March 26, 1986 |
Will Clark, who was the leading hitter on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team and has played a season of minor league baseball, will open the 1986 season as the San Francisco Giants' first baseman. Pete Incaviglia, who set NCAA home-run and runs-batted-in records at Oklahoma State last year and has never played minor league baseball, will open the season as the Texas Rangers' right fielder, and Bobby Witt, less than a year removed from the Oklahoma campus, will be one of the Rangers' starting pitchers.
May 7, 1987 |
Pete Incaviglia came off the Oklahoma State campus to have a big rookie season last year for the Texas Rangers, but his 33 home runs and 88 runs batted in went relatively unnoticed. It was the 23-year-old outfielder's misfortune to break into the American League in the same year as Wally Joyner of the Angels and Jose Canseco of the Oakland A's. While Joyner and Canseco have had some problems getting going this season, Incaviglia has ignored the so-called sophomore jinx.
July 1, 1987 |
With a family full of people in the movie business, glamorous careers are nothing new to Westlake's Matt Franco. Yet he is embarking on a career in professional baseball that even has his relatives envious. "That's for sure," said Matt's mother, Jill. "They would all rather be doing what Matt's doing than what they're doing. "And they would rather have made the major leagues than anything else they have done." What they have done is become successful in the movie industry.
April 3, 1991
Outfielder Pete Incaviglia said he plans to file a grievance against the Texas Rangers for placing him on waivers Friday. Incaviglia says his release was triggered by a personality conflict with Manager Bobby Valentine and the team's desire to unload his $1.6-million salary. The Rangers say it was because he was unhappy with his role.
April 9, 1997
(Minimum: 1,000 major league games; through 1996 season) 1. Pete Incaviglia: no minor league games 2. Paul Molitor: 64 minor league games 3. Barry Bonds: 115 minor league games 4. Robin Ventura: 129 minor league games 5. Ken Griffey Jr.: 130 minor league games 6. Craig Biggio: 141 minor league games 7. Tony Gwynn: 175 minor league games 8. Barry Larkin: 177 minor league games Source: World Features Syndicate
August 10, 1998 |
The Houston Astros purchased the contract of outfielder Pete Incaviglia from triple-A New Orleans of the Pacific Coast League and demoted left-handed pitcher C.J. Nitkowski to New Orleans. * J.D. Drew, the St. Louis Cardinals' top draft pick, is headed to Triple-A Memphis. The Pacific Coast League team said that Drew has been promoted from Double-A Arkansas of the Texas League. He batted .328 with five home runs and 11 RBIs in 19 games.
June 7, 1991 |
The Major League Baseball Players Assn. charged that four clubs, including the Dodgers, released players during spring training to save money and filed a grievance against the teams. The union charged that Valenzuela with the Dodgers, Pete Incaviglia (Texas), Oddibe McDowell (Atlanta) and Mike Aldrete (Montreal) were let go for reasons not allowed in the uniform player's contract.
August 26, 1998 |
The Chicago Cubs reacquired pitcher Mike Morgan from the Minnesota Twins. Morgan, who spent 1992-95 with the Cubs, will join the club in Denver on Thursday and will start against the Colorado Rockies. * The Cincinnati Reds transferred right-hander Stan Belinda from the 15-day disabled list to 60-day disabled list. Belinda, 32, has an inflammation of the spinal cord and will miss the rest of the season.
October 7, 1996 |
The status of Baltimore left fielder B.J. Surhoff is uncertain for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at New York. Surhoff, who hit three home runs during the Orioles' upset of Cleveland, has a sore right knee and a strained left hamstring. If Surhoff can't play, Pete Incaviglia will start in his place. * Oriole Manager Davey Johnson has heard the name-calling, but he has only praise for Roberto Alomar.