Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRuben Sierra
IN THE NEWS

Ruben Sierra

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1990 | RICHARD STAYTON
The yearlong national search for a dean of the School of Theatre had begun to frustrate students at the California Institute of the Arts. Each candidate was required to engage in a dialogue with the department's students, who reported to the faculty. John A.C. Kennedy, in his second year of the CalArts MFA acting program, felt embarrassed because at this point only about 10 students bothered to show up to talk to the potential deans.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
June 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
The New York Yankees acquired Ruben Sierra in a trade Friday with Texas, getting a much-needed left-handed bat but also a player who once called Manager Joe Torre "a liar." The Yankees sent minor league outfielder Marcus Thames to the Rangers. The switch-hitting Sierra, 37, is batting .258 with three home runs and 12 runs batted in. His salary this season is $600,000, more than affordable for the team with the majors' highest payroll.
Advertisement
SPORTS
February 17, 1991
Right fielder Ruben Sierra of the Texas Rangers avoided arbitration when he agreed to a $2,625,000 contract for 1991, a $1-million increase.
SPORTS
September 10, 2000 | ROSS NEWHAN
Texas Ranger utilityman Scott Sheldon redefined the utility role Wednesday when he played all nine positions in a game against the Chicago White Sox. This was also a week in which the Rangers welcomed back a veteran player who had not played any major league position in almost two years while performing in the obscurity of the South Atlantic and Mexican leagues.
SPORTS
October 2, 1989
AVERAGE Name, Team G AB H Avg KIRBY PUCKETT, Min 159 635 215 .339 CARNEY LANSFORD, Oak 148 551 185 .336 WADE BOGGS, Bos 156 621 205 .330 ROBIN YOUNT, Mil 160 614 195 .318 JULIO FRANCO, Tex 150 548 173 .316 PAUL MOLITOR, Mil 155 615 194 .315 STEVE SAX, NY 158 651 205 .315 HAROLD BAINES, Tex 146 505 156 .309 MIKE GREENWELL, Bos 145 578 178 .308 RUBEN SIERRA, Tex 162 634 194 .
SPORTS
September 2, 1992 | Associated Press
Ruben Sierra, happy with his trade from the Texas Rangers to Oakland, is willing to talk with the Athletics about a multiyear deal even before the free-agent filing period begins in late October. "The contract will fall into place, I'm certain," Sierra's agent, Bob Woolf, said. "If it doesn't, then he's a free agent to seek out the rest of the market, but certainly every opportunity would be given to Oakland."
SPORTS
February 14, 1990 | MELVIN DURSLAG
Ruben Sierra is a gentleman of 24, employed gainfully in the outfield of the Texas Rangers. At 17, Ruben rolls in from his village in Puerto Rico to play American baseball and, the next thing society knows, he is smashing, in order, 30, 23 and 29 home runs, all in behalf of Texas. Last year, Ruben bats .306 and drives in 119 runs, leading to two requests, one from Ruben that Texas pay him $1.9 million, and the other from Bo Jackson that Kansas City pay Bo a dollar more.
NEWS
March 15, 1990 | EDWARD J. BOYER, EDWARD J. BOYER,
* "Mexicans are stupid and naturally lazy," Ruben Sierra remembers Anglo teachers saying when he was growing up in San Antonio. "You'll be lucky if you ever amount to much." Recently named dean at Valencia's California Institute of Arts School of Theatre after a national search, Sierra--a playwright, actor and director--helped found the Seattle Group Theatre in 1978 while earning a master's degree at the University of Washington.
SPORTS
October 29, 1996 | Associated Press
Ruben Sierra, a key figure in the trade that sent Cecil Fielder to the New York Yankees, went to his third team of the year Monday when the Cincinnati Reds acquired him. The Reds sent two low-level minor leaguers to the Detroit Tigers for Sierra, 31, who hit 12 homers and drove in 72 runs for the Yankees and Tigers last season. The Tigers agreed to pay most of Sierra's $5.5-million salary for 1997, the final year on his five-year contract. The Tigers will pick up $4.
SPORTS
August 7, 1995 | JON HEYMAN, NEWSDAY
Ten years before he became the first player from Puerto Rico's famed Clemente Sports City to reach the majors, 10-year-old pitcher Ruben Sierra went to Knoxville, Tenn., to play in a youth World Series. One of his teammates was Roberto Clemente Jr. Names and genetics aside, it was clear even then that Sierra was the young genius in cleats, the one with the chance one day to approximate the great Clemente's skills and achievements.
SPORTS
July 29, 1995 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The New York Yankees and Mets attempted to upstage each other Friday in a series of major trades involving high-salaried, high-profile players. --The Yankees bolstered their bid to catch the Boston Red Sox in the American League East by acquiring Cy Young Award winner David Cone from the Toronto Blue Jays for three pitching prospects and also traded Danny Tartabull to the Oakland Athletics for Ruben Sierra--a swap of power-hitting outfielders that released each from his former team's doghouse.
SPORTS
July 29, 1995 | MIKE LUPICA, NEWSDAY
The Yankees did not just make moves to try to win the American League East title. They made big, tough moves that will level the field against the Indians, if they end up playing Cleveland for the pennant. David Cone is a Yankee now, a couple of years later than he thought he would be. Better late than never. Ruben Sierra is a Yankee. This is the way the season was supposed to feel all along. Maybe the real fight for the American League championship starts now. The Mets also made a move.
SPORTS
December 22, 1992 | From Associated Press
Ruben Sierra, one of two top free agents remaining, re-signed with the Oakland Athletics Monday, agreeing to a five-year contract. Sierra's agent, Bob Wolff, said recently that a deal with Oakland was close to being completed for about $30 million. Sandy Alderson, A's general manager, said the actual amount was lower than had been reported, but would not disclose the total. Sierra is a three-time All-Star. The 27-year-old outfielder was acquired by Oakland on Aug.
SPORTS
February 20, 1992 | From Associated Press
Texas outfielder Ruben Sierra won a record $5 million in arbitration Wednesday when an arbitrator chose his salary request over the Rangers' offer of $3.8 million. Sierra, who made $2.65 million last season, broke the arbitration record set Tuesday, when New York Met pitcher David Cone was awarded $4.25 million. Negotiations on a long-term deal between Sierra and the Rangers fell apart last week.
SPORTS
July 9, 1989 | LARRY STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Ruben Sierra is one of the best-kept secrets in the American League. Outside of Texas, when you see Sierra's name in the paper it's usually in small type. Keep an eye on the daily list of top batters, and you'll find Sierra, Tex at or near the top. The lack of publicity may partially explain why Sierra, despite a .331 batting average, was only sixth in the All-Star voting among American League outfielders.
SPORTS
October 13, 1992 | Mike Downey
Harold and the Hendersons are watching Ruben Sierra and trying not to laugh. Poor Ruben is being sandwiched by a wedge of reporters. His predicament really amuses his fellow Oakland outfielders, Harold Baines and Rickey and Dave Henderson, because each of them understands that this is the last place poor Ruben wants to be. "Uh, oh," Baines says. "He doesn't need that right there." Need what? "Those mikes in his face."
SPORTS
September 2, 1992 | Associated Press
Ruben Sierra, happy with his trade from the Texas Rangers to Oakland, is willing to talk with the Athletics about a multiyear deal even before the free-agent filing period begins in late October. "The contract will fall into place, I'm certain," Sierra's agent, Bob Woolf, said. "If it doesn't, then he's a free agent to seek out the rest of the market, but certainly every opportunity would be given to Oakland."
Los Angeles Times Articles
|