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Study Reveals Predators In The Outfield Catching Fly Balls Hardly An Art Form, But Don’t Tell Major Leaguers

For millions of fans, Willie Mays’ graceful catch of a deep fly ball to the outfield was a work of art, a moment to savor. But scientists now say the …


Former Major-Leaguer Polidor Killed In Venezuela

Former major-league shortstop Gus Polidor was shot and killed Friday when two men attempted to steal his car and take his 1-year-old son. Polidor tried to make a comeback this …


Ontario Bans Backup Umps

The Ontario Labor Relations Board said replacement umpires can’t work at the SkyDome, but said it wouldn’t enforce the law during the Blue Jays’ first homestand. Ontario law prohibits the …


Blood Has Pro Promise Former Post Falls Resident Has Scouts’ Attention At Gu

1. Blood 2. When Darin Blood winds up his career at Gonzaga University, the professional ranks appear within reach. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Griffey, Johnson Find Familiar Form Three-Run Homer, Three-Hit Shutout Give Seattle The Edge In Season-Opening Win Over Detroit

From an opposing hitter’s perspective, the Seattle Mariners started off the 1995 major-league season the same way they finished last year - with an overpowering performance by pitcher Randy Johnson. …


At Least At Home, Uecker Gets Respect

Comedian and TV star Bob Ueckeris celebrating his 25th season as the Brewers radio broadcaster and is featured on the cover of the team’s media guide… . Sandy …


That’s A Record-Low Crowd, If You’re Scoring At Home

The Toronto Blue Jays drew their smallest crowd ever at SkyDome, and San Diego and Pittsburgh each pulled under 7,500 as fans stayed away from the ballparks again Thursday. There …


Nomo Loses Professional Debut

Former Japan League pitching star Hideo Nomo made his U.S. debut Thursday night, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings in a losing start for Bakersfield of the Class A …


Bonilla, Green Get The Boot, But Otherwise Umps Quiet

On the first full day of replacement umpires, the first confrontation erupted at the opening of Coors Field in Denver, where Bobby Bonilla and Dallas Green of the New York …


Player’s Widow Guest Of Braves

National League Dave Shotkoski never made it to Atlanta. His widow did. Felicia Shotkoski and 9-month-old daughter Alexis sat in the Braves official box and watched Atlanta rout San Francisco …


Famous Chicken Still Squawks Good Game

The Famous Chicken returned to roost at Jack Murphy Stadium on opening night. Ostracized by previous Padres ownership, Ted Giannoulas made his first official appearance since 1991 at the stadium …


Baseball’s Back, Wants Redemption

The redemption of baseball began with … Chuckie Carr. Carr, the Florida Marlins’ center fielder, spread as much goodwill as any autograph-signing mega-star Tuesday night. On the first …


Vanwert Does It Again In Win

Central Valley’s Elizabeth Madsen is safe at first against University, but the Tigers came out ahead 4-3. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Injuries Aside, Cardinals Put Hurt On M’S

Mariners baseball On the last day of spring training, St. Louis Cardinals manager Joe Torre had his fingers crossed that nothing else would go wrong. Mission accomplished. On Monday, the …


Ryan Leads Coug Win

Shadle Park graduate Rob Ryan had three singles and a double and Washington State pounded out a season-high 17 hits to beat visiting Lewis-Clark State 10-7 at Bailey Field. WSU …


And Now, Back To The Ballgame Still No Labor Agreement, But A Lot Else Has Changed

Andy Van Slyke, like many others, changed teams. Photo by Associated Press


Clemens May Not Pitch Until June Because Of Shoulder Strain

Roger Clemens may not pitch until June, the Boston Red Sox found out Saturday. Clemens has a muscle strain in his shoulder, the Red Sox learned after the three-time Cy …


Mariners Must Cross Bottom Line Plagued By Financial Uncertainty, Seattle Targets A.L. West Championship

Ken Griffey Jr. is already in the swing. Photo by Associated Press


Nic Rallies, Sweeps Ricks

North Idaho College used an eight-run ninth inning to turn a three-run deficit into an 11-6 win in the opening game of a Region 18 doubleheader Friday and completed the …


Boston Replacements Don’t Get Socked

Jose Canseco had one basic question. “Which ones are they? Can you point them out?”


No Teams Showing Interest, Gossage Retires From Game

Goose Gossage, whose Fu Manchu moustache and 95 mph fastball intimidated hitters in the 1970s, has called it a career, after 22 years. Gossage retired at age 43. He said …


Pitching Each Other Support Brother-Sister Act Rooted In Competitive Friendship

Tyson and Darcy Sohns enjoy a loving sibling rivalry and successes in pitching for West Valley. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Wilson Faces Fight For Top Spot

Seattle catcher Dan Wilson has plenty to reflect upon heading into the regular season. Photo by Associated Press


Zags Win, But Don’t Celebrate Realities Of ‘Outside World’ Make Game Secondary

1. WSU’s Randy Kaleikilo prepares for impact, but makes it safe to second after GU’s Matt Brunell misses the force out in the sixth inning Wednesday. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The …


Selkirk Pitcher Strikes Out Side And Then Some In Bizarre Loss To Curlew

Selkirk pitcher Josh Newman was probably scratching his head after last week’s 4-1 loss at Curlew. He pitched a two-hitter last Tuesday and had four strikeouts in the second inning, …


M’S Won’t Deal Johnson, Other Big-Money Stars

The Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night took pitching ace Randy Johnson and their other high-salaried players off the trade market. “We have no intention of trading Randy Johnson. He is …


Mariners’ Pitching Rotation Will Be Set In Next Few Days Wells, Former Ccs Right-Hander, Likely To Become Fourth Starter

M’s shortstop Alex Rodriguez beats Milwaukee’s Darryl Hamilton to second base for a fourth-inning force. Photo by Associated Press


Ccs Sweeps Yakima Valley

Jason Mathews doubled off the left-field fence in the eighth inning to score Andy Sage and give host Community Colleges of Spokane a 1-0 win over Yakima Valley (2-8 in …


Home Improvement Cougars Beat UW At Bailey Field For First Time Since 1992 Season

Sure, Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of archrival Washington might have pushed Washington State past the hated Huskies and into first place in the Pacific-10 Conference’s North Division. But first-year Cougars coach …


U-Hi Tightens Up Baseball Standings

Jeremy Houston drives in a run in Shadle Park’s 13-3 victory over Gonzaga Prep. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review