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Charlton Doesn’t Duck

Philadelphia reliever Norm Charlton wasn’t worried about returning to the mound Thursday, five days after being hit in the head by a line drive. Charlton (2-2) pitched a scoreless eighth …


Latin Stars Find Friendly Home In Seattle With Los Marineros

Tino Martinez is part of the Latin Connection that has propelled the Mariners. Photo by Associated Press


Braves Give Boot To Brutal Brawler

National League The Atlanta Braves Wednesday released Earl Nelson, the Durham (N.C.) Bulls pitcher who kicked a Winston-Salem player in the head during a brawl that broke out during a …


Johnson Mows Down Leyritz; M’S Beat Yanks, 11-9

Randy Johnson touched off an on-the-field melee when he hit Jim Leyritz with a pitch in the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners rallied for an 11-9 victory over the …


Mantle Recuperates From Bad Stomach

American League Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle has been undergoing treatment since Sunday for a stomach ailment, his son said Wednesday. Mantle was resting at Baylor University Medical Center in …


Stanford Tops Texas Tech, Gains College World Series

Brian Dallimore singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as Stanford beat Texas Tech 6-5 Tuesday to win the NCAA Midwest I regional and advance to the College …


Fermin Making Most Of Time With Mariners

Fermin is a realist. At 31, Fermin is well aware of his role with the Seattle Mariners. And he’s content with it, fully understanding that 19-year-old Alex Rodriguez is the …


Surging Cubs Chewing Up Opposition But Can Wrigley’s Tenants Make That Winning Flavor Last?

Mark Grace, gives Sammy Sosa pat on helmet after a Sosa homer. Photo by Associated Press


‘Straw’ Creates A Stir In New York Again

American League Darryl Strawberry wants to play for the New York Yankees and owner George Steinbrenner. “The reason I want to come back is I want to play for George,” …


Amaral Does In Yankees Again Go-Ahead, Two-Run Single Lifts Mariners In 7-3 Victory

It didn’t seem possible that Melido Perez could win after throwing 40 pitches in the first inning on Tuesday night. But there the New York Yankees right-hander stood in the …


One Thing This Replacement Isn’t: A Junior Achiever

Alex Diaz hears the kids hollering his name as he trots toward center field at the Kingdome. He knows what they want him to be. He also knows what he …


Reds Find Backers For New Ballpark

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tyler Green stymies Los Angeles with his first major-league shutout, a 5-0 victory over the visiting Dodgers on Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press


Winfield’s First Hr Propels Cleveland

American League Fifteen games into the Cleveland leg of his career, Dave Winfield had no home runs, no RBIs, a .212 batting average and an out-ofwhack swing.


Baseball Has Too Few Polishing Its Image

Players are doing their best to emulate legends such as Joe Dimaggio, who tossed out the first pitch in Oakland’s game on Monday. Photo by Associated Press


Amaral Puts Hurt On Yanks Mariners Trip New York On 12th-Inning Homer

Randy Velarde juggling act allows Luis Sojo of Seattle to steal second. Photo by Associated Press


Nieves’ Shot Sends Mets Down Again

National League Melvin Nieves has some advice for his teammates: Knock off the extra-inning stuff. Nieves homered off Blas Minor with two outs in the 13th inning Monday as the …


Seitzer Ok After Being Hit On Head

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Kevin Seitzer sustained a mild concussion Monday when he was struck in the helmet by a fastball from Minnesota pitcher Scott Erickson. Seitzer stayed on the ground …


Seattle Has Memorial Weekend To Remember Griffey And The Seahawks Have City Shrouded In Black

The loss of center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. has left Seattle fans in a daze. Photo by Associated Press


Diaz, Cora Collision Was Scary

They have been teammates for more than a month, but Alex Diaz and Joey Cora had never met under similar circumstances - and hope not to again. Their collision in …


White Sox Prevail In Power Struggle

American League Before Sunday’s game at Tiger Stadium, a feature about the old “Home Run Derby” show was played on the ballpark’s closed circuit TV system. Then the Detroit Tigers …


Beat-Up Mariners Accept New Roles, Trip Orioles With Griffey, Buhner Out Of Action, Seattle Staves Off Baltimore 5-2

Second baseman Joey Cora (28) and center fielder Alex Diaz collide while chasing a fly ball. Photo by Associated Press


Sub Makes Giant Impact On Mets

National League The Mets figured Barry Bonds would practice his home-run trot. He did. They assumed red-hot Matt Williams would reach the bleachers. He did. But no one, least of …


Melcher, Smith Key Odessa To State Title

A-B/AA roundup Nicole Melcher and Marci Smith led the Odessa girls to their first State A-B tennis championship on Saturday, defeating Ritzville’s Elizabeth Hille and Connie Kirkendall for the first …


Ontiveros Foils N.Y. With Near No-Hitter

American League Steve Ontiveros threw a one-hitter, allowing only a sixth-inning single that barely eluded his try at a bare-handed stop as the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees …


Nineteen Years Later, Kelso Gets Revenge On Wenatchee

The Kelso Hilanders and Wenatchee Panthers had been in this position before. In 1976, the last time either team was at the State AAA baseball tournament, the Hilanders and Panthers …


Mariners Triumph, But Find It Hard To Celebrate

The postgame celebration was somber after a victory Friday gave the Seattle Mariners the best 27-game start in franchise history. What that victory also produced was one of the most …


Petulant Slugger Goes Back, Back, Back, Back To The United States

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Viks To Play For A-1 Title Sophomores Leads Cda From Behind To 4-3 Win Over Hillcrest In Semifinals

Coeur d’Alene’s Mark Scates pitches to Hillcrest in a second-round game. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Ccs Falls To Mt. Hood, Bows Out Of Tournament

Kelly Ireland hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Mt. Hood past the Community Colleges of Spokane 7-6 at the NWAACC …


Griffey Breaks Wrist, Fractures Franchise

One of the most spectacular catches of Ken Griffey Jr.’s career could be remembered as the biggest setback in franchise history - the All-Star center fielder broke his left wrist …