July 10, 1987
Ron Hunt played with and against Tom Seaver. Also, Don Sutton. Neither, it turns out, was his favorite pitcher. According to Sports Illustrated, Hunt was asked by Marty York of the Toronto Globe and Mail if he felt sad for Seaver when the pitcher retired from the New York Mets. "Hell, no, I don't feel sorry for Seaver at all," Hunt said. "He's an ass. Always was. I personally would have liked to put his career on the shelves earlier. He used to throw at my head deliberately."
August 24, 1986
The Chicago Bears meet Buddy Ryan and his Philadelphia Eagles in the second game of the season, and already the Bears are planning some surprises for their old defensive coordinator. Last week, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bear special teams coach Steve Kazor revealed that he was thinking about letting William Perry boot the opening kickoff. Actually, this was something of a concession to Perry, the man Ryan called a wasted draft choice last year.
July 9, 2001 |
Scott Hoch walked off the green a happy guy, his arms around his wife and two children, a bright smile lighting up the darkening skies at the Western Open in Lemont, Ill. This victory was special, for so many different reasons. "It's got to be one of my best memories in golf," he said. Hoch made a 1 1/2-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday to beat Davis Love III by one stroke. He set a tournament record with a 21-under 267 total, and his eight-under 64 was the low round of the week.
June 26, 2005 |
Americans Misty May and Kerri Walsh won their second consecutive title at the Beach Volleyball World Championships on Saturday in Berlin, defeating top-seeded Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca in the final. The reigning Olympic and world champions defeated the Brazilian pair, 21-17, 21-17. Apart from two forfeit losses at the last worlds in Brazil, when May injured an abdominal muscle, the Americans haven't lost an international match since July 2003.
July 7, 2002 |
All-Star right fielder Shawn Green has been on the fence all week, unable to decide whether to participate in Monday's home run derby in Milwaukee. Saturday, Manager Jim Tracy and the Dodgers nudged him off it. Green, who sat out two games after suffering a jammed left thumb June 29 but has played the past four games with the injury, will not join Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, et al in the home run contest.
June 28, 2003 |
While everybody else was playing for par, Vicente Fernandez just kept aiming at the flag. Fernandez went birdie-birdie-eagle early in his round, then closed it with three birdies in a glittering seven-under-par 64 on Friday that gave him a one-shot lead over Tom Watson after two rounds of the U.S. Senior Open at Toledo, Ohio. Fernandez's round left him at five-under 137. It was the lowest round of the day by five shots and was 14 strokes under the average score of the 156-player field.
July 11, 1993 |
Jack Nicklaus climbed past a faltering Dale Douglass and charged to the third-round lead Saturday at the U.S. Senior Open. Nicklaus birdied the last three holes to shoot a four-under-par 67 at Denver's Cherry Hills Country Club. He stands at five-under 208 entering today's final round. Nicklaus, who hasn't won since the Senior Open two years ago, capped his round with a birdie on the 450-yard, par-four 18th hole. "I had a couple of bobbles today," Nicklaus said.
July 10, 1993 |
Chi Chi Rodriguez withstood a birdie flourish by Isao Aoki and maintained a one-stroke lead Friday at the midway point of the U.S. Senior Open at Denver. While most of the first-round contenders were faltering, Rodriguez had a workmanlike round of one-under-par 70 that included only one bogey, giving him a 36-hole total of five-under 137 at Cherry Hills Country Club. "I shot what I deserved today," Rodriguez said. "I hit good shots when I had to, and I made the putts I needed to make."
July 9, 1991 |
Nolan Ryan may have won more than 300 games, thrown seven no-hitters and, at age 44, flirted with yet another Sunday night against the Angels. But he still hasn't won over one critic. Bob Feller, the former Cleveland Indian right-hander who was the Ryan of his day, isn't ready to concede greatness to the Texas Ranger right-hander.
August 27, 1988 |
Rick Rhoden's pitching performance for the New York Yankees Friday night in Anaheim Stadium was a slice of his 1988 season. In 5 innings, Rhoden treated the 44,293 fans--many of them Yankee rooters--to an outing that was chock full of twists, turns, ups and downs. So far this season, he has been good, bad and so-so in compiling an 7-10 record for a Yankee staff with only one pitcher with 10 or more victories. John Candelaria, former Angel, leads the team with a 13-7 record.