January 2, 1997 |
They come from teeming urban high schools in Miami and from towns that are dots on the map, where sugar cane is the lifeblood but high school football is the soul of the community. Florida is renowned for its citrus fruit and theme parks, but its most impressive product may be its blue-chip high school football players.
September 11, 1992 |
Because of the damage left by Hurricane Andrew in Homestead, Fla., the Cleveland Indians announced Thursday night the team will not hold spring training there next year. Homestead needs time to recover, Indian President Rick Bay said. "Provided that the area's physical facilities, such as housing and related amenities, and its economic base have recovered sufficiently to support our operations, we envision that Homestead will be our spring training home for 1994," Bay said.
February 26, 1991 |
Both National League franchises that will begin play in 1993 might be awarded to Florida cities, league President Bill White said during an expansion committee visit to Miami. The committee also traveled to Orlando and will visit St. Petersburg today. Other cities in contention for an expansion team--Denver, Buffalo and Washington--probably will be visited in March or April.
March 4, 1991 |
He could have gotten by on his catching ability alone, but Lance Parrish wasn't willing to settle for that. Healthy and happily adjusted to the Angels' organization, Parrish reversed his offensive decline in 1990 and produced his finest season since 1985. With a .268 average, 24 home runs and 70 runs batted in, Parrish showed his toughest critic that his skills hadn't eroded. "I proved something to myself," Parrish said.