TWISP Notes #26

TWISP Notes
August 9, 1991

Don Baylor of the Angels became the second player this season to hit three HR’s in a game, doing so May 17th against the White Sox. He also had five RBI on the day, increasing his league-leading total to 34…

An SP78 record for games played in a single day was set August 20, 1990. A total of eight games were started, but because one was a rainout, seven were actually completed. The old record of six was accomplished on May 1, 1988…

For the second time this season, a pitcher batted in an American League game. California’s Dave LaRoche came to bat in the ninth inning of the May 18th Angels-White Sox contest and grounded out to second. He was forced to bat when DH Don Baylor moved to center field…

Texas pitcher Paul Mirabella was sent to AAA Tucson and catcher John Ellis was called up to the parent club to serve as much-needed backup to Jim Sundberg…

Both the Angels and the Twins have four outfielders out with injuries…

Dodgers outfielder Reggie Smith, after missing several games due to injury, returned to the LA lineup May 19th. Coincidentally, outfielder Lee Lacy—Smith’s replacement during his absence—was injured in the same game, and was put on the 21-day disabled list…

The Statis Pro 1978 Replay 10th Anniversary Game between the Reds and the Padres drew a record crowd of 4 at Riverfront Stadium on May 19th. It shattered the old record of 3, held by both the May 2nd ‘Steve Ontiveros Day’ game at Wrigley Field and an April 22nd Pirates-Cardinals game at Three Rivers Stadium…

NL – May 19

At Wrigley Field, the Cubs erupted for four runs in the sixth inning—three on a Bobby Murcer HR—to defeat the Cards 7-4. Ted Simmons had two home runs for St Louis…The Padres manhandled the Reds 7-0 on the tenth anniversary of SP78’s opening day. Jerry Turner’s 3-run homer in the first inning was all the offense San Diego needed…The Niekro brothers faced each other on the mound for the first time this season, and it was Phil who won the battle as the Braves topped the Astros 7-3…The Dodgers created a three-way tie for first in the NL West with a 7-4 victory over the Giants at Los Angeles. Reggie Smith, who’d been out for two weeks with an injury, went 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBI…John Candelaria pitched shutout ball for eight innings and the Pirates did all of their scoring in the fifth as they clobbered the Expos 6-1…

AL – May 19

In 12 innings, the A’s topped the White Sox 4-3. Reliever Dave Heaverlo earned his second win…Ed Figueroa and the Yankees shut out the Blue Jays 5-0 at Exhibition Stadium. Fred Stanley hit his first HR of the season, a 3-run shot in the second inning…In Cleveland, the Orioles beat the Indians 3-1, thanks in part to solo home runs from Lee May and Eddie Murray late in the game…The magic Mariners extended their winning streak to 16 games with a 3-2 chiller over Texas in Game 1 of their doubleheader at the Kingdome. Bob Stinson knocked in the game-winner with a ninth inning single. The streak ended there, however, as the Rangers jumped out to a quick 4-run lead in Game 2, and held on for a 9-5 win. Seattle is now just one game behind division-leading Minnesota…After taking the lead in the top of the ninth on a Rod Carew 2-run triple, the Twins lost the lead—and the game—in the bottom half of the inning when Hal McRae of the Royals connected for a two-out, 2-run homer off ace Mike Marshall. The loss gave Minnesota their slimmest lead in the AL West since April 9th…In a wild one at County Stadium, the Brewers overpowered the Angels 10-7. Five home runs were hit in the game, including Don Baylor’s league-leading 11th…Mickey Stanley’s 8th-inning grand slam pushed Detroit to a 7-5 win over Boston at Tiger Stadium. Rusty Staub and Steve Kemp also homered for the Tigers…

Fans! Watch for the SP78 April Stat Guide, coming soon!

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