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Old 10-07-2001, 03:25 PM   #1
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1) Yesterday's results--

AL
Devil Rays 5, Yankees 2
Royals 8, Tigers 3 (1st)
Tigers 2, Royals 1 (2nd)
A's 6, Angels 3
Redsox 5, Orioles 1
Twins 6, Whitesox 5
BlueJays 5, Indians 2
Mariners 1, Rangers 0

NL
Cardinals 10, Astros 6
Phillies 2, Reds 1 (1st)
Phillies 5, Reds 1 (2nd)
Padres 10, Rockies 4
Dodgers 6, Giants 2
Cubs 13, Pirates 2
Braves 7, Marlins 3
Mets 4, Expos 0
Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 4

2) Standings--

AL EAST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
x--Yankees 94 65 .591 - 51-28 43-37 49-24 23-13 12-20 LOST 3
Redsox 82 79 .509 13 41-40 41-39 41-34 16-20 15-17 WON 5
BlueJays 80 81 .497 15 40-41 40-40 37-39 19-12 16-20 WON 4
Orioles 63 98 .391 32 30-50 33-48 31-44 16-16 10-26 LOST 5
Devil Rays 62 99 .385 33 37-43 25-56 29-46 13-19 10-26 WON 3

AL CENTRAL WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
x--Indians 90 71 .559 - 44-36 46-35 21-14 47-29 15-17 LOST 4
Twins 84 77 .522 6 46-34 38-43 13-19 46-29 16-20 WON 1
Whitesox 83 78 .516 7 46-35 37-43 16-16 42-33 13-23 LOST 1
Tigers 66 95 .410 24 37-43 29-52 17-19 24-51 15-17 WON 1
Royals 64 97 .398 26 35-46 29-51 13-19 29-46 14-22 LOST 1

AL WEST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
x--Mariners 116 45 .720 - 57-23 59-22 33-12 31-10 40-17 WON 6
y--A's 101 60 .627 15 53-28 48-32 31-14 27-14 31-26 WON 5
Angels 75 86 .466 41 39-41 36-45 24-17 24-21 17-40 LOST 6
Rangers 72 89 .447 44 41-41 31-48 21-20 17-28 26-31 LOST 5

NL EAST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
x--Braves 88 73 .547 - 40-40 48-33 42-33 22-14 15-17 WON 4
Phillies 85 76 .528 3 47-34 38-42 41-35 18-17 19-13 WON 2
Mets 82 79 .509 6 44-36 38-43 43-32 15-21 14-18 WON 1
Marlins 75 86 .466 13 46-34 29-52 33-42 19-17 11-21 LOST 2
Expos 67 94 .416 21 34-47 33-47 29-46 14-22 16-16 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
z--Cardinals 93 68 .578 - 54-27 39-41 19-11 49-34 17-16 WON 1
z--Astros 92 69 .571 1 44-37 48-32 18-12 49-34 16-17 LOST 1
Cubs 88 73 .547 5 48-32 40-41 16-14 48-35 15-18 WON 1
Brewers 67 94 .416 26 35-45 32-49 15-15 37-47 10-22 WON 1
Reds 66 95 .410 27 27-53 39-42 16-13 32-52 14-19 LOST 4
Pirates 61 100 .379 32 38-43 23-57 07-23 35-48 11-22 LOST 1

NL WEST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
x--Diamondbacks 92 69 .571 - 48-33 44-36 18-14 22-16 45-31 LOST 1
Giants 89 72 .553 3 48-32 41-40 18-14 21-18 40-35 LOST 2
Dodgers 86 75 .534 6 44-37 42-38 17-15 23-16 40-35 WON 2
Padres 79 82 .491 13 35-45 44-37 17-15 24-15 32-43 WON 1
Rockies 72 89 .447 20 41-40 31-49 15-17 24-18 31-44 LOST 1

x--clinched division title
y--clinched wild card
z--clinched postseason berth, with exact berth not determined yet

Since every postseason spot has been clinched, it is no longer necessary to indicate who has been mathematically eliminated.

3) The winner of today's Cardinals-Astros game will clinch the NL Central title and will play the Braves in the NL Division Series. The loser will play the Diamondbacks.

4) The Mariners tied the major league record with 116 wins, tying the mark set by the 1906 Cubs.

The Mariners will set the major league record wins in a season, if they beat the Rangers, and will also set the AL record for highest PCT in a season.

5) The Pirates reached 100 losses. It's the Pirates's 7th 100+ loss season and the first since 1985. The all time franchise record is 113, in 1890, while their modern record is 112, in 1952.

6) The Devil Rays will reach 100 losses if they lose to the Yankees.

