April 3, 1996 |
Gene Budig, American League president, wanted to make it clear before the Angels opened their 36th season Tuesday at Anaheim Stadium: He was not here to announce that the deal between the Walt Disney Co. and the city of Anaheim had been completed. Budig will leave that to someone else, but he did say he was extremely pleased the sides had at last come to an agreement. "It's a good deal for all parties," Budig said in his first statement since the deal seemed doomed in mid-March.
June 9, 1994 |
Major league baseball owners, meeting in Cincinnati on Wednesday, set the stage for a second-half strike by the players' union when they unanimously agreed to a collective-bargaining proposal calling for a new economic system based on a salary cap.
July 3, 1998 |
The Cleveland Indians signed veteran utility player Rex Hudler on Thursday, who was released by Philadelphia on June 24, and assigned him to triple-A Buffalo. Hudler is a .261 hitter in 13 seasons. * Mike Stanton's five-game suspension was upheld by American League President Gene Budig, who rescinded a $1,000 fine he imposed on the Yankee reliever for starting a brawl with the Baltimore Orioles on June 15.
October 26, 1995 |
Baseball spokesman Rich Levin said acting Commissioner Bud Selig and American League President Gene Budig are "investigating and deciding what to do about" the Tuesday night incident in which Cleveland left fielder Albert Belle verbally harassed several members of the media, including NBC's Hannah Storm, in the Indians' dugout several hours before the game.
June 8, 1994 |
Boston Red Sox owner John Harrington, who heads baseball's expansion committee, said his group isn't ready to make a recommendation on major league expansion. Phoenix and St. Petersburg, Fla., are pushing for the major leagues to expand by 1998, but Harrington said that no vote would be taken today when he advises the other owners at baseball's meetings.
September 26, 1996 |
The Chicago Cubs gave General Manager Ed Lynch a one-year contract extension, one day after manager Jim Riggleman received an identical extension. The extension takes Lynch through the 1998 season, with a club option for 1999. * American League President Gene Budig set a hearing for Oct. 28 to consider the grievance the New York Yankees filed against Milwaukee regarding the trade of reliever Graeme Lloyd. The hearing in New York is to be the day after Game 7 of the World Series is scheduled.