April 21, 1985 |
On April 6, 1984, Ken Phelps got a bad break. It came on the little finger of his right hand, which got in the way of a pitch thrown by Milwaukee's Jerry Augustine. Phelps couldn't have known it at the time, but that broken bone may have made him the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question. Phelps was placed on the Seattle Mariners' 15-day disabled list. His spot on the roster was filled by a rookie named Alvin Davis, who had begun the season at the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake.
June 17, 1990
The Oakland Athletics sold designated hitter Ken Phelps' contract to the Cleveland Indians.
January 15, 1987
Dodger right-hander Orel Hershiser, who won a $1-million contract in arbitration last season, has filed for arbitration again. In 1985, Hershiser went 19-3 with a 2.03 earned-run average, then he and the Dodgers could not agree on terms of his 1986 contract. The Dodgers offered him $600,000, but he was awarded $1 million. Also filing Wednesday were pitcher Mike Moore, catcher Bob Kearney and first baseman Ken Phelps, all of the Seattle Mariners.
May 22, 1989 |
The father of New York Yankees designated hitter Ken Phelps is in serious condition today following a heart attack he suffered during a Yankees game against the Seattle Mariners. Len Phelps, 82, was behind home plate at the Kingdome when he collapsed Sunday afternoon. A man sitting next to Phelps pulled him into the aisle and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation. "I noticed his face was turning red and his tongue was purple so I knew he was having a heart attack," said Sean Alderman, a ski patrolman in Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
May 18, 1986 |
A managerial change hasn't slowed the Seattle Mariners' strikeout pace. The Mariners fanned 48 times in their first six games under Dick Williams, who had said, "I'll give them two good swings if they give me one." Williams meant that his hitters could swing twice from the heels but would then have to choke up and think about hitting to the opposite field.