November 26, 1985 |
Record World Series shares of $76,341.71 for each winning Kansas City Royal and $54,921.76 for each losing St. Louis Cardinal were announced Monday. The figures broke the records of $65,487.70 and $44,473.31 set in 1983 by the winning Baltimore Orioles and losing Philadelphia Phillies. The money was generated by a record players' pool of $7,805,371.25. Kansas City had $2,809,933.64 for distribution, and St. Louis $2,107,450.24. Both teams voted 31 full shares.
August 12, 1992 |
Jim Wathan, the 80-year-old father of Angel interim Manager John Wathan, died Tuesday afternoon at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one day after suffering a brain hemorrhage. John Wathan flew to his hometown after the Angels' game against Milwaukee on Monday night and arrived hours before his father's death. An Angel spokesman said funeral arrangements were tentatively scheduled for Friday in Cedar Rapids. Wathan is expected to rejoin the Angels Saturday in Oakland.
August 26, 2012 |
The 25th time is the charm for Chris Volstad, who had gone 24 starts without a win before Sunday's 5-0 rain-shortened Chicago Cubs victory over the Colorado Rockies. Volstad's winless streak dated back to July 17 of last year, when he was a member of the then-Florida Marlins. He was 0-14 with an earned-run average of 5.27 during that stretch. His streak will end four starts short of the major league record of 28 consecutive winless starts. Jo-Jo Reyes tied the record last May and now shares it with Matt Keough and Cliff Curtis.
July 18, 2011 |
Slipping on an Oakland A's jersey as a starting pitcher 30 years ago meant being dressed for the nines. Come hell or high-water pants with socks pulled to the knees, Manager Billy Martin expected his starters to throw a complete game — pitch counts be damned. "If you didn't go nine innings," said Steve McCatty, one of the A's starters, "you didn't feel like you did your job. " More often than not, they got the job done. Oakland's pitching staff in 1980 and '81 combined for 154 complete games in 271 starts — nearly 57%. (This season, through Sunday, there had been a total of 118 complete games in the major leagues, in 2,840 starts — 4%.)
March 14, 1992 |
When Angel hitting instructor Rod Carew gave Scott Lewis his shirt to replace the pitcher's lost uniform, Lewis initially declined the Hall of Famer's offer. "I told him I didn't want it because it had too many hits in it," Lewis said. "I shouldn't have changed my mind." Lewis gave up seven runs in three innings of a 10-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians at Tucson's Hi Corbett Field. Albert Belle drove in four runs, three with a second-inning home run, and Carlos Baerga added a two-run double.
April 8, 1992 |
Chuck Finley will skip his first scheduled pitching turn in order to give his still-sore left big toe additional time to heal. Finley, who underwent off-season surgery on that toe, was scheduled to start Friday but he hyperextended the toe in last Sunday's Freeway Series finale. Manager Buck Rodgers said Tuesday he can't pick a replacement until he sees how much work is required of his relievers in the first four games of the season.
October 3, 1986 |
Houston Astros' right-hander Mike Scott said he wasn't disappointed when his two-game, 15-inning no-hit streak concluded Thursday against the San Francisco Giants. "It could have been worse--we could have lost," Scott said after the Astros posted a 2-1 victory on Bill Doran's lead-off homer in the 10th inning. Scott, who threw a no-hitter against the Giants in Houston on Sept.
September 27, 1986 |
Jesse Barfield led off the 12th inning with his 36th home run to snap a scoreless tie and give the Toronto Blue Jays a 1-0 victory over the stumbling Boston Red Sox Friday night at Boston. Barfield, the American League leader in homers, lashed a 2-0 pitch from reliever Calvin Schiraldi (4-2) over the left-field screen. Mark Eichhorn (14-5) pitched 3 innings for the victory. Boston's lead over Toronto was cut to seven games, leaving the magic number at three in the AL East.
May 4, 1996 |
The Angels continue to be pleased with the play of rookie third baseman George Arias in the field. However, they were hoping for more sock at the plate than Arias has displayed so far. It's possible Arias, batting a season-low .186 before Friday's game against Minnesota, could be benched in place of either Jack Howell or Tim Wallach. But Arias' fine defense makes the possibility of a quick hook unlikely.