March 12, 1985
Ex-Dodger scout and former major-league outfielder Bob Nieman, who batted .295 in 12 seasons with seven major-league teams, died Sunday in Corona. He was 58. Funeral services for Nieman, who is survived by his wife, Patricia, and five stepchildren, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Waverley Church in Santa Ana. Burial will follow at Fairhaven Cemetery in Santa Ana.
July 9, 2000 |
They call Mark McGwire "Big Mac," but in St. Louis, Cardinal fans are cheering a new member of the "Mac Attack." Last week, Keith McDonald, 27, became only the second player in major league history to hit home runs in his first two at-bats, joining Bob Nieman of the St. Louis Browns, who did it on Sept. 14, 1951. McDonald's first homer came Tuesday night as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning, on a 2-2 pitch from Cincinnati's Andy Larkin.
July 7, 1988 |
Bob Nieman made his third Olympic team at the age of 40 Wednesday, winning the U.S. Olympic team trials in the modern pentathlon. "It feels wonderful, finally," Nieman said. "They all thought I was nuts." Nieman, who won the U.S. National Pentathlon championship in June, finished first in the trials with a combined event total of 10,598 points. He defeated second-place Mike Gostigian by 40 points after five days of competition in riding, fencing, shooting, swimming and running.
May 30, 1998 |
Baltimore pitcher Scott Kamieniecki experienced discomfort in his neck and was scratched from his scheduled start today against the Texas Rangers. "He's better today than we was yesterday, and yesterday he was better than he was the day before," Baltimore Manager Ray Miller said of Kamieniecki. The Orioles already have starters Mike Mussina and Jimmy Key on the disabled list, so Scott Erickson and Doug Drabek are currently the only healthy pitchers in the five-man rotation.
July 7, 2000 |
Geraldo Guzman made his long-awaited major league debut look easy. Guzman, a former carpenter, scattered four hits over eight innings Thursday night to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros and a three-game sweep at Houston. "He's been pitching in Latin ball, and there you are pitching for your country and city," Diamondback Manager Buck Showalter said. "I've been allowed to go down there and you can cut the tension with a knife.
August 9, 1990 |
Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights and rent control, long the dominant organization and dominant issue in Santa Monica politics, will have to compete for voters' attention in the Nov. 6 city election with issues of growth and homelessness. The more complex political agenda was acknowledged, in effect, by the tenants' organization known as SMRR at its endorsement convention last weekend.