June 21, 2007
Do you enjoy the National League style of play? I always did. Managing in the minor leagues in the [Chicago] Cubs system, we didn't have the DH and it kind of gets everybody involved. It also reminds your starting pitcher that he has to stay away from the big inning, because, if he doesn't, he won't be around very long. And if your starting pitcher can't bunt, he usually gets pinch hit for earlier than needed.
May 1, 1995
GAME FACTS* Gates open: Noon today* Batting practice: Orioles, 12:30 p.m.; Brewers, 1:30 p.m.* Pre-game ceremonies: 2:38 p.m.* Ceremonial first pitch: Orioles announcer Chuck Thompson* First pitch: 3:05 p.m.* National anthem: Denyce Graves, Washington Opera Company* Tickets: Sold out* Weather: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph diminishing in the afternoon.* TV: Channel 13, 2 p.m.* Radio: WBAL (1090 AM)PROJECTED LINEUPSBALTIMORE ORIOLESBrady Anderson, LFManny Alexander, 2BRafael Palmeiro, 1BCal Ripken, SSHarold Baines, DHChris Hoiles, CAndy Van Slyke, CFLeo Gomez, 3BJeffrey Hammonds, RF0$ * Starting pitcher: Mike MussinaMILWAUKEE BREWERSPat Listach, 2BDarryl Hamilton, CFKevin Seitzer, 3BGreg Vaughn, DHDerrick May, LFJohn Jaha, 1BTurner Ward, RFJoe Oliver, CJose Valentin, SS3# Starting pitcher: Ricky Bones *
June 27, 2004
It's a fact The Astros have had 13 sell outs this season, six of them when Roger Clemens has been the starting pitcher. Milestone Jason Kendall of the Pirates, in his ninth major league sea son, hit his first grand slam, his 66th home run. The number 38: Consecutive series the Di amondbacks have gone with out a sweep, longest active streak in the majors.
September 24, 2000
Quote: "We had been playing like the `Bad News Bears' for a while, so this type of win is big for us." - Yankees' Derek Jeter It's a fact: The Angels have used 15 different starters this season. Who's hot: The Indians are 11-3-1 in their past 15 series. Who's not: The Mariners' Alex Rodriguez is 1-for-12 in the series with the Athletics. On deck: Even though they don't know who their opponent will be, the White Sox have announced their starting pitcher for the first game of the playoffs - Mike Sirotka.
June 15, 2006
Up Carlos Beltran, outfielder, Mets -- He hit 16 homers last year and already has 18 in 2006. In his past five games, Beltran hit .481 with four home runs, 14 RBIs and four stolen bases. Victor Martinez, catcher, Indians -- He struggled in May, batting .165 without a home run, but Martinez has bounced back in June. He is hitting .385 with five homers and 14 RBIs this month. In his past six games, he hit .417 with four home runs and 10 RBIs. Felix Hernandez, starting pitcher, Mariners --Seattle's 20-year-old right-hander has won three straight outings after starting the season 3-6. Hernandez struck out nine and recorded the first complete game of his career against the Angels in his last start.
June 6, 1997
Johnny Isom went 3-for-5 and Bryan Bogle added a two-run homer yesterday as the visiting Bowie Baysox beat the Akron Aeros, 6-3, in a Double-A Eastern League game.Bowie starting pitcher Alvie Shepherd (5-1) went five innings, and Matt Snyder pitched 1 1/3 innings to earn his 10th save.Alley Cats 7, Shorebirds 4: Visiting Charleston (W.Va.) raced to a 7-0 lead, then held off Delmarva to win a Single-A South Atlantic League game.Avalanche 3, Keys 1: Salem (Va.) got to starting pitcher Jason Rogers for three runs in three innings and held on for a Single-A Carolina League win.Jim Foster went 2-for-3 for the Keys (37-25)