The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on July 19, 1989 · Page 29
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San Bernardino, California
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Wednesday, July 19, 1989
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C2 The Sun WEDNESDAY, July 19, 1989 KALEIDOSCOPE Fisk's kids tired of milestone watch The way his children see it, Carlton Fisk notched his 2,000th hit just in time. "My kids were saying, 'Geez, Dad, come on. We can't keep coming to the ballpark every night, risk said after breaking the barrier Monday night following a hitless game on Sunday. "The best part was to have my family there to share the moment with me," Fisk said. "It wasn't the one hit. it was the culmination of 17 years of hard work." Fisk's 1,000th hit was a homer off Mil- canton Fisk ton in 1980 at Fenway Park and his 1,500th also was a homer off Boston's Roger Clemens in 1984. Of Fisk's 2.002 hits, 905 of them have been with the White Sox, a team he joined as a free agent in 1981 after 10 outstanding seasons with Boston. Better double-check those schedules Chuck Cary, New York Yankees starting pitcher Saturday, after he got stuck in a llj-hour traffic traffic jam and ran a half-mile to Yankee Stadium: "I ran for 15 minutes. When I got here, I was shaking like a leaf. I heard the national anthem: I thought I missed it." Cary thought the game started at 1:05 p.m., but it started at l:5t) because of TV. Subtle distinction Charlie Jones, who will team with Merlin Olsen in the announcer's booth for pro football, says: "Merlin and I aren't No. 2 to Dick Enberg and (Bill) Walsh. We're No. 1A." So that's where he's been hiding Senior golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez, to a partner who landed an approach shot below a steep ridge: "If you dig deep enough there, you might find Jimmy Holla." Hon about badminton? Pittsburgh outfielder Andy Van Slyke after striking out against Cubs reliever Mitch (Wild Thing) Williams in an at-bat in which two pitches narrowly missed his head: "If everyone were like him. I wouldn't play. I'd find a safer way to make a living." SPORTS IN BRIEF Myers may retire from swimming ' AMKRKTS, (ia. Angel Myers said Tuesday she has given up the light to lift her suspension from international competitive swimming, and indicated she may end her swimming career. Myers and her lawyer. Michael A. Fennessy, announced the decision after the United States Swimming organization said it would not agree to arbitration over the merits of her suspension lor alleged steroid use. The USS said it would accept arbitration only over whether the American Arbitration Association had jurisdiction to hear the case. Myers was dropped from the U.S. Olympic team in August after a drug test indicated steroid use. She was suspended by the USS from competition until the end of 1989. Magazine delays Wilson story civnvv iti 1,. ...... r.i;n y publish former Cincinnati Bengals running If Sit;inlpv VVilmi's; rircmml nf u h:if h:n- iii a v i I. w:i . , oacK aiamey iisuus account oi wnai Happened the night before Super Bowl XXIII, but the story will not be in the September issue, a spokesman says. Redskins' Williams divorced BATON ROUGH, La. Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams and Lisa Williams were granted a divorce Tuesday. In addition, the NFL star agreed to drop a forgery and theft complaint against his wife, according to her attorney. Grove-English fight in Moscow FAST ORANGF, N.J. Moscow will be the site next month of a U.S. Boxing Association junior lightweight championship light between Calv in Grove of Coatesville, Pa., and Anthony English of Camden, N.J. The USBA announced the scheduled 12-round bout will take place Aug. 20 with a trio of Soviets on the undercard in their pro debut. Redlands man advances in cycling . PARK CITY, Utah Tom Resh of Redlands finished ninth in his heat to qualify at the U.S. National Cycling Championships. His time in the 33.5-mile heat was 1 hour, 18 minutes, 34 seconds. The top 40 riders in each heat advance to Thursday's 100.5-mile final. Olympic Festival events begin OKLAHOMA CITY The 1989 U.S. Olympic Festival began with a local flavor Tuesday night as swimmer Trip Zedlitz, an Oklahoma City resident, won the 200-meter individual medley. ; The festival doesn't begin, officially, until Friday night's opening ceremonies. But with the US. national championships beginning at the end of the month, the swimmers were given a head start. ; BRIEFLY NOTED: The University of Arizona men's swimming team has been placed on a;year-long probation without sanctions by the Pacific-10 Conference for NCAA rules violations, a university official said. . . . John Turner, a former Georgetown University basketball forward, has been arrested on charges of possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute. From Sun News Services Pain in the back iiniMma f.i )U ii " ' ' Hi 1 ll l HI " J"""''"'Tr ht ' h'V I r-jj - it' vll fr. v si WALLY SKALIJThe Sun Riaito Park Little League batter Robert Negrete is hit in the back by a pitch thrown by a San Bernardino West pitcher in a District 21 playoff game at Birdsall Park in Riaito Tuesday. Riaito won, 10-5. Spirit offense withers against Bakersfield, 6-3 By RICHARD GUIREM AND Sun Sports Writer S.B. Pony 13-year-olds lose title game