November 5, 1991 |
Carlton Fisk, who became eligible Saturday when the Chicago White Sox decided not to exercise their $2.28-million option, was among 13 players who filed for free agency. Catcher Brian Harper of the Minnesota Twins was the first of eight eligible Twins to file.
February 2, 1989 |
Jimmy Key got the deal that Jim Clancy didn't, so he's staying with the Toronto Blue Jays. Key agreed late Wednesday to a three-year contract worth $5.4 million. The Blue Jays have an option for 1992 at $2.275 million. In December, Toronto refused to give Clancy a three-year contract and he signed with the Houston Astros for $3.45 million over three years. Key had been scheduled for an arbitration hearing Feb. 10 in Chicago before Richard Bloch. Key had been asking for $1.
March 31, 1989
A look at some opponents whose numbers the Angels had last season, listed with 1988 team. BATTING Minimum 30 At-Bats Name Team Avg HR RBI Scott Fletcher Texas .061 0 0 Walt Weiss Oakland .100 0 1 Matt Nokes Detroit .121 1 3 Greg Gagne Minnesota .161 1 2 Jody Reed Baltimore .174 0 0 Steve Buechele Texas .178 0 2 Billy Ripken Baltimore .190 0 3 Frank White Kansas City .190 0 6 Willie Wilson Kansas City .190 0 1 Ernie Whitt Toronto .
January 7, 1987 |
Free-agent pitcher Jim Clancy, an original member of the Toronto Blue Jays, re-signed with the team Tuesday, two days before a deadline that would have prevented him from joining the club until May 1. Clancy, who has pitched for Toronto since its inception in 1977, agreed to a two-year contract that will pay him $850,000 in the first year and $900,000 in 1988. The new deal represents a raise for Clancy, who signed a four-year, $3-million deal in 1983. Last season, Clancy went 14-14 with a 3.
April 27, 1990 |
The Chicago Cubs have been expecting great things from Mike Harkey ever since they selected him out of Cal State Fullerton in the first round of the 1987 amateur draft. Harkey lived up to expectations Thursday when the rookie right-hander took a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres in the Cubs' 3-1 victory at San Diego. Phil Stephenson led off the bottom of the eighth with his first home run to end Harkey's bid to become the first Cub in 18 years to pitch a no-hitter.