Pro sports, in general, and the Angels, in particular, have been remarkably lucky: None of these plans has ever had to be implemented. "We're all going to be O.K.," said second baseman Bobby Rose, who severely sprained his ankle in the accident. "Even though people got hurt, it could've been much, much worse."
Let It Ride
In Las Vegas there was a betting line on the number of cars that would still be running at the end of the Indianapolis 500. The over-under number was 14�. Twelve cars finished the race.
Former Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Ralph Branca, who gave up the home run to Bobby Thomson that won the National League pennant for the New York Giants in 1951, and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Mike Torrez, who gave up a homer to Bucky Dent in a one-game playoff in '78 that lifted the New York Yankees to the AL East title, live within a mile of each other in White Plains, N.Y. Peter Gammons of The Boston Globe reports that the two pitchers also attend the same church: Our Lady of Sorrows.