New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 23, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeltung, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, August 23, 1991
Three-base error leads to Texas win
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It went into the books — after a lot of discussion — as an inside-the-park home run for Kansas City’s Brent Mayne.
Less talk was needed to put it into the books Thursday as a 4-2 victory by the Texas Rangers over the Royals despite Mayne’s two-run homer.
Mayne was awarded a home run in the fourth inning that gave Kansas City a 2-2 tie although it appeared Rangers leftfielder Juan Gonzalez may have had a chance of preventing Mayne from scoring by fielding the ball when it scooted past him.
Official scorer Sid Bordman let stand his initial ruling after consulting the Rangers after the game.
Texas Manager Bobby Valentine had seen it happen before.
“Premonitions,” is the way Valentine explained why he decided to have Gonzalez practice fielding balls in the comer before the game.
“It’s like a floorboard out there. It’s like a gutter,” Valentine said, struggling to explain the pitfalls of the leftfield comer.
“I think it’s a centrifugal thing,” said Valentine, still struggling.
“Like a hockey rink?” someone suggested.
“Yeah, it’s like a puck on a hockey rink,” Valentine agreed.
Gonzalez himself isn’t well-practiced enough in his English to get in on this discussion, but his explanation was probably the most understandable.
“It’s part of the game,” he said
All Timet COT
East Division W L Pct. OB
Toronto 66 56 .541 —
Detroit 65 57 .533 1
Boston 62 59 .512 3V4
Milwaukee 57 64 .471 8!4-
New York 55 64 .462 9Vt
Baltimore 50 71 .413 ISH
Cleveland 36 82 .317 27
West DIvl aion W L Pct OB
Minnesota 74 49 .602 —
Chicago 67 54 .554 6
Oakland 68 55 .553 6
Seattle 64 58 .525 914
Kansas City 62 58 .517 1014
Texas 62 58 .517 1014
California 58 63 .479 15
Thursday's Games Boston 7, Cleveland 6,10 innings Minnesota 5, Seattle 4,10 innings Oakland 2, California 1 Milwaukee 8, Toronto 7 Texas 4, Kansas City 2 Today's Games Minnesota (A.Anderson 4-8) at Baltimore (McDonald 5-7), 6:35 p.m.
Chicago (Hibbard 8-9) at Cleveland (Blair 0-1), 6:35 p.m.
Seattle (Holman 10-12) at Detroit (Gullick-son 15-6), 6:35 p.m.
New York (Taylor 6-7) at Toronto (Can-diottl 10-11), 6:35 p.m.
Texas (Bohanon 2-0) at Kansas City (Appier 10-8), 7:35 p.m.
Boston (M.Young 3-3) at California
(J .Abbott 12-8), 935 p.m.
Milwaukee (Navarro 11-9) at Oakland (Stewart9-7), 935 p.m.
East Division VV L Pct GB
Pittsburgh 70 49 .588 —
St. Louis 64 55 .538 6
Chicago 61 59 .508 914
New York 59 81 .492 11ft
Philadelphia 58 62 .483 1214
Montreal 48 71 .403 22
West Division W L Pct. GB
Los Angeles 66 52 .567 —
Atlanta 66 54 .550 2
San Francisco 59 61 .492 9
Cincinnati 58 62 .483 10
San Diego 58 63 .479 1014
Houston 50 70 .417 18
Thursday's Games Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3,11 innings San Francisco 11, Houston 8 Atlanta 4, Cincinnati 1 New York 6, St. Louis 0 Today's Games San Diego (Hurst 14-6) at Chicago (Bielecki 11 -8), 220p.m.
San Francisco (Burkett 9-7) at Pittsburgh (Drabek 12-11), 6:35 p.m.
Philadelphia (Mulholland 12-10) at Atlanta (Glavine 15-8), 6:40 p.m.
Cincinnati (Browning 11-8) at New York (Viola 12-10), 6:40p.m.
Montreal (De.Martinez 12-7) at Houston (Bowen 2-2), 7:35 p.m.
Los Angeles (Ojeda 9-8) at St. Louis (DeLeon 5-9), 7:35 p.m.
with a shrug of the shoulders.
It looked like the hit could spoil the opener of the four-game series for the Rangers, but a throwing error by Royals reliever Tom Gordon led to the first of two Texas runs in the eighth and Kenny Rogers (10-8) pitched three innings of hitless relief for the Rangers.
Julio Franco singled leading off the eighth. Rafael Palmeiro hit a bouncer in front of the mound that Gordon fielded cleanly, but his throw sailed wildly past first baseman Todd Benzinger.
Franco, playing with a bruised foot, scored all the way from first, running through a stop sign put up by third
base coach Dave Oliver and making the score 3-2.
“He is the one who decided he could play,” Valentine said. “I thought it was conservative (to try and stop him at third). We had no outs and the middle of the order coming up.”
Gordon ,(9-11) usually is a fine fielding pitcher.
“When I grabbed it, I didn’t have a good grip on it,” he said. “I didn’t know how much time I had. I’ve made like two (throwing errors) since I’ve been in the big leagues. I’ll just go out there tomorrow and hope the same play happens and this time I'll get him.
“I (pitched) well and that one error cost me a lot. Next time I get a ground ball, I throw the guy out.”
Ruben Sierra doubled following the error to drive in Palmeiro and give the Rangers a 4-2 lead.
