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1) Yesterday's results--

AL
Yankees 7, BlueJays 5
Indians 6, Whitesox 3
A's 4, Orioles 2
Mariners 3, Devil Rays 2 (11)

NL
Braves 5, Expos 0
Mets 10, Phillies 7
Reds 3, Astros 2
Cubs 10, Marlins 2
Rockies 4, Giants 1
Brewers 12, Pirates 7 (1st)
Pirates 3, Brewers 2 (2nd)
Cardinals 4, Padres 0

2) Standings--

AL EAST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Yankees 82 56 .594 - 43-26 39-30 42-16 18-12 12-20 WON 5
Redsox 71 64 .526 9 1/2 36-32 35-32 33-25 13-14 15-17 LOST 8
BlueJays 67 71 .486 15 33-37 34-34 30-31 13-10 16-20 LOST 1
e-Orioles 55 82 .401 26 1/2 27-43 28-39 23-33 16-16 10-21 LOST 3
e-Devil Rays 49 89 .355 33 29-41 20-48 17-40 13-19 09-22 LOST 2

AL CENTRAL WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Indians 78 59 .569 - 37-31 41-28 18-09 38-22 15-17 WON 1
Twins 72 65 .526 6 42-30 30-35 13-19 37-20 13-17 WON 1
Whitesox 69 67 .507 8 1/2 37-31 32-36 15-11 29-27 13-23 LOST 1
Tigers 55 80 .407 22 32-36 23-44 12-15 18-40 15-17 LOST 2
Royals 55 82 .401 23 30-41 25-41 13-19 22-35 12-18 LOST 1

AL WEST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
y-Mariners 99 39 .717 - 46-20 53-19 29-11 31-10 27-12 WON 3
A's 81 57 .587 18 39-28 42-29 26-14 27-14 16-23 WON 2
d-Angels 70 67 .511 28 1/2 35-30 35-37 24-17 21-18 15-24 LOST 1
d-Rangers 62 75 .453 36 1/2 33-34 29-41 21-20 13-26 20-19 WON 1

NL EAST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Braves 74 63 .540 - 34-38 40-25 31-23 19-14 15-17 WON 2
Phillies 72 65 .526 2 41-28 31-37 31-26 15-15 19-13 LOST 2
Mets 66 72 .478 8 1/2 40-32 26-40 31-27 11-19 14-18 WON 1
Marlins 63 74 .460 11 37-27 26-47 23-30 17-17 11-21 LOST 1
Expos 59 78 .431 15 29-36 30-42 24-34 13-20 14-14 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Astros 80 57 .584 - 39-29 41-28 18-12 40-25 13-14 LOST 1
Cubs 77 60 .562 3 41-26 36-34 16-09 37-27 15-18 WON 1
Cardinals 74 63 .540 6 45-25 29-38 19-11 34-30 13-15 WON 1
Brewers 61 76 .445 19 32-39 29-37 15-15 33-35 08-16 LOST 1
d-Reds 56 81 .409 24 24-46 32-35 12-09 26-42 14-19 WON 2
e-Pirates 51 86 .372 29 31-34 20-52 05-19 27-38 11-22 WON 1

NL WEST WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK
Diamondbacks 78 59 .569 - 39-30 39-29 18-14 19-14 34-23 LOST 3
Giants 76 62 .551 2 1/2 44-25 32-37 18-14 18-15 30-28 LOST 1
Dodgers 75 62 .547 3 41-30 34-32 17-15 22-14 30-24 WON 2
Padres 69 69 .500 9 1/2 32-38 37-31 17-15 24-13 22-32 LOST 1
Rockies 60 76 .441 17 1/2 32-33 28-43 13-15 21-18 24-33 WON 1

d--mathematically eliminated from winning the division title
e--mathematically eliminated from the postseason
y--clinched a postseason berth

3) Wild card standings--

AL WON LOST PCT GB
A's 81 57 .587 -
Twins 72 65 .526 8 1/2
Redsox 71 64 .526 8 1/2
Angels 70 67 .511 10 1/2

NL WON LOST PCT GB
Cubs 77 60 .562 -
Giants 76 62 .551 1 1/2
Dodgers 75 62 .547 2
Cardinals 74 63 .540 3
Phillies 72 65 .526 5
Padres 69 69 .500 8 1/2

4) The Mariners clinched a postseason berth.

5) The Orioles were mathematically eliminated from winning the AL East and from the postseason.

The Orioles clinched a losing season for the 4th consecutive year, setting a Baltimore record for the most consecutive losing seasons. Previously, the mark was 3, set during their 1st 3 years in Baltimore, from 1954-56. Counting their last 8 years in St. Louis, that was the culmination of an 11 year streak by the franchise, from 1946-56. The franchise record is 12 years, by the 1930-41 Browns.

