The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on July 1, 1990 · Page 132
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee · Page 132

Publication:
Location:
Nashville, Tennessee
Issue Date:
Sunday, July 1, 1990
Page:
Page 132
Start Free Trial
Cancel

1 r1 ty JULY 1,1990. The SUNDAY Tennessean 2-C Sounds' 'Mr. VtWy9 set to fill gap again LARRY TAFT Sports Writer DENVER Shortly after Scott Scudder headed to Stapleton Airport on Friday for a flight that would take him to New York, Nashville Sounds pitching coach Ray Rippelmeyer looked for Kip Gross. He wanted to inform Gross that unless he received other instruction from Cincinnati, he wanted Gross to fill the vacancy in the Sounds starting rotation which developed because of Scudder's call-up to the Reds. "Just call me Mr. Utility," Gross said, joking about his ever-changing role this season. Gross has been a starter for Nashville, a reliever for Cincinnati, a starter for Cincinnati, a reliever for Nashville and now a starter for Nashville again. For the Sounds, he has started six games and relieved in 12. He has compiled an 8-3 record with a 3.41 ERA. "I don't mind pitching in relief or spot starting," Gross said. "I'm willing to do whatever I can to help this club. At the same time, I'm helping myself fill the role that Cincinnati wants from me because they apparently want me to be a utility pitcher." Scudder's second call-up of the season was the fifth of the year for Nashville. It doesn't exactly produce the kind of stability on a club that a manager would like, but the Sounds' Pete Mackanin says it is better this year than the past two seasons when he was with Iowa. "The number of roster changes you get with people going up to the big leagues is directly related to how healthy players are up there, how they perform up there and how well players on the Triple-A team are playing," Mackanin said. "Call-ups in Triple-A are different than on the other levels," Mackanin said. "When the big leagues call up a Triple-A player, they want the best position player, the best pitcher the guys who are going to help them the most immediately," Mackanin said. "It's possible, though it hasn't been the case for us this year, that when a Triple-A team needs a player, they may not get the best player at that position from their Double-A affiliate. The reason is that if a prospect is at a certain level, the organization wants to leave him there to develop. They want him to get a full season, say, on the Double-A level to give him confidence and let him prove that he can hit on that level. You sometimes get a lesser player, just a body, to fill a roster spot "That's not the way the big-league teams do it They want your best because that's why you've developed that player." And that's why the call-up of Scudder has had the trickle-down effect on Gross and the Sounds. "The reason doesn't matter to me," Gross said, "because I'm here to help and I'll do whatever helps." yf ttJ !' IP) 4 n l Tonight's game Nebraska native Kip Gross, a right-hander who has had both starting and relief roles for Nashville, will start for the Sounds when they return home to Greer Stadium against Rochester tonight at 7:35. Gross is 8-3 with a 3.41 earned run average. Rochester's Mike Linksey is 1-5 with a 4.69 ERA. Upcoming at home Sunday: vs. Rochester, 7:35 Monday: vs. Rochester, 7:35 Tuesday: vs. Rochester, 7:35 July 12: vs. Buffalo, 