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.
June 3, 1998 |
Angel pitcher Jarrod Washburn saw just about everything in his major league debut Tuesday night--beanballs galore, two bench-clearing brawls, a dozen ejections, nine relief pitchers, five errors, two home runs . . . Oh, and one other thing: Washburn got his first major league victory, thanks to his 6 1/3-inning, two-hit effort that led the Angels to a 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals before a crowd of 12,020 in Kauffman Stadium.