August 26, 1999
Quote: "When he kissed home plate, I rolled my eyes. That was vintage Wade. That's the reason he doesn't get respect. He's me-me, I-I." -- former baseball star Kirk Gibson, who is now a Detroit Tigers broadcaster, on Wade Boggs kissing home plate after collecting hit No. 3,000.It's a fact: The Athletics, with the majors' top home record, rank 12th in attendance in the American League through Tuesday, having drawn 1,168,366 fans for 65 dates, an average of 17,975.Who's hot: The Indians have won 11 of their past 16 games and finished their six-game road trip 4-2.Who's not: Athletics starter Mike Oquist is 0-3 in seven career appearances against the Indians, including five starts.
August 17, 1999
LIKE SO MANY others in contemporary professional sport, Major League Baseball's umpires first reached for what they deserved, then over-reached so much that they now appear arrogant and greedy.What's satisfying about their union's apparently self-defeating mass resignation is that, this time, it appears some who over-reached will get their comeuppance. This may help restore order to a game which often seems to have lost its bearings.Twenty-five years ago, many umpires made less than $20,000 a season.
July 6, 1999
Athletics: Oakland has been involved in 25 one-run games, most in the AL.Devil Rays: Wade Boggs went 2-for-4 for the and needs 26 hits to reach 3,000. Shortstop Kevin Stocker was scratched from the lineup because of left knee tendinitis.Pub Date: 7/06/99
April 6, 1999
He ran the orange gantlet in from center field in pre-game ceremonies, stroked a pair of crowd-pleasing hits and soaked up the roar of 46,733. Of all the new Orioles, Will Clark may have appreciated the roar of the Camden Yards crowd most."
September 14, 1998
HittingHarold Baines, Orioles: 4-for-4, double.Wade Boggs, Devil Rays: grand slam.Mike Macfarlane, Athletics: 3-for-3, 2 runs.Pitching4 Brian Moehler, Tigers: 7 innings, 1 run, 5 hits.Pub Date: 9/14/98