July 22, 1988
Frank Lucchesi, a three-time major league manager, was named to manage the Nashville Sounds, becoming the triple-A team's fifth manager this season.
September 8, 1987 |
The Chicago Cubs today named Frank Lucchesi manager for the rest of the season, one day after Gene Michael resigned "for the good of everybody." Michael quit Monday and Cubs General Manager Dallas Green accepted the resignation today. Michael had expected to be fired after the season, his first complete year as Cubs manager. His overall record with the Cubs was 114-124, and he has argued all season with Green about strategy and trades.
November 12, 1987
Jim Frey, who managed the 1984 Chicago Cubs to the club's first title since 1945, will leave the broadcast booth he occupied last season and take over as the team's director of baseball operations. Frey, 56, replaces Dallas Green, who resigned last month as president and general manager. "We talked to many people and there was only one choice: Jim Frey," said John R. Madigan, the Tribune Co. executive who assumed the role of chairman after Green's departure.
February 4, 1998 |
One of the attorneys who played a key role in the baseball strike of 1994-95 went to bat Tuesday for Latrell Sprewell on the sixth day of his arbitration hearing in New York. Eugene Orza, the associate general counsel for the Major League Baseball Players Assn., was one of three witnesses to testify in a session that lasted 11 hours.
September 22, 1987 |
Howard Johnson hit a record-setting grand slam and Darryl Strawberry stole two bases to join Johnson in the exclusive 30-30 club Monday as the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-1, at Chicago. Johnson's eighth-inning homer off Cub reliever Ed Lynch was his 36th of the season, setting a National League record for most homers in a season by a switch-hitter. The record was set in 1934 by Rip Collins of the St. Louis Cardinals.