September 15, 1991 |
Touted as the organization's top pitching prospect, Kyle Abbott will make his second start today, against the Chicago White Sox at Anaheim Stadium. In his debut Tuesday, Abbott gave up two runs in six innings in a 6-1 loss to the Texas Rangers. "He's impressive. He's poised and he's grown up a lot since spring training," pitching coach Marcel Lachemann said. "Max (Oliveras) and Gary Ruby (Edmonton's manager and pitching coach, respectively) did a very fine job with him."
December 9, 1991 |
In acquiring Von Hayes from the Phillies Sunday, Whitey Herzog opened the winter meetings with a salvo of unmistakable messages. Trading pitching prospect Kyle Abbott and outfielder Ruben Amaro in the first transaction here signaled the Angels' senior vice president's eagerness to deal. That extends to trading Chuck Finley if the Angels can't sign the left-hander to a long-term contract.
September 16, 1991 |
Charlie Hough had completed two seasons in the Dodgers' minor league system before Kyle Abbott was born. That Hough would still be pitching 23 years later--and pitching well enough to prevail over Abbott Sunday--amused the 43-year-old knuckleballer after Chicago's 9-2 rout of the Angels at Anaheim Stadium. "It's amazing, with no talent," Hough said of his longevity. "I was really lucky ever to get to the big leagues."
September 11, 1991 |
The low buzz of the crowd of 20,835 at Anaheim Stadium on Tuesday night was punctuated by shouts of encouragement from those who have known Kyle Abbott for years. A sign on the right-field terrace--probably hung by his cousin, Abbott said--put it simply: GO KYLE. The 23-year-old left-hander who graduated from Mission Viejo High School and led Cal State Long Beach to the College World Series in 1989 was making his major league debut.
June 2, 1989
Cal State Fullerton's David Staton was named a second-team All-American Thursday by Baseball America. Staton, who made the team as a designated hitter, batted .371 with 18 home runs and 77 runs batted in. Fullerton finished with a 30-27 record, failing to make the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament after making it to the College World Series last year. Staton, a junior, led the Big West Conference in RBIs and was first team all-conference. His slugging percentage of .756 broke Tim Wallach's 1978 school record of .751.
September 3, 1991 |
The Angels recalled six players, including three pitchers, from their triple-A Edmonton farm team. Shortstop Gary DiSarcina, catcher John Orton, first baseman-outfielder Lee Stevens, right-handed pitcher Scott Lewis and left-handers Cliff Young and Kyle Abbott will meet the Angels at Anaheim Stadium Friday, after the team finishes its trip to Milwaukee and Boston.