October 20, 2000
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Bobby Valentine, Mike Piazza, Joe Torre, David Justice --"Up Close Special With Roy Firestone," tonight, 5, ESPN * Sparky Anderson --"SportsCentury," tonight, 5, ESPN Classic * Jason Kapono --"Regional Sports Report," tonight, 11, Fox Sports Net * California Speedway president Bill Miller, driver Paul Tracy --"The Irv Kaze Show," Saturday, 6-7 p.m.
March 11, 1997 |
Conventional wisdom this spring had three pitchers fighting for the fifth spot in the Angels' rotation. But right-hander Mark Gubicza's nagging shoulder soreness could mean two job openings by opening day. "We don't know when Mark Gubicza's next start will be," Manager Terry Collins said. "If he's not ready, we could be talking about needing two starters." Gubicza, whose only appearance this spring was March 2, played catch Monday. But he's not expected to pitch for at least another week.
March 31, 1997 |
Randy Velarde underwent an MRI on his injured right arm Sunday, but will have to wait to learn his future. Dr. Lewis Yocum will examine the results today. Luis Alicea, who played for St. Louis last season, has started at second base in Velarde's place. Alicea was a nonroster player going into spring training. "He started for a team that made the playoffs last season," Manager Terry Collins said. "So he can play." Alicea had two hits Saturday and homered Sunday.
December 8, 1997 |
Any hope Mark Langston had of re-signing with the Angels virtually evaporated Sunday night when the team decided not to offer salary arbitration to the left-hander, whose 14-year career was plagued by injuries the last two seasons. The Angels also didn't offer arbitration to infielders Luis Alicea and Jack Howell, outfielder Rickey Henderson and catcher Chad Kreuter, essentially severing ties with players who had key roles in 1997.
July 6, 1990
Relief ace Mark Davis, a Cy Young Award winner at San Diego last season but a major disappointment for Kansas City this year, is going to get a chance at starting. The Royals announced that Davis will start in Sunday's game with the Tigers, his first appearance as a starter since June 19, 1987, when he was with the San Francisco Giants. "It's an opportunity to get him some innings in a different role," said Manager John Wathan.
March 4, 1989 |
Mark Gubicza combined with three other pitchers on a four-hit shutout as the Kansas City Royals beat the Dodgers, 2-0, Friday in the exhibition opener for both teams. Gubicza, 20-8 last season, pitched three perfect innings, striking out three. He was followed by Jeff Montgomery, Jerry Don Gleaton and Steve Farr, with Gleaton getting the victory and Farr a save. Tim Crews, who pitched the eighth, was the loser.
March 31, 1989
A look at some opponents who had the Angels' number last season, listed with 1988 team. BATTING Minimum 30 At-Bats Name Team Avg HR RBI Wade Boggs Boston .489 1 4 Kirby Puckett Minnesota .407 3 15 Randy Bush Minnesota .405 0 4 Julio Franco Cleveland .392 0 7 Dave Bergman Detroit .382 3 7 Pat Tabler Kansas City .357 1 11 Rance Mulliniks Toronto .353 3 5 Mike Greenwell Boston .350 2 11 Paul Molitor Milwaukee .349 1 5 Dave Winfield New York .
September 5, 1986 |
Bryn Smith allowed only three hits in eight innings, and Tom Foley hit his first home run of the season to lead the Montreal Expos to a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Montreal. Smith (10-8) struck out seven and walked one before allowing consecutive home runs in the ninth and giving way to Jeff Reardon, who earned his 29th save. Candy Maldonado led off the ninth with his 13th home run of the season, and Chili Davis followed with his 10th.
November 2, 1996
Once again, the Dodgers spent the World Series hitting golf balls instead of fastballs, and the reason is simple: The front office remains paralyzed by the 1994 Pedro Martinez-Delino DeShields debacle. Management timidity brought journeymen Wayne Kirby, Chad Curtis, Dave Clark and Tim Wallach to Chavez Ravine during the '96 season, while bolder pennant contenders made late-season deals for Denny Neagle, Todd Zeile and Greg Vaughn. Heck, General Manager Fred Claire seemed to quiver at the mere mention of trading weak-hitting Roger Cedeno.