May 30, 1988
Conrad Colby, Estancia High School's first baseman and pitcher, was named the player of the year in the Sea View League by league coaches. Colby batted .488 and led county hitters with 13 doubles. He also was 4-3 as a pitcher.
March 5, 1992 |
Defending American League batting champion Julio Franco has bursitis in his right knee and will miss at least two weeks of spring training, the Texas Rangers learned. Franco was examined by Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., orthopedist Dan Kanell, who diagnosed patella bursitis aggravated by trying to do too much too soon during spring training. Franco hit .341 last year and has a lifetime .302 average.
August 6, 1990 |
Rookie Kevin Maas broke a sixth-inning tie with his 11th home run in 92 major league at-bats and Roberto Kelly also homered today as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1. With the score tied 1-1, Mass homered off Greg Swindell (7-7) into the right-field upper deck. Andy Hawkins (3-9) gave up seven hits in eight innings, walked two and struck out three. Hawkins, who failed to win a game between May 6 and July 27, has won two of his last three decisions.
October 17, 1987 |
Tustin 14, Corona del Mar 13--Tustin opened defense of its Sea View League championship with a narrow win in front of 1,100 at Northrup Field. A tough Tustin defense, led by linebacker Jeff Dart, sparked the Tillers (4-2, 1-0). The senior linebacker recovered three fumbles. After trailing for most of the game, Tustin scored its tying touchdown with 8:45 left on a two-yard run by tailback Lani Machado. The winning point was kicked by Jason Lavin. Machado's touchdown run capped a 13-play drive.
March 30, 1994 |
The Kansas City Royals asked waivers on outfielder Chris Gwynn for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Gwynn, 29, was batting .229 with two doubles, two triples, one home run and seven RBIs in 14 spring training games. * First baseman Kevin Maas, who hit 21 home runs in three months in a record-setting rookie season for the New York Yankees in 1990, was released. Maas, 29, hit .205 with nine home runs and 25 RBIs in 151 at-bats last year for the Yankees.
November 28, 1987 |
Valencia High School found out Friday night that the road to the Central Conference championship is not an easy one. Taking advantage of two fourth-quarter turnovers, the Tigers came from behind to defeat Corona del Mar, 16-7, in a quarterfinal playoff game at Placentia. The victory marks the fourth time in the past five years that Valencia (10-2), the conference's second-seeded team, has advanced to the conference's semifinal game. Next week, the Tigers will meet Pacifica.