August 1, 2004
It's a fact The Diamondbacks last week finished the first 0-11 home stand in major league history. Milestone Jason Schmidt reached 50 victories fastest of any San Francisco Giants pitcher, in his 89th start. The number 48: dates the Angels needed to draw 2 million, a club record. Last year, they drew 3 million for the first time.
August 31, 2003
On August 9, 2003, JUDY ANN FRIEDBERG (nee Strohminger), dear wife of Jeremy S. Friedberg, loving mother of Lucinda Brown, Jason Schmidt, Jacob, Tyler and Lazar Friedberg, loving daughter of Henry Strohminger, Jr. and the late Mary Strohminger, dear sister of Henry Strohminger, III, Mark Strohminger, Sr., and Karl Strohminger. Also survived by four grandchildren. Arrangements, Funeral Service and Interment were private. Memorial contributions in her memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.
September 23, 1997
Astros: Houston is two double plays shy of its season record -- 166, turned by the '75 team.Pirates: The home attendance of 1,657,022 was the sixth-highest in club history. Jason Schmidt has won six of his past eight decisions. Pittsburgh won eight of its past nine against St. Louis.Reds: The team sold 17,411 tickets for the final home game and drew 1,785,788 for the season, the lowest gate since 1986.Twins: The crowd of 10,015 gave the team an attendance of 1,411,064 this season, down from 1,437,352 in 1996.
May 27, 1998
Quote: "I still believe we did the right thing at the time."-- Phillies scouting director Mike Arbuckle after losing the rights to last year's No. 2 draft pick, J. D. Drew.It's a fact: The Atlanta starters in this three-game series -- Denny Neagle, Greg Maddux and Dennis Martinez -- have 503 career wins; Montreal's three scheduled starters have won a total of two.Who's hot: Gary Sheffield is 16-for-36 (.444) with two homers, nine RBIs and seven runs in 10 games for the Dodgers.Who's not: For the third consecutive game, no one on the Reds had more than one hit. The Reds have had back-to-back hits only three times in the past three games.
May 1, 2003
Moves Baseball BLUE JAYS: Claimed P Doug Davis off waivers from Rangers. BREWERS: Placed P Todd Ritchie on 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday, with right shoulder fatigue. Purchased contract of P Brooks Kieschnick from Triple-A Indianapolis. GIANTS: Acquired P Matt Blank from Expos to complete trade from last Thursday involving P Livan Hernandez. Activated P Jason Schmidt from bereavement leave. Optioned P Jeff Urban to Triple-A Fresno. METS: Recalled P Jason Middlebrook from Triple-A Norfolk.