Ron Fimrite

Ron Fimrite

All Ron Fimrite Stories

April 04, 1983

His Enthusiasm Is Catching

One reason for National League superiority is Montreal's Gary Carter, who talks a good game and plays a better one

Sept. 06, 1982

He Finally Bagged It

The base path to glory led from first to second in Milwaukee, where Oakland's Rickey Henderson stole base No. 119 to break the single-season record—and there was, and will be, more

Nov. 08, 1982

Oh What A Notable Victory!

Stanford did not fiddle around with Washington, scoring a dazzling 43-31 upset with John Elway's arm and some unsung feet

Sept. 01, 1983

The Anatomy of a Miracle

The wildest kickoff return in history began when Kevin Moen of Cal fielded a Stanford squib and ended, five laterals and a felled trombone player later, amid hysteria

March 15, 1982

For Both Love And Money

Reggie Jackson is floating on Cloud 9 now that he has joined a glorious host of California Angels

June 13, 1983

Portrait of the Artist as a Hitter

The man behind the camera is Rod Carew, part-time photographer, full-time batting star, whose phenomenal .435 average has made him the focus of unwanted attention

April 04, 1983


The Mariners have lately taken to running a mission for lost souls—and with better results on the average than most establishments of this sort ...

April 04, 1983


Cecil Cooper was ruminating one fine spring day in Arizona on his persistent anonymity. "Maybe it's my fault for picking the wrong years to do ...

Sept. 06, 1999


When Pride Still MatteredBy David MaranissSimon & Schuster, $27.50 This profile of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, whichforges a ...

April 04, 1983


Not long after the A's fired Billy Martin last fall, they issued a statement listing the qualifications they sought in a new manager. Among these ...

Oct. 04, 1999


A Jerk on One End: Reflections of a Mediocre FishermanBy Robert HughesBallantine Books, $18.95 The true value of this all-too-brief book, ...

April 02, 1984


Angels pitcher Frank LaCorte, angry and frustrated with himself, fielded a ground ball near the mound, took several steps toward first base and ...

April 02, 1984


The A's suffered through last season with four significant weak spots—first base, second base, DH and short relief. In a flurry of off-season ...

June 28, 1999


Say It Ain't So, Joe!By Donald Gropman Citadel Press, $14.95 With due apologies to Pete Rose, the Baseball Hall of Fame'smost renowned ...

April 02, 1984


The way manager Jim Frey looks at it, he and third-base coach Don Zimmer will be "double-dating for the first time in 35 years." Frey and ...

April 02, 1984


"Yessir, I've sure had an interesting career," said Al Oliver, brushing a fleck of dust from his new San Francisco Giants uniform. "My wife is ...

April 25, 1994

Billy Taylor

The Oldest rookie in major league baseball this season is also, not surprisingly, the happiest. After toiling for 14 years in the minor leagues ...

April 12, 1976


As manager of the A's, Chuck Tanner at last may have found a focus for his Panglossian view of life. Tanner is a man who sees the best in ...