Friday, November 1, 2002
Jeff Montgomery, Kansas City's all-time saves leader and a three-time All-Star, is the newest member of the Royals' Hall of Fame. Montgomery spent 12 of his 13 years in the major leagues with the Royals. He will be inducted in on-field ceremonies on Aug. 16 at Kauffman Stadium.
The New York Yankees reached a preliminary agreement on a $5 million, one-year contract with third baseman Robin Ventura. Ventura, 35, must pass a physical for the deal to be finalized, a Yankees official said on the condition of anonymity.
Outfielder Chris Latham, who spent the entire season in the Mets' minor league system, signed a $400,000, one-year contract with the Yankees. Latham, 29, hit .232 with six home runs, 43 RBIs and 26 stolen bases for Triple-A Norfolk.
Former catcher John Stearns was hired by the Mets to manage their Double-A Binghamton team of the Eastern League.
The tradition continues: Tiger gets new gear
Keeping with a tradition that started when Tiger Woods turned pro, his mother gave him a new Tiger headcover for the 2003 season.
The Tiger headcovers are different than those sold in golf shops because Kultida Woods stitches a message in Thai: "Love From Mom."
What happens to the old one?
His mother makes a list of Tiger's accomplishments for the year, stuffs it inside the headcover and stores it away.
This year's list includes victories in the Masters, U.S. Open, Bay Hill Invitational, Buick Open, American Express Championship and Deutsche Bank-SAP Open in Germany.
She said his victory in the "Battle at Bighorn" did not make the list.
-- From wire reports