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By Gordie Morris | August 24, 2006
It's a long way from the halls of St. Francis High to second base at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. Yet, that's where 36-year-old Mark Loretta, a 1989 graduate of St. Francis, found himself standing on July 7. He had been selected by baseball fans around the world as the starting second baseman for the National League in Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game. No matter that he went hitless, robbed twice of base hits by two outstanding defensive plays. The second All-Star Game appearance, he was added as a bench player in 2004 while still with the San Diego Padres, was the high water mark of Loretta's long baseball career.
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By Charles Rich | April 8, 2010
Bats and gloves have been stashed away for good. Cell phones and computers are the objects now being used by Mark Loretta in his new line of work. Armed with a new off-the-field job following a steady 15-year playing career, Loretta hasn’t shied away from learning baseball matters outside the lines. It’s a vastly different end of the spectrum from previous spring training camps and regular seasons, when Loretta spent countless hours taking batting practice, scooping up grounders in the infield and competing against the best competition the sport had to offer.
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By Charles Rich | January 28, 2010
After 15 years of patrolling the infield and earning a pair of All-Star game selections, St. Francis High graduate Mark Loretta retired as a player Monday to become a special assistant to the baseball operations staff with the San Diego Padres. Loretta, 38, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh round in 1993 before playing for the Brewers, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 1989 St. Francis graduate was a career .295 hitter and appeared in the All-Star game in 2004 and 2006.
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April 5, 2007
Two area Major League Baseball players began their respective seasons Monday. Two others will have to wait a bit longer. St. Francis High graduates Mark Loretta and Gregg Zaun participated for the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays, respectively. Loretta, a two-time All-Star, served as a reserve second baseman for the Houston Astros. He played the ninth and 10th innings of Houston's 4-2 home loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Loretta, who signed as a free agent after playing for the Boston Red Sox last season, ended the game by lining out to pitcher Salomón Torres.
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By Seth Amitin | April 9, 2009
Though it’s tough to say just how comfortable he is with his new team, Mark Loretta certainly isn’t complaining. “It’s going to be a lot different back in LA than it is here in Arizona,” Loretta said to the Valley Sun at Spring Training in Arizona. “[But] this was the team I grew up watching. I went to my first major league game at Dodger Stadium, I used to go to 10 or 12 games a year. My memories were of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Ron Cey and Bill Russell.
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By Seth Amitin | December 31, 2009
Verso scores eight goals in seven playoff games, Knights win CIF Regional title The St. Francis boys’ soccer team had a heck of a run in the 2009 CIF playoffs and the talented sophomore Eric Verso showed what he was made of in the Knights’ March playoff run. After they advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals, the Golden Knights captured the CIF Southern California Division II Regional Championship....
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By Gabriel Rizk | October 15, 2009
At this point in his 15-year Major League Baseball career, Mark Loretta?s job description has been simplified for the most part to watching from the dugout and staying ready, waiting for his chance to affect a game with his bat. Easier said than done, particularly when the former St. Francis High standout has been sitting on the bench for the better part of nine innings, as was the case in Thursday?s second game of the 2009 National League Division Series between his Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium.
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By Charles Rich | July 2, 2009
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players . ? Mark Loretta (St. Francis High, 1989) Los Angeles Dodgers infielder: The two-time All-Star has gotten additional playing time with the Dodgers recently concluding a six-game stretch of interleague road games. For instance, Loretta had a two-run double in the third inning of the Dodgers? 6-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Loretta, who started at first base, had two hits in six plate appearances.
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By Charles Rich and Seth Amitin | August 20, 2009
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players .   Trevor Bell (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) Los Angeles Angels, pitcher After making his debut last week, Trevor Bell came back on Tuesday to win his first career game, a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians. “Any first major league win would be a dream come true,” Bell told mlb.com. “Even if it was a 10-9 game, and yourself and your team gets the win, that’s a dream.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 9, 2011
GLENDALE — After suffering a shoulder injury that stemmed from a violent home-plate collision last season, Gregg Zaun found himself behind home plate for the first time Sunday during a spring training contest against the Oakland Athletics at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Ariz. Zaun caught three innings and had two plate appearances. Shortly after the game ended, Zaun, a Glendale native and 1989 St. Francis High graduate, took off his equipment and tugged off his uniform for the final time before announcing his retirement on Sunday following a 16-year Major League Baseball career.
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By Charles Rich | April 8, 2010
Bats and gloves have been stashed away for good. Cell phones and computers are the objects now being used by Mark Loretta in his new line of work. Armed with a new off-the-field job following a steady 15-year playing career, Loretta hasn’t shied away from learning baseball matters outside the lines. It’s a vastly different end of the spectrum from previous spring training camps and regular seasons, when Loretta spent countless hours taking batting practice, scooping up grounders in the infield and competing against the best competition the sport had to offer.
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By Charles Rich | January 28, 2010
After 15 years of patrolling the infield and earning a pair of All-Star game selections, St. Francis High graduate Mark Loretta retired as a player Monday to become a special assistant to the baseball operations staff with the San Diego Padres. Loretta, 38, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh round in 1993 before playing for the Brewers, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 1989 St. Francis graduate was a career .295 hitter and appeared in the All-Star game in 2004 and 2006.
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By Gordie Morris | August 24, 2006
It's a long way from the halls of St. Francis High to second base at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. Yet, that's where 36-year-old Mark Loretta, a 1989 graduate of St. Francis, found himself standing on July 7. He had been selected by baseball fans around the world as the starting second baseman for the National League in Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game. No matter that he went hitless, robbed twice of base hits by two outstanding defensive plays. The second All-Star Game appearance, he was added as a bench player in 2004 while still with the San Diego Padres, was the high water mark of Loretta's long baseball career.
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