September 21, 1989 |
Jamie Quirk's career has been so zany, it's almost comical. "When the bomb goes off," Baltimore Oriole advance scout Ed Farmer said, "I want to be standing next to Jamie." Does Quirk have nine lives? Well, Kansas City Manager John Wathan said, "I suppose that's why he's always worn No. 9." The Orioles are Quirk's eighth major-league club. But at lunch the other day, Quirk, 34, said to his wife, Anna, "I just want to go home.
June 4, 1992 |
The Boston Red Sox made several bad pitches in their 7-6 defeat Wednesday at Oakland. Jose Canseco hit two of them for home runs and Mark McGwire hit another for his major league leading 20th homer. But maybe the worst was the one starter John Dopson threw behind Jamie Quirk, the next batter after third-inning home runs by Canseco and McGwire. Quirk charged the mound, was tackled by Red Sox catcher John Flaherty and both dugouts emptied.
May 20, 1992 |
Hey, it was only a coin toss. That little pregame ceremony that precedes every football game. Nothing to get stressed about. But, hey, this was the Angelus League. Greg Willig, St. Paul High School's quarterback, had only one thought at that moment in 1987: heads or tails. He was being introduced to the Bishop Amat captains when . . . WHAM-O . "This little guy from Bishop Amat hit me," said Willig, who will be a senior this fall at Rice. "There were no words, he just threw a punch.
September 21, 1986 |
One night after Joe Cowley pitched a no-hitter for the Chicago White Sox, Mike Trujillo allowed only one hit--a two-out, line-drive single in the first inning by Jamie Quirk--as the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals, 3-0, Saturday night. Trujillo (3-0) mixed an assortment of breaking pitches and had near-perfect control, walking one and striking out three. He retired 15 consecutive batters before an error by first baseman Alvin Davis in the sixth inning broke the string.