October 25, 1995 |
Call off the search dogs. Take their pictures off the milk cartons. Tell the FBI, "Never mind. " The real Cleveland Indians have been found. They were found last night in the same place you always find them - in their own little baseball palace by the lake, Jacobs Field. "Something happens to us in this ballpark," catcher Sandy Alomar said last night. "I think this ballpark is very special for us. We've had a lot of comebacks. We've done a lot of great things in this ballpark.
September 25, 1999 |
Baseball disciplined another umpire yesterday when American League president Gene Budig suspended John Shulock for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount after a blowup in a game between the Anaheim Angels and Tampa Bay Devil Rays earlier this week. Budig acted because of Shulock's "overly aggressive behavior, display of temper, inappropriate remarks, and physical contact" with Tampa Bay catcher Mike DeFelice on Monday night. Working behind the plate in the game at Anaheim, Shulock was struck in the mask in the third inning by a pitch by Wilson Alvarez that sailed past DeFelice.
October 4, 1996 |
The Cleveland Indians were remodeled and fine-tuned to win the World Series this year. One more loss to the Baltimore Orioles and they will be gone in the first round. It will all rest with Jack McDowell tonight at Jacobs Field, this long season of trades and turmoil all rolled into one game. Then, if the Indians get past that one, they have to do it twice more. "Sure, we can win three," Jose Vizcaino said yesterday before the Indians held a brief workout at Jacobs Field.
July 19, 1997 |
The way Tim Wakefield's knuckleball was dancing, the Indians were fortunate to make any contact at all. "I'm just glad we at least got a hit off him, he was that good," Cleveland manager Mike Hargrove said. Wakefield (4-10) pitched a six-hitter for his first shutout in two years last night and Jeff Frye had three hits and three RBI to lead the visiting Boston Red Sox over the Cleveland Indians, 7-0. It was only the fifth shutout in 344 regular-season games for the Indians at Jacobs Field.
September 16, 2000 |
"Let's play two" will have a new meaning for the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 25: two games against two teams. Like it or not, the Indians will play both the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox on the same day. After returning to Cleveland from a 12-game, 10-day road trip that includes consecutive day-night doubleheaders in Boston, the Indians will make up Sunday's rainout against the White Sox at Jacobs Field on the afternoon of Sept....
September 5, 1995 |
Bob Hamelin, the 1994 American League rookie of the year who was a big disappointment this season, was among four players called up by the Kansas City Royals yesterday as major-league rosters expanded. Hamelin, who hit 24 homers while batting .282 and driving in 82 runs in his rookie season, was sent to triple-A Omaha on July 29 while in a 1-for-28 slump. He batted .294 in 36 games at Omaha, hitting 10 home runs and driving in 36 runs. San Francisco's ninth-inning win yesterday gave the Giants a 17-1 mark in one-run games at home this season.
April 16, 1998 |
A two-month retirement from baseball was all Mark Gubicza could stand. Now the Philadelphia native is ready to go back to work for the Kansas City Royals as a roving minor-league pitching instructor. The righthander, a graduate of Penn Charter School, spent 12 years with the Royals. "It's tough being away from the game," said Gubicza, the Royals' all-time strikeout leader. "I found I couldn't get it out of my system. I love being part of it. I couldn't see myself doing something else right now. " After pitching for the Royals from 1984-96, Gubicza, 35, signed with the Anaheim Angels, then retired in February.
June 7, 1996 |
A few minutes before the first pitch of a midweek game against the Seattle Mariners, Albert Belle, slugger and baseball scourge, trots out to his postion in left field and Indians fans along the foul line rise in tribute. Belle soaks it in impassively, like an aloof jazzman; he doesn't tip his cap, or even touch the brim. In front of the Mariners dugout, Ken Griffey Jr., effervescent centerfielder and marketing marvel, waves a bat and awaits his first hacks of the night. The late arrivals are finding their seats in sold-out Jacobs Field, and there is something oddly familiar in the air: Baseball.
September 24, 1995 |
Respect has been a long time coming for the Rodney Dangerfield of American cities. But now Cleveland is getting national attention for its beautiful new baseball stadium, Jacobs Field, and its sizzling major-league team, the Indians. Cleveland, which will celebrate its bicentennial in 1996, has clearly made great strides since the late '70s, when it became the first American city since the Depression to go into default. Sure, you can continue to think of it as the place where the Cuyahoga River once caught fire.
April 5, 2001 |
Dante Bichette, upset about losing his role as Boston's full-time designated hitter, wants to be on a team that will make him an everyday player. He would prefer that team to be the Red Sox, but would prefer to be traded if Boston doesn't expand his current role. Bichette, 37, was Boston's regular DH last year after being traded from Cincinnati on Aug. 31. He expected to fill a similar role this year. He figured to bat sixth in a powerful lineup that included Nomar Garciaparra, Manny Ramirez and Carl Everett.