7:35 July 13: vs. Buffalo, 7:35 July 20: vs. Indianapolis, 7:35 July 21: vs. Indianapolis, 7:35 July 22: vs. Indy (2), 2:05, 7:35 July 23: vs. ScrantonWB, 7:35 July 24: vs. ScrantonWB, 7:35 Baseball's clown prince leaves 'em laughing Max Patkin, the Clown Prince of Baseball, was featured at last night's ' Denver-Nashville game, just as he will be on July 23 in Nashville when the Sounds host Scranton Wilkes-Barre. "I've been doing this kind of entertainment for 45 years and I still love it," said the 70-year-old Patkin. "I'll admit I was ready to quit, to retire five or six years ago. And I probably would have if it hadn't been for my part in Bull Durham three years ago. That rejuvinated me and got me the kind of national recognition I thought I deserved." Patkin's briefs the home team on his routine before each game. "I'm not here to screw things up or get in anyone's way. I want the team to know when I'm coaching third, I'm going to try to entertain between each pitch, but when I'm telling a runner to hold up or to take another base, I'm dead serious." Patkin got into the entertainment business because of something which happened in World War II. "I'd hurt my arm pitching but I was still in service ball. Joe DiMaggio hit a home run off of me in a game in Honolulu. As he ran around the bases, I trotted along after him," recalled Patkin, a Philadelphia native. "That got a good laugh from everyone and was really he beginning of my entertainment career." The renewal of interest in Patkin as a result of his movie role may prolong his career by several years. "It's amazing what the movie did for me. People stop me in airports and talk to me now now where I used to walk through unnoticed. I'd be a moron to tell you I don't like that Everyone likes recognition." LARRY TAFT American Association Eastern Divrtton W L Pet. Buffalo (Pirates) 45 34 Nashville (Reds) 44 36 Louisville (Cards) 43 39 Indpoiis (Expos) 36 42 Western Division Omaha (Royals) 46 32 Iowa (Cubs) 38 40 Denver (Brewers) 37 43 Ola. City (Ranors) 31 SI .570 .550 .524 .462 590 487 .463 GB I' 3va 8vj 8 10 J78 17 international League Eastern Division W L Pet. CB Rochester (Orioles) 43 32 .573 - Scranm-WB (Phils) 39 4) .488 i'll Syracuse (Blue Jys) 31 44 .413 12 Pawtucket (Red S) 31 45 .408 12' i Western Division Columbus (YanKes) 49 33 .598 - Tidewater (Mets) 41 37 .526 7 Richmond (Braves) 43 40 .518 1V Toledo (Tigers) 36 44 .450 13 Friday's Games Iowa 3, Indianapolis 2 Richmond 4. Louisville 3 Denver 6, Nashville 4 Omaha 16, Pawtucket 12, (10) Buffalo 11, Rochester 7 Syracuse 15, Oklahoma City 2 Tidewater 6, Columbus 5 Scranton WB 5, Toledo 4 Saturday's Games Indianapolis at Iowa Louisville al Richmond Nashville at Denver Omaha at Pawtucket Rochester at Buffalo Syracuse at Oklahoma City Columbus at Tidewater Toledo at Scranton WB Sunday's Games Buffalo at Louisville, 2 Indianapolis at Omaha Denver at Oklahoma City Scranton WB at Pawtucket Rochester al Nashville Syracuse at Iowa Toledo at Columbus Richmond at Tidewater Special nights for '90 Sounds Tuesday, July 3 - Fireworks Show Friday, July 13 - Phillie Phanalic Friday, July 20 - Sports Bag Night Saturday, Jury 21 - Mesh Hal Night Friday, July 27 - Helmet Night Saturday, Jury 28 - Wrislwalch Night. Thursday, August 10 The Famous Chicken Friday, August 11 - T-Shirt Night Friday, August 17 - Team Picture Night Saturday, August 18 - Baseball Card Night