June 15, 1991 |
The Padres are getting sick of trying to explain it. Pitcher Andy Benes simply shrugs his shoulders and offers no answers. Padre Manager Greg Riddoch is speechless. But once again, with a new team in town and facing a pitcher who recently came off the disabled list, the Padres looked like the ones who had the hangover from jet lag, losing 7-3 to the Chicago Cubs. It's really nothing new. The crowd of 30,161 at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium actually is beginning to get accustomed to this.
November 22, 1990
Pitcher Danny Jackson, who rebounded from a shoulder injury to help the Cincinnati Reds win the World Series championship, signed a four-year, $10.5-million contract Wednesday with the Chicago Cubs. Jackson, who became a free agent after the World Series, has a 72-74 record and a 3.66 earned-run average. The left-hander was 6-6 for the Reds last season with a 3.61 ERA in 22 games. The Cubs got a pitcher who was on the disabled list three times during the 1990 season.
October 8, 1990 |
Two days ago, Danny Jackson was sitting in front of his locker, daring someone to meet his darting eyes, already wearing The Face. "He may call it a 'game face,' " teammate Jose Rijo said. "But I like to call it an 'ugly face.' " Jackson's black hair fell in disorganized locks around his forehead. His cheeks and chin were coated in stubble. His jaw was tight and lips were upturned. It was a prize-winning sneer.
January 16, 1990
Left-hander Danny Jackson signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds.
June 8, 1989 |
Craig Lefferts' wild pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning scored Barry Larkin with the winning run today as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-2. Lefferts relieved Mike LaCoss, 2-5, and finished walking pinch-hitter Dave Collins to load the bases with none out. After Paul O'Neill popped out, Lefferts threw a pitch in the dirt to Bo Diaz, scoring Larkin, who had opened the inning with his third hit...
May 15, 1989 |
The Cincinnati Reds have not let the problems of Manager Pete Rose affect their performance. While Rose is preparing for his upcoming hearing with Commissioner Bart Giamatti to answer gambling charges, his team has continued to play well. Even pitcher Danny Jackson is back in the groove, and as a result, the Reds are leading the National League West. Jackson, the best left-hander in the league last season, restricted the Cardinals to three hits in seven innings at St. Louis to pitch the Reds to a 5-2 victory and a sweep of the three-game series.