April 6, 1994 |
As the team within the team, Delino DeShields and Brett Butler may represent the most productive potential at the top of the Dodgers' lineup since (choose one): --Davey Lopes and Bill Russell batted 1-2 for three consecutive seasons starting in 1977. --Maury Wills and Bill Buckner batted 1-2 for three consecutive seasons starting in 1970. --Wills teamed with Jim Gilliam or Wes Parker or Willie Davis at various times in the 1960s.
August 7, 1997 |
The sound of Fernandomania is just a distant echo. Nomomania is just a murmur. But Parkmania is growing louder by the game. And that's not always a good thing. It certainly wasn't Wednesday night. After getting shelled by the Montreal Expos in a 7-3 Dodger loss Wednesday night, a loss that dropped the Dodgers 2 1/2 games behind the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants, Park said he had suffered from a lack of concentration caused, at least in part, by exuberant fans.
May 24, 1992 |
The Dodgers, wounded and worried, pretty much needed a miracle to shake them from their slumber. Eric Karros came up with one Saturday night, and the Dodgers scored a 5-4 victory. Until shortly after 10 p.m., as a parking lot full of the usual unfaithfuls scurried home early, there wasn't an encouraging word to be said about the Dodgers. Earlier, the team had put another outfielder, Eric Davis, on the disabled list. Later, starting pitcher Ramon Martinez struggled in his seven innings of work.
April 28, 1997 |
Dodger first baseman Eric Karros openly ridiculed starter Ismael Valdes in a team meeting Saturday night and later exchanged angry words with Valdes in the shower area that led to a confrontation after the game, according to several Dodgers. Karros and Valdes refused to comment on the incident, which involved shoves. According to sources, Karros belittled Valdes during the 35-minute meeting for his pitching performance.
October 5, 2002 |
Dodger first baseman Eric Karros underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean out scar tissue in his left (nonthrowing) shoulder Friday, addressing a year-old injury that did not appear to be as serious as feared. There was some concern Karros may have suffered damage to a ligament or to the labrum, but Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Angel team physician who performed the surgery, found no extensive structural problems. Karros, who hit .
August 12, 1999 |
Eric Karros blasted the first grand slam of his career Wednesday night while helping the Dodgers post a 9-7 victory over the Montreal Expos, their biggest comeback of the season. "E.K. had a big day," Dodger Manager Davey Johnson said of his first baseman, who also matched his career high with six runs batted in. "His first grand slam couldn't have come at a more opportune time." The Dodgers trailed, 6-0, in the seventh inning before an announced crowd of 8,756 at Olympic Stadium.