Friday, August 31, Fan Appreciation Night. Through Friday .J.,:..:.....1::. J Batter Avg. G AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB Barnes .305 80 308 42 94 0 34 22 28 23 Bates .293 43 174 27 51 0 19 15 15 10 Benavides .208 15 53 5 11 0 4 3 11 2 Garcia .308 74 260 45 80 3 23 16 29 8 Jones .251 72 227 27 57 6 26 14 48 5 Lee .341 37 135 19 46 7 33 17 25 3 ! Lockhart .256 71 254 28 65 6 39 32 48 6 t McGriff .234 46 158 21 37 4 21 21 22 2 Nelson .063 7 16 2 1 0 0 2 3 0 ' Noce .256 60 195 33 50 0 10 22 38 11 Scott .241 39 116 8 28 0 13 12 17 0 Tanner .267 56 135 15 36 1 8 9 7 0 Pitcher Brown Gross Hammond Hill Imes Lazor Lopez Mitchell Scudder Vasquez Vierra W-L Sv ERA IP H R ER BB SO 3-6 4 2.58 66.1 64 30 19 16 28 8-3 0 3.41 602 55 26 23 24 28 8-1 0 2.48 90.2 72 29 25 40 95 1-3 1 4.03 29.0 25 14 13 12 24 5-5 0 4.24 87.0 88 48 41 39 49 0- 0 0 2.84 6.1 4 2 2 5 4 5-7 0 3.29 82.0 78 40 30 28 46 1- 1 2 2.93 27.2 21 9 9 6 23 7-1 0 2.34 802 53 27 21 32 60 2- 3 0 321 472 35 20 17 28 31 1-3 1 3.45 31.1 31 15 12 13 20 4 Hurry! Prices Good thru July 7 PRICE GUARANTEE UNIVERSAL TIRE WILL MEET ANY LOCAL COMPETITOR'S ADVERTISED PRICE ON ANY TIRE SHOWN IN THIS AD Confident. Aggressive. Undaunted. The RE71 isn't one to sit idle. The product of years of racing expertise, the RE71 is Bridgestones highest performing street tire . . . ever. With its racing-bred tread design resulting in road-hugging grip, and response that fails into the realm of a natural reflex. For ZtniDGESTORE the kind of performance you need under the most demanding conditions. Certainly, there is no question as to why you'll find Bridgestones on some of the fastest cars in the world. Obviously, when you think that there's just a fingers width of tire between you and the road, the RE71 is an excellent argument for making it a fingers width of Bridgestone. r BniDGESTone S402 All-Season Radial, SuperFiller bead constriction, whitewall or blackball, designed for domestic and imported cars. AS LOW AS $3g00 P15580R13WW P15580R13 P16580R13 P17580R13 P18580R13 P18575R14 P19575R14 P20575R14 P20575R15 P21575R15 P22575R15 P23575R15 WW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW WW $35.00 40.00 44.00 46.00 50.00 52.00 56.00 58.00 61.00 63.00 66.00 ZSniDGESTORE S471 All-Season High-performance radial, 2 steel belts, RCOTSuperfillerTrac-Point tread design, H rated (up to 130 mph), blackwall or raised white letters, for domestic and imported sporty cars. -we ; Bmdgestore S375 Radial, 2 steel belts, RCOT construction, S rated (up to 1 12 mph) whitewall, primarily for domestic cars. AS LOW AS $4500 P15580R13LW P15580R13 LW $45.00 P16580R13 LW 54.00 P17580R13 LW 57.00 P18570R14 LW 66.00 P18575R14 LW 66.00 P19575R14 LW 68.00 P20570R14 LW 73.00 P20575R14 LW 72.00 P20575R15 LW 76.00 P21570R15 LW 78.00 P21575R15 LW 79.00 P22575R15 LW 83.00 P23575R15 LW 85.00 FREE Road Hazard Warranty SniBGEswne POTENZA HP41 High performance all-season radial, 2 steel belts, SuperFiller construction, H rated (up to 130 mph), blackwall or raised white letters. P18560HR14 P19560HR15 P20560HR15 P21560HR15 P19560HR14 P21560HR14 P22560HR15 P21565HR15 BW BW BW BW RWL RWL RWL RWL $76.00 81.00 85.00 91.00 78.00 86.00 95.00 90.00 AS LOW AS $4800 P16570HR13BW P16570HR13 P17570HR13 P18570HR13 P18570HR14 P19570HR14 P20570HR14 P20570HR14 P21570HR14 P21570HR15 P22570HR15 P23570HR15 BW BW BW BW BW BW RWL RWL RWL RWL RWL $48.00 52.00 57.00 61.00 