August 7, 2014
Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, and Jimmy Rollins started their 887th regular-season game together Tuesday at first base, second base, and shortstop. The Phillies trio set a major-league record for most games started together in the field at those positions. The previous record was held by the Dodgers trio of Steve Garvey at first, Davey Lopes at second, and Bill Russell at short. Source: Elias Sports Bureau
March 12, 2000 |
Steve Garvey, a former National League MVP, is suing the Major League Baseball Players Association, seeking pension and medical benefits for the 1988 and 1989 seasons. The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, is the latest development stemming from Garvey's claim that he was cheated out of a contract for those seasons. The 10-time all-star first baseman, who retired before the '88 season, claims that the San Diego Padres refused to extend his contract through 1989 because they had joined a conspiracy by team owners to hold down free-agent salaries.
April 28, 2001 |
The Texas Rangers sold righthanded pitcher Jonathan Johnson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for an undisclosed amount yesterday. Johnson, 26, had a 9.58 ERA in five relief appearances for the Rangers this season. He will be assigned to Arizona's Tucson club of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. White Sox first baseman Frank Thomas left last night's game against the visiting Seattle Mariners with a strained right triceps. He is listed as day-to-day. Thomas was hurt diving for a ground ball in the second inning and was escorted from the field by trainer Herm Schneider.
September 15, 1996 |
Paul Molitor doesn't remember when he first started to think 3,000 hits might be possible. He does remember the day he read that his odds of getting there were 1,000-to-1. "So I quick called Vegas," he joked. Overcoming injuries that forced him to miss 592 games during his 19 seasons, Molitor has moved close to a mark reached by just 20 other players. Molitor has 2,998 hits after yesterday's 5-3 loss to Seattle. At age 40, the Minnesota Twins designated hitter is on the verge of playing all 162 games for the first time in his career.
August 20, 1987 |
John Kruk says he isn't the answer. Maybe he has 15 homers and 71 runs batted in to go with a .335 batting average, but he isn't really the power hitter the San Diego Padres need in order to turn their promising play of the last two months into a National League West title next season. "We don't have a guy who can go out and hit 25 or 30 homers," Kruk said recently at Veterans Stadium, as the Padres prepared to play the Phils. "It seems like every other team has a guy like that, a real cleanup hitter, and that's our biggest need.
July 21, 1987 |
His maternal grandmother was in her early 30s when a spinal disease crippled her for life. Steve Garvey was 7 when he began taking care of Philippine Winkler. "Working at home with my grandmother taught me about giving something back to those less fortunate," said Garvey, who was in Philadelphia yesterday to promote the 7th International Summer Special Olympics, which will be held July 31-Aug. 8 at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind. "A lot of little things, like tying her shoes or helping her get up and assisting in walking, all meant a lot to my grandmother.
January 14, 1988 |
With a touch of disappointment and a heavy dose of gratitude, Steve Garvey announced that he will hang up his first baseman's mitt after 17 1/2 distinguished season with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. Garvey had a smile on his face as he walked out of the press conference he called yesterday at Garvey Marketing Group, the promotions firm he owns. He expressed only a trace of dismay that he couldn't give it one more run for his old club, the Dodgers, with whom he had spoken one day earlier.
July 24, 1987 |
Ed Dougherty, of Linwood, trying to re-establish himself on the PGA Tour after working for several years as a club pro, set a first-round tournament record yesterday with an 8-under-par 64 for a one-stroke lead in the $600,000 Buick Open at Grand Blanc, Mich. Dougherty had seven birdies, one eagle and one bogey in his round over the 7,014-yard, par-72 Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club course. Dewey Arnette, Jay Haas, Bob Murphy and Robert Wrenn were at 65. "I putted a lot better than I have the last few weeks," said the 39- year-old Dougherty, whose best finish on the tour was a tie for third at the 1976 Greater Jacksonville Open.
March 4, 1989 |
Steve Garvey has resigned from the board of trustees of the University of San Diego in the wake of accusations that he impregnated two women within the last year, officials of the Catholic school confirmed Thursday. A spokesman for Bishop Leo Maher, chairman of the university's board, said the former baseball star handed in his resignation last weekend at the board's annual retreat in La Quinta, Calif. The spokesman gave no reason for Garvey's departure and Garvey's secretary said he was unavailable for comment.
February 14, 2011 |
Star trek, the next generation Two of the 49 high school players at the fifth annual Southern California Invitational Showcase at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif., on Saturday might seem familiar. Or at least their last names might. One is Ryan Garvey, a senior third baseman from Palm Desert High School, and the son of former Los Angeles Dodger and San Diego Padre ironman Steve Garvey. The other is a senior first baseman from Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village by the name of Trevor Gretzky - as in Wayne Gretzky, his father, who once sold a house to Lenny Dykstra, and, oh yeah, was probably the greatest hockey player ever.