October 11, 1986
The Kansas City Royals fired interim manager Mike Ferraro and announced that Dick Howser will return as manager next season. Billy Gardner, former manager of the Minnesota Twins, will replace Ferraro as third base coach. The club also announced that hitting instructor Lee May has been released and Hal McRae will become a player-coach. Howser underwent surgery for a malignant brain tumor in July, and Ferraro managed the team to a 36-38 record. The club finished the season with a 76-86 record.
August 24, 1997
On Wednesday, in his 16th season, Tony Gwynn reached 100 RBIs for the first time, the longest it has taken anyone in modern major league history to reach 100 RBIs.
August 30, 1992 |
The Kansas City Royals obtained pitchers Chris Haney and Bill Sampen from the Montreal Expos on Saturday in exchange for third baseman Sean Berry and pitcher Archie Corbin. All four players were in the minor leagues, but Haney was penciled in to start Monday night's home game against the Texas Rangers. "Haney will start for sure," Royal Manager Hal McRae said. "He's a finesse-type of left-hander, a typical left-hander. He changes speeds and has good control."
November 8, 1999 |
The Angels have received permission from the Cincinnati Reds to interview former Angel catcher Bob Boone, bringing to at least seven the number of managerial candidates new General Manager Bill Stoneman will meet this week. Also scheduled to be interviewed are former Dodger Scioscia, Oakland bench coach Ken Macha, New York Yankee coaches Willie Randolph and Chris Chambliss, Philadelphia batting instructor Hal McRae and Angel bench coach Joe Maddon.
October 16, 1991 |
General Manager Ron Schueler of the Chicago White Sox said Tuesday he will heed Commissioner Fay Vincent's call for major league clubs to consider hiring minority managers. The White Sox are seeking a replacement for Jeff Torborg, who quit last week to become manager of the New York Mets. "I have a couple of people in mind, but I definitely will consider minorities," Schueler said.
August 14, 1991 |
Pete Rose denied inferences in former announcer Howard Cosell's book that Rose bet on baseball and caused the death of baseball commissioner Bart Giamatti. The book, "What's Wrong With Sports," says that the Rose case led directly to Giamatti's massive heart attack, which killed him two years ago, two weeks after he banished Rose from baseball. "He said I killed Giamatti," Rose said. "Giamatti didn't go through half the stress that I went through, may God rest his soul. I liked him.
May 17, 1993 |
Manager Buck Rodgers continues to be impressed with the play of second baseman Damion Easley, calling him the best athlete in the Angels' infield. "I think he could play any position," Rodgers said. "It's where you need him most." Easley has played the outfield, shortstop, third base and second this season. "I think he's kind of feeling his way (at second)," Rodgers said. "He's getting comfortable. He's not natural yet. It's going to take him all year to get the intricate parts down pat."