Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on September 12, 1998 · Page 5
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
September 12, 1998

Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 5

Publication:
Location:
Ironwood, Michigan
Issue Date:
Saturday, September 12, 1998
Page:
Page 5
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 5 article text (OCR)

More THE DAILY GLOBE, Iron wood, Ml — Saturday, Sept. 12,1998 Page 10 Wherever McGwire goes, adoring crowds follow By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Take it from the fans who booed just because Mark McGwire wasn't able to bat with the bases loaded in the fifth inning: the new home run king is also the king of the road. Wherever McGwire goes, the rest of the season is shaping up as one extended victory lap. After McGwire hit No. 62 Tuesday night, the St. Louis Cardinals left for a five-game trip to Cincinnati and Houston. Although the media crush eased, the celebration seemed to pick up steam. jt "Wherever we go, there's going to be a Thanks, iMac' deal," reliever Rick Croushore said. "There's ' a lot of people rooting for him, all over the world." , Just like everybody else, the Reds are watching to see how many homers McGwire ends up with. They also appreciated him livening up an otherwise nondescript season with consecutive sellouts at Cinergy Field on Wednesday and Thursday. "He's the show," manager Tony La Russa said. Reds manager Jack McKeon wasn't happy to be finished with McGwire, who Was 3-for-28 with one homer and 15 walks against Cincinnati pitching, for the year. "I'll miss it," McKeon said. "I enjoyed it and it was good for the players. "That's why I wanted the regulars to play. I wanted to put our best club out there in front of all those people." It would be tough to top the 11-minute lovefest that halted McGwire's record-breaking game on Tuesday night in St. Louis. But the fans in Cin- ergy Field tried. Oh, they tried. On Wednesday night, the cheering was so intense when McGwire batted in the first inning that he had to step out of the batter's box three times. Each time he waved to the crowd and tipped his cap before the ovation finally subsided and the game could continue. "It kept getting louder and louder," McGwire said. "It's absolutely incredible, the reception. "You never really put yourself in these situations, so you don't know how to react." Don't expect anything less in Houston tonight, where the Cardinals begin a three-game genes that'll boost attendance for the NL Central leaders just as it has nt every other stop. The same goes for Milwaukee, where the Cardinals will play their final road games Sept. 18-20. "Nobody's broken the home run record in the last 37 years," said catcher Tom Lampkin, one of McGwire's closest friends on the team. "Yeah, you cheer for your home guy, but you've got to cheer for somebody who's done something like that." On .Wednesday, the Reds had their first weekday, non-opening day sellout since Pete Rose got his 4,192nd hit in 1985. Thursday was a repeat, with the bonus of NfcGwire'a batting practice session that attracted about 10,000 fans — most of them packing the left-field stands — as McGwire hit nine homers in 17 swings. Forget Barry Larkin & Co., the banners were all about McGwire. In the right-field stands, where McGwire has zero homers this year, one on Wednesday read "Swing Late." In the power alley, there was "Caution, Hard Hat Area," "Way To Go Mark, Hit It Here," "Mark McGwire, Your (sic) The Man, Hit The Ball In My Hand," and "Thanks For Saving Baseball, Mark." The most telling: "I Wanna Be Like Mite," with Mike crossed out and Mark inserted. La Russa said that fan was right on the money about McGwire, who tied the NL record with his 150th and 151st walks on Thursday. "He's in Michael Jordan's category in every way," La Russa said. "The attention, the expectations, and he produces as well as Michael does." The only area where the two are not alike, La Russa said, is in the advertising world. "I really believe he's exactly like Michael except that Michael has got this effervescent personality that translates into other products and enterprises," La Russa said. "Mark's not into it yet. "Maybe someday, but not yet." McGwire's at-bats are not about hype, but about the hope that it might be, it could be, gone yet again. Entering Thursday's game-he had homered every 7.31 at-bats this season. "People cheer him for every at-bat, even after the at-bat if he grounds out or strikes out," Lampkin said. "They think he's going to hit a home run the next time. Everybody does." On Monday, the Cardinals return home and the Busch Stadium fans will get a chance to top themselves. "They did a pretty good job of setting the standard on Tuesday," Lampkin said. "I don't think anybody can top that." Sports Briefs Sullivan scores first ace Thomas Sullivan, of Hurley and Hudson, Fla., recorded his first hoie-in-one at the Eagle Bluff Go!f Course Thursday. Sullivan aced the 201-yard 