64.00 68.00 78.00 81.00 83.00 89.00 92.00 FREE Road Hazard Warranty BniDGESTODE S475 All-Season Radial, 2 steel belts. RCOTTrac-Point tread design, S rated (up to 1 12 mph), whitewall, designed for domestic and imported cars. P15580R13 LW $45.00 P16580R13 LW 52.00 P18580R13 LW 56.00 P18570R14 LW 64.00 P18575R14 LW 64.00 P19575R14 LW 67.00 P20570R14 LW 71.00 P20575R14 LW 70.00 P20575R15 LW 74.00 P21570R15 LW 75.00 P21575R15 LW 77.00 P22575R15 LW 81.00 P23575R15 LW 83.00 FREE Road Hazard Warranty AS LOW AS $4500 P15580R13LW ZtniDGESwnE D691 Desert Dueler Steel-belted radial, off-road traction with on-road manners, wet or dry. Provides grip even in late wear stages. LT21575R15 LRC $93.00 LT23575R15 LRC 101.00 27-8.50R14 LRC 86.00 30- 9.50R15 LRC 104.00 31- 10.50R15 LRC 115.00 32- 11.50R15 LRC 123.00 33- 12.50R15 LRC 132.00 Plus F.E.T. of $.49 - $2.70 each BrUgestone or Universal Tire wW replace your tire, charolnj you only tor tr number ot mu uud. Certain ucacOona and restrictions apply. Complete details al Mores. ALIGNMENT most cars For vehicle with non-djuelable- rear suspensions All wheels are set parallel to each other DISC OR DRUM BRAKE ' loatl new brake pads, resurtscs SERVICE if mi $95 mm riS0 act With lliG bTogtam! 2L5eii Biff nnnr:D ri 'PERSONAL LONG-TERM UNIVERSAL SERVICE 1 I 1 rotois, repack wheel beating. inspect all brake components, bleed eystem and load test Per axis pries Samt-meUllic pads sxti a I Rsst diss system extra FOUR-WHEEL ALIGNMENT KS3 most can For vehicles with adjustable rear suspensions Shims extra FREE mounting on any type wheel with tire purchase. FREE rotation and safety Inspection every 5,000 miles 45 years serving Middle Tennesseans' tire needs Competitive pricing on quality products Employ A.S.E. certified technicians Multiple locations convenient to home or office Raincheck policy always in effect 90 days same as cash and extended terms with approved credit tmnma pnrnn i unmi i appwa cmm. OnIMftf el the price mm b paid MCh monlh end M Nnance cnweM wM be Mtunaid provMed hiM prin-ctol amount la (MKtwtftwi SO dvi The APfl la NJM on an (north aeoourta and 21 14 on 13 month aeosuntt DOWNTOWN HARDING NASHVILLE MALL 244-9611 781-8050 SOUTHEAST SOUTH NASHVILLE NASHVILLE 367-0350 833-9775 GREEN HILLS RIVERGATE 383-5587 859-7176 M i ill i OBS) BfiM K 883-5861 388-5205 AFFILIATE DEALERS PRICES MAY VARY MILTON JONES Tine Manchester, Tn 728-2113 BATES GARAGE CentwvHIe. TN 723729 TUULAHOMA TIRE & BRAKE Tullehoma, TN 455-1024 STONE'S TEXACO Hopklnsville, KY (502) 885-5454 L t WT1RE Dickson, TN 4464950 CAR A HOME SUPPl.Y Springfield, TN 384-2451 COMMUMTY GARAGE Madison, TN 668-7090 RHEA LTTTLFS TIRE Brentwood, TN 373-5868 CCCKEVXLE TIRE A AUTO MART Cooksville, TN 5269224 FURRTIRE Camden, TN (901) 584-8641 JOE A JERRY'S CAR CARE Paris, TN (901) 642-0143 GIBSON BROTHERS TIRE CENTER Pulaski, TN 363-6261 BOB MAGGART .SONS Cooksville, TN 5284425 l;AYETTEVVU AUTOMOTIVE FayettevWe, TN 433-7101 MAIN STREET TIRE Shetbyvitle, TN 684-6511 THE TOE MART McMinnvKki, TN 473713 HENDERSOMflLLE THE Hendersonvtlle, TN 824-3780 HOUSTON COUNTY TIRE Erln,TN 289-4262 BEN LITTLE AMOCO Nashville, TN 8324100 i I

Clipped articles people have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 21,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra® Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Tennessean
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free