Sunday FanFare 7/13/03
Sunday, July 13, 2003
Barry Bonds hit a 448-foot shot off Curt Schilling to tie a major league record with 12 consecutive 30-homer seasons. Bonds' major league-leading 30th home run came on the first pitch from Schilling with one out in the fourth inning.
The Rockies sent outfielder Greg Vaughn to the minors, clearing the way for the 16-year veteran to become a free agent. Vaughn, 38, had an option to go back to Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he started the season, but he became a free agent after declining the assignment.
Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez will not play in the All-Star game next week due to a sore left hamstring.
A decision on the future home of the Expos might not be made until September, a high-ranking baseball official said. The commissioner's office originally had targeted the All-Star break for a decision. Northern Virginia, Portland, Ore., and Washington all want the Expos to relocate to their areas for the 2004 season.
The Mets activated reliever Mike Stanton from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-hander Jaime Cerda to Triple-A Norfolk.
The Clippers signed first-round draft pick Chris Kaman to a contract. Kaman, a 7-footer from Central Michigan selected sixth overall last month, will receive about $6.46 million for three years under the terms of the NBA's rookie salary scale.
Delta grads participate in All-star game
Delta graduates Rebecca Below and Rebecca Cook competed in the Gerald Pilz All-star game at the College of the Ozarks Saturday.
Below, who will attend the College of the Ozarks in the fall on a basketball scholarship, scored four points. Below added five rebounds and two steals. Cook was 1-for-1 from the three point range and added three assists and two steals. Cook also won the game's free throw contest with a 10-for-10 performance.