June 1, 1993 |
Tigers players are angry at Seattle's Ken Griffey Jr. for making an obscene gesture and yelling an obscenity toward their dugout after hitting a game- clinching homer in the eighth inning of Seattle's 9-5 win Sunday. As he neared home plate, Griffey looked into the Tigers' dugout and grabbed his crotch. Then, still looking at the dugout, he yelled a two-word obscenity. "It was the most classless thing I've seen on a field," said Tigers catcher Chad Kreuter. ESPN's cameras were following Griffey in his home-run trot and showed the incident live.
February 19, 1987 |
The Marple Newtown Tigers finished their regular season in high fashion when they beat the Strath Haven Panthers, 61-50, at home Tuesday night. The win brought the Tigers' overall season record to an even 12-12 and their Central League record to 8-10. Strath Haven slipped to 11-7 in the league and 14-9 overall. Tigers coach Brian McMahon said the victory was especially important because his team will play in the opening round of the District 1 playoff tomorrow night at Quakertown.
December 27, 1988 |
Marple Newtown basketball coach Vince Clarke did not have to wait as long as he might have feared to get his first present of the holiday season. It came in the form of a 56-53 win over Delco Christian on Thursday. "That was the one I was waiting for," said Clarke, whose Tigers won for the first time after three losses. "We started with a tough schedule. You have to play tough people to get ready for the Central League. Now I think we're on the verge. " The host Tigers showed that they could hang tough for 32 minutes and protect a narrow lead against a pretty fair club.
May 28, 1996 |
Princeton has settled on a risky formula for winning the NCAA lacrosse championship. Jesse Hubbard scored 34 seconds into overtime yesterday to give the top-ranked Tigers their third title in five years, 13-12, over Virginia. Each of Princeton's titles has come on an overtime goal. The Tigers beat Syracuse in two overtimes in 1992 and topped Virginia in 1994 in an ending that was eerily similar to yesterday's dramatic conclusion. "You have to thank God and your lucky stars to win three overtime games of this importance," Princeton coach Bill Tierney said.
January 3, 1988 |
When a basketball team is small - and Marple Newtown's is very small - it has to do the little things to win. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they didn't do the little things in a 57-48 loss to West Chester Henderson in the first round Monday of the West Chester Knights of Columbus Tournament. "I was very disappointed in the way we played," said Marple Newtown coach Vince Clarke, whose squad also fell to Plymouth-Whitemarsh, 66-44, in the consolation game Tuesday. "We didn't box out. We turned the ball over, which we hadn't done this year.
November 16, 1992 |
Who were those masked men wearing Marple Newtown uniforms? Marple Newtown coach Jim Smith thought he knew, even though the team that lost to Upper Darby, 20-19, Friday night bore little resemblance to the team that went into the game with only one win. "They're the same kids we've had all year," Smith said. "It's unbelievable. " Upper Darby coach Jack Shingle thought he knew even though the Tigers had shown little spark all season until Friday's near-monster- upset. The Royals (9-1 overall, 7-1 league)
January 31, 1989 |
Conestoga basketball coach Pete Fredrickson doesn't consider shooting to be one of his team's strengths, so the Pioneers coach was surprised Friday night at Marple Newtown when his squad shot 53 percent from the field through three quarters. But that percentage isn't difficult to attain if most of the shots are layups. The Pioneers held onto second place in the Central League with an 83-66 win over the Tigers. All five Conestoga starters scored in double figures, and 10 players scored.
October 21, 1991 |
Harry S Truman went into its Suburban One American Liberty Division matchup at Methacton Saturday with two missions. The Tigers wanted to go home with a victory, and they wanted to stop the turnover problem that had plagued them. They were only partially successful. They improved in the turnover department - they had only 2 - but lost, 22-20, despite a solid effort on both sides of the ball. "It seems like we're always one step, one fumble, one block away from winning the game," Truman coach Jan Cechak said.
March 6, 1990 |
Holy Family College nursing student Chris McFadden was finishing her shift at Einstein Medical Center on Thursday when she struck up a conversation with a patient, Edward Stil. "He was watching TV," McFadden recalled, "and some basketball action came on. He started talking to me about basketball, and I told him I played. 'Who do you play for?' he asked, and I told him Holy Family. "Then I told him I would score a point for him. " If it had been Hollywood, McFadden, a senior point guard, would have scored a bundle and led her team to victory.
October 19, 2012 |
DETROIT - Prince Fielder waved his arms frantically, gleefully calling off his teammates while the crowd at Comerica Park roared. From the moment the big first baseman signed his massive contract in January, an entire city had waited for a chance to celebrate like this. After another dazzling effort by Detroit's starting pitchers and another soaring home run by Miguel Cabrera, Fielder caught the final out to send the Tigers to the World Series - with a sweep of the New York Yankees, no less.