January 13, 1993 |
For a week or so, I have been taffy-pulled by people telling me how appropriate it is that Reggie Jackson have the baseball Hall of Fame spotlight all to himself and by people scolding me about all the other oughta-be Hall of Famers who got robbed.
June 20, 2003
Major league teammates who attended the same high schools: J.T Snow and Robb Nen...Los Alamitos Ken Griffey Jr. and Barry Larkin...Moeller (Cincinnati) Frank Robinson and Vada Pinson...McClymonds (Oakland) Tommie Agee and Cleon Jones...Mobile (Alabama) Jerry Royster and Rowland Office...Sacramento Tim McCarver and Mike Shannon...Lakewood (Ohio) Source: World Features Syndicate
June 24, 1990 |
In a back room of his mother's house, Alex Johnson picked up the silver bat. He gripped it as though he were hitting, checked a swing, then slowly ran his hand over the surface, which was tarnished with age. Johnson was awarded the bat for winning the 1970 American League batting championship--the only Angel to have been a batting champion. It was one of the closest races in history, Johnson edging Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox by .0003.
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May 26, 1990
With apologies to David Letterman and WGN-TV Chicago, here's my sports list of things I don't know: 10. How Vin Scully, all by himself, can describe a game on the radio, and yet ABC needs three guys to explain a game we're watching on TV. 9. Why Harry Caray describes every fly ball as a "high" fly ball. 8. Why all major leaguers, even rookies, wear gold chains on the field. 7. Why Harry Caray describes every pop-up as a "high" pop-up. 6.