September 19, 2011 |
The comparisons were inevitable: He was a young left-hander with a mid-90s fastball and a curveball that froze hitters. So, on the day Clayton Kershaw was first promoted to the Dodgers' major league spring training camp in 2008, then-manager Joe Torre simply said what was on everyone else's mind. That Kershaw reminded him of Sandy Koufax. Kershaw was 19 years old. Torre tried to take it back, but his words were already out. "Oh, man," farm director De Jon Watson recalled thinking.
February 16, 1997
Re: "Clash Couture," (Style, Dec. 22): Sorry, I can't appreciate it. I guess I was brought up in an era that was just too clash conscious. Dick Hirsch Silverado
December 6, 1992
Commendations to KCOP for airing National Geographic's "Superliners: Twilight of an Era" (Oct. 18). It covered a period when the only way to Europe was by sea. Frank Argall, Sherman Oaks
October 5, 2002 |
ANGELS' JARROD WASHBURN (0-0, 5.14 ERA in playoffs) vs. YANKEES' DAVID WELLS (19-7, 3.75 ERA in season) Edison Field, 1 p.m. TV--Channel 11. Radio--KLAC (570), XPRS (1090). Update--Washburn will start on three days' rest for the second time this season; he pitched eight shutout innings at Oakland on three days' rest last month. He started the first game of this series and received no decision, pitching seven innings and giving up four runs, all on home runs--solo shots by Derek Jeter and Rondell White and a two-run homer by Jason Giambi.
May 19, 1997 |
DODGERS' RAMON MARTINEZ (3-2, 3.79 ERA) vs. EXPOS' JEFF JUDEN (3-0, 4.58 ERA) Olympic Stadium, Montreal, 10:30 a.m. PDT Radio--KABC (790 AM), KWKW (1330 AM). * UPDATE: Martinez is off to a slow start, but the Dodgers have gone 7-2 in the nine games he has started. The Dodgers were shut out the only two times they have lost in Martinez's starts. Martinez, the only Dodger starter with an earned-run average higher than 3.00, has a 7.36 ERA in his last four starts.
June 29, 1989 |
Padre Manager Jack McKeon confirmed late Wednesday that the team had traded pitcher Greg Booker, McKeon's son-in-law, to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named. The player is believed to be Fred Toliver, 1-3, 7.76 ERA, who has yet to clear waivers. If left unclaimed by this afternoon, Toliver will be joining the Padres Friday in St. Louis. Booker, who has not appeared in a game since June 9, was almost traded a month ago in a deal with the Chicago Cubs that would have also involved outfielder Carmelo Martinez, infielder Randy Ready and prospects in a package that would have brought shortstop Shawon Dunston.