April 17, 1991
BOSTON -- Danny Darwin led a day of firsts for the Boston Red Sox.Darwin earned his first American League victory in five years, Tom Brunansky, Wade Boggs and Mike Marshall hit their first homers and Jeff Reardon got his first 1991 save yesterday in the Red Sox' 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.Along the way, the Red Sox also got their first runs after a 22-inning drought that began with consecutive shutout losses to Cleveland.Embarrassed in lasting less than two innings against Cleveland last Thursday, Darwin was determined to turn boos to cheers.
March 11, 1991
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- What was this? Pitchers who aren' scheduled to throw in exhibition games normally shower and go home. But Pete Harnisch not only stayed for the Houston Astros' Grapefruit League opener Friday, he led the cheering from the top of the dugout steps.Curt Schilling, meanwhile, has received permission from manager Art Howe to greet his new teammates with shaving-cream pies. And Steve Finley has unleashed the same intense work habits and single-minded dedication he displayed in Baltimore.