September 6, 1997
I read your Morning Briefing article about the guy who hit 72 home runs in a season playing in Roswell, N.M. At first glance, I thought that that sounded almost inhuman. Of course, considering where he was playing, that may well have been the case. KEN MCINTYRE Torrance
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2001
Ventura County Schools Supt. Charles Weis will seek reelection in March, his office announced this week. Weis has served as superintendent since 1993, and has worked in Ventura County for 28 years. In 1998, he was reelected to the post with 70% of the vote.
September 21, 1997 |
Most people go to the Big Island of Hawaii to relax on the beach. Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico has other, much more strenuous plans, such as: Swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 and finishing with a 26.2-mile run. All in one day! The 44-year-old Republican is among the nearly 1,500 competitors entered in the Ironman Triathlon on Oct. 18. "Athletically, it may be about the most significant sporting event any governor has done while in office," an Ironman spokesman said.
August 15, 1993
Hollywood consists of thousands of individuals, who are usually unemployed, but from time to time find short-term work on a production, "IRS Examiners About to Zoom In on Hollywood" (Oct. 20). If it is the intent of state government to run these businesses out of California, they are succeeding. If the federal government is attempting to eliminate one of the last major exporting industries in the United States, this IRS effort should help. DAVID J. LEEDY Los Angeles
July 19, 1992 |
The big inning has suddenly become a big weapon for the Angels. A four-run seventh inning and 8 2/3 strong innings from Mark Langston enabled the Angels to extend their winning streak to six with a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees before 31,368 at Anaheim Stadium on Saturday night. Langston (9-7) gave up six hits, but two of those were home runs.
July 11, 2010 |
The Dodgers went laughing Sunday into the All-Star break Seeing a group of reporters huddled around James Loney after the Dodgers' 7-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium, Casey Blake shouted to him, "James, how good are you?" When Loney pretended not to hear him, Blake tried again. "Seriously, though," Blake called out. Still, nothing. When the crowd around him dispersed, Loney finally responded. "Casey Blake, go take a shower," he said.
March 17, 2010
Chicago White Sox 5, Dodgers 1 At Phoenix AT THE PLATE:James Loney, in his first appearance since returning from the team's Taiwan trip, hit a home run over the right-field fence against starter Jake Peavy. Manny Ramirez, who also made the Taiwan trip, was hitless in two at-bats with a walk as the designated hitter at Camelback Ranch. ON THE MOUND:Right-hander Russ Ortiz, making his first start of the spring after throwing five innings of scoreless relief, gave up two runs and six hits in four innings.
March 29, 2010
Dodgers 11, Cleveland 2 AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier was two for four with a double and home run, the home run his fourth of the spring. Casey Blake was two for four and raised his spring average to .386. ON THE MOUND: In his final Cactus League start, Chad Billingsley held the Indians to one run and three hits in five innings. He overcame a shaky first inning — he gave up two hits and a walk — and retired 12 of the last 15 batters he faced. EXTRA BASES: Jeff Weaver avoided a scare in the sixth inning, when he was hit in the ribs by a Grady Sizemore comebacker.
April 23, 1992 |
Carson High catcher Carlos Delatorre drove home Eran Taulua with the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Colts a dramatic 9-8 victory over Banning in a Southern Pacific Conference game at Carson on Wednesday. Taulua, whose double had tied the score two batters earlier, touched home plate at 7:17 p.m., four hours and 17 minutes after the game started.
March 10, 2010 |
Angels 6, San Diego 5 > > > Tempe, Ariz. AT THE PLATE: Ryan Mount hit a home run, Reggie Willits stroked a two-run single and Michael Ryan had an RBI single to key a four-run sixth inning. Ryan, who is trying to win a reserve outfield spot, also doubled in the fifth. Bobby Wilson hit a two-run triple in the seventh, and Hideki Matsui , making his exhibition debut for the Angels, struck out and singled in two at-bats. ON THE MOUND: It wasn't a clean inning — he gave up a two-out triple to Kyle Banks — but closer Brian Fuentes looked a lot sharper during a scoreless fourth than he did in his first outing Friday, when he gave up a run on two hits and a walk against Colorado.