March 31, 1989
A look at some opponents whose numbers the Angels had last season, listed with 1988 team. BATTING Minimum 30 At-Bats Name Team Avg HR RBI Scott Fletcher Texas .061 0 0 Walt Weiss Oakland .100 0 1 Matt Nokes Detroit .121 1 3 Greg Gagne Minnesota .161 1 2 Jody Reed Baltimore .174 0 0 Steve Buechele Texas .178 0 2 Billy Ripken Baltimore .190 0 3 Frank White Kansas City .190 0 6 Willie Wilson Kansas City .190 0 1 Ernie Whitt Toronto .
June 6, 1987
As a Yankee fan, I take a lot of heat for George Steinbrenner's occasional irrational acts, but I also know that each season he is going to do whatever is within his power to put a competitive team on the field in the best division in baseball. Gary Ward, signed as a free agent, and Charles Hudson, acquired in a trade, have helped the Yankees compile the best record in baseball, as of this writing. Now let's turn to the Dodgers. Last year, while the club faltered, the Dodger propaganda machine churned out 5 million excuses, while 3 million lemmings made their pilgrimage to Dodger Stadium.