May 17, 1989 |
Bill Landrum walked Bo Diaz with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning this afternoon to hand the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Landrum, 0-1, allowed a two-out single to Paul O'Neill, then walked Todd Benzinger and Rolando Roomes to bring up Diaz, hitting just .150 with one RBI. Diaz took four straight balls from Landrum to force in O'Neill with the winning run and give John Franco, 1-0, his first win since last Aug. 30. Reds starter Jose Rijo, who had won four straight, allowed just two hits over the first six innings and singled home the run that put the Reds up 4-3 in the fourth.
June 25, 1989 |
Choreographers Jacqui and Bill Landrum had to do considerable research for their work in the upcoming Orion Pictures production of "Great Balls of Fire." They consulted historical societies, viewed archival footage of Jerry Lee Lewis concerts, pored over old photos and did some bar hopping. A lot of bar hopping. "We became known on location as 'The Partymasters,' " said Jacqui, laughing at the memory of the pre-production month she and husband Bill spent in Memphis cruising juke joints, cowboy clubs and honky-tonks, searching for dancing extras with authentic period style.
August 23, 1991 |
Darren Daulton's bases-loaded single in the 11th inning gave the Phillies a 4-3 victory over the Pirates on Thursday, extending Philadelphia's winning streak at Veterans Stadium to 15. Wes Chamberlain opened the 11th with a single before John Kruk walked. After Charlie Hayes sacrificed the runners to second and third, Bob Kipper relieved Bill Landrum (1-3) and walked pinch-hitter Jim Lindeman intentionally, setting up Dalton's game-winning single.
October 16, 1992 |
Brave President Stan Kasten said he viewed the fate of the Pirates as a real "tragedy." He wasn't referring to their defeat in Game 7 but to their small-market attempt to survive in baseball's economic environment. Bobby Bonilla left as a free agent last winter, John Smiley was traded in the spring and Bill Landrum was released on the eve of the season in economic decisions. Now Barry Bonds and Doug Drabek are free agents.
March 29, 1992 |
Minnesota Twin first baseman Kent Hrbek will be sidelined for as much as six weeks because of a dislocated left shoulder, sustained during an exhibition Saturday on a headfirst slide into third base. . . . Pittsburgh Pirate catcher Don Slaught was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained rib cage muscle and will miss at least the first six games of the season. . . .