November 18, 1999 |
Former Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Mike Scioscia was named manager of the Anaheim Angels yesterday. The 41-year-old graduate of Springfield (Delco) High will succeed Terry Collins. Scioscia managed the Albuquerque Dukes of the Pacific Coast League, a Dodgers farm team, to a 65-74 record last season. The Angels will be his first major-league managing job. He was the Dodgers' minor-league catching coordinator in 1995-96, and the team's bench coach in 1997-98. Scioscia, who played in 1,441 games with the Dodgers and is the team's career leader with 1,395 games caught, retired as a player following the 1994 season.
May 14, 2014
A story Tuesday on baseball player Mike Trout incorrectly stated what high school California Angels manager Mike Scioscia attended. He went to Springfield High in Delaware County.
February 28, 2013
Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout, the 2012 American League rookie of the year and runner-up to Miguel Cabrera in the MVP race, weighed a reported 241 pounds upon arrival at spring training - about 10 to 15 pounds heavier than last season. According to a report on ESPN.com, the increased bulk has earned the star from Millville, N.J., some jibes on Twitter and sparked some concern among fantasy owners that his speed game might suffer as a result. It has also been a topic of discussion among bloggers and sports talk radio callers in Southern California.
July 16, 2014 |
MINNEAPOLIS - The game's best young hitter smashed 22 homers in the season's first 90 games - more than any of the 10 sluggers who swung in Monday night's Home Run Derby - but Mike Trout was nothing more than a spectator for it all. A reluctant one at that. "A lot of guys are giving me crap about it, not doing it," Trout said. "But eventually, I'll probably do it. " The Millville native insinuated that Angels manager Mike Scioscia discouraged Trout from participating. Trout was never selected.
June 2, 2011
Scioscia sees no 'Posey' rule Demands for rules changes since Giants catcher Buster Posey had an ankle wrecked in a collision at the plate most likely will amount to naught. But interestingly enough, the two MLB execs charged with rules suggestions are Joe Torre, a star catcher early in his career, and Joe Garagiola Jr. , whose father, Joe, was a big- league catcher (and a bit better backstop than he ever let on). Another member of the committee is Angels manager Mike Scioscia, a longtime catcher.
October 19, 1988 |
The Dodgers had the bases loaded with nobody out. But when Tommy Lasorda went for the A's jugular in the sixth inning of a 1-1 tie, he was short on artillery. This was a job for Kirk Gibson, but the ailing slugger does not leave his casket until it is fully dark, and the Dodgers' rally unfolded under the salmon pink of a Pacific sunset. "He had told me he was ready any time I wanted to use him," Lasorda said. This was not a job for catcher Mike Scioscia, third baseman Jeff Hamilton and shortstop Alfredo Griffin.
September 24, 2012
The San Francisco Giants knew full well that much of the baseball world figured they would flop after losing All-Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension in mid-August for a positive testosterone test. Hardly. The Giants put it out of mind in a hurry and kept on winning. They won the West with an 8-4 victory over San Diego on Saturday, a few hours after the rival Dodgers did their part by losing at Cincinnati as the Reds clinched the NL Central. "The whole lineup has come to life," general manager Brian Sabean said as the champagne flowed.
July 10, 2011 |
ANAHEIM, Calif. - There might not have been a signature welcome-to-the-majors moment for Mike Trout, but taking the field was never so unforgettable. Accustomed to playing in front of about 3,000 people in double-A Arkansas, Trout ran to center field as more than 40,000 adoring fans watched under the bright lights of Angel Stadium on Friday night. "It was definitely a thrill," Trout said. "Chills went through my body. " In Saturday's game, Trout picked up his first career hit. In the third inning, he dropped down a bunt that Seattle pitcher Michael Pineda threw away, but the official scorer ruled Trout would have beaten the throw.
September 19, 2012
Major League Baseball is checking reports that Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar played Saturday's game against Boston wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish. Photos posted online show Escobar with the message written in his eye-black, a sticker players wear under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun. The slur did not appear to be directed at anyone in particular. MLB spokesman Pat Courtney confirmed Monday that the commissioner's office is looking into the reports.
June 22, 2013
Staring at a seven-run deficit with the Mariners' Felix Hernandez on the mound Thursday night, the Angels could have been excused for starting to think about the weekend. Instead, they chipped away at the lead and eventually eked out a stunning, 10-9 comeback win. "It's a great effort from our club," said manager Mike Scioscia. "You're very rarely going to get down that much to a pitcher of Felix's caliber and come back. " Just about everyone contributed. Mike Trout matched his season high with four hits for the Angels, who trailed, 8-1, after four innings.