January 30, 1996 |
The Angels signed right-handed starter Shawn Boskie to a minor-league contract Monday and invited him to spring training. Boskie, who signed a free-agent minor-league contract last year, was 7-7 with a 5.64 earned-run average in 20 starts. He was 6-2 with a 4.81 ERA after 13 starts when he was placed on the disabled list with an inflamed right elbow on July 17. He did not pitch again until Sept. 1. "Shawn did a lot of good things for 2 1/2 months," said Tim Mead, Angel assistant general manager.
October 14, 1986 |
The Angels left Orange County Monday morning without Wally Joyner, but their rookie first baseman caught up with them in the evening, taking a later flight to Boston along with Angel team doctor Jules Rasinski. Joyner is listed as a probable starter for Game 6. "He's coming to play," team spokesman Tim Mead said. "He has no fever, the swelling is down. We're very, very optimistic." Joyner was hospitalized Saturday and Sunday because of a bacterial infection in his right shin.
October 18, 1986
Angel first baseman Wally Joyner is expected to be released from St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange sometime this weekend, Angel spokesman Tim Mead said Friday. Joyner has been hospitalized since last Saturday with an infection in his right shin, which forced him to miss the last four games of the American League championship series.
June 15, 1987 |
An Angel spokesman said Sunday that the team has banned alcoholic beverages from the clubhouse and all team flights because of recent court rulings that, in the club's interpretation, make the provider of such beverages liable for accidents or injuries inflicted by the person provided with the alcohol.
October 9, 1998 |
The Walt Disney Co. plans to complete its purchase of the Angels well in advance of a March 30 deadline. The company bought a 25% interest in the franchise from Gene and Jackie Autry in 1996, with the option of buying the remaining interest after Gene Autry's death. Autry died last Friday, leaving Disney an option period of 180 days, Anaheim Sports spokesman Tim Mead confirmed Thursday. Major league owners approved Disney in 1996, and no further vote is required, Mead said.
February 8, 2005 |
The Angels are close to completing a television schedule in which a total of 140 games would air on Fox Sports Net West, Channel 9 and Channel 56. FSNW announced a 50-game broadcast schedule Monday. Channel 9 also has agreed to carry 50 games, including one exhibition. The Angels are expected to arrange for 40 more games to air on Channel 56. In addition, 10 games are scheduled for national broadcasts on ESPN or Channel 11.
February 1, 2008 |
When Arte Moreno bought the Angels in 2003, he first lowered the price of beer. He then eliminated the surcharge the Angels had slapped on tickets to their most popular games. The Angels are reinstating the surcharge this year. They will add $5 or $10 to ticket prices for opening day, July 4 and games against the Dodgers, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. And, for the first time, $10 will not be enough to admit an adult into Dodger Stadium or Angel Stadium on the day of a game.
August 4, 1990 |
Four members of Angel pitcher Bert Blyleven's family remained hospitalized in Orange Friday with injuries resulting from a single-vehicle accident. Authorities said Blyleven's wife, Patricia, 37, was driving three of the couple's children on a southern Sierra Nevada highway when their truck flipped over Thursday afternoon. The family was heading home from Reno, Nev., where they watched the eldest son, Todd, pitch in an amateur game.
January 11, 2013 |
The Angels have hired Mark Langston as their new radio analyst, replacing Jose Mota. Langston, who pitched eight of his 16 major league seasons for the Angels, will join Terry Smith in the radio booth. Victor Rojas and Mark Gubicza remain the television broadcast team. Mota will become an analyst on the Angels' Spanish-language television broadcasts. Angels spokesman Tim Mead, who confirmed the changes, said Fox Sports plans to increase its Spanish-language Angels broadcasts from 50 last year to about 75 this year.