesday night's Gloria Estefan concert at neighboring Anaheim Arena.

    ``I called his secretary up, gave them a ring,'' he said. ``Because it was sold out, I was lucky to get in.''

    Since Fabregas played Tuesday night, the concert was over by the time he got to the arena around 11 p.m.

    ``We hung out, talked a bit. He asked me how everything was going,'' Fabregas said of his 15-minute conversation with the Estefans.

    He told them about tagging out Sandy Alomar Sandy Alomar can refer to different people:
    • Sandy Alomar, Sr. - an infielder and coach in Major League Baseball
    • Sandy Alomar, Jr. - a catcher in Major League Baseball
     at the plate to help preserve the Angels' 4-2 victory Tuesday night.

    ``I told them we got a win, which is the biggest thing,'' he said.
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    Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
    Date:Aug 15, 1996
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