May 12, 1994 |
The subject for today is "So you think you know baseball?" Only, it's not one of those magazine quizzes. ("If three men hit third base at the same time, one returning to the bag, one arriving from second and one from first, who, if anybody, is out?") No, this is on the practical level.
June 19, 1992 |
Phil Nevin, the former El Dorado High and Cal State Fullerton third baseman who was the No. 1 pick in the major leagues' amateur draft, took a lucrative break from working out with the U.S. Olympic baseball team Thursday to sign with the Houston Astros. Nevin earned a reported $700,000 signing bonus. Contract terms were not announced. "I'm playing with the U.S. Olympic team, and I didn't want any distractions so I'm glad to get this done," said Nevin.
June 2, 1992 |
No. 1 draft choices are made, not born, but don't try convincing the man who had the very first scouting report on new Houston Astro Phil Nevin. "The first time he threw his bottle at me out of the crib" was when Norm Nevin spotted the potential. "It was a perfect spiral. I thought he was going to be the next Joe Montana." A father's pride can be clouded, though, and at the time, Phil was considered a project. He was 21 years away.
June 1, 1992 |
Cal State Fullerton third baseman Phil Nevin said Sunday that the Houston Astros have told him they will make him the No. 1 selection during today's amateur baseball draft. Nevin, whose Titans lost to Miami, 4-3, in the College World Series on Sunday night, said he hasn't reached a financial agreement with the Astros, but will begin negotiating after the Series. The power-hitting infielder said he still plans to try out for the U.S.
July 1, 1992 |
The Oakland Athletics put Dave Stewart on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore elbow and called up right-hander Jim Corsi from Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League. Stewart is 7-5 with a 3.96 ERA in 17 starts. He pitched 111 1/3 innings this season. . . . The A's also signed right-hander Kelly Downs and moved catcher Scott Hemond from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL to make room for Downs. . . .
September 26, 1992 |
The Houston Astros said they will retire the numbers of two of their most popular former players, pitcher Mike Scott and outfielder Jose Cruz, during a ceremony before the Oct. 3 game against the Dodgers in the Astrodome. Scott wore No. 33 and Cruz No. 25. . . . The Seattle Mariners will hold spring training in Peoria, Ariz., in 1993, to be joined by the San Diego Padres in 1994, according to commitments given the Peoria City Council. . . .
March 26, 1993
Former Cal State Fullerton third baseman Phil Nevin will start the season in the Houston Astros' minor league system. Nevin, the 1992 college baseball player of the year, was designated for reassignment Thursday. Nevin played in 14 spring training games with the Astros, hitting .345 with two doubles, two triples, a homer and five runs batted in. The Astros made Nevin the top pick in last June's draft.