October 15, 1998 |
Think the Cleveland Indians hit bottom when they lost the American League pennant to the New York Yankees? Think again. On Wednesday, a day after Indians shortstop Omar Vizquel grounded out to end the American League championship series, the stock of Cleveland's parent company sank to a new low of $5.38 before closing at $5.63, down 25 cents, on Nasdaq.
October 14, 1998 |
Asked this week whether he had dreams about Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, David Cone allowed that, well, yes, it sounds crazy, but he had one. "Horses," he said. "I want to see the horses." At 19 minutes before midnight here Tuesday, he got his horses. Huge, police-saddled animals that pranced on to the Yankee Stadium warning track to strains of "New York, New York." Giant pin-striped players who trampled over the Cleveland Indians while winning the American League pennant.
October 13, 1998 |
The morality play that has become the American League championship series continued Monday, with so much wailing and gnashing of reputations, you'd have thought somebody lost another baseball. But this time it was the Cleveland Indians. And this time, apparently, they have lost their minds. On a day when they were supposed to be resting, David Justice ran his mouth, Mike Hargrove was chased down from behind, and common sense took a flying leap.
October 11, 1998 |
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez was asked Friday if he'd ever pitched in colder weather, and when the New York Yankee right-hander said he played in Ireland and Italy, you could almost hear the snickers in the interview room, as if pitching against a bunch of amateurs in Europe would prepare him for the mighty Cleveland Indians.
October 7, 1998 |
What came first? It all came pouring out so fast from baseball's best team Tuesday night--the emotion, the precision, the unmistakable message--it was hard to keep track. What came first? Was it Charisse Strawberry and her two children putting a collective lump in Bronx cheers by throwing out the first pitch in honor of her cancer-stricken husband?
October 6, 1998 |
Lineup *--* 2B Chuck Knoblauch .265 SS Derek Jeter .324 RF Paul O'Neill .317 CF Bernie Williams .339 1B Tino Martinez .281 DH Tim Raines .290 LF Shane Spencer .373 C Jorge Posada .268 3B Scott Brosius .300 *--* * Analysis: Superb pitching carried the Yankees past the Rangers in the division series.