The Sun SAN BERNARDINO Three players hit home runs for the Riverside All-Stars as they defeated San Bernardino 12-2 and captured the championship of the Pony League 13-year-old district tournament on Tuesday night. The game was called in the fifth inning due to a 10-run rule. Pitcher Howard Newman slugged a three-run homer, catcher Frank Castro also hit a three-run shot and center fielder Scott Adair hit a two-run homer for Riverside. Adair's home run highlighted a six-run fifth-inning outburst by Riverside that ended the contest. San Bernardino scored its only runs in the first inning. With one out, center fielder Kenny Paz doubled, then advanced to third on a single by catcher Jason Moody. First baseman Matt Truett and third baseman Andre Evans followed with consecutive RBI singles. In a 14-year-old district finale, Riaito defeated Redlands, 13-6, at Redlands Community Field. Silver Sox put away Red Wave, 5-2 The Sun RIVERSI DE Frank Dominguez went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI as the Reno Silver Sox beat the Riverside Red Wave 5-2 Tuesday night in a California League game in front of 052 fans at the Sports Center. The game featured a benches-clearing brawl at the end of the eighth inning w hen Red Wave center fielder Mike Humphreys took out Reno second baseman Shawn Barton at second base on an inning-ending double play. Barton, Humphryes and Red Wave second baseman Scott Bigham were all thrown out of the game. Isaiah Clark had three hits and Bigham had a pair of singles before being ejected for Riverside. BAKERSFIELD For the second consecutive night, a Bakersfield Dodgers pitcher carried a no-hitter against the San Bernardino Spirit into the seventh inning. And for the second consecutive night, a member of the Spirit spoiled the no-hitter with a solid single to center field. Unlike the previous night, however, San Bernardino was unable to rally and win the game. Dodgers starter Mike James, after allowing Mark Merchant's single in the seventh, gave up two runs in the eighth but held on to win 6-3 Tuesday in front of 2,008 fans at Sam Lynn Ball Park. "These guys have just thrown two great games against us the last two nights," Spirit manager Ralph Dick said. James Wray, in his final appearance with the Dodgers before moving up to Double-A San Antonio today, saved the game for James by retiring four of the five hitters he faced. Wray got Merchant w ith runners on second and third in the eighth inning. Moments earlier, Jim Campanis had cut the lead to 6-3 with a two-run double off James. The loss dropped the Spirit to 18-12 in the season's second half and into third place in the Southern Division, two games behind Visalia. According to Dick, the difference in Tuesday's game was the Dodgers' first inning, when they scored five times against Spirit starter Greg Bur-lingame (3-3). "The big thing was that we couldn't get out of that first inning," Dick said. "WTe're one pitch away from getting out of the inning down 2-0, then bingo, it'ssinko. "After that, Greg came back and did a great job." Braulio Castillo started the scoring when he homered over the center-field fence with Ernie Carr on first to give Bakersfield a 2-0 lead. The Dodgers' lead quickly became 5-0 four hitters later when Steve Finken hit his 13th home run of the year w ith runners on first and second and two outs. "The first one was a changeup and it was a good pitch, he just hit it," Burlingame said. "The second was a fastball that I grooved and he got all of it." Burlingame settled down considerably after that, allowing only two more hits before being relieved by Willie Ambos in the sixth. "I was just uncomfortable out there in the first inning," Burlingame said. "I had long sleeves on and the heat got to me. I took them off after the first and felt fine." The Spirit, meanwhile, was held scoreless by James until the fifth inning, when San Bernardino cut the Dodgers' lead to 5-1 w ithout getting a hit. James (9-6) walked Merchant to open the inning, and Merchant wound up reaching third after a groundout and a wild pitch. He scored on a grounder up the middle by Bryan King which Eddie Pye tried to backhand, but couldn't field cleanly. The play was scored an error, keeping James' no-hitter intact. "I think it's an error in that situation," Dick said. "You want the first hit to be a clean one. You can always change it now if it doesn't mean anything." Bakersfield got the run back against Ambos in the sixth inning to boost its lead back to live at 6-1. Spirit notes The Spirit activated pitcher Rod Poissant on Tuesday and placed Brian Baldwin and John Hotlman on the disabled list. Hottman. a catcher, continued to experience soreness in his arm following shoulder surgery in April and played in only eight games after being activated in late June Baldwin (1-3 record, 2.62 ERA) was the Spirit s long relief specialist and developed arm problems after injuring his knee. Starting pitcher Kurt Stange is in a similar situation, but is only expected to miss one start. Poissant was 0-1 with a 2.78 ERA in 1 1 games last season with San Bernardino before suffering a major arm injury . . . The temperature at gametime Tuesday night was 94 degrees. . . . The Spirit concludes its three-game series with the Dodqers tonight at 8. It's Spirit's Lee Hancock (6-6) vs. Albert Bustillos(5-1). Angels: Blyleven ends