February 23, 1993 |
Here was a guy who could play a ball off the wall in deep right field and make the throw to third base, no cutoff needed. He could leg out a single and turn a bloop hit into a double. The presence of Reggie Smith late in a game would send National League managers scrambling to their bullpens. All Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda had to do was hand a bat to Smith in the late innings and have him walk up and down in the dugout. It made opposition managers crazy.
February 10, 1993
Former Rams Paul (Tank) Younger and David (Deacon) Jones and offensive tackle Jackie Slater have been selected as members of the Black College Football 100th-Year All-Time Team. Raider Coach Art Shell also was named to the team. The 22-member team, chosen by a panel of media and coaches, will be honored during the Sheridan Broadcasting Network's Black College All-American Celebration Feb. 19-21 in Baltimore. Slater, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection from Jackson (Miss.
January 12, 1993 |
Reggie Jackson was saying Monday that he didn't want to sell himself as "a folk hero," but that the best part of his election to the Hall of Fame has been the response of friends and strangers. "It's as if everyone from my generation feels a part of it and is sharing it with me," Jackson said. "It's as if everyone I've met feels as if they have a piece of it. I always thought I understood what the Hall of Fame means, but now I know I didn't."
January 5, 1993 |
LeRoy T. Walker has broken bread with Jesse Owens and Jesse Jackson, watched from the wings at the Cotton Club as Duke Ellington led his orchestra, played golf with Michael Jordan, washed windows at the Pentagon and been chancellor of a university. His is not the quintessential African-American experience. On the contrary, his life has been extraordinary. Yet he is as deeply rooted in the tradition and culture of his race as the cotton picked by his ancestors was in the Georgia soil.
December 17, 1992 |
In his first day on the job, new San Francisco Giant Manager Dusty Baker did the unusual. He stole the spotlight from baseball's highest-paid player. Baker got the biggest cheer from a crowd of more than 1,000 people at a rally Wednesday to celebrate the not-finalized deal to keep the Giants in town. The welcome given Baker, whose hiring had been the subject of weeks of speculation, even surpassed that given to a tardy Barry Bonds and his father, Bobby.
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November 10, 1992 |
Whacking dimpled, white balls around smooth, emerald greens, African-Americans and Korean-Americans from Greater Los Angeles began Monday to try working out better interracial relations over a quiet game of golf. Players in the first African/Korean American Goodwill Golf Classic at Via Verde Country Club raised nearly $30,000 for a college scholarship fund for students of both ethnic groups. But the game had a more philosophical goal.