March 21, 1983 | Jim Kaplan
It's a rare rookie who's able to become a starting shortstop, but this spring there are a number of newcomers who could turn the trick: Oakland's Tony Phillips moves with grace afield and speed on the base paths. He...
July 25, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
With Dick Wagner ousted last week as the Reds' president and chief executive officer, Bob Howsam resumed those roles—he'd relinquished them in February 1978 to become vice-chairman of the board—and indicated that...
August 13, 1984 | Henry Hecht
There is no joy in Philly, even when somebody hits a ninth-inning, game-winning, pinch-hit homer before the home folks in the middle of a pennant race. When Len Matuszek did that recently he found a two-person...
April 15, 1985 | Ivan Maisel
The Cleveland Indians are what most people would like to be: young, talented and thin. Since this is baseball, the last, an absence of bench strength, could present a problem. But when it comes to starting lineups,...
April 29, 1985 | Henry Hecht
The trade of Atlanta's Alex Trevino to the Giants was buried in the agate columns last week as all of baseball gasped at the $2 million-a-year contract Ozzie Smith got to stay in St. Louis. But in the Brave New World...