The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on June 12, 1989 · Page 28
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San Bernardino, California
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Monday, June 12, 1989
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C2 The Sun MONDAY, June 12, 1989 KALEIDOSCOPE Fanner still tends to 'dream' infield The farmer who owns the infield of Iowa's best-known baseball field, the one used in Hollywood's "Field of Dreams," says he's beginning to regret his decision to keep the place groomed. The outfield, meanwhile, is back to corn. Don Lansing ow ns the infield portion of the northeast Iowa corn field used in last summer's filming of the movie in w hich a nearly bankrupt farmer, portrayed by Kevin Costner, hears a mysterious voice and is persuaded to carve a baseball field out of his corn acreage. Lansing said the movie makers put too much effort into creating the diamond, which he tends frequently, for him to plow it up. His brothers and sisters play pepper on it. "It really looks nice this year." He said media attention has been intense and "is sort of getting out of hand." Still, the field is there. "I guess I'm keeping the dream alive," he said. "But I don't hear voices yet." How rough was it? Barry Bonds of the Pittsburgh Pirates, on his team blowing a 10-0 lead and losing 15-11 to Philadelphia: "It was though a bunch of kids who have dreams of being major league ballplayers played and just got whipped. That loss hurt my feelings more than anything in baseball, even anything in Little League." Back to tap water for 'Silence' Brooks Rice, president of Mountain Valley Spring Co., said before Sunday Silence's loss in the Belmont that the thoroughbred drank water only from his company's Arkansas spring: "His owners seem to think it makes a difference and they never let him drink anything else." Nixons the ones The Expos' Otis Nixon is batting .339 against St. Louis, and brother Donell of the Giants is hitting .500. Said Cards manager Whitey Herzog: "If I were managing against St. Louis, I'd get President Nixon from San Clemente and put him in the lineup." Maybe he can get a doctor's excuse Outfielder John Kruk of the Phillies, on letting a runner tag up and score from second when he caught a fly ball and trotted off the field, thinking it was a third out: "I'm just glad they don't carry guns in the stands. If there was a sniper in the park, I'd have been dead. It was a gastric disorder of the brain." SPORTS IN BRIEF NBA ex-coach McMahon dies OAKLAND Jack McMahon, who spent 36 years in the NBA as player, coach and administrator, died in his sleep Sunday. He was 60. Mike Nelson, a spokesman for the Golden State Warriors, said McMahon died in Chicago, where he was attending an NBA pre-draft camp. He was an assistant coach w ith the Warriors at the time of his death and also served as the team's director of player personnel A native of New York City, McMahon played college ball at . ...... St. John's, where in his Jack McMahon senior year, 1952, he captained the Redmen to a 25-6 record and a berth in the NCAA finals in which they lost to Kansas. McMahon played eight years in the NBA, with the Rochester Royals between 1952 and 1955, and the St. Louis Hawks from 1955-60. He was a starting guard on the Hawks' 1958 championship team. McMahon became coach of the Cincinnati Royals in 1963, compiling a four-season record of 187-134 and making the playoffs each year. In 1967, McMahon became the first coach and general manager of the San Diego Rockets, where he coached Lakers coach Pat Riley. He left San Diego midway through his third season with a 61-129 record. Jones wins second pro fight ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. A left hook from former Olympian Roy Jones stopped Stephan Johnson in the final round of an eight-round nationally televised junior middleweight fight Sunday. Jones, 20, of Pensacola, Fla., outpunched and eventually dropped Johnson. Referee Randy Neumann stopped the fight at 2:04 after a fierce combination and Jones' hook staggered Johnson, 21, of Baltimore. Pazicnza rallies to KO Burgese ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Vinny Pazienza bounced back from a stormy first round to score a technical knockout over Vinny Burgese in the 10th round of a junior welterweight bout Sunday. Pigg wins San Jose triathlon SAN JOSE Mike Pigg of Areata beat out one of the finest groups of swim-bike-run endurance triathletes assembled to capture the title at the San Jose edition of the Bud Light U.S. Triathlon series here in a course record time of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 9 seconds. Pigg, 25, finished ahead of Scott Molina of Boulder, Colo., to capture the championship. Erin Baker, 1988 female triathlete of the year, took first place in the women's division. BRIEFLY NOTED: Juan Cayasso scored in the second minute Sunday to lead Costa Rica past Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 in a World Cup qualifying match at San Jose, Costa Rica. Costa Rica (3-2-1) has seven points with two games left in the double-round robin qualifying. The United States (1-1-1) is second with three points and Guatemala (1-1) and Trinidad (0-1-2) are tied for third. El Salvador has not yet played. From Sun News Services -A " i J " . i mm , V - T, MX A v ;- Jl lIurM tit I - Harmon's team raises $4,250 in charity game By RICHARD GUIREM AND Sun Sports Writer Ujs- 3f'4v '" . 