July 5, 1995 |
Atlanta Brave starter Greg Maddux, tentatively scheduled to start the All-Star game, said he's willing to step aside and provide Dodger pitcher Hideo Nomo the honor. "It doesn't matter to me," said Maddux, the three-time Cy Young winner who started last year's All-Star game. "Just being selected is a great enough honor for me. Whether I start is just icing on the cake." "Nomo certainly deserves to start. So does [Pirate starter] Denny Neagle, for that matter.
March 7, 1996 |
Dodger coaches and executives met privately with left fielder Billy Ashley to discuss his batting woes. Fred Claire, executive vice president, Manager Tom Lasorda and hitting coach Reggie Smith told Ashley to relax, that there is no need for him to feel pressure and that the organization is counting on him. "Our goal as an organization is to do everything we can to take the pressure off him," Claire said. "This shouldn't be the seventh game of the World Series.
June 2, 1995 |
The Chicago White Sox selected Jeff Liefer, a power-hitting third baseman at Long Beach State, with the 25th pick in the first round of major league baseball's amateur draft Thursday. Liefer led the 49ers in almost every offensive category, batting .354 with 13 home runs, 56 runs batted in and 63 runs. Liefer was chosen first-team All-Big West Conference and Baseball America named him to its All-American second-team. He is the 49ers' third first-round selection, but first position player.
January 24, 1987 |
A rare-documents dealer whose alleged discoveries once threatened to undermine official Mormon Church history pleaded guilty Friday to forging documents and then killing two people to prevent his exposure. Mark W. Hofmann, the documents dealer, was immediately sentenced by Utah U.S. District Judge Kenneth Rigtrup on two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of theft by deception. The sentences, which will be served concurrently, range from five years to life.
June 1, 1995
Here is a look at the teams battling Cal State Fullerton and USC at the College World Series, which begins Friday in Omaha, Neb.: CLEMSON * Record: 54-12 * Series opener: Saturday against Tennessee * Noteworthy: School makes seventh trip to Omaha, last in 1991. Best finish was tied for fifth (four times). Shane Monahan leads offense with .396 average, 12 homers and 52 RBIs. Rusty Rhodes hit .390 and David Miller .383. Miller also has team-leading 78 RBIs.
HOME & GARDEN
October 3, 2009 |
Actor D.W. Moffett, who plays an evil football dad on "Friday Night Lights," and his wife, Kristal, have sold their longtime Beachwood Canyon home for $1.75 million. The 1926 Mediterranean, designed by lead Hollywoodland architect John DeLario, has four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 2,506 square feet. It sits on a third-acre lot with a heated swimming pool and a walled garden. The formal living and dining rooms have French doors that open to the pool, patio and garden areas.