February 19, 1999 |
Greg Jacobs was feeding bears long before the Angels drafted him. He perches on a rock outside his family's vacation home in Colorado, holds out food, usually bread or pancakes, with his right hand--he is, after all, a left-handed pitcher--and waits for the bear to approach. For seven years, Jacobs has been demonstrating true poise. Yet, this daredevil, cool enough to dangle a limb before hungry bears, cowered in the presence of Angel pitcher Troy Percival.
September 3, 1998 |
Greg Jacobs took the mound with Mark Langston's glove on his right hand and Michelle Carew's initials written in his cap. The glove was a link to his childhood hero. The initials honored his high school friend. For the 4,069 fans at Boise's Memorial Stadium, it was the third game of the season. For Jacobs, it was a momentous occasion--his professional debut. Jacobs had just joined the Class-A Boise Hawks, the starting point for many Angel players--a notch above Butte, Mont.
April 13, 1998 |
It wasn't one of Cal State Fullerton's better efforts, but the Titans came up with a ninth-inning rally for the winning run Sunday at home against Nevada. Greg Jacobs lined a one-out double to right for the Titans' 6-5 victory in a Big West Conference game that had been suspended after a half-inning a day earlier because of rain. The victory gave Fullerton the series, two games to one, and left the 17th-ranked Titans (28-12, 14-4) two games behind No.
February 9, 1998 |
Greg Jacobs has the same No. 7 on his back that Mark Kotsay wore at Cal State Fullerton. He has the same kind of smooth left-handed swing. Jacobs also is a part-time relief pitcher. But it's much too early in the season for any comparisons beyond that between Jacobs and anyone else, particularly Kotsay, who led Fullerton to the 1995 College World Series championship and won the Golden Spikes Award as player of the year.
May 14, 1997
Greg Jacobs Cypress, Sophomore Baseball Jacobs, a utility player from Canyon High, hasn't pitched that much this season, but he came up with an impressive performance Saturday. He gave up one run and struck out 13 in 7 1/3 innings as Cypress beat Hancock, 5-1. He also had a double, a single and scored a run. Jacobs hit two home runs and drove in four runs when Cypress beat Hancock, 15-4, Friday. Baseball Michael Palumbo * Saddleback, sophomore.
May 10, 1997 |
Greg Jacobs is the first to admit he has a backward approach to hitting, but none of his Cypress teammates are about to complain. Jacobs hit two home runs Friday as host Cypress beat Hancock, 15-4, in the Southern California baseball playoffs. Jacobs' first home run came after Craig Kuzmic's 14th homer of the season, which tied the Cypress single-season record. It was his fourth home run in the last three games.