Frank Cashen, a ubiquitous manager who wore a signature crawl tie and fashioned a New York Mets group that rollicked a approach to a 1986 World Series championship, died Monday. He was 88.
He died during Memorial Hospital in Easton, Md., after a brief illness, a Mets said.
Cashen was a longtime sportswriter in his Baltimore hometown and went to law propagandize before fasten a Orioles and eventually apropos GM.
The Orioles won dual titles while he worked for them, though he finished his symbol in New York.
Hired in 1980, Cashen remade a last-place group into an outfit that became a many widespread force in baseball. Cashen finished a trades that brought initial baseman Keith Hernandez (a Capuchino High-San Bruno grad) and destiny Hall of Famer Gary Carter to a Mets, and oversaw a breeze picks of pitcher Dwight Gooden and outfielder Darryl Strawberry.
– Bobby Castillo, a former Dodgers and Twins pitcher credited with training Fernando Valenzuela a screwball, died in a Los Angeles sanatorium after a hitch with cancer, a Dodgers said. He was 59.
Compton expected in British Open
Erik Compton’s runner-up finish in a U.S. Open should be adequate to get him into a subsequent vital championship.
With usually dual weeks remaining in British Open qualifying, there will not be adequate players to fill a 156-man margin during Royal Liverpool. The RA afterwards turns to an swap list that is roughly certain to accommodate Compton, a two-time heart-transplant target who is carrying his best year.
NFL: The 49ers have sealed ensure Al Netter to a one-year deal. The group announced a understanding reduction than a month after he was waived.
NHL: The Sharks released subordinate offers to 6 players – Jason Demers, James Sheppard, Matt Tennyson, Tommy Wingels, Taylor Doherty and Harri Sateri – definition a group retains negotiating rights with them.
Basketball: In a San Francisco Bay Area Pro-Am, USF-bound ensure Frankie Ferrari scored 24 points to lead South Bay to a 105-101 feat over Bay City during Kezar Pavilion.
Jurisprudence: Oscar Pistorius was not traffic with a mental illness when he killed partner Reeva Steenkamp and was means to know a wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday during a Olympic athlete’s murder trial.
The conclusions by a row of experts, review aloud by arch prosecutor Gerrie Nel, seemed to mislay a probability that a double-amputee curtain could be announced not guilty since of a mental disorder, that would outcome in him being committed to a mental institution.