July 6, 1991
All this time I thought the Three Stooges were gone, and lo and behold, here they are again--Gross, Hartley and Gott. VIRGINIA WHITE Reseda
May 13, 1989
Relief pitcher Jim Gott of the Pittsburgh Pirates will be sidelined for at least the rest of the season after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow also revealed a damaged ligament, an injury that could end his career. Gott, 29, a right-hander, pitched just two-thirds of an inning this season, giving up one walk and one hit and getting one strikeout, against the Montreal Expos on April 6 before leaving with a sore arm.
May 20, 1994 |
Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda faced questions concerning his use of the bullpen for the second consecutive day. Lasorda relies mostly on closer Darren Dreifort and set-up reliever Jim Gott, often overlooking Roger McDowell. The other three relievers are left-handers, whom Lasorda uses in spot situations. McDowell has appeared in only 11 games, Dreifort has pitched in 19 and Gott in 20. Most of the Dodgers' games have been close, which would seem to warrant using Gott or Dreifort. But in Monday night's 9-2 blowout, when Ramon Martinez had to leave suddenly in the seventh inning because of a stiff lower back, Gott got the call and Dreifort was sent in to pitch the ninth inning.
September 14, 1991
I searched Allan Malamud's column for some mention of Jim Abbott's 16th victory. Malamud apparently considered the feat less important than the Coliseum clock, Iowa, Jim Gott and the U.S. hockey team. Or is he hoping we will forget that he advocated sending Abbott to the minor leagues to make room for Fernando Valenzuela. W. JAMES LAWLER Pasadena
April 6, 1991
For an organization that prides itself on tradition and its history (it seems every season is an anniversary of something or other), the Dodgers' release of Fernando Valenzuela is a surprise and a disappointment. Fernando (along with Mike Scioscia) was a link to some great Dodger teams. That link is weakened now and the team taking the field on opening day will be little more than a rogue's gallery of former Dodger nemeses: Strawberry, Butler, Samuel, Daniels, Carter, Ojeda, Gross, Gott, Candelaria.
November 24, 1985 |
Salvation Army bands have been playing here for nearly 100 years. When the church begins its annual Christmas Kettle Appeal this Friday, some 200-250 volunteer musicians will be dispatched by Southern Califoria Division Music Director Barrie Gott Q: Where do the volunteers who play in your bands come from? A: All walks of society: publicists, accountants, tradesmen, students. We have a professor of psychology at Cal State Northridge.