4. 1 SAN BERNARDINO A team of San Bernardino Notables defeated Mark Harmon's Celebrities 29-17 Sunday in the third annual charity game, played before a Fiscalini Field record crowd of 3,593. The game is the brainchild of Harmon and benefits the San Bernardino Community Against Drugs, Inc. Harmon financed the original purchase of the San Bernardino Spirit and retains a 17 percent interest in the team. This year's game, which preceded the Spirit-Salinas matchup, raised $4,250 for the charity. "The No.l reason we're out here is for the charity," Harmon said. "But a close second is to have some fun. Most of these guys think about playing in this game six months a year." Among the celebrities playing for Harmon's squad were past Heisman Trophy winner John Cap-pelletti; ex-UCLA quarterback John Sciarra; actor Adrian Zmed of "T.J. Hooker;" former UCLA football player Brent Boyd; former USC quarterback Rob Hertel, and Harmon's attorney, Barry Axelrod. Harmon played catcher and shortstop for The Celebrities and singled twice and scored four times. Spirit pitching coach Chuck Kniffin led The Notables with two home runs and five RBI. Kniffin's three-run home run in the fourth capped an 11-run outburst by The Notables which put them ahead 19-11. The Notables used up to 14 outfielders to protect their lead. WALLY SKALUThe Sun GOTCHA: Actor Mark Harmon puts the tag to Spirit general manager Bill Shanahan, who was called safe, in the eighth inning of a celebrity charity game at Fiscalini Field Sunday afternoon. Error-prone Spirit drops one to Spurs By RICHARD GUIREMAND Sun Sports Writer SAN BERNARDINO Saturday night, the San Bernardino Spirit overcame three errors and four unearned runs to defeat the Salinas Spurs, 6-5. Sunday afternoon, they were not as lucky. Trailing 1-0, the Spurs scored six times in the fourth inning, thanks largely to three errors by Spirit starting pitcher Jim Blueberg, to defeat the Spirit 8-5 in front of a record crowd of 3,593 at Fiscalini Field. Blueberg's errors came on two pickoff plays and' a double play ground ball that helped the Spurs' five walks and three hits in the inning produce six runs. "Jim Blueberg learned today that there is more to pitching than just putting the ball over the plate," Spirit manager Ralph Dick said. "If you're the worst fielding pitcher on the team, you have to work and to make yourself the best." The defeat was costly, coming against the league's worst team and dropping the Spirit 3'i games behind first-place Bakersfield with seven games remaining in the first half. "You figure they had 10 hits, we walked five, and then made four errors, that's just too much to overcome," Dick said. "We were able to overcome it (Saturday), but not (Sunday)." Much like Saturday night, San Bernardino got back into the game using the long ball. Dru Kosco homered twice just a day after being beaned by Spurs pitcher Honen Chikida Saturday night. Kosco's solo shot in the fourth inning cut the Salinas lead to 6-2, and his two-run home run in the fifth cut the lead to 6-5. "I'm just trying to shake the headache now," Kosco said. "I was seeing the ball well and really didn't have any problems. "I did think about it (the beaning) on my fourth at-bat when they brought in the left-hander. I flinched a little bit and grounded to shortstop." The home runs were Kosco's seventh and eighth of the year, third-best on the team. The score remained 6-5 until the top of the ninth when Salinas scored two insurance runs off reliever Brian Baldwin. Blueberg took the loss for the Spirit, allowing five runs (three earned) in 4 Vj innings and dropped to 4-6. Salinas starter Dominic Johnson worked the first six innings for the Spurs, allowing all five Spirit runs and 1 1 hits to get his first win of the year. Dragon Taguchi pitched the final three innings for Salinas and picked up his second save. Spirit notes Sunday's attendance raised the Spirit home total to 80,110 in 29 dates, an average of 2.762 per date. San Bernardino needs to average 2.108 in its 38 remaining home dates to break the California League attendance record of 161,511, set by the Spirit in 1987. . . . Pitching coach Chuck Kniftin won $50 when his second home run in the Mark Harmon Celebrity Game flew over the Crown Printers sign in left-center field He said Rslp Dick, who pitched for both teams, helped him out "Ralph was pitching them dowrt-and-in. just like I like them I ve been working on my swing. Just shows you that hard work pays off ." . . Dick wasn t particularly sharp in his 18 innings of work, giving up 46 runs and 52 hits. . . . Dick on events like the celebrity game: "I think its great. All the promotions the San Bernardino people do here are worthwhile." . . . The Spirit opens a four-game series against Riverside tonight at 7 05. Troy Evtrs (5-5. 3 68) is scheduled to start tor the Spirit against the Red Wave's Todd Hansen (5-3). EX FRIDAY, jyriE "ES lOam HWY 1-215 & ALLESANDRO, RIVERSIDE tSSSSLd AMERICAN A.C., INC. (curtailing paving operations) PLUS EQUIP, ft TRUCKS. PLUS OTHFR LARGE SO. CALIF. CONTRACTORS PAVINGGRADING. NEAVV EARTHMOVING. EXCAVATING. 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