February 12, 1991
Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates -- Agreed to terms with OF Lloyd McClendon 2 HRs, 12 RBI in 110 at-bats) on one-year contract worth $260,000, a $50,000 raise.Seattle Mariners -- Agreed to terms with P Mike Jackson (5-7, 4.54 ERA) on one-year contract worth $700,000, a raise of $270,000.BasketballCharlotte Hornets -- Signed G Scott Haffner for remainder of the season.Denver Nuggets -- Placed G Todd Lichti on injured list (knee) and said they will sign G Craig Neal to 10-day contract.CollegeKings Point -- Named Charlie Pravata football coach and Andy Coen offensive coordinator.
March 6, 1991
HOCKEY (NHL) * Buffalo Sabres -- Traded Ken Priestlay (center) to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Tony Tanti (right wing). Purchased Steve Weeks (goalie) from the Vancouver Canucks.* Calgary Flames -- Traded Mark Hunter (right wing) to the Hartford Whalers for Carey Wilson (center). Traded Marc Bureau (center) to the Minnesota North Stars for a third-round pick in the 1991 draft.* Chicago Blackhawks -- Traded Mike McNeill (center) and Ryan McGill (defenseman) to the Quebec Nordiques for Paul Gillis (center)
April 21, 1991
Run a mile in his shoesIn his National Football League career, Earl Campbeltrampled would-be tacklers like a runaway stagecoach, but Bum Phillips, his longtime coach, remembers when Campbell started slowing a bit.Campbell, who will be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in July along with John Hannah, Tex Schramm, Jan Stenerud and Stan Jones, was near the end of his career when he rejoined his former Oilers coach, Phillips, in New Orleans.On the first day of training camp, each player had to run one mile, but Campbell couldn't make it. He ran only three-quarters of a mile and then stopped.
December 26, 1992
A jarring thing happened to Mark Hunter on the way to the midpoint of another NHL season.He was sent by the Washington Capitals to the minors, to the Skipjacks of the American Hockey League.Jarring? Hunter never had played in the minors. He was 30, a veteran of 12 NHL seasons who was with his fifth team. It was not what he had in mind for his 1992-93 campaign."It was a shock," Hunter said as he prepared for the Skipjacks' game tonight in Hershey, Pa., against the Bears."But I like the game too much to retire.
January 3, 1992
Auto racingAnheuser-Busch Inc. -- Announced that Bill Elliott (1988 NASCAR Winston Cup champion) has signed a 3-year contract to drive for Junior Johnson's Ford Thunderbird team.BaseballBoston Red Sox -- Signed P Frank Viola (13 wins in each of the past 8 years) to a three-year, $13.9 million contract.Chicago Cubs -- Named former manager Jim Essian and former GM Jim Frey AL scouts.Detroit Tigers -- Announced the resignation of scouting director Jax Robertson.BasketballNBA -- Fined the Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets and New York Knicks $10,000 each for violating a league rule that prohibits home teams from practicing on New Year's Day.Atlanta Hawks -- Signed G Morlon Wiley.
September 14, 1994
BaseballAmateur Athletic Union -- Re-elected Bobby Dodd president.GolfDunhill Cup -- U.S. team named John Daly and Fred Couples for two of its three slots at next month's event in St. Andrews, Scotland.HockeyNHL -- Announced an agreement on a new five-year contract with ESPN for cable rights beginning in October 1994.Calgary Flames -- Signed G Jaret Burgoyne. Assigned D Frank Appel to Dusseldorf, Germany, and RW Jorgen Jonsson to Rogle, Sweden. Released G Dusty Imoo and G Jeff Calvert.Edmonton Oilers -- Assigned 14 players to AHL Cape Breton: Scott Allison, Martin Bakula, Ladislav Benysek, Duane Dennis, Greg De Vries, Scott Ferguson, Darren Hurley, Claude Jutras, Alexander Kerch, Matt Osiecki, Brent Pope, Andrew Verner, David Vyborny and Brad Zavisha.
May 23, 1992
BaseballCalifornia Angels -- Placed IF Bobby Rose on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled IF Luis Sojo from Triple-A Edmonton.Cincinnati Reds -- Signed 3B Chris Estep to a contract with Single-A Cedar Rapids.Cleveland Indians -- Activated OF Glenallen Hill from the 15-day DL. Sent IF Tony Perezchica outright to Triple-A Colorado.Montreal Expos -- Fired manager Tom Runnells. Named Felipe Alou manager, Kevin Kennedy catching instructor and former Orioles pitching coach Herm Starrette director of minor-league field operations.
June 12, 1991
BASEBALLAmerican League* League -- Suspended Dave Valle (Seattle Mariners catcher) for three games for charging Texas Rangers manager Bobby Valentine during a game on June 1.* Orioles -- Signed Alex Ochoa (shortstop) and Chris Lemp and Daniel Fregoso (pitchers).* Milwaukee Brewers -- Agreed to terms with Michael Harris (first baseman), Bill Dobrolsky and Mike Matheny (catchers), Cecil Rodrigues (outfielder) and Jim Wilke, Judd Wilstead and Ty Hill (pitchers). Assigned Hill to Helena of the Pioneer League.
May 17, 1991
BaseballCleveland Indians -- Activated 1B Brook Jacoby (.200, 1 HR, 5 RBI) from 15-day DL. Traded OF Mitch Webster (.125 in 32 AB) to Pittsburgh Pirates for P Mike York (5-1, 2.91 ERA at Class AAA Buffalo). Assigned York to Class AAA Colorado Springs.Pittsburgh Pirates -- Sent OF Jeff Schulz (0-for-3) to Class AAA Buffalo.San Francisco Giants -- Optioned OF Mark Leonard (.158 in 19 AB) to Class AAA Phoenix. Activated OF Rick Parker from 15-day Seattle Mariners -- Recalled P Dave Burba (2-1, 2.76 ERA, 3 saves at Class AAA Calgary)
January 27, 1995
BaseballCalifornia Angels -- Bought the contract of 1B Leon Durham from St. Paul of the Northern League.Florida Marlins -- Invited P Jim Manfred to minor-league spring training.Minnesota Twins -- Invited P Scott Centala to minor-league spring training.St. Louis Cardinals -- Signed 2B Ty Griffin.Texas Rangers -- Named Jim Byrd player/coach for Double-A Tulsa.BasketballNBA -- Suspended Chicago Bulls F Scottie Pippen for one game without pay and fined him $6,000 for his actions in Tuesday night's game against San Antonio.