April 21, 1987 |
The Milwaukee Brewers may be the talk of baseball, but the New York Yankees are playing pretty well, too. Don Mattingly, Mike Pagliarulo and Claudell Washington hit two-run homers, Rick Rhoden pitched another strong game and the defense made two key plays Monday night as the Yankees won for the seventh straight time, beating the Detroit Tigers, 8-2, at New York. The Yankees are off to their best start at home since 1951, when they won their first 11 games at Yankee Stadium.
May 9, 2011 |
Reporting from Pittsburgh A laptop computer in the Dodgers' clubhouse played a video clearly showing what Juan Uribe said he saw with his own eyes: the ball he hit in the eighth inning hit the ground before it hit the webbing of Jose Tabata's glove. "What did you see?" Uribe asked. "What did you see on the replay?" The way Uribe and Manager Don Mattingly reacted to the blown call resulted in their ejections from the Dodgers' 4-1 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night at PNC Field.
August 1, 1989
George Bell of the Toronto Blue Jays, who was suspended for three games for making contact with umpire Tim Welke during a game against Oakland on June 24, had his suspension reduced to two games after a meeting with American League president Bobby Brown.
October 27, 1996 |
Third-base umpire Tim Welke had the final say in his ongoing feud with Atlanta Manager Bobby Cox, ejecting Cox in the fifth inning of Saturday night's game after a controversial play on which Marquis Grissom was called out at second. Cox had questioned several of Welke's calls behind the plate in Game 3, and he criticized Welke heavily for not getting out of right fielder Jermaine Dye's way on a foul ball down the right-field line in Game 4.
August 7, 1991 |
Bo Jackson, recovering from a hip injury, took batting practice for the first time with the Chicago White Sox Tuesday. Jackson showed little signs of pain and said: "I feel great." Carlos Martinez of the Cleveland Indians was suspended for three games by American League President Bobby Brown for making physical contact with umpire Tim Welke after being hit by a pitch on Saturday. . . .
July 11, 1993 |
Tim Welke, the home-plate umpire who was chastised Friday night by Angel left fielder Luis Polonia, took the comments in stride Saturday after reading the newspaper. "Just consider the source, and leave it at that," said Welke, a 10-year veteran. "Obviously, the left fielder was not paying attention to the strike zone."