July 10, 1988 |
A day after major league baseball's All-Stars play in Cincinnati, 48 of the best players at the highest level of the minor leagues will be on display in the first Triple-A All-Star game. The game Wednesday night will feature the top players in the American Assn., International League and Pacific Coast League paired off on National and American league teams according to their club's major league affiliation. Officials of the American Assn.
March 28, 1989 |
It wasn't as dramatic as Kirk Gibson's 12th-inning, game-winning home run in Game 4 of last year's National League championship series, but John Shelby will take it. Shelby hit a two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the 13th inning Monday to give the Dodgers a 5-3 exhibition victory over the new York Mets. It was Shelby's second homer of the spring and his second hit of the game. It hasn't been a good spring for Shelby, whose batting average had dipped to .174.
April 8, 1991 |
The way I look at it, nobody can win the World Series this year. The Cincinnati Reds can't win it because nobody repeats in baseball.
September 7, 1995 |
Ismael Valdes has the toughest assignment in the Dodger pitching rotation. He follows Hideo Nomo. The Dodgers, who have lost 15 of 24 games following a Nomo victory, lost again, 1-0, to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night before a paid crowd of 29,835 at Dodger Stadium. Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda said he can't explain the Dodgers' post-Nomo record. "How can you answer that question," Lasorda said with a sigh. Valdes agreed.
August 31, 1990 |
For some minor league baseball players, Sept. 1 can be as exciting as Christmas morning. Starting today, major league teams can expand their rosters to 40 players and a few select minor leaguers will be rewarded with promotions. Pennant contenders, such as the Dodgers and the New York Mets, will be adding reserves to help the battle for a playoff spot. Other teams will use their additional roster spots to test their top prospects against major league competition.
July 28, 1988 |
The trade that may have thawed the rather chilly front-office relationship between the New York Mets and New York Yankees also may have ignited the career of Darren Reed, who for four years felt freeze-dried in the throes of the Yankee organization.