November 16, 1989 |
New Cincinnati Reds Manager Lou Piniella today completed his coaching staff by hiring Stan Williams as pitching coach and Larry Rothschild as bullpen coach. Williams, 53, had been a major league scout for the Yankees in 1989. He served two stints as the Yankees' pitching coach, when Piniella managed the Yankees and previously when Piniella played for the Yankees from 1979 through 1983. Williams also was the Reds' pitching coach in 1984 under Vern Rapp.
September 15, 1999 |
The Tampa Bay Devils Rays, one victory shy of their total for last season, rewarded Manager Larry Rothschild, 45, with a contract extension through the 2001 season. The new pact extends Rothschild's original three-year contract a year past its 2000 conclusion. The Devil Rays are last in the AL East with a 62-82 record. Tampa Bay was 63-99 in its inaugural season. * New York Yankee third baseman Scott Brosius, whose father died Sunday, left the team to be with his family.
April 24, 1998 |
Jason Johnson was sweating at the start. He was reveling when it was over. Johnson earned his first victory Thursday as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat Texas, 12-5, to become the winningest expansion team in April. "I was very nervous when the game started, sweaty palms and everything," Johnson said. "But I settled down after I got out of the first inning. The team did a great job of helping me out."
September 21, 1998 |
Cub right-hander Kerry Wood threw off a bullpen mound for 10 minutes Sunday at Chicago without pain and will have one more workout Wednesday before determining if he can pitch in the final series of the season. Wood hasn't pitched since Aug. 31 because of a sprained ligament in his elbow. * Tampa Bay Devil Ray right-hander Rolando Arrojo is probably done for the season after leaving the game against Toronto in the second inning with right biceps stiffness.
June 6, 2006 |
Normally excitable, Carlos Zambrano was perfectly calm before taking his no-hit bid into the eighth inning Monday night. In fact, he even said it'd be all right if the Houston Astros broke it up. A few batters later, they did. Zambrano held Houston hitless for 7 1/3 innings before Preston Wilson grounded an opposite-field single, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Astros, 8-0. Moments earlier, Zambrano said he told pitching coach Larry Rothschild: " 'Whatever happens in this inning, will happen.
March 29, 1998
* ORIGIN: On March 9, 1995, major league owners unanimously vote to admit two new teams, Arizona and Tampa Bay. Each team pays $130 million to join the league. PROBABLE OPENING-DAY LINEUP: 1. Quinton McCracken: CF 2. Mike Kelly: LF 3. Wade Boggs: 3B 4. Fred McGriff: 1B 5. Paul Sorrento: DH 6. Dave Martinez: RF 7. John Flaherty: C 8. Kevin Stocker: SS 9. Miguel Cairo: 2B P.