June 12, 2012
Mike Trout turns 21 on Aug. 7. Here is a look at how some other players fared entering seasons in which they were 20: YEAR PLAYER RUNS AVG. HRs RBIs 1951 Willie Mays 59 .274 20 68 1952 Mickey Mantle 94 .311 23 87 1954 Hank...
November 6, 2000 |
The Penncrest ice hockey team has four freshmen playing prominent roles on its team along with sophomore goaltender Tom Davis, and despite their youth the Lions are off to a good start. "We're going to get better as the year goes on," Penncrest coach Steve Mescanti said. "We have experience back, with five seniors back, so I don't want to make it sound like we're all kids. But it's a fairly young team. It's really a nice blend. " In previous years, the Lions relied on a few players to handle the bulk of their scoring.
October 18, 2003 |
Before the postseason started, Josh Beckett, just one of the many baby-faced Florida Marlins, said he and his teammates just might be young enough and stupid enough to win the World Series. How stupid? Not very. The Marlins have been young and inexperienced, but they've brushed aside that and any other pressures to advance to the World Series. They battled the Phillies through the final months of the regular season to win the National League wild card before they took care of the San Francisco Giants in four games in the NL division series and the Chicago Cubs in seven games in the NL Championship Series.
July 29, 1993 |
Prosecutors call them urban terrorists. And this week, law enforcement is using City Hall courtrooms as the battleground to fight the South Philadelphia street gang called the "Young Guns. " The gang is responsible for scores of robberies, shootings and beatings of poverty-stricken victims over the last several years, many of whom are too scared to report the attacks, the prosecutors say. Gang members have been linked to the woundings of several children caught in the crossfire of drive-by shootings.
July 24, 1992 |
By the time the two members of the "Young Guns" gang in South Philadelphia get out of jail, "they'll be known as Old Guns," the prosecutor said yesterday. Walter Royster, 22, of 32nd Street near Dickinson, was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison for his role in last summer's drive-by shooting of an 8- year-old boy, and the attempted shooting of a police officer. Kevin Cleveland, 18, of Lindbergh Boulevard near 77th Street, Eastwick, was given a seven- to 14-year prison term for being the triggerman in the wounding of the youth.
December 10, 1997 |
A Coatesville man testified yesterday that he escaped a possibly fatal injury when he feigned having been shot by the alleged leader of a violent gang who stood over him with a loaded gun. James Hoggard, 30, told a Chester County Court jury that Delbert "Mister" Franklin fired several shots at him in September 1996 while the two struggled during a fight and that Franklin and another man left him alone when he fell to the ground. "When I faked that I got shot, they left," said Hoggard, who sustained minor injuries from bullets that grazed the lower area of his chest.
August 15, 1988 |
They rode out of the West - from a place called Malibu - to bring glory back to Lincoln County. Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney and Casey Siemaszko, six of today's best young actors, are aiming, with "Young Guns," to revive a movie genre that bit the dust when they were still pedalling tricycles. The screen's latest homage to Billy the Kid and the New Mexico range wars that spawned him, "Young Guns" depicts William H. Bonney (Estevez)
January 20, 2002 |
Ever since he turned pro in 1996, any discussion of the PGA Tour season had to begin and end with Tiger Woods. Not this year. Woods remains the gold standard in the game, the main attraction, the leading money-winner, the No. 1 player in the world, and the man they are all chasing, to be sure. But he's not the only interesting story in town. For starters, there's the sudden surge by Sergio Garcia, who, in case you missed it, recently said he hoped to top this year's money list on both the U.S. and European tours.
November 15, 2010 |
On Saturday night, no duo was more outdueled than the 76ers' starting backcourt. Second-year point guard Jrue Holiday and rookie Evan Turner, the Sixers' young-gun starters, were dribbled around and shot over by the San Antonio Spurs' veteran combo of point guard Tony Parker and shooting guard Manu Ginobili. By game's end, the Spurs had beaten the Sixers, 116-93. But the most accurate reflection of just how lopsided this game was - and just how uneven this matchup was - came at the end of the third quarter, when the game was ostensibly over and not yet tainted by garbage minutes.
March 17, 2000
Moving beyond the numbness of "How could this happen?", America is now asking a more pertinent question when a child shoots a child: Where did he get the gun? In some cases, the answers are leading to arrests. In last month's school shooting in Michigan and in an accidental shooting here in Philadelphia, adults have been charged with involuntary manslaughter after 6-year-olds killed others with their guns. In both cases, the loaded gun was easily accessible. Neither adult took safety precautions, merely hiding the gun under a bed. In each case, the households were chaotic and lawless.