July 2, 1990 |
As baseball brawls go, this is almost sure to be a costly one. There were no injuries after Saturday night's battle between the Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers, in which eight players were ejected, but fines from the American League this week are expected to be sizable. And there could even be a few suspensions. The brawl occurred in the eighth inning when, with the Mariners ahead, 6-2, the Brewers' Bob Sebra intentionally hit Tracy Jones with a pitch.
August 28, 2011 |
Last year, Sean Scott and John Hyden reached the final of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' last event before it ran out of money and shut down its tour. They lost, and it stung more so than usual. "I remember going, 'If this was my last beach volleyball event, it would've been nice to go out with a win,' " Scott said. But entering this year, the duo came up with a scheme. "We knew to make a living at this sport in a transition year, we've got to win every tournament," Hyden said.
June 17, 1989
The San Francisco Giants swapped outfielders with Detroit, sending Tracy Jones to the Tigers for Pat Sheridan. Sheridan, 31, a left-handed hitter, batted .242 in 50 games for the Tigers this year with three home runs and 15 RBIs. Jones, 28, a right-handed hitter acquired by the Giants from Montreal in the off-season, was hitting .186 in 97 at-bats.
July 30, 1989 |
The manager wanted to prove his point, so he cupped his hands around his mouth and hollered from the dugout: "Hey, Tracy Jones!" In the sunshine of Anaheim Stadium, Tracy Jones smiled and waved as he trotted by, but he did not say a word. "See, I told you he doesn't say much to me. He's real quiet," said Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson, with a smile of his own. "Besides, I always judge a person by how they are with me, not how they are with someone else. That's not fair.
July 1, 1988 |
On Tuesday night, when Padre reliever Lance McCullers walked Cincinnati's Tracy Jones with the bases loaded to force in the winning run, everybody in the Padre clubhouse chalked it up to just one more thing on this infernal trip that they might never see again. Everybody was wrong. Same trip, two days later, they saw it again.
July 6, 1990 |
Eight players and Milwaukee Manager Tom Trebelhorn were suspended by American League President Bobby Brown Thursday for participating in a 28-minute brawl between the Brewers and Mariners last Saturday at Seattle. Trebelhorn and Milwaukee pitcher Bob Sebra, who was sent to the minors Wednesday, each received five-game suspensions, effective Thursday. Don Baylor, the Brewers' batting coach, took over the team for Thursday afternoon's game against Oakland, won by the Brewers, 4-3.