April 14, 1988 |
Bob Horner may not have the credentials of Jack Clark, but he is beginning to look pretty good to the St. Louis Cardinals. Horner, a poor April hitter, is already making big contributions to the Cardinals. The former Atlanta Braves slugger, signed as a free agent by the Cardinals after spending a year in Japan, hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning Wednesday at St. Louis to drive in the winning run in a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
March 15, 1988 |
His name: Luigi Nakajima. Half Italian, half Japanese and totally dedicated to his job as Bob Horner's interpreter with the Yakult Swallows of Japan's Central League last year. "He went everywhere with me, the hotel, restaurants, name it," Horner said the other day. "He sat next to me on the bench. He'd call time and come out on the field when the manager wanted a special play." Nakajima still works for the Swallows. Horner, though, is now employed by the National League champion St.