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September 23, 1988 | MIKE PENNER, Times Staff Writer
Ten years ago tonight, in Gary, Ind., Lyman Bostock stepped into the wrong car with the wrong woman at the wrong time. If he hadn't, maybe the Angels would have more to show for the last decade than just three failed attempts in the American League playoffs. If he hadn't, maybe Bostock would have lived out Earl Weaver's 1978 prediction that the Angel outfielder would "win four batting titles in the next seven years." If he hadn't, maybe we would all remember Bostock, a career .
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April 22, 2008 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Thirty years ago this month, Lyman Bostock made a move so outrageous and uncharacteristic for a professional athlete that, had the Angels outfielder not been fatally shot five months later, baseball fans might still talk about it. If not for the tragic way his life ended -- in the wrong place at the wrong time, cut down in his prime -- they might say it was his crowning glory. In April 1978, Bostock offered to forfeit his salary.
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SPORTS
August 10, 1985
I think it is absolutely ridiculous for these professional athletes (Eric Dickerson, Dan Marino, et al) to hold out and try to renegotiate their contracts after they have had a good year. They are paid to have good years . I never hear them offering to refund the money after a bad year, the lone exception being Lyman Bostock. If I was an owner, I would not give them another dime! KELVIN D. FILER Compton
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September 23, 1988 | MIKE PENNER, Times Staff Writer
Ten years ago tonight, in Gary, Ind., Lyman Bostock stepped into the wrong car with the wrong woman at the wrong time. If he hadn't, maybe the Angels would have more to show for the last decade than just three failed attempts in the American League playoffs. If he hadn't, maybe Bostock would have lived out Earl Weaver's 1978 prediction that the Angel outfielder would "win four batting titles in the next seven years." If he hadn't, maybe we would all remember Bostock, a career .
SPORTS
February 9, 1985
Today was to have been the day Cal State Northridge paid tribute to one of its greatest baseball players, the late Lyman Bostock. For the past six years, major-league baseball players formed an all-star team to play the Matador varsity in a game that raised money for the Lyman Bostock Memorial Scholarship, a fund that helped defray the cost of a student-athlete's tenure at CSUN.
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April 22, 2008 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Thirty years ago this month, Lyman Bostock made a move so outrageous and uncharacteristic for a professional athlete that, had the Angels outfielder not been fatally shot five months later, baseball fans might still talk about it. If not for the tragic way his life ended -- in the wrong place at the wrong time, cut down in his prime -- they might say it was his crowning glory. In April 1978, Bostock offered to forfeit his salary.
SPORTS
September 27, 1986 | MIKE PENNER, Times Staff Writer
One game does not a baseball season make, but a few of them say all one needs to know about the 1986 Angels, American League West champions for the third time in their history. April 26, at Minnesota: Winds howl, rains crash, the Metrodome roof billows and tears, leaks sprout, 1,000-pound speakers dangle by thin cables--and the Twins lead after eight innings, 6-1. Angel Armageddon. But in the top of the ninth, George Hendrick hits a two-run homer. So does pinch-hitter Ruppert Jones.
SPORTS
February 13, 1986
After reading your excellent article about the Lyman Bostock Memorial game, I called three times to Coach Terry Craven's office to volunteer the services of my son, Sheldon Draimin, along with more than enough former Matadors to field a team. Shelly played on the 1974-75 team, leading off and usually playing second base. He was a switch-hitter who eventually went into the Baltimore Orioles system. Jason Thompson was the designated hitter on those teams. There is no telling how far Bostock might have gone in the majors had he not met such a sad fate and it is nice of CSUN to remember him in this way. EARL S. DRAIMIN Van Nuys
SPORTS
January 29, 1986
The Lyman Bostock Memorial Scholarship baseball game, scheduled for Feb. 9 at Cal State Northridge, has been canceled because of a lack of professional players, the school announced Tuesday. It is the second straight year that the benefit has been called off. The game had matched professional players from the Valley area against Cal State Northridge. Bostock, an outfielder at Northridge in 1971 and 1972, played for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels. He was shot to death Sept.
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October 24, 1993
I am a former student athlete at Cal State Northridge and found the story "25-Year Feud Casts Pall on CSUN Sports" (Oct. 17) about the rivalry between the Black Students Union and the CSUN athletic department very offensive. I played baseball under Bob Hiegert from 1980 to 1982, and every year held at least two jobs, paid rent and found time for studies. I call it "choice." You choose your path in life, and some always choose the path of least resistance. Oh, by the way, no scholarship money for me. I paid my own tuition, books, rent, meals, etc.!
SPORTS
September 27, 1986 | MIKE PENNER, Times Staff Writer
One game does not a baseball season make, but a few of them say all one needs to know about the 1986 Angels, American League West champions for the third time in their history. April 26, at Minnesota: Winds howl, rains crash, the Metrodome roof billows and tears, leaks sprout, 1,000-pound speakers dangle by thin cables--and the Twins lead after eight innings, 6-1. Angel Armageddon. But in the top of the ninth, George Hendrick hits a two-run homer. So does pinch-hitter Ruppert Jones.
SPORTS
February 13, 1986
After reading your excellent article about the Lyman Bostock Memorial game, I called three times to Coach Terry Craven's office to volunteer the services of my son, Sheldon Draimin, along with more than enough former Matadors to field a team. Shelly played on the 1974-75 team, leading off and usually playing second base. He was a switch-hitter who eventually went into the Baltimore Orioles system. Jason Thompson was the designated hitter on those teams. There is no telling how far Bostock might have gone in the majors had he not met such a sad fate and it is nice of CSUN to remember him in this way. EARL S. DRAIMIN Van Nuys
SPORTS
August 10, 1985
I think it is absolutely ridiculous for these professional athletes (Eric Dickerson, Dan Marino, et al) to hold out and try to renegotiate their contracts after they have had a good year. They are paid to have good years . I never hear them offering to refund the money after a bad year, the lone exception being Lyman Bostock. If I was an owner, I would not give them another dime! KELVIN D. FILER Compton
SPORTS
February 9, 1985
Today was to have been the day Cal State Northridge paid tribute to one of its greatest baseball players, the late Lyman Bostock. For the past six years, major-league baseball players formed an all-star team to play the Matador varsity in a game that raised money for the Lyman Bostock Memorial Scholarship, a fund that helped defray the cost of a student-athlete's tenure at CSUN.
SPORTS
November 26, 1987 | GARY KLEIN
Three Cal State Northridge baseball players have been chosen as recipients of scholarships generated by trust funds in the names of deceased Matador players. John Bonilla, a junior outfielder, is the recipient of the Lyman Bostock memorial scholarship named for the All-Star outfielder who played at CSUN in 1971-72. Bostock played in the major leagues for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels. He was shot to death in 1978 in Indiana.
NEWS
April 4, 1994 | Steve Elling and Jeff Fletcher
FOR STARTERS: Want to make a major league starting rotation out of pitchers from the San Fernando Valley area? No problem. Start with three All-Stars. Bret Saberhagen of the New York Mets is from Cleveland High. Kevin Appier of the Kansas City Royals played at Antelope Valley High. Jack McDowell of the Chicago White Sox starred at Notre Dame High. . . . Add to that Saugus High's Roger Salkeld, who figures to be a top rookie with the Seattle Mariners.
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