September 13, 1986 |
Jason Messersmith will make his debut at quarterback for Servite High School at 7:30 tonight when the Friars play host to Colton in Hanford Rant Stadium in Cerritos. Messersmith is the unlikely heir to former Servite quarterbacks Steve Beuerlein (Notre Dame), Eric Buechele (Fresno State) and Tim Rosenkranz (Santa Clara). Messersmith was the fourth-string quarterback for Servite's sophomore team last year and did not play a down until the last game of the season.
February 15, 1988 |
The change-up is what Andy Messersmith is remembered for. He threw it past batters often enough during a 12-year career to win 130 games for the Angels, Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. And, in 1976, he threw it at major league baseball, loosening ties that previously bound players forever to one team.
May 31, 1987 |
A little more than a decade ago, hearings before an arbitrator on a case involving major league baseball drew little attention from the fans or the media. However, when arbitrator Peter Seitz finally made his ruling it turned out to be a landmark decision in professional sports. That case involved pitcher Andy Messersmith and wound up creating free agency in baseball. The economics of the sport haven't been the same since.
March 31, 1989
Angels' top career pitchers. VICTORIES Name No. Nolan Ryan 138 Frank Tanana 102 Mike Witt 100 Clyde Wright 87 Dean Chance 74 Andy Messersmith 74 STRIKEOUTS Name No. Nolan Ryan 2416 Frank Tanana 1233 Mike Witt 1146 Dean Chance 857 Rudy May 844 SAVES Name No. Dave LaRoche 65 Donnie Moore 61 Bob Lee 58 Minnie Rojas 43 Ken Tatum 39 SHUTOUTS Name No. Nolan Ryan 40 Frank Tanana 24 Dean Chance 21 George Brunet 14 Geoff Zahn 13 Rudy May 12 Andy Messersmith 11 Mike Witt 10 STARTS Name No.
June 29, 2005
Right-hander Bartolo Colon got his 10th victory against four losses Monday in the Angels' 13-3 win over Texas. Colon is bidding to become the first Angel pitcher to reach 20 victories since Nolan Ryan in 1974. Here are the Angels' leaders in wins: *--* PLAYER RECORD YEAR 1. (tie) Nolan Ryan 22-16 1974 Clyde Wright 22-12 1970 3. Nolan Ryan 21-16 1973 4. (tie) Bill Singer 20-14 1973 Andy Messersmith 20-13 1971 Dean Chance 20-9 1964 *--*
April 26, 1990 |
U.S. Senior District Judge John Oliver of Kansas City, who upheld an arbitrator's ruling in the 1970s that allowed free agency in baseball, has died at the age of 75, court officials said. The judge, who had been hospitalized since collapsing at work last week, died of a massive blood clot about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in Trinity Lutheran Hospital at Kansas City. One of Oliver's most influential decisions was his upholding of a Dec.