February 19, 1992 |
The Padres spent most of the day negotiating with free agent infielder Kurt Stillwell, but the only agreement reached Tuesday night was that talks will continue Thursday. So much for big news. "These have been complicated negotiations," said Joe McIlvaine, Padre general manager. Said agent Scott Boras: "I really don't know what to think."
February 14, 1992 |
Their patience exhausted, the Padres imposed a Monday deadline for free-agent infielder Kurt Stillwell to accept their contract proposal before it's pulled off the table. Joe McIlvaine, Padres general manager, informed agent Scott Boras on Thursday that they still want Stillwell but won't wait past Monday for an answer. "They want our decision by Monday," Boras said, "but unless they change their offer, we won't take it. Kurt might just wait to spring training.
January 22, 1992 |
The Padres, hoping to resolve their second base woes with the acquisition of Kurt Stillwell, learned Tuesday that they might be starting their search all over again. Stillwell, who last week appeared antsy to sign a contract with the Padres, said Tuesday he could not accept the Padres' offer and had begun looking elsewhere. "We have four offers, including a team coming in today," agent Scott Boras said, "and frankly, the Padres' offer is the worst of the four."
January 7, 1992 |
Free agent infielder Kurt Stillwell said Monday he is willing to sign a one-year contract with the Padres to be their second baseman for the 1992 season. Stillwell, who has played the past four years with the Kansas City Royals, said he plans to inform the Padres this week that he'll offer to sign a one-year contract for $2.5 million to $2.8 million.
September 27, 1991 |
Kurt Stillwell has regained his starting job with the Kansas City Royals because of his offense, but he came up with the key defensive play Thursday night. Stillwell saved the tying run in the eighth as the Royals held on for a 3-2 victory over the Angels behind Jim Eisenreich's two-run single and seven walks by California pitching. Junior Felix and Dave Winfield were on with two out in the eighth when Gary Gaetti hit a grounder into the hole at short.
December 31, 1989 |
1983 Kurt Stillwell became the No. 2 selection in the major league baseball draft and Tom Petranoff became the No. 1 javelin thrower in the world. The son of a Washington Senators infielder whose career was cut short because of an injury, Kurt Stillwell was bred to be a big league ballplayer. After being the No. 2 selection overall in the 1983 free-agent draft, Stillwell fulfilled his ambition and today is the starting shortstop with the Kansas City Royals. Stillwell was picked by the Cincinnati Reds and he passed up a scholarship to Stanford to sign for the largest bonus the Reds had ever given, a reported $150,000.
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May 17, 1989 |
Kurt Stillwell would like to play in Minneapolis' Metrodome more often. Stillwell hit a pair of two-run homers and Mark Gubicza gave up five hits in eight innings, leading the Kansas City Royals past the Minnesota Twins, 8-1, Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory. "I don't know what it is--I guess I see the ball well here," Stillwell said. "It must be the background here, because it's not the pitching. The Twins have as good pitching as any other team." Meanwhile, the Royals' Bo Jackson homered, doubled and scored three runs.
April 23, 1989 |
The Rookies: Some of baseball's most touted freshmen have experienced a rough start. Through Friday, Milwaukee Brewer shortstop Gary Sheffield was batting .205, Seattle Mariner center fielder Ken Griffey Jr., .204, New York Met second baseman Gregg Jefferies .154, Oakland Athletic right fielder Felix Jose .125, Detroit Tiger first baseman Torey Lovullo .093, and Montreal Expo pitcher Randy Johnson was 0-3 with a 7.13 earned-run average. Rotation: Injuries have forced the St. Louis Cardinals to rebuild their starting staff with three pitchers who have won a total of three major league games: Cris Carpenter two, Ken Hill one and Don Heinkel none.
April 20, 1989 |
Ron Stillwell said Wednesday that he will resign as baseball coach at Moorpark College effective at the end of the season. Stillwell, who has taught physical education at Thousand Oaks High for 25 years, is in his fifth season at Moorpark on a walk-on basis. Stillwell, whose team is 20-13 overall and 9-7 in Western State Conference play this season, said that he is resigning because maintaining the program without being on the Moorpark campus full time has its drawbacks. "It has been very difficult doing the job I would like to do as a walk-on coach," Stillwell said.
June 5, 1988 |
Kurt Stillwell pushes through the doors into the spacious home clubhouse at Royals Stadium and sidles, with a smile as bright as his future, to his dressing stall near the corner of the room. It is 3 p.m., more than four hours before the Kansas City Royals' game against the Cleveland Indians.