August 25, 1985 |
The way this season has gone for Dave Stieb, it would not have been surprising if the Toronto Blue Jays had lost the game. Stieb, who has had bad luck on a team that has had mostly good luck, took a no-hitter into the ninth inning Saturday night at Chicago and was fortunate to come out with a 6-3 victory. His no-hit bid ended on a home run on the first pitch Stieb threw in the ninth inning.
August 10, 1985 |
Rickey Henderson, angry because he was docked for missing Thursday's doubleheader, took it out on the Red Sox Friday night at Boston, driving in two runs in a six-run sixth inning that led the New York Yankees to a 10-6 victory. Henderson, who supposedly was told by Yankee player representative Dave Winfield Wednesday that the end of the player strike was "imminent," was docked three days' pay by owner George Steinbrenner. That amounts to about $22,000.
July 26, 1985 |
Angel Manager Gene Mauch knew his pitching staff would have a different look by the time it got to Toronto. How much different, he wasn't saying as his team prepared to cross the border after leaving Milwaukee. "No," Mauch told reporters with a wave of a hand, "we didn't get Stieb." For the Angels' sake, that was too bad. While the Angels made two roster changes Thursday, placing Doug Corbett on the disabled list and promoting Tony Mack from Edmonton, Dave Stieb remained a Toronto Blue Jay.
June 29, 1985 |
The game wasn't considered critical, but it didn't matter to pitcher Dave Stieb. "I don't regard this as a real important series," the Toronto right-hander said Friday night after stopping the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, on three hits at Detroit for his first shutout of the season. "The most important series come in September. I haven't had a shutout in quite a while. I felt stronger the last couple of innings. Because I wanted it so bad." Asked what he wanted so badly, he replied, "A shutout."