September 26, 1992 |
The Houston Astros said they will retire the numbers of two of their most popular former players, pitcher Mike Scott and outfielder Jose Cruz, during a ceremony before the Oct. 3 game against the Dodgers in the Astrodome. Scott wore No. 33 and Cruz No. 25. . . . The Seattle Mariners will hold spring training in Peoria, Ariz., in 1993, to be joined by the San Diego Padres in 1994, according to commitments given the Peoria City Council. . . .
July 28, 1994 |
An upbeat John Kruk left a Philadelphia hospital Wednesday night after learning lumps on his body are apparently not connected to his testicular cancer earlier this year. "It ain't cancer," the Philadelphia Phillie star said as he walked between buildings at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Carl Mansfield, chairman of the department of radiation oncology and nuclear medicine, said there was a "99 to 100% likelihood that John does not have a recurrence of cancer."
March 10, 1994 |
John Kruk, who powered the Philadelphia Phillies to the National League pennant last season, had a testicle removed that was later found to be cancerous. Kruk, 33, will face further tests to determine if the cancer has spread. However, it is believed the cancer was confined to the testicle. If there is no spread, team physician Phillip Marone said Wednesday, Kruk can expect a full recovery.
June 18, 1987 |
Power surges by Dodger hitters have been so rare lately that, when they happen, maybe some type of commemorative gesture is needed. So, after each of center fielder John Shelby's two two-run home runs against the San Diego Padres here Wednesday, the Dodger bullpen crew assembled down the right-field line and gave Shelby a comical salute they gleaned from the movie "The Three Amigos."