Around the Majors: Curt Gowdy dies

1) Famed sports broadcaster Curt Gowdy died at the age of 86. Gowdy broadcast 13 World Series, 16 some star games, spent 15 years as the Red Sox play by play announcer, 10 years as the broadcaster for the game of the week and also did a lot of other sports broadcasting.

2) The Cubs and Mark Prior both deny a Baseball Prospectus report that he is experiencing shoulder problems.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 22   42   2.43   30  30  211.1  245 10.43 10.31  18   6   0  18   6  Cubs         
2004 23    7   4.02   21  21  118.2  139 10.54 12.36   6   4   0   6   4  Cubs         
2005 24   11   3.67   27  27  166.2  188 10.15 11.12  11   7   0  10   8  Cubs         
CAREER    69   3.24   97  97  613.1  719 10.55 11.06  41  23   0  41  23 
LG AVG     0   4.24           613.1  454  6.67 12.77  34  34 

3) Orioles 2B Brian Roberts is still recovering from a torn tendon and ligament in his left elbow. He says his goal is to play on Opening Day, but he might not be ready until a couple of weeks later.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25   -4  .337  .367  .704  .472   4.47  .270   5   41   23  112  Orioles      
2004   26  -10  .344  .376  .720  .453   4.84  .273   4   53   29  159  Orioles      
2005   27   46  .387  .515  .903  .718   7.64  .314  18   73   27  143  Orioles      
CAR         16  .344  .402  .747  .524   5.17  .278  30  195  100  527 
LG AVG       0  .334  .429  .764  .500   5.02  .268  66  276   34 
POS AVG    -30  .324  .403  .727  .450   4.54  .266  47  233   47 

4) Position players report today for the Braves, Devil Rays, Indians, Padres, Phillies, Pirates, Reds, Tigers and Yankees. They reported yesterday for the Angels, Cardinals, Cubs, Dodgers, Giants, Mariners and Rangers.

5) The Red Sox signed P Franklin Nunez to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 27   -2   5.91    8   0   10.2   14 11.81 17.72   0   3   0   1   2  Devil Rays   
2005 28   -4  10.80    5   0    5      2  3.60 16.20   1   0   0   0   1  Devil Rays   
CAREER    -6   7.47   13   0   15.2   16  9.19 17.23   1   3   0   1   3 
LG AVG     0   4.55            15.2   11  6.36 12.98   1   1 

6) The Indians named C.C. Sabathia as their Opening Day starter.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 22   13   3.60   30  30  197.2  141  6.42 11.93  13   9   0  13   9  Indians      
2004 23    9   4.12   30  30  188    139  6.65 12.21  11  10   0  11  10  Indians      
2005 24    1   4.03   31  31  196.2  161  7.37 11.62  15  10   0  13  12  Indians      
CAREER    30   4.10  157 157  972.2  761  7.04 12.11  69  45   0  60  54 
LG AVG     0   4.49           972.2  679  6.28 12.88  55  55 

7) The Nationals signed P Kevin Gryboski to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 29    1   3.86   64   0   44.1   32  6.50 14.01   6   4   0   5   5  Braves       
2004 30    8   2.84   69   0   50.2   24  4.26 13.68   3   2   2   3   2  Braves       
2005 31   -4   5.52   42   0   31     10  2.90 18.58   1   1   0   0   2  Braves/Rangers
CAREER     9   3.75  232   0  177.2   99  5.02 15.30  12   8   2  10  10 
LG AVG     0   4.24           177.2  132  6.67 12.76  10  10 

8) Today’s birthdays–

JACK BILLINGHAM, AGE: 63
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1976 33  -14   4.32   34  29  177     76  3.86 13.02  12  10   1   9  13  Reds         
1977 34  -24   5.23   36  23  161.2   76  4.23 14.53  10  10   0   7  13  Reds         
1980 37  -21  10.23   15   4   31.2    7  1.99 22.17   1   3   0   1   3  Tigers/Red Sox
CAREER   -63   3.83  476 305 2230.2 1141  4.60 12.59 145 113  15 122 136 
LG AVG     0   3.69          2230.2 1304  5.26 12.23 124 124 

ADAM GREENBERG, AGE: 25
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   24    0 1.000                                  0    0    0    1  Cubs 
CAR          0 1.000                                  0    0    0    1 
LG AVG       0                    .500                0    0    0 
POS AVG      0                                        0    0    0 

FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ, AGE: 23
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   22    0  .500  .000  .500  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    7  Indians      
CAR          0  .500  .000  .500  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    7 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   0    0    0 
POS AVG      0  .344  .464  .808  .560   5.58  .266   0    0    0 

JOUETT MEEKIN, 1867-1944
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1894 27   66   3.70   52  48  409    133  2.93 12.65  33   9   2  27  15  Giants       
1896 29   18   3.82   42  41  334.1  110  2.96 13.59  26  14   0  22  18  Giants       
1897 30   17   3.76   37  34  303.2   83  2.46 12.89  20  11   0  17  14  Giants       
CAREER     4   4.07  324 308 2603.1  900  3.11 13.55 153 133   2 141 145 
LG AVG     0   4.25          2603.1  728  2.52 13.81 147 147 

JOHN TITUS, 1876-1943
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1904   28   24  .362  .387  .749  .659   6.02  .294   4   55   15  146  Phillies     
1905   29   41  .397  .436  .834  .703   7.70  .308   2   89   11  147  Phillies     
1908   32   24  .365  .360  .725  .659   5.13  .286   2   48   27  149  Phillies     
1912   36   27  .416  .446  .862  .644   7.40  .309   5   70   11  141  Phillies/Braves
CAR        197  .373  .385  .758  .630   5.81  .282  38  561  140 1402 
LG AVG       0  .327  .341  .668  .500   4.42  .261  24  489  197 
POS AVG     33  .330  .358  .688  .531   4.67  .266  34  520  198 

ALAN TRAMMELL, AGE: 48
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1983   25   36  .385  .471  .856  .698   6.82  .319  14   66   30  142  Tigers       
1984   26   36  .382  .468  .851  .687   6.59  .314  14   69   19  139  Tigers       
1987   29   64  .402  .551  .953  .757   8.96  .343  28  105   21  151  Tigers       
CAR        161  .352  .415  .767  .558   5.27  .285 185 1003  236 2293 
LG AVG       0  .330  .402  .732  .500   4.58  .264 213 1014  156 
POS AVG   -204  .311  .354  .665  .400   3.73  .256 106  785  156 

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