September 17, 1992 |
A coach of the Philippine team that won the Little League World Series acknowledged that most of the players did not come from Zamboanga, which won the right to represent the country, a newspaper reported in today's editions. The nationally-circulated Philippine Inquirer said Coach Eduardo Toribio blamed Manila-based Little League officials for the controversy that could lead to the forfeiture of the team's victory over Long Beach at Williamsport, Pa., last month.
September 10, 1988 |
Fred Lynn probably would be eligible for postseason play if the Detroit Tigers reach the playoffs, the Washington Post reported Friday. The newspaper reported that Commissioner Peter Ueberroth said he's considering making Lynn eligible for the playoffs, but sources near the commissioner indicated he has already made up his mind to do it. The Major League Baseball Players Assn.
July 29, 1998 |
If American Legion operators in the region were running a business, their company might be bankrupt. Once a cornerstone in a summertime array of athletic choices for teenage boys, Legion in this region has become a laughingstock these days. Deception, incompetence, utter confusion; they have all been on display this season. "[The season] just left a bad taste with me and my coaching staff," Van Nuys Notre Dame Coach Jody Breeden said.
October 11, 1994 |
The NCAA has declared Cal State Fullerton pitcher Matt Wagner ineligible for the upcoming season because of a violation of NCAA rules and Wagner has left the team. Titan Coach Augie Garrido Monday confirmed Wagner's ineligibility, but would not comment on the reason. Other university officials also declined to comment. Wagner, reached by telephone, also declined to discuss specifics, saying: "I'd rather just keep it to myself.
July 3, 1996 |
The Santa Clarita South American Legion baseball team, 14-3 and apparently headed for the playoffs, must forfeit all of its victories, Coach Tim O'Brien said Tuesday. O'Brien said he was notified Monday night by District 20 Commissioner Mel Swerdling that his team had been using an ineligible player. Swerdling had no comment. "This is unbelievable to me," O'Brien said.
November 20, 1992 |
The decision to reinstate Steve Howe because, according to the arbitrator, the pitcher's drug problem was caused by a psychiatric disorder and because the commissioner's office did not adequately test the pitcher, has angered baseball officials. Steve Greenberg, baseball's deputy commissioner, Thursday issued a written dissent to arbitrator George Nicolau's 54-page opinion. Howe was hospitalized six times for treatment between 1982 and 1988, yet, Nicolau, on Nov.
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July 21, 1995
Superior Court Judge S. James Otero not only returned two all-star Glendale teams to the ranks of Little League contenders, he ruled that they must face each other in an elimination game Thursday. "The winner of that game will play the so-called tournament champion" tonight or Saturday, said Phillip R. Marrone, the Burbank attorney who represents the players' parents.
September 20, 1992 |
Scandal shorthand: Milli Vanilli -- musicians who are not what they seem. Manila Vanilli -- Little League baseball players who are not what they seem. Hello again, everybody, and welcome once again to our live coverage of the Little League World Series here in lovely Williamsport, Pa. And there go the boys from Long Beach onto the field, to the applause of their parents and friends from back home in California. They sure do look, uh, younger than the other team.
September 26, 1990 |
OK, you tell me: Why is it OK for Lyle Alzado to attempt again to play professional football, or for Mark Spitz to make a comeback in competitive swimming, or for George Foreman to return to boxing, but not OK for Minnie Minoso to step one more time into a major league batter's box? Why is it OK not to age-discriminate against somebody in his or her 30s or 40s, but not be prejudiced against a man in his 60s?
July 23, 1997 |
Even as he prepared to take his argument to federal court, the attorney representing Woodland Hills Sunrise Little League spoke with a rival Encino league administrator Tuesday to discuss a resolution in the case of two disqualified players. The Encino administrator confirmed that he had a telephone conversation with Don Roberts, a Calabasas attorney whose grandson plays on the Woodland Hills all-star team.