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May 12, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Pittsburgh Pirates lost reliever Jim Gott for the rest of the season today after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. 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. Last year, he was 6-6 with a 3.49 ERA in 67 games. He was second in saves and games finished in the National League last season.
October 29, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Knowledgeable, personable and well spoken, with a baseball insider's perspective to boot, former Dodgers pitcher Jim Gott probably could have remained a sports talk radio host for as long as he wanted. But Gott preferred a more noble calling: devoted dad. Two of Gott's six children are autistic, and Gott believed they needed his attention far more than any "first-time caller, longtime listener" did.
April 12, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON
Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda greeted Jim Gott Sunday by saying, "Jim Gott of the Pittsburgh Pirates." The greeting was prompted by Gott's performance Saturday night, when he pitched a perfect 10th inning to save the game for Orel Hershiser. Gott, put in the closer's role since Todd Worrell was placed on the disabled list with a sprained forearm, saved 34 games for Pittsburgh in 1988.
October 5, 2006 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
Sticker shock -- compounded by what might be called odometer shock -- has turned off many would-be buyers of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles. And that has prompted an influential analyst to reduce his forecast for the growth of hybrids in the global auto market. Sometimes-stiff price premiums and disappointing real-world fuel economy are taking some of the luster off hybrids just as diesel engines are starting to shine, Global Insight Inc. forecaster Philip Gott said.
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 | MARYANN HUDSON
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 | PAUL CIOTTI, Paul Ciotti is a staff writer for Los Angeles Times Magazine
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.
January 29, 2003 | S. Irene Virbila
Wines from Joel Gott, the small Napa Valley producer, have a cult following. This well-crafted and sensibly priced Zinfandel is made from a blend of grapes from six vineyards in Napa Valley, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Amador and a vineyard in Lo- di that was planted in 1918. Deeply stained with red, tasting of dark berries, cherries and plums, it has an unusual elegance, but it's no lightweight. It's definitely got some power and spice.
December 1, 1999 | S. IRENE VIRBILA
Zinfandel style seems headed in the same direction as pop music--overproduced, exaggerated and unstable. Here's one Zinfandel producer who is going against the trend for big and bigger. Joel Gott's Dillian Ranch Zin, made from grapes grown in northern Amador County, is a gorgeous ruby red with a tightly knit texture and a light hand with the oak. Understated and subtle, the 1997 shows what an elegant wine Zinfandel can be in capable hands. About $19. Available at fine wine shops.
September 5, 1995 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Former Dodger pitcher Jim Gott was sitting home Sunday afternoon, watching football, and pondering his retirement. Never in his wildest imagination did he believe that in less than 72 hours he'd be in the Hall of Fame. Gott won his first major league game May 30, 1982, for the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles, which happened to be the first game of Cal Ripken's streak. "I didn't even know," Gott said. "It didn't dawn on me until they called that it was Ripken's first game."
In three moves that were not unexpected, the Dodgers put Jim Gott, Roger McDowell and Cory Snyder on a designated-for-assignment list, signaling the end of their careers with the team. Fred Claire, executive vice president, said he made the moves to clear space on the 40-man roster for four players from triple-A Albuquerque whom he believes deserve a chance to make the team. They are left-handed reliever Al Osuna, catcher Tom Prince and outfielders Jerry Brooks and Reggie Williams.
He lives in a world that is scary and unknown, at least to those on the outside trying to get in. So little is known about the way Christian James Gott thinks, or what he hears. And experts can only surmise what he feels. All anybody really knows about CJ is who he is, an innocent 6-year-old locked in the mystery of autism. Jim Gott knew early on that there was something wrong with his son, but it would take years for somebody to tell him what.
August 9, 1994 | From Associated Press
Charlie Hayes' RBI single capped a four-run ninth inning rally that carried the Colorado Rockies to a 7-6 victory Monday over the Dodgers. The win snapped Colorado's five-game losing streak and averted a sweep of the three-game series. The Dodgers had won four straight and seven of their previous nine games. The Rockies, who had earlier squandered a 3-1 lead when the Dodgers scored five runs in the eighth, tied the score with no outs in the ninth.
July 30, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
Ever since they got him, I've been hoping pitcher Jim Gott would do big things for the Dodgers. So have the Dodgers. But I have a different point of view from theirs. It's the name I can't resist, not the game. Think about it. Jim is a relief pitcher, one of the best. Wicked slider, major league fastball. He's working on his curve again. But, if he starts to get racked up by the hitters out there, don't we get to say, "Gott im Himmel, Jim, get hold of yourself!"?
Jim Gott still wouldn't call himself the Dodgers' closer after he earned his 22nd save Sunday during a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Gott, not the stopper, needs six more saves to tie Jay Howell's club record for saves in a season, but this is all nonsense since he is a setup man to Todd Worrell, to whom the Dodgers are paying $9.5 million over three years.
July 13, 1994
The Dodgers activated reliever Jim Gott from the disabled list and sent reliever Al Osuna to triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday. Gott, who is 5-2 with one save and a 5.13 earned-run average in 27 appearances for the Dodgers this season, will be with the team for its series against the Phillies in Philadelphia. The right-hander made three rehabilitation appearances with Bakersfield of the Class A California League and was 0-0 with one save and a 1.80 ERA in five innings.
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