6) The Yankees clinched a winning season for the 9th consecutive year.

7) Magic numbers--

AL East--Yankees, 17
AL Central--Indians, 20
AL West--Mariners, 7
AL wild card--A's, 18

NL East--Braves, 24
NL Central--Astros, 23
NL West--Diamondbacks, 23
NL wild card--Cubs, 24

8) Race for postseason seeds--

AL--The Mariners have a 17 game lead over the Yankees for the top seed. The Yankees have a 3 1/2 game lead over the Indians for the 2nd seed.

NL--The Astros have a 2 game lead over the Diamondbacks for the top seed. The Diamondbacks have a 4 game lead over the Braves for the 2nd seed.

9) Today's schedule--

AL
Tigers (Nate Cornejo 3-1 and Adam Pettyjohn 0-5) at Whitesox (Mark Buehrle 12-7 and Sean Lowe 6-4), DH, 505 PM
Yankees (Andy Pettitte 14-8) at BlueJays (Chris Carpenter 8-11), 705 PM
Indians (Bartolo Colon 11-10) at Redsox (Casey Fossum 1-1), 705 PM
Twins (Eric Milton 13-5) at Rangers (Rob Bell 4-4), 805 PM
Royals (Jeff Suppan 8-11) at Angels (Jarrod Washburn 11-6), 1005 PM
Devil Rays (Tanyon Sturtze 8-11) at Mariners (Freddy Garcia 15-5), 1005 PM
Orioles (Jason Johnson 10-10) at A's (Barry Zito 11-8), 1005 PM

NL
Mets (Steve Trachsel 8-11) at PHILLIES (Omar Daal 12-5), 705 PM
Braves (Jason Marquis 3-6) at Expos (Tony Armas Jr. 9-12), 705 PM
Astros (Roy Oswalt 12-2) at Reds (Dennys Reyes 1-5), 705 PM
Brewers (Allen Levrault 6-8) at Pirates (Branson Arroyo 3-6), 705 PM
Cubs (Jon Lieber 17-5) at Marlins (Josh Beckett 0-0), 705 PM
Dodgers (Chan Ho Park 13-9) at Rockies (Denny Neagle 8-7), 905 PM
Cardinals (Matt Morris 18-7) at Junior Herndon 2-3), 1005 PM
Diamondbacks (Bobby Witt 2-1) at Giants (Jason Schmidt 10-7), 1015 PM

10) Yesterday's HRs--

Barry Bonds--#58
Jeff Bagwell--#35
Brian Giles--#33
Albert Pujols--#32
Mike Piazza--#31
Ellis Burks--#24
Eric Chavez--#23
Jose Hernandez--#21
Derrek Lee--#19
Javier Lopez--#15
Michael Tucker--#11
Ben Grieve--#10
Ruben Rivera--#10
Craig Wilson--#10
Johnny Estrada--#7
Einar Diaz--#4
Kevin Brown--#4
Juan Uribe--#3

11) HR leaders--

AL
1) Jim Thome--43
2) Alex Rodriguez--41
3) Manny Ramirez--39
T4) Carlos Delgado--38
T4) Rafael Palmeiro--38
6) Troy Glaus--36
T7) Jason Giambi--32
T7) Bret Boone--32
9) Juan Gonzalez--31
10) Tino Martinez--29

NL
1) Barry Bonds--58*
2) Sammy Sosa--53
3) Luis Gonzalez--51
4) Shawn Green--42
5) Todd Helton--41
T6) Richie Sexson--35
T6) Jeff Bagwell--35*
8) Chipper Jones--34
T9) Larry Walker--33
T9) Phil Nevin--33
T9) Gary Sheffield--33
T9) Brian Giles--33*

*--hit 1 yesterday

12) Barry Bonds watch--hit #58, is on pace for 68

Bonds hit #552 and is 11 behind Reggie Jackson for 7th place

13) Jeff Bagwell passed Greg Vaughn into 63rd place on the all time HR list, with 345.

14) Mike Piazza and Ellis Burks passed Jay Buhner into 83rd place on the all time HR list, with 309.
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Old 09-04-2001, 02:22 PM   #2
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1) Cardinals P Bud Smith became the 24th rookie pitcher to pitch a no hitter, throwing one against the Padres.

His line--9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 7 S0

The Padres became the 13th team to be no hit twice in a season.

2) On Sunday, the Yankees became the 1st team in baseball history to sweep a 3 game series without scoring a run in the 1st 7 innings of any of the games.