10th hole using a driver. Witnesses included his sister, 'Ellen Sullivan, and Doria and Bernie Carey. Hockey can drive today The Ironwood high school hockey program is collecting cans today from 10 a.m. to noon at the old school bus garage on Rowe Street. • | The co-operative progtam give kids in Ironwood, Bessemer and Wakefield an opportunity to play varsity hockey.. Volleyball league ready to go The "Women's Tuesday Night Volleyball League is holding team registration until Wednesday. Call Donna at 932-3794. Wakefield plans tailgate party WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Booster Club is planning a pre-game tailgate party before the Sent. 19 home game against Bessemer from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. kickoff. Wakefield's other home games will not go without fanfare. The Sept. 26 game against Washburn will be Parents' Day. Homecoming is Oct. 3 against Lake Linden. Half-marathon set for Esky ESCANABA — The YMCA of Delta County is hosting the John Hansen Memorial Half Marathon Sept. 19. Pre-registration cost is $18. Upper Peninsula Road Runner Club members will receive a $2 discount. Race day registration is $20. Proceeds go to the Hansen Memorial Scholarship Fund. Call Kelly at (906) 789-0005 for more information. Log Jamboree 3-on-3 planned EWEN — Children in grades 1-6 are invited to take part in the Ewen Log Jamboree 3-on-3 basketball tournament Sept. 26. Games will take place on the street in downtown Ewen from 12:30-7 p.m. There will be three girls and boys divisions. Teams are limited to four players. Pre-registration costs $20 and is due by Sept 19. Space is limited. Call Lee Lindberg at (906) 988-2383. Junior Women's league readies The Thursday Junior Women's Bowling League starts Thursday at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Lanes in Hurley. Cost is $20 per person on the first night. Full teams of five women are needed or the league can make up teams with interested individuals. Call Gloria Siirila (9325931) or Minerva Stephani (561-2414) for more information. Hingis, Davenport reach Open final NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Davenport never was a child tennis star, a can't-miss kid like Venus Williams or Martina Hingia. Now, after beating Williams in the semifinalH, she takes on Hingis with a chance for a U.S. Open championship. The second seeded Davenport used power and poi.se to reach her first Grand Slam final. Top- seeded Hingis joined her there by Inking advantage of an opponent's third-set collapse. Today's final between the world's top two players will be a chance for Davenport, who has a 5-6 career record against Hingis, to make up for all tho timfs she was overlooked as a "No one ever said anything about me," Davenport said. "I was never a prodigy, I was never going to be any good." Davenport clapped her left hand on her racket to celebrate her 6-4, 6-4 win over an error-ridden Williams in an all-American semifinal Friday. Davenport was 0-3 in previous Grand Slarn semis, including a loss to Hingis at the U.S. Open a year ago. "It was relief, it was happiness, it was joy obviously getting to my first final. Really just almost like you can't believe it," she .said. "No one ever said when I was growing up I was ever going to be any k .<;<! or get to a (Irand Slam final. Sammy whacks number 59, but Brews down Cubs, 13-11 CHICAGO (AP) — A young fan came to Wrigley Field toting a sign that let everyone know he was "Skippin' School for Sammy." Sammy came through. Sosa hit his 59th home run, his first in six games, in the Chicago Cubs' 13-11 loss to Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. Sosa's fifth-inning homer left him three behind Mark McGwire and tied him with Babe Ruth for the fourth-most homers in a sin- - gle season. Ruth hit 59 in 1921, and 60 in 1927. McGwire broke Roger Maris' single-season record of 61 Tuesday night. Chicago, which began the day tied with the New York Meta in the NL wild-card race, saw starter Don Wengert (1-4) hammered for five runs in 2 1-3 innings. In the sixth. Terry Adams threw run-scoring wild pitches on consecutive at-bats. Eric Plunk (1-2) gave up one hit in 2 1-3 innings, and struck out three, and Bob Wickman got four outs for his 23rd save. Sosa hadn't homered in five games since last Saturday, his longest streak since a four-game stretch from Aug. 11-15. Before the game, Cubs hitting coach Jeff Pentland sat down with Sosa in the clubhouse and gave him an intense, five-minute pep talk. Sosa listened intently, nodding his head several times, and Pentland gave him .a few pats on the back. Sosa looked more relaxed in his first two at-bats, hitting a sharp single to left in the first inning and flying out to the right-field warning track in the third. Two innings later, Sosa sent Bill Pulsipher's 0-1 pitch over the right-field wall, sending the fans in the right-field bleachers into a frenzy. cause of a sore elbow, is sidelined for at least a week because of a sprained ligament in his right elbow. Wengert hit Vina with a pitch in the third inning, then gave up RBI doubles to Mark Loretta and Jeff Cirillo, and a three-run homer to Jeromy Burnitz. Reliever Rodney Myers then walked Marquis Grissom and gave up an RBI double to Geoff Jenkins. •fcrhM 4211 Sill 0000 6021 5122 4220 4122 4000 1000 2320 1000 1011 0000 0006 0000 1112 0000 1011 0000 0000 MiMkeph 1000 Mrndoi2b 1000 Total. 