May 30, 1986 |
Larry Sheets hit a pair of two-run homers, and Cal Ripken added a two-run blast Thursday to lead the Baltimore Orioles to their 15th victory in their last 16 games, an 8-6 decision over the Oakland A's. Brad Havens, in relief of Ken Dixon, did not allow a hit in 4 innings and struck out five to post his second victory against one loss. Don Aase pitched the final two innings for his 12th save. Chris Codiroli fell to 3-6.
May 30, 1986 |
Turn and face the strange changes, Juan Beniquez. You are no longer a member of the California Angels, a team you led in hitting during the previous two seasons. You now wear the black and orange of the Baltimore Orioles and play for that little stubby guy named Earl who grows tomatoes behind the outfield fences. You are no longer an outfielder or a first baseman or even a designated hitter.
September 26, 1985 |
"Juan Beniquez is the type of hitter who's beautiful to watch. It's almost like the field is his canvas and his bat is a brush." --Angel Manager Gene Mauch, June 22, 1985 Juan Beniquez doesn't mind being compared to an artist, but he is hoping he won't have to be dead before his work is appreciated. Sometimes he wonders if anyone would miss him if he was gone. Last year, he changed the name over his locker to "Juan Who." He finished the season with a .
July 15, 1987
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired outfielder Juan Beniquez from the Kansas City Royals for right-handed pitcher Luis Aquino.
December 17, 1988
At the rate the Angels are rebuilding, they will be doormats for at least 5 years. Oh for an outfield of Fred Lynn, Tom Brunansky and Juan Beniquez. BOB BRITTON West Covina