3) This is hard to believe, but according to the NY Daily News, referring to yesterday's Yankees-BlueJays game--"According to the Elias Sports Bureau, until yesterday, only five times in baseball history had one team that played a road game the previous night played an away day game against a team that had been home the previous day. Each time, the home team won easily. Until yesterday."

4) The Redsox named Ralph Treuel, who had been the minor league pitching coordinator, as their new pitching coach.

5) The Pirates called up P Ryan Vogelsong, C Humberto Cota and OF Chad Hermansen.

Vogelsong, 24, was acquired in the Jason Schmidt/John Vander Wal trade with the Giants. He was ranked as the Giants's #5 prospect by Baseball America and was given a B- grade by the Minor League Scouting Notebook. Vogelsong came into the season with a 3.89 career ERA in 3 minor league seasons and had a 3.21 ERA in AAA in 2001. He made his first career start yesterday and could be a candidate for the Pirates's rotation next season.

Hermansen, who turns 24 next week, was once a highly touted prospect, but his stock has fallen considerably in the last couple of years. He had a terrible .688 OPS (.304 OBA, .384 SLG) in AAA in 2000, which dropped his career figure to .832 (.344 OBA, .488 SLG). In AAA this year, he had a .757 OPS (.317 OBA, .440 SLG).

Hermansen's been in the majors in each of the past couple of years, but he didn't perform immediately and the Pirates have shown little patience with him. In 52 games, he had a .572 OPS and -15 RCAA. Hermansen will be out of options at the end of the season, and if he doesn't impress the team this month, expect to see him in another organization next year.

6) The BlueJays called up Ps Pasqual Coco and Matt DeWitt, INFs Luis Lopez and Chris Woodward, OF Brian Simmons and C Josh Phelps.

7) The Indians sent P Tim Drew to the minors and called up P Mike Bacsik.

8) The Whitesox called up 3B Joe Crede and P Matt Ginter.

Crede, 23, was ranked as the Whitesox's #3 prospect by Baseball America and was given a B+ grade by the Minor League Scouting Notebook, which ranked him as the 43rd best prospect in baseball. Crede was his league's MVP in 1998 and 2000 and came into the season with a .799 career OPS (.354 OBA, .444 SLG) in 5 minor league seasons. This year, he had a .813 OPS (.349 OBA, .464 SLG) in AAA. Crede's considered the Whitesox's 3B of the future and could get the starting job next season.

9) The Rangers called up 1B Carlos Pena, OFs Craig Monroe and Chris Magruder and P Justin Duchscherer.

Pena, 23, was ranked as the Ranger's #1 prospect by Baseball America and was given an A grade by the Minor League Scouting Notebook, which ranked him as the 7th best prospect in baseball. Pena came into the season with a .894 career OPS (.414 OBA, .533 SLG) in 3 minor league seasons, including a .947 OPS (.414 OBA, .533 SLG) in AA in 2000. This season, he had a .965 OPS (.411 OBA, .554 SLG) in AAA. He's also considered an excellent defensive 1B. Pena could move Rafael Palmeiro to DH sometime in the next future.

10) Orioles P Alan Mills took a couple of days off, to consider retirement, and then rejoined the team

Mills was done on the DL until the middle of July and has had a 10.38 ERA and -8 RSAA in 14 games this season.
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1) Jose Canseco became the 9th player with 400+ HR and 200+ SB.

2) Braves P Tom Glavine pitched his 50th career CG, which was also his 21st career SHO.

3) The Expos are expected to call up P Bob Scanlan, C Brian Schneider and OF Brad Wilkerson today.

4) The Reds called up C Corky Miller.

5) The Marlins are expected to call up Ps Jason Grilli and Kevin Olsen and 3B Mike Gulan today.

6) The Giants activated P Wayne Gomes from the DL.

7) Cardinals 1B Mark McGwire returned to the starting lineup, after missing 10 starts due to a strained right hamstring. He did appear as a pinch hitter twice during that time.

8) Rickey Henderson reached 20 SB for the 23rd consecutive year.

9) Padres CF Mark Kotsay was out of the starting lineup for the 10th consecutive game, due to his strained right hand.

10) The Cardinals called up Ps Jeff Tabaka and T.J. Mathews, OF Luis Saturria and INF Stubby Clapp.
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1) Baseball history is filled with what if questions. John Brattain has a column looking at what may have happened if the story of Noah's ark was applied to baseball, at http//www.totk.com/writerall.php?fid=JBRATTAIN

2) Baseball Prospectus.com has an article rebutting the idea that small payroll teams can't compete, at http//www.baseballprospectus.com/news/20010903daily.html

From that article--"In other words, fans of small-market teams who didn't listen to the bleating of Bud Selig and his mirthless minions about the complete lack of hope for their teams this year were probably rewarded for their faith. Nearly half of the sub-median-payroll teams have winning records right now; two are likely going to the playoffs and two more have excellent chances of joining them. When you consider that winning often begets larger revenues and thus larger payrolls, there's nothing here that's out of line with what we should expect from the business of baseball."

