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Yankee Fun ‘Seinfeld’ Bats A Hit With Viewers In Its Entertaining Portrayal Of Baseball Team Owner

The New York Yankees are a sometime subject on “Seinfeld,” such as when George (Jason Alexander), right, offers advice on uniforms to real-life team manager Buck Showalter. Photo by NBC


Bad Weather Partly To Blame For Crowded Disabled List

Darren Daulton said he was “hurting the team.” Ramon Martinez “felt a pop” and Gregg Jefferies tried but couldn’t fix his thumb. Gentlemen, welcome to the disabled list, a place …


Yankees: Give Gooden Time

Now that Dwight Gooden has finally pitched again in the majors, the big question is how close he can come to rediscovering what he used to have. Gooden isn’t sure. …


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Late Homer Helps A’S Leave Vegas With Win

American League Geronimo Berroa hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning and Oakland finished its stay in Las Vegas with a flourish, rallying past Detroit for …


M’S Remain Sterling Hitchcock Leads 3-1 Win

Milwaukee’s Chuck Carr slides into second base, where Seattle’s Joey Cora is patiently waiting to tag him out. Photo by Associated Press


Pitcher Collapses During Game

Matt LaChappa, a 20-year-old minor league pitcher, was hospitalized in critical condition after collapsing of a heart attack during a game Saturday night. LaChappa, who plays for Rancho Cucamonga, was …


Flu Sidelines Griffey Jr.

After hitting his second home run in two games Saturday night, Ken Griffey Jr. was scratched from the lineup and sent home Sunday because of the flu. He was running …


Grace’s Single In 9th Knocks Off Dodgers

National League Mark Grace singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday, lifting Chicago to a 5-4 victory over visiting Los Angeles on another chilly …


Twins Stop Orioles From Repeat Of 1970

American League Brad Radke handed Baltimore its first loss in five games with his second consecutive impressive start Saturday night as the Minnesota Twins downed the visiting Orioles 8-3 at …


Stealing Now Cool To Fielder After Stealing His First Base, He Shows Anything’s Possible

If Cecil Fielder can steal a base, anything is possible in this world. Rafael Belliard could hit 60 homers. “Showgirls” could be named best picture at the Cannes Film Festival. …


Pendleton’s Blast Breaks Up Shutout

National League Ten innings of shutout pitching and one swing by Terry Pendleton gave the Florida Marlins a dramatic win. Pendleton led off the bottom of the 10th with a …


Sorrento Leads M’S With Hrs Hits Grand Slam, Has 6 Rbis; Johnson Collects 100th Win

Paul Sorrento has made a quick impression on his new teammates, especially Randy Johnson. “I was just really fortunate Paul was in the lineup tonight,” Johnson said. “I told him …


Royals Hand Boston Fourth Straight Loss

American League Patrick Lennon’s two-out single in the 12th inning sent host Kansas City to a 5-4 win Friday over Boston, which lost its fourth straight. After Kansas City loaded …


Brewers Blast Mariners, 10-6

For those who sought beauty in the Kingdome on Friday night, Emmy Lou Harris delivered a lovely national anthem. Fifteen minutes later, before many in the crowd of 27,768 had …


Gant Draws Walk To Beat Braves In 14th

National League Ron Gant drew a bases-loaded walk in the 14th inning Friday night to send St. Louis to a 5-4 win over host Atlanta. With one out in the …


Carew Takes Indefinite Leave To Be With Ailing Daughter

California Angels batting instructor Rod Carew took an indefinite leave of absence Friday to be with his daughter, Michelle, who is experiencing more complications in her seven-month battle with a …


National League

Cubs 9, Dodgers 4 Chicago Ryne Sandberg homered for the first hit of his comeback and Sammy Sosa’s three-run shot capped a seven-run fourth inning Thursday as Chicago beat Los …


American League

Tigers 10, A’s 9 (15) Las Vegas Melvin Nieves’ RBI bloop single in the 15th inning gave Detroit, which earlier blew a seven-run lead, a win Thursday over winless Oakland. …


Mariners Find Hope In Big Losses Armstrong Claims New Park, Young Talent May Ease Deficit

The Seattle Mariners lost $20.23 million last season, but club president Chuck Armstrong is optimistic about the club’s future. The 1995 fiscal year loss was 34.6 percent greater than the …


White Sox Catch M’S Napping Chicago Makes Four Early Runs Stand Up In 4-2 Win Over Seattle

Ten days ago, Bob Wolcott wasn’t sure he’d make the team - even though Seattle manager Lou Piniella reminded him he was starting the third game of the regular season. …


American League

Twins 16, Tigers 7 Minneapolis Minnesota has needed a few breaks lately, and Detroit provided plenty of them.


National League

Braves 15, Giants 2 Atlanta Fred McGriff set a career high with six RBIs Wednesday, and Atlanta showed that its hitting might be as good as its vaunted pitching by …


Bad Breaks Adding Up For Twins

First Denny Hocking. Then Rick Aguilera. Then Kirby Puckett. Then Matt Walbeck. Now Chuck Knoblauch and Dave Hollins. The list of ailing Minnesota Twins seems to grow longer each day …


Board Rejects Stadium Sites, Leaving Three Near Kingdome

The list of sites under consideration for a new baseball stadium has been cut to three, two south and one north of the Kingdome, where the Seattle Mariners now play. …


Hitchcock Directs M’S Thriller

Sterling Hitchcock loves being in the same rotation with Randy Johnson. “Just watching him fires you up to do as well as he did,” Hitchcock said. “But I don’t know …


Yank Refugee Does Enough, And That’s Great

It’s a distant runnerup to trying to make the mortgage on minimum wage, but the stress of merely waking up each day in the employ of George Steinbrenner is its …


Ex-Razorback Considers Joining Idaho

Jesse Pate, leading scorer on the University of Arkansas men’s basketball team until he was ruled ineligible after 21 games, is considering transferring to Idaho. Pate, a 6-foot-4 guard, played …


Sabo Leads The Way As Reds Win Opener

Reds manager Ray Knight honors umpire John McSherry, who died Monday, with prayer before Tuesday’s game. Photo by Associated Press


Cone Shackles Tribe As Yanks Win Opener

American League David Cone fought with his control, but limited the Cleveland Indians to two hits in seven scoreless innings as the New York Yankees beat the defending American League …