- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
- TAMPA BAY buccaneersENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYSJune 28, 2012
- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
When asked later about breaking the code of silence during the game, Reynolds said, "it was no secret. I could see the scoreboard lights every inning, and those three big zeroes on the Cleveland side never changed."
The Philadelphia Phillies' Whiz Kids, the defending National League champions, just can't get it going. They haven't been above third place since the second week of the season. Losing lefthander Curt Simmons to the Korean War draft last September has devastated the Phillie pitching staff....
The Indians are already regretting their part in the three-team, six-player deal on April 30. Cleveland got lefthander Lou Brissie in the trade but parted with rookie outfielder Orestes Minoso, who looks as if he's going to be a terrific player for the White Sox....
The best rookie in the American League right now may be Yankee infielder Gil McDougald. He hasn't stopped hitting since his memorable game on May 3, when he drove in six runs in the ninth inning (tying the league record for most RBIs in one inning) of a 17-3 win over the Indians....
The baseball world is mourning the loss of former star reliever Hugh Casey, 37, who committed suicide July 3 in Atlanta. Casey pitched for the Cubs in 1935, for the Dodgers from '39 to '48 and for the Pirates and Yankees in '49.
Minor League Note of the Week: Rex Barney, the former Dodger fireballer who threw a no-hitter for Brooklyn in 1948, is still having a terrible time with his control for the Fort Worth Cats of the Texas League. Barney walked 16 batters, a league record, in his first start there, on May 13 (he threw 182 pitches, 95 of them balls, in 7? innings), and hasn't done much better since. Says Bobby Bragan, Fort Worth's manager and catcher, "He's just forgotten how to throw."