Texas had taken a 2-0 lead in the fourth when Sierra doubled and Gonzalez hit a high fly ball to left that struck the foul pole for his 24th home run.
The Royals got only one hit the rest of the way after Mayne’s hit tied it in the bottom of the fourth.
Texas starter Jose Guzman left the game after throwing 118 pitches in six innings.
Kansas City starter Luis Aquino pitched five innings, but had to leave with a strained pectoral muscle on his right side. A similar injury forced Aquino out for two months last year, but Royals trainer Nick Swartz said a preliminary examination showed the injury was not serious.
Junior football league: registration underway
Registration has started for the local tackle football league for New Braunfels kids in fourth, fifth and sixth grades.
There are currently five teams in the league, which plays its games
at New Braunfels Middle School.
Registration fee is $25, which includes uniforms and equipment. Contact the league’s player at 625-3445 after 3 p .rn. for information.
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have got to be (working). When the other kids catch up, it’ll do nothing but make us better.”
Davidson said that last year’s playoff teams. Canyon and Clemens, should again be strong despite losing all or most of their varsity players.
But the Rangerettcs, she believes, have what it takes to be a major factor in the district race.
“We’re really stressing being competitive and doing our best,’ ’ she said, adding that the team’s motto is
“Nothing less than our best.” «• “If we get out there and do our best and fall short, that’s acceptable,” Davidson said. “But if we mess up and serve into the net and don’t play aggressively, that’s not, because they’re better than that.”
. She said that she believes the team is sufficiently talented and motivated to have a strong season. '
“They’re a competitive group and they’re easy to coach — I’m excited* in a lot of ways,” she said. “I thinlr we’ll be all right.” 'i
Oilers obtain Williams
Solms bowl deadline today
The fall league sign-up period is currently under way at the Solms Bowling Club, with the 9-pin league likely to start in the next few weeks.
The deadline to register is today, and anyone interested in playing this fall should sign the book at the Solms Bowling Club. The league needs bowlers and anyone who wants to play is encouraged to do so. There is no cost to join the league.
The league will probably start approximately a week after the signing deadline, after the teams are selected. The selection process will begin after Monday, when the current league completes play.
For more information, call Robert Lehmann at 625-1216 or the Solms Bowling Club at 625-9801.
NBS A holds v-ball tourney
The New Braunfels Softball Association's project committee will hold a B and C division co-ed volleyball tournament at Barry’s Under Pass Saloon on Sunday.
Sign-up is 10:30 a.m. and play will begin at 11 ain.
The fee is $40 per eight-player team. The double-elimination tournament starts after a round-robin competition. Call Rey at 629-3343 for more information.
Canyon fall social Monday
The Canyon Fall Football Social is scheduled for Monday, with athletes from all Cougar and Cougarette fall sports programs to be honored.
The social begins at 7 p.m. at Cougar Stadium, featuring the 1991 Canyon football, volleyball and cross country teams.
Unicorn barbecue Aug. 29
The New Braunfels Unicom All Sports Booster Club is holding its annual Meet the Unicorns barbecue Aug.29at6p.rn.
Tickets will be available at the gate, and they are $4 per person. Booster club members will also be selling the tickets in advance.
The Aug. 29 barbecue will also features athletes of the fall sports programs at New Braunfels, with football, volleyball and eross country athletes being honored.
Everyone is invited to attend the barbecue and meet the Unicom athletes.
Flag football registration
The New Braunfels Youth Flag Football League registration will be held this Saturday and Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Victoria Bank
and Trust North building on 1000 N. Walnut.
Children in the first through sixth grades are eligible. Grades 1-2 will be in Division I, Grades 3-4 will be in Division 2, and Grades 5-6 will play in Division 3. A $15 registration fee is required.
Clinic for women golfers
The Landa Park Golf Course has scheduled a clinic for women golfers Sept. 16-20 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the golf course.
Call 625-3225 for more information.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers granted the wish of holdout defensive end Lee Williams by trading him to the Houston Oilers for rookie wide receiver Shawn Jefferson and the Oilers’ first-round draft pick in 1992.
Williams simply didn't want to stay with the Chargers. Scheduled to make $900,000 this year, the two-time Pro Bowl starter had said he was tired of being played out of position and being criticized by team officials.
He had been rumored going to a half-dozen teams, most recently the New York Jets along with the Oilers. But Beathard said the Jets lost interest.
Williams, an eighth-year pro, needed only one-half sack to tie Gary Johnson as the Chargers’ all-time leader with 67.
The Oilers didn’t want to include a wide receiver in the Williams deal, but the Chargers wouldn’t make the trade without one, San Diego General Manager Bobby Beathard said.
“We were hoping it would be done before this, but it is nice to have it out of the way before the final cutdown,’’ Beathard said. “At that time it could
have been bad for everybody then, because if he’d have been placed in a; category where he couldn’t play or be’ traded this year, then nobody comes out ahead.” *
“The bottom line was that Houston wanted Lee Williams,” said Wit-** Hams’ agent, Steve Feldman.
The Chargers regained a first-round! draft pick for next year. Beathard,1 notorious for trading first-round pick* while the GM at Washington, had traded the Chargers’ original 1992>; first-round choice to Washington dur-’ ing this year’s draft for the right td< pick guard Eric Moten in the second-round. •?
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