September 18, 1998
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Sugar Ray Leonard --"Up Close," today, 3 p.m. and midnight, ESPN * NBA Deputy Commissioner Russ Granik, Fairplex Park racing secretary Dick Wheeler --"The Irv Kaze Show," today, 7-8 p.m., KIEV 870 * Reggie Jackson --"The Last Word," today, 6 p.m., Fox Sports West * Orlando Woolridge --"NBA Inside Stuff," Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Ch.
July 12, 1985
Fernando Valenzuela of the Dodgers was named to the National League All-Star team for the fifth time Thursday as the pitching staff was selected for Tuesday night's game at Minneapolis. Joining Valenzuela as starters were Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets, Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros, Joaquin Andujar of the St. Louis Cardinals and LaMarr Hoyt of the San Diego Padres.
August 23, 1985 |
Padre reliever Goose Gossage on Thursday threw to a catcher, not a trainer, for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee three weeks ago. His catcher, Bruce Bochy, said, "It surprised me how well he threw. He had good velocity." As a result, Padre trainer Dick Dent, who had been playing catch with Gossage in hallways, now says he has "guarded optimism" about a quick Gossage recovery, which means he could be pitching again by Sept. 1.
February 8, 1985
Portraits of 30 sports stars will be displayed at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park beginning Saturday. Among the athletes and coaches featured are Babe Ruth, Althea Gibson, Arnold Palmer, Bear Bryant, Joe Namath and Dorothy Hamill. The exhibits selected are among nearly 900 portraits that had been donated to the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute.
September 6, 1986
As an avid San Diego Padres baseball fan, I've personally had it with team president Ballard Smith. This season, he has shown that he cannot handle the modern-day major league baseball player, nor the fans. It was first started with cutting off beer sales after the seventh inning. While there are some people who brought this rule on with their jerky behavior, it penalizes most of the rest of the fans. Then, he cut out locker room beer for the players, thus ending one more baseball tradition.
April 8, 1991 |
Some familiar names have new uniforms today. The Philadelphia Phillies acquired left-handed reliever Mitch Williams from the Chicago Cubs Sunday night for minor-league pitchers Chuck McElroy and Bob Scanlan. Williams was expected to report to the Phillies in time for the opener this afternoon against the Mets in New York. Outfielder Pete Incaviglia, released by Texas last week, agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. Incaviglia, 27, hit .
March 22, 1997
Channel League baseball is considered better than it has been in three seasons and Buena High, last year's fourth-place finisher, is picked to win the title. Bulldog Coach Stan Hedegard has high expectations for his team. "I told them, 'You guys have been picked to win the league [title] and you need to rise to the occasion,' " Hedegard said. "There's no point in hiding it from them."