June 5, 2002
Who's hot Johnny Damon of the Red Sox has gone 7-for-9 over his past two games. Who's not Travis Lee of the Phillies went 0-for-3 and stranded five runners, drawing loud boos from the home fans. Line of the day Rob Mackowiak, Pirates RF AB ....... R .......... H ..... RBI ...... HR 2 .......... 2 ........... 2 ........ 3 .......... 2 On deck Randy Johnson of the Diamondbacks tries to become the majors' second 10-game winner today. He said it "I'm convinced he's going to be a better ballplayer than I ever was."
June 10, 1998
HittingScott Brosius, Yankees: 2 HRs.Greg Vaughn, Padres: grand slam.Cecil Fielder, Angels: grand slam, 6 RBIs.Yamil Benitez, Diamondbacks: grand slam.PitchingBrad Radke, Twins: 9 innings, 0 runs, 4 hits.Orlando Hernandez, Yankees: 9 innings, 1 run, 4 hits.FieldingMike Cameron, White Sox: The center fielder made a leaping catch at the eight-foot fence in right-center in the seventh to rob Mark McGwire of a potential 30th home run.Pub Date: 6/10/98
January 4, 1991
Oakland A's pitcher Dave Stewart has been added to the lineup for the 38th annual "Tops in Sports" banquet next Friday, Jan. 11, at the Towson Center.Stewart, a 20-game winner each of the last four years, joins an impressive list of guests: Cecil Fielder (Babe Ruth Crown), Willie Stargell (Retroactive Babe Ruth Crown), Cal Ripken Sr. (Edwin A. Rommel Award), Bill and Cal Ripken (honored for fewest errors in one season by a double-play combination), Mike Linskey and Danny Neagle (co-winners of Maryland Star of the Future)
May 24, 1992
* Friday is the 10th anniversary of the start of Cal Ripken's consecutive-game streak. He missed the first game of a doubleheader on May 29, 1982.* Cecil Fielder went from April 22 to Friday night before homering.* The Cleveland Indians were on a pace to make 188 errors.* San Diego's Fred McGriff has hit 30 or more home runs in each of the past four years -- but has yet to make an All-Star team.* It has been almost a year since the Chicago Cubs' Danny Jackson won a game (June 14, 1991).* Since 1973, the Oakland Athletics have had only one winning season at Fenway Park (they are 35-72 in that span after Friday's game)
September 18, 1995
Tigers updateThe Orioles are 2-4 against the Tigers and 0-3 at Tiger Stadium this season. The only thing riding on these games is the season series -- the teams play four at Tiger Stadium this week and end the year with three at Camden Yards.Neither the Tigers' hitting nor pitching has been respectable. The team is last in the league in batting average and hits, second to last in ERA and third to last in wins. Chad Curtis leads the Tigers offensively (.271 average, 19 home runs and 62 RBIs)
November 21, 1990
There is more to baseball than home runs, and A's outfielder Rickey Henderson has the American League's Most Valuable Player award to prove it.Henderson won the award yesterday. And he received it ahead of Cecil Fielder, who hit 51 homers for the Detroit Tigers.Fielder was the first player to hit 50 or more homers in a season since George Foster hit 52 for the Cincinnati Reds in 1977, but Henderson was recognized for his overall contributions in helping the A's to a third consecutive AL championship.