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Stories tagged: baseball

Piniella Just Crazy About Belcher After M’S Pitcher Improves To 3-0

Two things kept Tim Belcher sane last year, and neither of them was baseball. One was a farm in Ohio, the other a daughter, Maddison Dawn, who arrived the first …

Usc Faces Fullerton For Cws Title Alvarez Gets Five Hits To Boost Trojans Over Hurricanes, 7-3

Miami’s Bruce Thompson beats the tag of USC’s Gabe Alverez. Photo by Associated Press

Versalles Dies

Zoilo Versalles, a member of the Minnesota Twins’ World Series team in 1965 and the American League’s most valuable player that year, was found dead in his Bloomington, Minn., home, …

Owners Expect Full Slate

Baseball owners, debating what their position will be when they return to the bargaining table, said they thought this season will be played to conclusion. “Both sides are rational enough …

Fullerton Rolls Into Title Game

College World Series In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, Cal State Fullerton is in the College World Series championship game.

California Rallies As Boston Bobbles

The visiting California Angels capitalized on two eighth-inning errors to beat the Boston Red Sox 10-8 Thursday in a game marked by a bench-clearing brawl. Trailing 8-7, California scored twice …

Mets Construct Huge First Inning

Giants baserunner Mark Carreon makes call on fan who slid into second place at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park Wednesday night. The fan was arrested. Photo by Associated Press

Former Teammates Wish Mantle Well Bouton, Author Of ‘Ball Four,’ Speaks Up After Ex-Slugger Undergoes Transplant


Pitching Woes Mount For M’S

Mariners second baseman Joey Cora watches hoplessly as a pop-up bunt by Baltimore’s Curtis Goodwin bounces in front of him, allowing Goodwin to take first base. Photo by Associated Press

Southern Cal, Miami To Play It Again

College World Series Southern California pitcher Ben Tucker blew most of a five-run lead before the Trojans held on to beat Miami 7-5 Wednesday and force an elimination game for …

Nine-Run Eighth Lifts M’S

Seattle shortstop Felix Fermin has plenty of time to tag Curtis Goodwin at second base. Photo by Associated Press

Top Clubs Have New Strengths

The defending North Idaho American Legion league and district champions will have to go about winning in very contrasting styles this summer if they’re going to contend for state berths. …

Clemens Displays Old Form

American League Roger Clemens wants to slip quietly back to a team that was strong without him. There’s not much chance of that if he keeps pitching as well as …

Pittsburgh Beats Long Odds At Riverfront

National League Jon Lieber had two things working against him Wednesday: He’d never beaten Cincinnati, and the Pittsburgh Pirates almost never win at the Reds’ Riverfront Stadium. It looked like …

Royals Send Their Leftovers - For Now Quinn, 11th-Rounder From Rice, Highest Pick Slated For Indians

Don’t consult David Letterman’s “Top-Ten List” for the names of 1995 Spokane Indians players. Through Tuesday, the Kansas City Royals haven’t assigned any top-10 draft picks to Spokane’s Northwest League …

Worrell Back In Vintage Form

Todd Worrell changed his repretroire to become more effective. Photo by Associated Press

Piniella Left Hamstrung Pitching Collapses In M’S Loss; Buhner Sidelined With Injury

During the bad times in Shea Stadium, New York manager Dave Johnson would trudge to the mound while Mets fans pelted him with boos and chicken bones. Back in the …

Miami Bats Ready For Rematch With Usc Hurricanes Augment Pitching In Time For Trojans, Who Top Fsu

For a team that relies on good pitching and defense, the Miami Hurricanes have picked an excellent time to become the hottest hitting team at the College World Series. Miami …

Yankees Continue Frustrating Streak

American League Buck Showalter breezes by the standings in the sports section quickly. Steve Howe thinks the New York Yankees stink. Luis Polonia called the last five weeks a nightmare. …

Cheap Seats


Braves’ Powwow Produces Big Pow

National League Maybe the Atlanta Braves should call a team meeting more often. After dropping five consecutive games, the club held a players-only meeting before Monday’s 7-5 win over Chicago. …

Fullerton Unbeaten In Cws; Stanford Wins To Stay Alive Florida State, Usc To Square Off In Second Winners’ Bracket Feature

Fullerton State’s Mark Kotsay went 4 for 4 with four RBIs, and Jon Ward allowed four hits in seven innings to lead the top-seeded Titans over No. 5 Tennessee 11-1 …

Ballpark Support Slow To Develop

It’s only another dime on every hundred bucks in purchases. But a proposed sales-tax boost to buy the Seattle Mariners a new ballpark appears to have fewer fans than, well, …

Johnson Has Orioles Talking Koufax Lefty Ace Goes To 6-0 With Three-Hit Shutout As Seattle Tips Baltimore To Cut Losing Streak

Seattle’s Randy Johnson has a fling in Baltimore. Photo by Associated Press

Bat Tests Negative; Batter Stays Mad

American League The bat was cleared, but the intrigue continues. The American League office announced Monday that X-rays of Tony Phillips’ bat show “no sign of tampering or an illegal …

Bonds Stands Pat After Mental Error

National League Booed by Giants fans for standing in place while a ball flew over his head for a two-run double in a 7-2 loss Monday to the New York …

Piazza Hits Hr In First Game Back

National League Mike Piazza celebrated his return to the Los Angeles lineup with a home run. But it was an infield dribbler that made the difference for the Dodgers on …

Pen Authors Latest M’S Loss Belcher Tosses 9 Scoreless Innings, But Ayala Can’t Hold Lead In 2-1 Loss

Edgar Martinez slides safely into third of Tim Naehring’s tag, but Boston sweeps Seattle. Photo by Associated Press

Seattle Rotation Spinning Circles

Dave Fleming returns from the bullpen. Photo by Associated Press

Prairie’s Deboer No-Hits Moscow

Brett DeBoer pitched a five-inning no-hitter and contributed three singles Sunday as Prairie completed a nonleague American Legion doubleheader sweep of Moscow. DeBoer struck out 10 batters to win the …