Anaconda high school teams dominate Wayne Estes tournament
Last weekend, the 33rd Annual Wayne Estes Memorial tournament kicked off in Anaconda with the high school portion of the tournament. This weekend will be the adult division.
In the girls division, the Anaconda Lady Heads took first, and the runner up was Livingston. A team from Whitefish took third and a second Anaconda team took fourth.
During the boys 11th and 12th grade division, Rip City Anaconda grabbed the crown. Trailing in second was Remix Bozeman, Anaconda Galle in third and in fourth was Philispburg.
The finial division pitted boys' teams of freshmen and sophomores. The Butte Central squad took first, Twin Bridges was second, Plains was third and the Butte Bulldogs came in fourth.
Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dallas Green, the tough-talking manager who guided the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series championship, has died. He was 82.
The Phillies say Green died Wednesday at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. He had been in poor health for several years.
Green spent 62 years in baseball as a player, manager, general manager, team president and other roles.
As a big league pitcher, he went just 20-22 in the 1960s. It was in the dugout where the 6-foot-5 man with a commanding presence really found his voice — and a booming one, it was.
Green guided the Phillies to the World Series championship in 1980, ending a drought that stretched back nearly a century. He later managed the New York Yankees and Mets, and was GM and president of the Cubs.
Cardinals pick Carlos Martinez to pitch April 2 opener vs Cubs
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have picked Carlos Martinez to start their April 2 opener against the World Series champion Chicago Cubs.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told Martinez about the choice hours before his new ace allowed three hits in five scoreless innings in a 6-1 victory over Washington on Wednesday.
"I felt honored and, honestly, when he had this conversation with me I couldn't believe it," Martinez said through a translator. "I thought he was talking about the exhibition games in Springfield or Memphis. Just to be able to have this position and to be able to represent the Cardinals and be No. 1 and be the ace is so important to me."
Adam Wainwright had started the past four openers for the Cardinals. Matheny said Wainwright, who will pitch the second game, took the news well.
"It's nice having the conversation with somebody that just gets it," Matheny said.
The 25-year-old Martinez was an All-Star in 2015 and went 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA last year.