team's losing streak Continued fromC1 ahead of Nolan Ryan and Bob Gibson and into a tie with Pud Galvin for 10th on the all-time shutout list with 57, struck out five. He is three strikeouts shy of displacing Walter Johnson for sixth in that all-time list category. "You think because of his age he doesn't throw like he used to," said the Mulliniks. "But he still has outstanding stuff. He doesn't walk people, and he throws strikes. "Dave Stewart is a tremendous pitcher. But right now ... to me Blyleven is as good as I've seen this year." "I just had that feeling as the game progressed that they wouldn't score and I would win," Blyleven said. "All I wanted was a run. I would like 4-5, but one would be fine." It almost didn't come, because Toronto starer Jimmy Key (7-10) was throwing as good a game as Blyleven. Through five innings each team had four hits but no runs. Blyleven was aided by two double plays, while Key stranded a couple of Angels at second. In the sixth, though, California broke Key's spell when Wally Joyner, on an 0-2 pitch, cracked his fourth homer with a shot into the right upper deck. "I had just fouled off a slider," Joyner said, "and then he threw another but I don't think it was where he wanted it. "I was as surprised as he was." Key confirmed Joyner's account. "A hanging curve," Key mused. "I threw some other bad pitches, but not as recognized as that one." Toronto had a couple of long drives off Blyleven as well, most notably by Fred McGriff in the seventh and George Bell in the ninth. Both were caught on the warning track. Home runs have been particularly bothersome to Key the past two months. He had given up only four in his first 12 starts; he's now allowed 10 in the past nine. Still, Toronto manager Cito Gaston, whose team lost for just the third time in the past 1 1 games said he would take Key's work on Tuesday everytime he went out to the mound. "He pitched tonight the way he was capable of. But so did Blyleven. "And Wally was right on time for them tonight." And so was Blyleven. Angels notes California won the season series 7-6. It finished the road trip 2-4. . . . With Claudell Washington's return Tuesday, the Angels had to send Max Venable back to Edmonton, although Venable hit .526 (1019) in six games. "Another thank you' from the 24-man roster," said Brian Downing, with a trace of rancor. Doug Rader was more than pleased with Venable's contribution. "I'm very happy for him. He was out ot baseball for a while, didn't have a spring training, but showed he can play. He'll be getting some deferential treatment for next year." The Angels are Venable's fourth major league team and first in the American League . . . Chili Davis hit into his 20th double play in the second. The club record is 26, set by the late Lyman Bostock in 1978. ... On Tuesday, Chuck Flnley showed off the burned left shoe Bert Blyleven lit up in a hot foot prank the night before. The shoe had a hole the size of a dime. "I'm gonna have to change shoe contracts. Maybe go with an industrial-strength combat boot." Finley said. . . . Devon White, bothered by a nagging groin iniury. got Tuesday off so he could rest two days. Johnny Ray. who fouled a ball off his right foot Monday, was also scratched. . . . Add White: A scoring change from Monday's second game turned his base hit into a fielder's choice. Instead of a 10-game hitting streak, Devo's nine-grame string is ended. ... In the leadoff spot Dick Schotield is batting .299 (2377). . . . California has today off and opens a four-game home-stand with Detroit on Thursday. The 5:05 p.m. starting time is to accommodate ABC-TV, which will air the game. mftn world lyOi; ALMANAC Available now from The Sun Call 889-9666, ext. 382 HAIR FOR MEN UNDETECTABLE By Sight or Touch Weaves Repairs Restyling Appt. Only 820-3532 Green's wife dropping charges of abuse Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. The wife of Hugh Green has filed a waiver to drop charges of spouse battery against the Miami Dolphins linebacker, saying news accounts about the football player's arrest were blown out of proportion. "I really don't appreciate all the things put in the paper about my husband," Mon-ique Green said Monday, a day after pressing charges stemming from an alleged incident in the couple's home on Green's birthday. "You bring up all the past things and make him sound like a criminal. He's not. It sounded like he is such a bad person and he's not. It's all been blown out of proportion. Just because he had an argument with me, I don't expect it to get all this attention." Green, according to a police report, admitted striking his wife Saturday night. BE A STAR NIGHT (Talent Contest) FRIDAY, JULY 21 Enter and Get a Chance to Win 1 OOO Sponsored by KCAL FM and Comcast Cable 'A JOIN US FOR DINNER AND THE BEST SHOW IN TOWN! Now serving BBQ, Steaks, Chicken, Hamburgers . . . SAN BERNARDINO vs. RENO SILVER SOX July 21, 22 & 23 July 23 Game Begins at 6:05 P.M. FISCALINI FIELD 1007 L Highland Av Swi Mrnardlno Tfcktts$2 KaMUTidntiafUMS36 SATURDAY Free Baseballs to first 1000 fans Get your baseball autographed and bring your camera to have your picture taken with your favorite Spirit players. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sponsored by KGGI M.1 FM and Smokey The Bear and COFUSF. im

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