May 4, 1997 |
The St. Louis Cardinals put pitcher Donovan Osborne on the disabled list Saturday because of a groin injury. Osborne aggravated the injury in Friday's 7-4 loss to the New York Mets. He first experienced pain in his groin 10 days ago in a start against the Dodgers. The 27-year-old left-hander pitched two innings Friday despite feeling pain while warming up. Osborne is 1-2 with a 3.60 earned-run average this season. He was 13-9 in 1996 and led Cardinals' starters with a 3.53 ERA.
October 13, 1996 |
I saw the wife of one of the St. Louis Cardinals' owners get struck with a foul ball during Saturday's game at Busch Stadium. To me, the surprising thing was not that something bad had happened to someone connected with the Cardinals, but that it didn't happen to Donovan Osborne. Thus far this season, the 27-year-old pitcher from Carson City, Nev., has nearly been killed in a car crash, has been tossed into jail, and has cut his finger on a champagne bottle during a Cardinal celebration.
July 28, 1997 |
Curt Schilling, the subject of much recent trade speculation, will finish the season with the Philadelphia Phillies, General Manager Lee Thomas said Sunday. Thomas made his remarks during the third inning of Sunday's game against the Dodgers, who beat Schilling and the Phillies, 4-1, on Saturday night. The announcement ended speculation that Schilling would be going to a pennant contender before the July 31 trading deadline. "I'm just happy that it's over with," Schilling said.
April 22, 1997 |
Opponent--St. Louis Cardinals, two games. * Site--Dodger Stadium. * Tonight--7. * TV--Fox Sports West 2, tonight. * Radio--KABC (790), KWKW (1330). * Records--Dodgers 10-6, Cardinals 6-11. * Record vs. Cardinals--(1996) 8-4. DODGERS' PEDRO ASTACIO (2-0, 2.25 ERA) vs. CARDINALS' DONOVAN OSBORNE (0-2, 3.79) * UPDATE: Los Angeles represents the final stop on a 10,300-mile trip through six time zones for the Cardinals, who will have gone from St.
May 7, 1999 |
Freddie Garcia broke out of a slump with three run-scoring singles as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 13-3, Thursday night for their fifth win in six games. Fernando Tatis hit his 11th home run for St. Louis, a two-run shot in the second, to tie Matt Williams for the major league lead. He also tied Williams for the National League RBI lead with 32. "I am surprised at how well I am hitting the ball," Tatis said. "Today I hit another home run just right.
May 19, 1998 |
The Florida Marlin season ticket-holders are so angered by their 1997 World Series champion's payroll purge, they are taking the team to court. Two separate class-action lawsuits were filed Monday--the first day court was open after Friday night's seven-player trade with the Dodgers that left Florida's roster with few of last year's players.