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August 9, 1995 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through five innings, pitcher John Cummings had the world at his feet. He was wicked the moment he took the mound that night in 1993. It had to be a heady moment: Major League baseball, huh? Send up the next piece of meat . No doubt about it, if this was The Show, Cummings was going to be a headliner. He was a 23-year-old left-hander who was chewing up big league hitters like chocolate-covered cherries. It was that easy--through five innings.
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August 9, 1995 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through five innings, pitcher John Cummings had the world at his feet. He was wicked the moment he took the mound that night in 1993. It had to be a heady moment: Major League baseball, huh? Send up the next piece of meat . No doubt about it, if this was The Show, Cummings was going to be a headliner. He was a 23-year-old left-hander who was chewing up big league hitters like chocolate-covered cherries. It was that easy--through five innings.
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SPORTS
June 3, 1988
Catcher Julio Vargas of Santa Ana High School and pitcher John Cummings of Canyon were named Century League players of the year in a vote of the league's baseball coaches. Vargas batted .442 and allowed only 5 stolen bases. Cummings was 9-3 with a county-leading 115 strikeouts.
SPORTS
June 3, 1988
Catcher Julio Vargas of Santa Ana High School and pitcher John Cummings of Canyon were named Century League players of the year in a vote of the league's baseball coaches. Vargas batted .442 and allowed only 5 stolen bases. Cummings was 9-3 with a county-leading 115 strikeouts.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1986
City National Bank, Beverly Hills, announced three appointments to its executive committee: John E. Cummings, regional senior vice president; Edward B. Linsley, senior vice president, and Roger A. Sharp, regional senior vice president.
NEWS
December 19, 1985
Robert Gray has been named president of the Board of Education of the Azusa Unified School District. He was first elected to the board in 1967 and this is his fifth term as president. John Cummings is vice president. The district's cable television program, "Education Azusa," one of three one-hour shows presented this year, will be shown at 7:30 tonight to acquaint residents with the district's music and bilingual services.
SPORTS
April 15, 1988
Quincy Watts of Taft High School in Woodland Hills, the best prep sprinter in the country, said he will attend USC, capping an outstanding recruiting year for the Trojans. USC also landed several of the area's top baseball players, including pitcher-shortstop Scott Davison of Redondo, shortstop Royce Clayton of Playa del Rey St. Bernard, pitcher John Cummings of Anaheim Canyon and first basemen-outfielder Mike Robertson of Anaheim Servite.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
Johnny Ramone, guitarist for the legendary punk band the Ramones, was hospitalized with an infection related to prostate cancer, publicist Paul Bloch said Thursday. "He is receiving the medication he needs and will be leaving the hospital next week to continue his recovery," Bloch said. Ramone, 55, born John Cummings, is at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He and his wife, Linda, released the statement in response to recent conflicting reports about his health, Bloch said.
SPORTS
May 18, 1985
Orange Lutheran High School scored five runs in the sixth inning Friday and defeated Yucaipa, 10-6, in a first-round game of the Southern Section 1-A baseball playoffs at Yucaipa. The start of the game was delayed for an hour and a half because the scheduled umpires never arrived. John Cummings led the Orange Lutheran offense by going 3 for 4 with three RBIs, and Mike Utke hit a two-run home run and scored three times.
SPORTS
January 31, 1990
With an eye toward 1991, when it will move up to NCAA Division I, the Cal State Northridge baseball team took a giant step forward Tuesday when Scott Sharts hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to beat USC, 4-3, at Dedeaux Field in the opener for both teams. It marked the second consecutive season Division II Northridge had beaten the Trojans on their home field.
SPORTS
August 1, 1996
DODGERS Traded pitchers Joey Eischen (0-1 W-L, 4.78 ERA) and John Cummings (0-1, 6.75 ERA) to Detroit for outfielder Chad Curtis (.264 BA, 10 HR, 37 RBI). DETROIT TIGERS Traded first baseman Cecil Fielder (.248 BA, 26 HR, 79 RBI) to the New York Yankees for outfielder Ruben Sierra (.256 BA, 11 HR, 52 RBI) and pitcher Matt Drews (1-10 W-L, 6.00 ERA in minor leagues). ANGELS Traded infielder Damion Easley (.156 BA, 2 HR, 7 RBI) to Detroit for pitcher Greg Gohr (4-8 W-L, 7.
SPORTS
June 3, 1988
Catcher Greg Pirkl of Los Alamitos High School, who had 50 hits--including 10 home runs--heads the list of selections for the North team that will participate in the 21st Orange County All-Star baseball game set for June 14 in Anaheim's Glover Stadium. Pirkl was the 40th player selected in baseball's amateur draft Wednesday. He was taken by the Seattle Mariners in the second round. Joining Pirkl on the North squad is teammate Mike Kelly, who earlier this year signed with Arizona State.
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