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BASEBALL EXTRA

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September 21, 1997

Who do you want batting for your team with runners in scoring position? A look at the best and worst this year (though Thursday's games with at least 100 at-bats with runners in scoring position):

THE BEST

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Player, Team Avg (H/AB) Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres .446 (62/139) Edgardo Alfonzo, New York Mets .432 (48/111) Paul O'Neill, New York Yankees .428 (65/152) Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox .409 (52/127) Jeff Cirillo, Milwaukee Brewers .381 (53/139) Larry Walker, Colorado Rockies .369 (48/130) John Olerud, New York Mets .369 (45/122) Ron Coomer, Minnesota Twins .366 (45/123) Tim Salmon, Angels .365 (58/159) Craig Biggio, Houston Astros .363 (41/113)

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THE WORST

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Player, Team Avg (H/AB) Scott Brosius, Oakland Athletics .112 (13/116) Bret Boone, Cincinnati Reds .164 (18/110) Ed Sprague, Toronto Blue Jays .174 (20/115) Greg Vaughn, San Diego Padres .188 (19/101) Jose Cruz, Jr., Toronto Blue Jays .190 (19/100)

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