BP also has an article on the infielders for 2001 Ken Phelps All Stars. That's an all star team of minor leaguers who have acquired the labels of not being able to play in the majors, due to small sample sizes, but are capable of helping teams.

The URL is http//www.baseballprospectus.com/news/20010903bower.html

3) The Brewers called up 2B Elvis Pena and OF Alex Sanchez.

4) The Angels called up Ps Matt Wise and Brian Cooper, 3B Jose Fernandez and C Jose Molina.

5) The Whitesox are expected to activate DH Harold Baines from the DL today.

6) Indians minor league CF Milton Bradley had to leave yesterday's game, in AAA, due to pain in his back after he swung at a pitch. He's day to day and this injury may affect whether the team decides to call him up this month.

7) Astros P Carlos Hernandez was scratched from yesterday's start, due to a stiff shoulder and neck, and the team is hopeful he can start later in the week.

Correction from yesterday--The report on the Redsox breaking off talks with Hideo Nomo should have said the team might not attempt to re-sign him when he becomes a free agent after the season.
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ROOKIE NO HITTERS

PLAYER DATE TEAM OPPONENT
Lee Richmond* June 12, 1880 Ruby Legs Spiders
Larry Corcoran August 19, 1880 Cubs Braves
Ted Breitenstein October 4, 1891 Cardinals Colonels
Bumpus Jones October 15, 1892 Reds Pirates
Jim Hughes April 22, 1898 Orioles Braves
Deacon Phillipe May 25, 1899 Colonels Giants
Christy Mathewson July 15, 1901 Giants Cardinals
Nick Maddox Sept. 20, 1907 Pirates Dodgers
Jeff Tesreau Sept. 6, 1912 Giants Phillies
Charles Robertson* April 30, 1922 Whitesox Tigers
Paul Dean Sept. 21, 1934 Cardinals Dodgers
Vern Kennedy August 31, 1935 Whitesox Indians
Bill McCahan Sept. 3, 1947 A's Senators
Bobo Holloman May 6, 1953 Browns A's
Bo Belinsky May 5, 1962 Angels Orioles
Don Wilson June 18, 1967 Astros Braves
Vida Blue Sept. 21, 1970 A's Twins
Burt Hooton April 16, 1972 Cubs Phillies
Steve Busby April 27, 1973 Royals Tigers
Jim Bibby July 30, 1973 Rangers A's
Mike Warren Sept. 29, 1973 A's Whitesox
Wilson Alvarez August 11, 1991 Whitesox Orioles
Jose Jimenez June 25, 1999 Cardinals Diamondbacks
Bud Smith Sept. 3, 2001 Cardinals Padres

*--perfect game

Jones's no hitter was in his 1st major league game.
Breitenstein & Holloman's no hitters were in their 1st major league starts
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TEAMS THAT WERE NO HIT TWICE IN A SEASON

1884 Grays Al Atkisson, Ed Morris
1885 Providence John Clarkson, Charlie Ferguson
1898 Braves Jim Hughes, Frank Donahue
1917 Whitesox Ernie Koob, Bob Groom
1923 Athletics Sad Sam Jones, Howard Ehmke
1960 Phillies Lew Burdette, Warren Spahn
1965 Cubs Jim Maloney, Sandy Koufax (perfect game)
1967 Tigers Steve Barber/Stu Miller, Joel Horlen
1971 Reds Ken Holtzman, Rick Wise
1973 Tigers Steve Busby, Nolan Ryan
1977 Angels Dennis Eckersley, Bert Blyleven
1996 Rockies Al Leiter, Hideo Nomo
2001 Padres A.J. Burnett, Bud Smith
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400+ HR AND 200+ SB

HR SB
Hank Aaron 755 240
Barry Bonds 552 482
Jose Canseco 459 200
Andre Dawson 438 314
Reggie Jackson 563 228
Willie Mays 660 338
Frank Robinson 586 204
Sammy Sosa 439 231
Dave Winfield 465 223
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Good stuff, keeps me up-to-date with what's happening. I'm impressed at how far back you went with those record stats!
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Thanks for your hard work, nyy26wc. I love reading your stats daily.
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In addition to obsessively following today's game, I'm also a historian. So, I'm interested in all of baseball history.

Also, I'm really glad that people are enjoying my reports.
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Nyy you put a lot of work into that post. Job well done. Keep it up.
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