August 1, 2009
BURBANK? After sustaining an ankle injury in July of 2007, Jason Hirsh?s baseball career has had its share of tumultuous times. On Wednesday, longtime Burbank resident and St. Francis High graduate?s career took a brand new direction, as the 26-year-old was traded from the Colorado Rockies organization to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later. ?This is a fresh start for Jason,? said Hirsh?s agent, Bill Hertz. ?It?s a great opportunity for him and one that he?
August 22, 2007
Credit union takes youngsters to ballgame The Lockheed Federal Credit Union in Burbank donated more than 100 tickets for Saturday’s Dodger game to the Burbank Boys & Girls Club. The game was against the Colorado Rockies. Since 2006, the Lockheed Federal Credit Union has donated more than $4,000 in funds and items to the Burbank Boys & Girls Club, according to the credit union. Magnolia Park beautifies lampposts After the addition of street banners on lampposts in the Magnolia Park shopping district, the neighborhood’s business partnership is looking to add flower baskets to the mix. The adopt-a-basket program allows business owners interested in beautifying the area to choose where their sponsored flower basket will hang and will get their name on a plaque.
May 5, 2001
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- During his seven-year major league baseball career, Jeff Cirillo has been able to avoid the dreaded disabled list. But a strained muscle in the Colorado Rockies third baseman's left ribcage landed Cirillo on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday for the first time. Cirillo, a former Providence High standout, was hitting .295 (15 for 78) with five home runs and 18 RBI. He is a career .310 hitter. Cirillo has been a stalwart since he first came to the major leagues in 1994 with the Milwaukee Brewers.
May 28, 2008
Keeping up with local players in the big leagues: FREDDY SANCHEZ (Pittsburgh Pirates; second baseman ) : After signing a new contract during the offseason, the former Burbank High standout struggled at the beginning of the season. However, although he’s had his problems the last few games, the 30-year-old has been slowly bringing up his batting average. Heading into Tuesday’s game with the Cincinnati Reds, Sanchez was hitting .245 (49 for 200)
August 11, 2004
Jeff Tully Fans of Jeff Cirillo have to be wondering if the former Providence High baseball standout has played his last game as a major- leaguer. The San Diego Padres gave the veteran his unconditional release Thursday, leaving the infielder without a pro team for the first time in his 10-year career. Cirillo, 34, appeared in 33 games for San Diego this season, batting .213 (16 for 75) with three doubles, one home run and seven runs batted in. A career .297 hitter, Cirillo is a two-time all-star, playing for the Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, Seattle Mariners and Padres.
August 29, 2009
BURBANK — With the San Francisco Giants entrenched in a pair of races — for the National League West Division and wild-card — it would help to have their starting second baseman on board. Unfortunately for Freddy Sanchez, a former Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout, he hasn’t been healthy enough to compete. Sanchez, who was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 29, was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a strained left shoulder.
October 7, 2000
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- The baseball season provided varying degrees of success for local major leaguers Jeff Cirillo and Mike Magnante. But although Cirillo, who plays for the Colorado Rockies, finished among the top 10 in the National League in several batting categories, Magnante is the one in the playoffs with the Oakland Athletics. Magnante, who was a star pitcher at Burroughs High, helped Oakland capture the American League West title with a 91-70 record.
August 10, 2002
Jeff Tully With former Burroughs High and Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Magnante given his release from the club last week, there is only one local player left in major league baseball. For ex-Providence standout Jeff Cirillo, he has enjoyed highs and lows during the season as a third baseman for the Seattle Mariners. Heading into a weekend series with the Chicago White Sox, Cirillo is hitting way below his career average. With a lifetime .305 average, the sure-handed infielder is hitting .246.