April 10, 1993 |
The Toronto Blue Jays' home opener wasn't pretty, but it did provide the defending champions with a victory and Ed Sprague with some confidence. Devon White's two-out, two-run triple capped a four-run seventh inning rally as the Blue Jays won their 13th home opener in 17 tries with a 13-10 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday. Before the game, the Blue Jays were presented with their World Series rings and given a long standing ovation by the capacity crowd of 50,533 at the SkyDome.
March 29, 1992 |
Minnesota Twin first baseman Kent Hrbek will be sidelined for as much as six weeks because of a dislocated left shoulder, sustained during an exhibition Saturday on a headfirst slide into third base. . . . Pittsburgh Pirate catcher Don Slaught was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained rib cage muscle and will miss at least the first six games of the season. . . .
August 30, 1998
Dodger catcher Charles Johnson has the worst batting average from the 7th inning on in the majors. A look at the best and worst this season: BEST Player, Team: Avg. Dante Bichette, Colorado Rockies: .371 (62-167) Carl Everett, Houston Astros: .353 (48-136) Derek Bell, Houston Astros: .345 (57-165) Mo Vaughn, Boston Red Sox: .344 (53-154) Jim Thome, Cleveland Indians: .341 (45-132) WORST Player, Team: Avg. Charles Johnson, Dodgers: .152 (22-145) Todd Dunwoody, Florida Marlins: .
June 7, 1986 |
Mike Senne hit a three-run homer to cap Arizona's rally from a 5-0 deficit Friday as the Wildcats beat top-ranked Florida State and ace Mike Loynd, 9-5, in the College World Series. The decision left Arizona as the only unbeaten team in the double-elimination tournament. Loynd (20-2) had won 17 straight games and was trying to set an NCAA Division I record for victories in a season. Loynd allowed nine hits and left following Senne's sixth-inning homer.
November 9, 2012 |
The Angels named Mike Hampton, a former All-Star who went 148-115 with a 4.06 earned run average in 16 big-league seasons, as their pitching coach at double-A Arkansas on Friday, one of a number of baseball operations hires and promotions. Hampton, whose career was derailed by injuries after the left-hander signed an eight-year, $121-million contract with the Colorado Rockies in 2001, retired before the 2011 season. Hampton will be working under new double-A Manager Tim Bogar, who was hired after spending the past four years in the Boston Red Sox organization, including 2012 as the major league bench coach.
November 2, 1999
Pitcher John Burkett's $4.2-million option for next year was declined by the Texas Rangers. Burkett will receive a $450,000 buyout. . . . The Boston Red Sox declined to exercise a $3-million option on pitcher Pat Rapp, deciding instead to pay him $250,000 to buy out his contract. . . . The Oakland Athletics decided to keep Kevin Appier, exercising his $5.2-million option. . . .