April 2, 2006 |
WHENEVER Puerto Rico's baseball team was on display during the recent World Baseball Classic, the ESPN announcers made time to pay tribute to the island's greatest player, Roberto Clemente, showing clips of his titanic throws from right field and hitting feats for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team he twice helped lead to the World Series during an 18-year career that abruptly ended when he died in a 1972 plane crash.
July 21, 1999
FAMILY Los Angeles magazine's Best of L.A. Festival begins Friday and runs through the weekend. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, (888) BEST-OF-LA. SAFETY Safe Moves, the nation's leader in traffic safety education, conducts a "rodeo" on traffic smarts. Petersen Auto Museum, L.A. (323) 964-6356. BASEBALL Baseball players Dock Ellis and Curt Flood, left, are inducted into the Shrine of the Eternals on Sunday. Pasadena Central Library, (626) 791-7647.
June 29, 1986 |
Before a couple of old-timers named Don Sutton and Phil Niekro set out to duel on the pitcher's mound Saturday night, a group of former Angels played a team of former major league all-stars to a 2-2 tie in the Angels' annual old-timers' game. Ken McMullen, who played third base for the Angels from 1970 to 1972, hit a two-run home run off Bob Gibson, striking the screen on the left-field foul pole.
June 18, 1997 |
The Senate Judiciary Committee held yet another hearing Tuesday on baseball's antitrust exemption. The difference was that this time owners and players have agreed on language that would partially eliminate the exemption, but only as it affects major league players. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, chairman of the committee, noted the efforts by players and baseball executives to negotiate terms of a bill and said lawmakers were interested in working with the two sides.
April 3, 1999 |
Joe Henry sings from the bottom of the emotional well, then spends most of the time trying to make his way up to level ground. Casting a jaundiced eye toward relationships, the veteran singer-songwriter writes in a magical realist style that's both florid and elliptical, like Gabriel Garcia Marquez recast as a boho folkie. The songs on "Fuse" are peopled by animals, circus acts, eccentric harridans and various oddballs. "I'll keep your monkey/I'll feed him good," sings Henry.
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September 13, 1998 |
Losing at 'Jeopardy' . . . Sometimes a cigar store is just a cigar store. Judy Pace-Flood and her late husband, former St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Curt Flood, never were afraid to put themselves on the society's cutting edge. They were deeply involved in the civil rights movement, and Curt Flood's landmark lawsuit led to baseball's free agency clause. Now, Pace-Flood has won a key legal victory against the "stalkerazzi."
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September 10, 1998
A federal judge has ruled that a reality-based television show crew trespassed at the home of baseball legend Curt Flood's widow--despite having permission from the LAPD. Jude Pace-Flood sued Telemax Entertainment Inc. and the Los Angeles Police Department last year after officers came to her home in July 1997 to break up a party she threw for her college-age daughter and some 100 friends. "The record was so crystal clear regarding Mrs.
October 6, 1991 |
Darryl Strawberry criticized recent opponents of the Atlanta Braves for not trying. "I know guys who get ready to play against certain teams (more intensely) than against other teams . . . they act like jerks," Strawberry said. "Those players know who they are." Tom Lasorda, Dodger manager, is angry over a recently published poll that showed 25 Cincinnati Reds wanted the Braves to win. The poll was taken before the Braves swept the Reds in three games at Riverfront Stadium.