July 23, 1989 |
Powerless: Here's the at-bat leaders, through Friday, among players who have yet to hit a home run this season: American League: Ozzie Guillen, 388; Harold Reynolds, 360; Jim Gantner, 308; Jody Reed, 307; Felix Fermin, 295. National League: Gerald Young, 344; Willie Randolph, 340; Vince Coleman, 338; Jose Oquendo, 326; Alfredo Griffin, 270.
June 17, 1985
Player Years Stats Residence Joe Adcock 1964-66 .261 Coushatta, LA Sandy Alomar 1969-74 .243 Salinas Ken Aspromonte 1961 .223 Houston, TX Earl Averill 1961-62 .243 Auburn, WA Julio Becquer 1961 .000 Minneapolis,MN Bobby Bonds 1976-77 .264 San Carlos Ted Bowsfield 1961-62 .137 Seattle, WA Dean Chance 1961-66 74-66 Wooster, OH Tex Clevenger 1961 2-1 Porterville Paul Doyle 1970-72 3-0 Huntington Beach Ryne Duren 1961-62 8-21 Soughton, WI Tom Egan 1965-70, .186 Hacienda Heights 1974-75 .
April 9, 1986 |
You can't really blame Jeff Repoz, Tony Muser Jr. or Tim Henze if they are a little nervous when their fathers attend their high school baseball games. It's almost like having a scout watching. Except this guy will probably critique your swing, offer you a ride home, kiss your mother and stay for dinner. When these fathers talk about mechanics and execution, it has nothing to do with grease monkeys or capital punishment. As a result, these high school players were weaned on baseball.
January 10, 1985
Some U.S. cyclists received controversial "blood doping" transfusions hours before competing in the Los Angeles Olympic Games, according to a team physician who says an official resigned over the issue. The physician, Dr. Thomas B. Dickson Jr. of Allentown, Pa., said he expressed his opposition to blood doping, which involves transfusions of red blood cells in an attempt to increase endurance, but was ignored.
March 11, 1987
PITCHERS Jack Bailey Mission Viejo Senior, 5-10, 160 David Holdridge Ocean View Senior, 6-3, 187 Brent Knackert Ocean View Senior, 6-3, 187 Robert Lee Savanna Senior, 5-11, 160 Kenny Luckham Los Amigos Senior, 6-2, 190 Alan Newman La Habra Senior, 6-6, 220 Jeff Patterson Loara Senior, 6-1, 175 Kevin Shaw Katella Senior, 6-3, 220 Brett Snyder Capistrano Valley Senior, 6-3, 185 Jack Bailey The right-hander was 9-5 last season, with Mission Viejo ERA of 2.26 and 103 strikeouts in 93 innings.
June 23, 1985 |
Peter Bavasi, the chief operating officer of the Cleveland Indians, sets aside an hour a day to accept phone calls from fans offering advice, criticism and, in rare instances, praise. It is part of Bavasi's grass-roots attempt to resurrect a virtually moribund franchise. Bavasi also writes a personal reply to every letter the club receives. "I told my staff that we have to start by thinking in terms of bringing in one new fan, not one million," he said.