July 12, 1996 |
John Boles has had only three better days in his whole life. "My wedding is No. 1 and the birth of my two sons is Nos. 2 and 3, but tonight is right up there," said Boles, after visiting Florida defeated Atlanta, 9-8, in Boles's major league debut. It was the first game Boles has managed in 10 seasons, none in the major leagues. He replaced Rene Lachemann on Monday. Greg Colbrunn had three RBI, and Gary Sheffield, Jeff Conine and Devon White all had three hits for the Marlins, the only NL East team with a winning record against the Braves (4-3)
October 24, 2002 |
Art Howe will be the next New York Mets manager, the New York Daily News reported in today's editions. Howe, the Oakland Athletics' manager, agreed on a 4-year, $9.4 million deal, the newspaper reported. "It's done," one source said. "The Mets people were really impressed with Howe and they obviously proved that by giving him a 4-year deal. " The Mets are prohibited from announcing Howe's hiring because of commissioner Bud Selig's moratorium on major announcements during the World Series.
July 8, 1993 |
Ben Chapman, a four-time All-Star who managed the Phillies from 1945 to '48, died yesterday at his home. He was 84. A family member said Chapman died of an apparent heart attack. Chapman played in the New York Yankees outfield alongside Babe Ruth and made history as the first batter in the first All-Star Game, July 6, 1933, at Chicago's Comiskey Park. He had a career average of .302 during a 15-year career. He ended his playing career as the Phillies' player-manager in 1945 and compiled a 196-276 record in his four seasons.
October 2, 2006 |
After 51 years in the game, Frank Robinson likely spent his last day in a major-league uniform yesterday. But before the Hall of Fame player and owner of 1,065 managerial victories oversaw his final Washington Nationals game as skipper, Robinson had some news for the game he loves: "I am not retiring," the 71-year-old said as the hearty Fan Appreciation Day crowd at antiquated RFK Stadium roared. "There are a lot of things I'd still like to accomplish, for others who come after me. " Robinson - unstoppable offensive force as a player, social pioneer and advocate for equal opportunity at the management level - had done what he promised.
July 13, 1992 |
The Japanese destroyer lurched out of the darkness on Aug. 2, 1943, and sliced the American torpedo boat in half, leaving a young skipper and dazed members of his crew clinging to the ship's bow as it bobbed like a cork in the weltering sea. Surrounded by enemy Japanese in the New Georgias, a remote archipelago in the western Solomon Islands, the shipwrecked Americans treaded water and swam and finally crawled up on the white sand of a palm-topped coral...
May 7, 1998 |
Bobby Abreu's game-winning line drive rocketed into the gap in left-center, and joyous men in red pinstripes poured out of the Phillies' dugout. They mobbed the 24-year-old outfielder, who had just lifted them to a dramatic 7-6 win over the Colorado Rockies in 10 innings yesterday afternoon at Veterans Stadium. The last man out of the dugout was manager Terry Francona. His step wasn't quite as lively as the players' because, despite the win, this was one tough day for baseball's youngest skipper.
February 25, 1998 |
The judge said the murder of a 15-year-old girl last year "defies logic. " "This was a senseless killing," Common Pleas Judge John J. Poserina Jr. told Julio Rios, 18, while sentencing him to 14 to 28 years in jail for third-degree murder and attempted rape yesterday. Assistant District Attorney Sheila Woods-Skipper said Rios was high on beer and marijuana laced with embalming fluid when he shot Cheryl Peberdy in the head inside a Frankford "flop house" on Jan. 15, 1997. "I just don't understand it," said Poserina.
March 6, 1997 |
His own lawyer called Gregory Mason "a scum and a bum. " But not a killer. A Common Pleas Court jury disagreed. Yesterday, it found Mason, 38, guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his live-in girlfriend, Dorlynn Dudley, 19, last Aug. 14. The panel sentenced him to life in prison, and Judge Jane Cutler Greenspan formally imposed the sentence. Dudley had told her mother that she was being abused by Mason and feared for her life. Her fears became a reality when Mason shot and killed her in a car at 2nd and Somerset streets.
November 28, 1998 |
The defendant's attorney asked for leniency, citing his client's low IQ. The prosecutor asked the judge to use his head and not fall for that tactic. She wanted Common Pleas Judge Robert A. Latrone to teach Robert Ellis, 27, a lesson for his "senseless act. " Assistant District Attorney Sheila Woods-Skipper asked for a long jail term for Ellis, of 19th Street near Norris. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that if you bring a loaded weapon to someone's house and fire it, someone is going to get hurt or killed," Woods-Skipper said.
December 19, 1997 |
The 17-year-old boy, high on beer and marijuana laced with embalming fluid, was furious when a 15-year-old girl refused to have sex with him inside a Frankford "flop house" on Jan. 15, the prosecutor said. So Julio Rios, now 18, put one bullet into a handgun and began playing Russian roulette with Cheryl Peberdy, said Assistant District Attorney Sheila Woods-Skipper. "He kept asking her to have sex, and she said no," said Jowy Soto, 17, an eyewitness. Soto said Rios, of Jasper Street near Somerset, then "put one bullet in the chamber and clicked it once, clicked it again, and the third time - boom!"