May 10, 1998
Arizona's Travis Lee and Jay Bell are on pace to strike out a combined 324 times, narrowly missing the record for teammates. A look: Player (Strikeouts), Player (Strikeouts): Mike Schmidt (180), Greg Luzinski (151) Year: 1975 Team: Philadelphia Phillies No.: 331 * Player (Strikeouts), Player (Strikeouts): Jim Presley (172), Danny Tartabull (157) Year: 1986 Team: Seattle Mariners No.
October 18, 1993 |
Phillie pitcher Danny Jackson--who will face Pat Hentgen in Game 3--said his wife wasn't too happy when he took off his shirt and struck a bodybuilding pose on the pitcher's mound during the pennant celebration at Veterans Stadium. "She said she is going to use it for the kids," Jackson said. "She's going to get a normal picture of me and tell them, 'This is your dad.' Then she is going to show them the one of me that night, and tell them: 'This is your dad on drugs. Don't do drugs.'
September 14, 1986 |
Minnesota right-hander Bert Blyleven allowed five home runs Saturday in a 14-1 loss to the Texas Rangers to set an American League record of 44 homers yielded in a season. The old mark of 43 was set by Pedro Ramos of Washington in 1957. The major league record belongs to Robin Roberts of Philadelphia, who yielded 46 in 1956.
July 26, 1991 |
Detroit Tiger outfielder Pete Incaviglia was put on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right wrist. Incaviglia injured the wrist during a bench-clearing brawl at Boston on July 6. He aggravated the wrist over the weekend. To replace Incaviglia, the Tigers recalled right-handed pitcher John Kiely from triple-A Toledo. Kiely, 26, was 2-2 with two saves and a 2.12 ERA in 34 appearances with Toledo, all in relief.
May 7, 1989 |
Breakdown: The Minnesota Twins lost 11 of 12 games before beating Cleveland, malfunctioning on all fronts. A defense that last year set a major league record for fewest errors in a season, 84, made 11 in the 12 games, including five by third baseman Gary Gaetti, who made seven all last year. The offense, having produced 89 runs in a 9-5 start, produced 31 in the 1-11 collapse. Starting pitchers were 1-8 in the 12 games and relievers 0-3. Payroll: With the acquisition of Jesse Barfield, the New York Yankees are paying five right fielders $4,576,037, including Dave Winfield, who is on the disabled list, and Gary Ward, who was released.