October 15, 1992 |
Third baseman Carney Lansford, who came back from reconstructive surgery on his left knee to hit .262 and drive in 75 runs this season, announced his retirement after the Oakland Athletics' 9-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday. Lansford, who played his first three seasons with the Angels, was in five AL playoffs--one with the Angels in 1979 and four with Oakland--and played in the 1988, '89 and '90 World Series. He retires with a .290 batting average over 15 seasons.
August 16, 1992 |
Rick Mearns, a 17-year-old center for the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League was killed Friday night in a traffic accident in his hometown of Regina, Canada. The Winter Hawks said Mearns was one of two people in a car that hit another car from behind, then flipped over several times. The other person in the car was injured.
January 5, 1990
Kurt Browning, world figure skating champion, escaped injury in Edmonton, Canada, when he lost control of his car and hit a power pole.
November 14, 1989 |
Victor Davis, Canada's flamboyant Olympic gold-medal swimmer, died Monday from injuries incurred Saturday in an accident that Montreal police still are trying to unravel. Davis, 25, was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. PST, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame Hospital in Montreal. Doctors gave Davis little chance of surviving after suffering a severe skull fracture, brain and spinal damage and multiple bruises from being hit by a car.
November 13, 1989
Swimming champion Victor Davis, in a coma after being struck by a car outside a suburban bar, remained in extremely critical condition Sunday in a Montreal hospital. Doctors are waiting through a critical 48-hour period to determine their next course of action, but already have ruled out neurosurgery, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame hospital in Montreal. "When he came in here there was a little hope, but there is very little now," Charbonneau said. "His chances are slim."
November 12, 1989
Olympic swimming gold medalist Victor Davis of Canada was in a coma with swelling and hemorrhaging of the brain Saturday in Montreal after he was struck by a car that his girlfriend said left the scene after throwing him head-first onto a parked car. "I'm in shock," said Donna Clavel, 22, who lives with Davis, a gold and silver medalist in the breaststroke at the 1984 Olympics and a silver medalist at the 1988 Games in Seoul.