June 13, 1999 |
Before this season, Ed Sprague said he had never delivered a game-winning hit in the last at-bat for his team. Now he's making it a habit. Sprague singled off the wall in left-center field in the ninth inning Saturday night to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 9-8 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Sprague ended the game by hitting Jeff Montgomery's 0-2 pitch into the huge gap created by a drawn-in outfield with one out.
June 2, 1993 |
Eight runs, 12 hits, two home runs and one roughed up Angel pitching staff. Those were the totals Tuesday night for that hard-hitting team from the American League East, and no, we don't mean the Detroit Tigers. Sure, Kirk Gibson, Cecil Fielder and Mickey Tettleton have earned a reputation as the league's undisputed long-ball champions. But a quick check of the statistics shows that the real leaders are the Toronto Blue Jays. Remember them?
June 15, 1996 |
There wasn't much swelling in Chuck Finley's left elbow Friday, but that had nothing to do with how hard the one-hop smash off the bat of Toronto's Ed Sprague struck him Thursday night. "It was an area that was mainly bone; there's not much to swell," Manager Marcel Lachemann said. Finley said his elbow was sore to the touch, but otherwise fine.
August 15, 1999
A look at the best and worst fielding percentage at each position and each league: BEST AMERICAN LEAGUE C--Darrin Fletcher, Toronto: .998 1B--Doug Mientkiewicz, Minnesota: 1.000 2B--Roberto Alomar, Cleveland: .991 3B--Eric Chavez, Oakland: .960 SS--Mike Bordick, Baltimore: .989 LF--B.J. Surhoff, Baltimore: 1.000 CF--Brady Anderson, Baltimore: .996 RF--Shawn Green, Toronto: .996 * NATIONAL LEAGUE C--Mike Lieberthal, Philadelphia: .997 1B--J.T. Snow, San Francisco: .
June 15, 1998 |
Prior to Sunday night's game between Toronto and Baltimore, the Blue Jays honored Joe Carter, the man who hit the most famous home run in team history at Toronto. It was Carter's bottom-of-the-ninth, three-run homer off Mitch Williams that defeated Philadelphia, 8-6, in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series and brought the Blue Jays their second consecutive championship. Carter, now with the Orioles, tipped his hat in appreciation as the fans gave him two standing ovations.