7) Today's schedule--

AL
Indians (C.C. Sabathia 16-5) at BlueJays (Brandon Lyon 5-3), 1:05 PM
Royals (Blake Stein 6-8) at Tigers (Jose Lima 5-9), 1:05 PM
Yankees (Mike Mussina 17-11) at Devil Rays (Paul Wilson 8-9), 1:15 PM
Whitesox (Kip Wells 10-10) at Twins (Brad Radke 14-11), 2:05 PM
A's (Barry Zito 16-8) at Angels (Lou Pote 2-0), 4:05 PM
Rangers (Darren Oliver 11-11) at Mariners (Aaron Sele 15-5), 4:35 PM

NL
Marlins (A.J. Burnett 10-12) at Braves (Damian Moss 0-0), 1:05 PM
Expos (Britt Reames 3-8) at Mets (Glendon Rusch 8-11), 1:10 PM
Phillies (Randy Wolf 9-11) at Reds (Lance Davis 8-3), 1:15 PM
Diamondbacks (Gary Knott 0-0) at Brewers (Ben Sheets 10-10), 2:05 PM
Astros (Shane Reynolds 13-11) at Cardinals (Darryl Kile 16-10), 2:10 PM
Pirates (Jimmy Anderson 9-17 ) at Cubs (Juan Cruz 3-1), 2:20 PM
Dodgers (Dennis Springer 1-0) at Giants (Kirk Rueter 14-12), 4:05 PM
Rockies (John Thomson 3-5) at Padres (Brian Lawrence 5-4), 6:05 PM

8) Yesterday's HRs--

Sammy Sosa--#63
Phil Nevin--#39, #40 & #41
Bret Boone--#37
Fred McGriff--#31 (#12 in NL)
Jim Edmonds--#30
Ryan Klesko--#30
Bernie Williams--#26
Jermaine Dye--#26
Carlos Beltran--#22
Craig Biggio--#20
David Ortiz--#18
Jeff Cirillo--#17
Jimmy Rollins--#14
Dante Bichette--#12
Shannon Stewart--#12
Erubiel Durazo--#12
Jose Offerman--#9
Fernando Vina--#9
Wes Helms--#9
Chris Gomez--#8
Wiki Gonzalez--#8
Herbert Perry--#7
A.J. Pierzynski--#7
Juan Uribe--#6
Wendell Magee--#5
Karim Garcia--#5
Danny Bautista--#5
Roosevelt Brown--#3 & #4

9) HR leaders--

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez--52
2) Jim Thome--49
3) Rafael Palmeiro--46
T4) Manny Ramirez--41
T4) Troy Glaus--41
6) Carlos Delgado--39
7) Jason Giambi--38
8) Bret Boone--37*
9) Juan Gonzalez--35
T10) Tino Martinez--34
T10) Jose Cruz Jr.--34

NL
1) Barry Bonds--72
2) Sammy Sosa--63*
3) Luis Gonzalez--56
T4) Shawn Green--49
T4) Todd Helton--49
6) Richie Sexson--44
7) Phil Nevin--41***
T8) Jeff Bagwell--38
T8) Larry Walker--38
T8) Chipper Jones--38

***--hit 3 yesterday
*--hit 1 yesterday

10) Barry Bonds watch--The day after he set the single season HR record, Bonds was given the day off from the starting lineup. He singled, as a pinch hitter, in the 9th.

Bonds SLG--.860, 1st all time (Ruth--.847, 1920; .846, 1921--no one else was ever over .800)
Bonds OBA--.515, 1st for modern day NL (Hornsby--.507, 1924; John McGraw--.547, 1899), 6th all time (modern day)
Bonds OPS--1.375, 2nd all time behind Ruth (1.379, 1920; also 1.359, 1921--no one else was ever over 1.300)
Bonds BB--177, new all time record

Bonds has already been inducted into Baseball Immortals and has an area at
http://www.baseballimmortals.net/Bon...arry_bonds.htm

11) Rickey Henderson watch--had hit #2999, is 1 away from 3000

Henderson has already been inducted into Baseball Immortals and has an area at
http://www.baseballimmortals.net/Hen..._henderson.htm

12) Phil Nevin reached 40 HR for the first time in his career had his 1st 3 HR game.

13) Jim Edmonds reached 30 HR for the 3rd time and the 2nd consecutive year.

14) Ryan Klesko reached 30 HR for the 2nd time.
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Old 10-07-2001, 03:28 PM   #2
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1) Cal Ripken went 0 for 3 in the final game of his career.

Ripken's already been inducted into Baseball Immortals and has an area at
http://www.baseballimmortals.net/Ripken/cal_ripken.htm

2) Tony Gwynn will play in his final game today.

