July 27, 1997 |
Right-hander William VanLandingham and infielder Rich Aurilia were recalled from triple-A Phoenix on Saturday by the San Francisco Giants. VanLandingham was scheduled to start against Pittsburgh today in the second game of a doubleheader. To make room for them on the 25-man roster, the Giants optioned pitchers Doug Creek and Dan Carlson to Phoenix. The moves were made after the Giants' 10-3 loss to Pittsburgh. Creek started and took the loss.
August 25, 2000
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Tracy Austin, Mary Carillo, Brad Gilbert --"The Last Word," tonight, 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net * Bob May --"Golf Plus," Saturday, 7:30 a.m., CNN/SI * Bobby Bowden --"College Football Preview," Saturday, 9 a.m., CNN/SI * Andrea Jaeger, Bart McGuire, Women's Tennis Assn. CEO --"The Irv Kaze Show," Saturday, 6-7 p.m., KIEV (870) * Terrell Davis, Dennis Green --"NFL Preview," Sunday, 7 a.m.
June 20, 1991
Four players from El Segundo High and three from Torrance lead a group of 11 South Bay players named to All-Southern Section baseball teams by the First Interstate Bank-Amateur Athletic Foundation board of sportswriters. Torrance placed two players on the 4-A Division first team--junior catcher Jason Kendall and senior third baseman Antone Williamson, a three-time All-CIF selection.
June 29, 1998 |
The bell that signaled the end of Round One of the cruiserweight fight between the Dodgers' Gary Sheffield and the Pirates' Jason Kendall was also an alarm in the Pittsburgh dugout Sunday night. At the time, the Pirates had only two hits through a somnambulent six innings and had scored only one run in almost 48 hours. Then Kendall lit a fire under them with a couple of right hands to the Sheffield's head after bracing the Dodger baserunner in a World Championship Wrestling-approved headlock.
June 1, 1997 |
Andres Galarraga hit a 529-foot grand slam Saturday, then was ejected four innings later for charging the mound after being hit by a pitch in the Colorado Rockies' 8-4 victory over the Florida Marlins at Miami. Galarraga's slam against Kevin Brown (5-3) was the longest home run ever at Pro Player Stadium, the longest in the Rockies' history and longest this season in the major leagues. "I feel like I'm dreaming, I'm so happy," Galarraga said.
May 15, 2001 |
Raul Casanova gave Milwaukee Brewer Manager Davey Lopes exactly what he wanted from his backup catcher. Casanova drove in four runs with a home run and a single Monday as the Brewers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-8, at Milwaukee to improve to 10-0 in day games at Miller Park. With starting catcher Henry Blanco hitting .190, Casanova has been getting more playing time lately. "I was looking for some production out of the catcher's spot," Lopes said.
July 17, 2007 |
The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran catcher Jason Kendall on Monday in a trade with the Oakland Athletics for catcher Rob Bowen and minor league left-hander Jerry Blevins. Kendall, a .298 hitter in 12 major league seasons with Pittsburgh and Oakland, was batting only .226 for the A's this season with two homers and 22 runs batted in. He was a three-time All-Star with the Pirates and is known for his ability to get on base. He has more walks than strikeouts during his career.
July 1, 2007 |
Chad Gaudin became the latest pitcher to dominate the New York Yankees' enigmatic offense, combining with Rich Harden on a one-hitter Saturday in the Oakland Athletics' 7-0 victory. Oakland homered three times against Kei Igawa, and the Yankees managed only Johnny Damon's sixth-inning single. Damon thought the Yankees hit some balls hard and were particularly unlucky, but catcher Jorge Posada was more critical of his team. "Luck comes when you go after it.