September 7, 1991 |
Lured out of semi-retirement by what he said were his competitiveness and his enduring friendship with Angel owner Gene Autry, Whitey Herzog vowed Friday to help make the Angels "the best organization in baseball" as a senior vice president and director of player personnel. His appointment, which takes effect Sept. 16, is for three years. Herzog was considered one of the game's most shrewd managers and judges of talent during his decade with the St. Louis Cardinals.
June 24, 2010 |
The scouts who are shaping the Kings' future have driven through snowstorms on twisty mountain roads in British Columbia to see games and have crept across the Canadian prairie guided by hope and a GPS device telling them the next turn is 120 miles away. They've looked at gangly, teenaged defensemen for glimpses of what they might become, sought signs a scrawny winger will develop broad shoulders and tough skin. They've projected who's destined to be a difference-maker, a sixth defenseman at best, a career minor-leaguer.