Gwynn's already been inducted into Baseball Immortals and has an area at
http://www.baseballimmortals.net/Gwynn/tony_gwynn.htm

3) Royals P Mike MacDougal suffered a fractured skull when he was hit by a broke bat while he was in the dugout on Thursday. He spent Thursday night in intensive care and was released from the hospital on Friday.

Thankfully, according to the team's trainer, "There were no fragments of bone, no depression of the skull into the brain. They ran scans and there was no bleeding in the brain, so that's good."

4) New York Daily News writer Vic Ziegel gets a stupidity award for writing, "Another pitcher it's tough to argue about is Roger Clemens, who's 20-2 and would be 32-0 if the Yankees got him a few more runs."

Rob Neyer did a good job on this, writing, "I write stupid things every day, as my editor, not to mention many of you, will be only too happy to confirm. But this just might qualify as the single most asinine thing that's been written about baseball so far in the 21st century. This season in the American League, 36 pitchers have thrown enough innings to qualify for the ERA title. Two of them (Paul Abbott and Aaron Sele) have received more support than the 6.56 runs per nine innings that Roger Clemens has been blessed with. And 33 have not."

5) Mets PH Lenny Harris set the major league record with his 151st career PH, breaking the mark of 150, set by Manny Mota.

6) The Marlins will retain 1B/INF coach Tony Taylor, but not the rest of the coaching staff.

7) Angels P Troy Percival has decided not to exercise his $5.25 million option to stay with the Angels and instead will become a free agent.

8) BlueJays P Dan Plesac says he may retire and will take the next couple of weeks to decide what he wants to do. If Plesac decides to return, his 2002 contract has already become guaranteed.

9) Rockies 1B Todd Helton became the 1st player to have back to back years with 400+ total bases.

10) Rockies CF Juan Pierre reached 200 hits.

Pierre's -20 RCAA and -36 RCAP rank, tentatively, 1st and 2nd on the all time list for the worst figures for a 200+ hit season.

His rankings are subject to change, not only with what happens on the last day of the season, but also when GIDP figures get added into the equation, when the 2001 park figures are calculated and his RCAP is subject to change when the figures are broken down by OF position.
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1) Mark McGwire again says he's considering retirement.

According to McGwire, "I've been pretty well mentally fried the last five or six years, going through what I'm going through, so I'm going to have to really check to see if my mind's really going to be strong enough to keep going."

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2) Giants P Livan Hernandez reached 1000 career IP.

3) The Braves called up P Scott Sobkowiak.

4) Yankees P Orlando Hernandez is scheduled to have a 4 inning relief appearance today, as the team will see if he will be able to pitch Game 4 of the Division Series.

5) Braves OF Dave Martinez was scratched from yesterday's lineup, due to knee soreness, and he will have knee surgery after the season.

6) Jeromy Burnitz reached 100 RBI for the 3rd time.

7) The Rangers's 1-0 loss to the Mariners was the 1st time they were shut out this season. The only teams to make it through a whole season without getting shutout were the 1932 Yankees and 2000 Reds.

8) According to the New York Times, "there seems to be virtually no chance that the owners and players will extend their labor agreement for a year, as some people have suggested in light of the terrorist attacks."

The Sunday stat package will be moved to tomorrow, so the numbers will reflect the whole season.
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MOST WINS, SEASON

T1 1906 Cubs 116-36, .763 NL CHAMPIONS
T1 2001 Mariners 116-45, .720 ???
3 1998 Yankees 114-48, .704 WORLD CHAMPIONS
4 1954 Indians 111-43, .721 AL CHAMPIONS
T5 1909 Pirates 110-42, .724 WORLD CHAMPIONS
T5 1927 Yankees 110-44, .714 WORLD CHAMPIONS
T7 1961 Yankees 109-53, .673 WORLD CHAMPIONS
T7 1969 Orioles 109-53, .673 AL CHAMPIONS
T9 1970 Orioles 108-54, .667 WORLD CHAMPIONS
T9 1975 Reds 108-54, .667 WORLD CHAMPIONS
T9 1986 Mets 108-54, .667 WORLD CHAMPIONS
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1) Mark McGwire again says he's considering retirement.

According to McGwire, "I've been pretty well mentally fried the last five or six years, going through what I'm going through, so I'm going to have to really check to see if my mind's really going to be strong enough to keep going."
Good point. McGwire is really struggling and I don't know if he is enjoying the game anymore. He has said continually he is embarrassing himself and I don't think he wants to play on if he feels that way.
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Mac has always been among my favorite players. He might take a couple of months off and see how he feels physically and mentally. If he feels that he can compete again at a high level, he'll come back. If he doesn't, then he has had a great career and his place at Cooperstown is reserved. I'm sure he doesn't really want to go out this way, but it is his decision to make and we, as fans, must accept it.
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