April 30, 1995 |
After 63 years, The Times has learned that Los Angeles City College plans to eliminate its baseball program because of budgetary concerns and lack of school support. Several sources close to the program confirmed the decision, but a formal announcement was not immediately forthcoming. "You have to wait until Monday before I can give you the official word," LACC Athletic Director Jack Boyer said.
January 19, 2014 |
Tom Lasorda recycles more stories than Reader's Digest, but that doesn't mean he still can't come up with a fresh gem. Saturday night at the annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation dinner, he was presenting the Tommy Lasorda Managerial Achievement Award to San Francisco's Bruce Bochy when he got off a good one. “When I said my prayers last night, first I asked God for forgiveness,” Lasorda said. “I said, 'Dear Lord, I'm going to have to give a trophy to ... a Giant.'" Bochy, however, was more than up to the task of receiving his award from Lasorda.
October 18, 1997
It was great to see Dennis Gilbert, Phil Pote and John Young lauded for their efforts in bringing baseball back to the inner city. Hopefully, the new field at Southwest College will function not merely as a training ground, but as a metaphor as well--that an area given up for dead, and the young people within it, can blossom anew. Not to be overlooked in this saga is an unsung hero: Bill Plaschke. In documenting the dream, the struggle and ultimately the triumph, Plaschke showed how a responsible journalist can bring about changes in his community.
May 28, 1997
4-A Division *--* Year Champion Winning Coach Runner-up 1939 Fremont Les Haserot Not Available 1940 Dorsey Sid Witherow NA 1941 Dorsey Sid Witherow NA 1942 Fremont Les Haserot NA 1943 Fremont Les Haserot NA 1944 Washington Frank Darrow NA 1945 Dorsey Bud Brubaker NA 1946 Fremont Les Haserot NA 1947 Fremont Les Haserot NA 1948 Fremont Les Haserot NA 1949 Fairfax Frank Shaffer NA 1950 Dorsey Bud Brubaker NA 1951 Washington Bob White NA 1952 Garfield Bob Holmes NA 1953 Wilson Ron Pearson NA 1954
October 28, 2000
Harvard-Westlake High is searching for a baseball coach after Mitch Miller gave up the position. Miller, 14-7 last season in his only year as coach, received an indefinite leave of absence after the death of his brother, Les, from a brain tumor. Miller will help run a family business. Headmaster Thomas Hudnut said the school will seek an interim coach who could end up being the permanent coach.
June 12, 1994
The recent excellent article "A Diamond in the Rough Sparkles" about Damon Bihm (Sports, May 15), dramatically illustrates the value of athletics and other worthwhile programs in shaping young lives, especially those from the inner city. Fairness decrees we mention that although Los Angeles City College Coach Dan Cowgill dropped Damon from the program, he reinstated him twice with the backing of Seattle Mariners scout Fate Young and sports agent Chuck Stone. If he hadn't been reinstated, the odds of him reaching Talladega College would have been remote.
October 12, 1997 |
There will be a shiny home plate, real bases, foul lines that are sobriety-test straight. There will be a pitcher's mound that is really a mound, infield grass that is grass, a backstop that stops. Yet the best thing about Dennis Gilbert Field will not be what it looks like, but what it sounds like. The best thing will be the children. From around the area of Imperial and Western they will come, from places where baseball is often played amid potholes and apathy.
May 13, 2000 |
The grass-roots effort to bring back baseball and softball at Mission College by next spring has come to a petition drive. Community activist Duke Russell rallied support Friday at San Fernando High by asking community members, high school players and coaches to fill out petitions, which will be delivered via fax to Gov. Gray Davis and Assembly members in Sacramento.