411» IS 11 Total* 40 11 IB 11 MilwaukM OM 113 000—IS Chicago n« J4O 011—11 E—Nil»wn (9), MWy»n (2), TAdamj (3). DP— Milw»uke« 1. LOB—Milwaukx 9, Chicago 7. 2B—Vin« 2 (34), LortO. (26), Nil»»on (14), Cirillo (26). Jenluni (12), G1IU1 (5), Stmim 2 (15). 3B—JHrrnander (7), BUtuer (3). HR—Burniti (34), So.« (69), GaettJ (16). M»xw«l) (1). SB— So** (17). S— LorttU. LJohn»od, Wsn^erl. !P H RER BB SO MILWAJUK ", EK CT •m • 11 •"•-• ' CHICAGO •brhM Vin«2b Lorrtlmlb Niluonc Cirillo3b Burniizri* Rruonxf JiVntinM Jenkiulf Plipherp Ptunkp NwO«ldph MMynp Wckmnp 5 5 5 S 8 4 4 S 3 0 1 0 0 3 1 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 S X 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 3 1 I 1 0 0 o 0 0 LJhnancf JHrndiM Krchnrp MaOoclb SoMl-f GHUIlf Qa*Ui3b AlxmlrTfa Meradph Sarraiac BBrwnph Huntoac Wttf«rtp RdnMyp FHrdUp Uuwciiph 8trr«n«p Blauacrph TAdnup Mlhllndp AP Lu«rphof> Sammy Sosa is greeted by a host of teammates after stroking his 59th homer Friday against Milwaukee. It was just the 10th home run off of a left-handed pitcher for Sosa, and his 18th to right field. Sosa struck out swinging in the sixth and grounded to shortstop in the eighth. His homer seemed to wake up the Cubs, who closed to 10-9 on Gary Gaetti's two-run homer and Jeff Blauser's RBI triple in the filth. Adams, the fourth Cubs pitcher, threw throe wild pitches in a row in the sixth, leading to two runs, Fernando Vina's RBI double made it 13-9. Kerry Wood, who was supposed to start but was scratched be- !*uliipher PlunkW,l-2 MMyrra WickminS.23 Chicago 42-3 2 1-3 2-3 1 1-3 21-3 1 2-3 1 2-3 2 1-3 1 (Vin 11 1 1 2 4 4 2 2 o 0 1 a). 9 0 ' 1 1 5 4 0 1 3 0 0 9 0 0 1 6 4 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 WP— TAdauu 1 3 0 (J 1 3 2 0 2 3 0 3, RdnMyer« KHerctlii Striven* TAdarr.j Mulhollsnd Karchner Mulholland. Umpirr*— Horn*, Gorman; Firat, Criwford; Second, Million; Third, Davidaon. T—3:41. A—37,410(38,884). Packers attempting to fill in for London GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Linebacker Antonio London's season-ending knee injury has the Packers looking for a reserve who can fill the role. "We have flexibility built in our scheme where we can take care of things like this," defensive coordinator Fritz Shurmur said. "It's not the easiest way to go." Shurmur was faced with finding a way to make London's absence fool minimal as the Packers prepared for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Bucca- ne.er.s. Lamont HollinqucHt has played sparingly while rookie Jude Waddy has not played at all. Another option is defensive end Keith McKenzie who Shurmur has said has, linebacker skills. Waddy could replace London on special teams. Hollinquest's playing time will improve .significantly with London gone but Green Bay probably will not will use him as it did Ixmdon, a quick pass-rusher. At C-fufjt-.'i, 2f>0 pounds, Hoi- linquest is more a physical player than a speed player. Coach Mike Holmgren said McKenzie could factor in London's spot but that he did not want to make that move immediately. London, 26, who beat out veteran Seth Joyner during training camp for the linebacker job, injured his left knee during practice Thursday. lie shared a sack last weekend against Detroit with strong safety LeRoy Butler and would have had another but McKenzie beat him to Scott Mitchell. London was so impressive in training camp that Shurmur threw in a wrinkle: in the opener with London and Butler bunched up on the same .side, blitzing together. LEVENS BETTER? Holmgren said he expected running back Dorsey Ix-vons to improve; on last. weekend's game when he rushed 2/> times for only r>'.'i yards and caught seven passes for ,'!H yards. WIN A TRIP TO HAWAII REGISTFIATION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 7th. Drawing at 11:00 p.m. on Sept. 18th— Must be present to win. \ Hawaiian Luau SEPTEMBER 18, 1998 ATTEND OUR PARTY IN HAWAIIAN ATTIRE & RECEIVE $10 In Comp Chips or Quarter Tokens! 6 p.m.-Midnight Super Bowl XXXIII Raffle Tickets On Sale Now! '1.00 * At Promotions Air Fair if Hotel Accommodations & Super Bowl Tickets are included! Dnwingon jlmury 1C, tTtf -Aflw ttn Glrm—Mutt It Prtmit To Win! Packer Parties September 13, 20, and 27. Buy into the football pooli and receive a registration ticket for the 1,000 CASH CUBE DRAWING ONE AFTER EACH PACKER CAM El BINGO SPECIALS: September 21 it, JJ5 Pick. September 16,24, and 18th, #300.00 Gift Certificates Sept 23 Buy I Get I Free CASINO On U.S. 4t Jml»*» north Of U.S. 2, In WatervnMt Ml («00) 51) 3$»»

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page