June 16, 2001 |
Like a pitcher struggling to recapture or refine his mechanics, Ryan Garko headed to the bullpen as often as possible last summer. Garko played first base for the Fairbanks Goldpanners in the Alaska League, but he was intent on becoming Stanford's starting catcher when he returned to school for his sophomore year. "Catching in the bullpen is a job that no one ever wants to do," Garko said.
April 12, 2007 |
The weather outside was frightful, with a game-time temperature of 33 degrees and a freakish spring blizzard blanketing southeast Wisconsin in more than six inches of snow, conditions that prompted outfielder Trot Nixon of the beleaguered Cleveland Indians to pronounce, "Our next home game is in Hawaii."
November 9, 1996 |
Steve Ward caught a national high school record-tying seven touchdown passes--all in the first half--to lead Anaheim Servite to a 76-0 victory over Santa Ana Friday night in Golden West League game at Santa Ana Stadium. Ward caught touchdown passes of six, 27, 12, 14, six and seven from Greg Cicero and a 17-yarder from Ryan Garko. Ward finished with 12 receptions for 205 yards.
September 25, 1997 |
No. 2 Santa Margarita (2-0) vs. No. 8 Servite (1-1) 7:30 P.M. FRIDAY CAL STATE FULLERTON This one centers on the quarterbacks--two for each team. Santa Margarita's Carson Palmer, who sat out the first week of the season because of an injured foot, showed why is he expected to be among the county's best by passing for 167 yards and two touchdowns in the first half of last week's 52-0 victory at Las Vegas Durango.
May 18, 2007 |
Fausto Carmona's sinker devastated the Minnesota Twins. "It's not normal," Torii Hunter said of Carmona's go-to pitch. "He's not even human. It was so scary, I thought I was hung over." Carmona (5-1) pitched a four-hitter for his first career shutout and beat Johan Santana for the second time in less than a month as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Twins, 2-0, to complete a three-game sweep. Santana (4-4) gave up consecutive home runs to Victor Martinez and Ryan Garko in the seventh.
November 3, 1998
Eleven major league baseball players, most with Orange County connections, will provide instruction at Dan Naulty's Big League Baseball Charity Camp Nov. 27-29 at Ocean View High. Cost of the camp, which is open to boys and girls ages 8-13 but limited to 200, is $249, with proceeds benefiting Ocean View's baseball program. Sessions are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and lunch will be provided. Naulty is a reliever for the Minnesota Twins who played at Ocean View and Cal State Fullerton.