October 19, 1994 |
Terry Pendleton, the National League's most valuable player in 1991, will be let go by the Atlanta Braves, the team said Tuesday. The Braves will not offer Pendleton salary arbitration for next season, making him eligible for free agency. Pendleton, 34, has been with the Braves since 1991. "He's not in our plans for next year," Brave spokesman Jim Schultz said. Schultz said Pendleton's age and the high salary the team would have had to pay to keep him contributed to the decision.
October 19, 1991 |
A rib injury prevented Terry Pendleton, then with the St. Louis Cardinals, from playing in the 1987 World Series, but he became familiar with the Metrodome. Local knowledge, the Atlanta third baseman said, gives the Twins a built-in advantage. "It's not a horrible dome, but I'd rather be starting in Atlanta," Pendleton said. "It's hard enough to find the ball here, much less go get it."
October 23, 1992 |
Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench said it's not fair to criticize Toronto catcher Pat Borders too harshly for the base-stealing liberties taken against him by the Oakland Athletics and Braves. "If the pitcher holds (a runner), you've got 1.5 seconds to get him, and that's between catching the ball, transferring it (to the throwing hand) and throwing it," he said. "If the pitcher doesn't hold him, you've got nine-tenths of a second.
October 7, 1991 |
The phone starting ringing Sunday in the press box at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. The folks in Atlanta were getting nervous. Hal Morris of the Cincinnati Reds had gotten three hits in his first three at-bats and needed one more to take the batting title away from the Braves' Terry Pendleton. Then Morris, batting in the seventh inning, hit a line drive that started slicing toward the left-center gap.
June 27, 1997 |
The National League reinstated Cincinnati Red third baseman Terry Pendleton from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, four days after he fouled a ball off his foot and broke a toe. The league took the unusual step after the players' association questioned the move. Pendleton was upset that the Reds put him on the disabled list and talked to his agent, Jim Bronner, setting the process in motion.
March 27, 1992 |
Terry Pendleton's most difficult experience was the birth last week of his second child, who was almost two months premature and was supposed to have a twin. Terry Jr., 5 pounds 3 ounces at birth, is healthy despite the death of his sibling earlier in his mother's pregnancy. Catherine Pendleton carried both babies until her son was born last Friday. "I would say it's the toughest thing I've ever been through, and now it's a big sigh of relief and serious happiness.