July 28, 1991
You can call me . . .The Elias Sports Bureau does more than keep up with batting averages and ERAs.The agency, after lengthy research, announced Thursday that New York Mets infielder Keith Miller has 32 nicknames, the most of any active major-league player. He surpasses Roger Clemens' 29. Among Miller's nicknames are "Oliver," "Fresh," "Goggles," "The Igniter," and "Mills" and "Millsie."Hot-dog vendor takes money, runsOakland Athletics fans got their red hots, and Thomas Hagins apparently hot-footed it out of town.
March 3, 1991
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Jim Palmer comeback entered a new stage yesterday, when he threw batting practice for the first time since 1985.Palmer pitched for 15 minutes to Bill Ripken, Bob Melvin, Cal Ripken and Dwight Evans, who did not spend a lot of time swinging and missing, but didn't pepper the parking lot, either. The results were mixed, about as mixed as the signals coming from Palmer after he left the mound."I felt good, and the guys said I threw good batting practice," Palmer said, "but whether that translates into getting hitters out, find that out in 10 days or so."