TWISP Notes #29

April 8, 1992

The Toronto Blue Jays, the only team in the majors not to have a player steal a base or be caught stealing, ended their streak when outfielder Rick Bosetti was gunned down trying to steal second against the Red Sox on May 22nd…

Tickets are still available for the June 29th Toronto-Montreal Pearson Cup Game at Olympic Stadium…

The startling discovery of Padre pitcher Dan Spillner’s evil twin, masquerading as a relief pitcher for the Indians, shook the major leagues May 21st, no one more than Dan Spillner himself. “It was creepy,” he told KOGO Radio, “looking up at the scoreboard in Cincinnati and noticing I had just entered a game in Baltimore. It’s definitely something I don’t want to experience again.” The evil Dan Spillner, who had compiled a 4.76 ERA with Cleveland, was quickly subdued and removed from the American League. Dennis Kinney, a pitcher for AAA Portland, will replace him…

NL – May 22

The Dodgers kept their hold on the Western Division lead with an easy 10-1 win over the Padres. Reggie Smith punched two HR’s to join Philadelphia’s Greg Luzinski in leading the NL, with 12…Atlanta took the opener of a 3-game set with Cincinnati at Riverfront, topping the struggling Reds 5-1. Cincinnati has now lost six straight…At Montreal, the Expos defeated the Pirates 5-1…

AL – May 22

Minnesota’s problems continued as the Rangers handed the Twins their fourth loss in five games, a 6-3 defeat at Metropolitan Stadium. Rod Carew, mired in a modest hitting slump, went 0-for-5 against winner Steve Comer (1-2)…Seattle’s chance to move into a first place tie with the Twins was thwarted by the visiting Royals, who crushed the M’s 10-1 at the Kingdome. George Brett led KC batters with three doubles, tying an SP78 record…The Red Sox edged closer to the top spot in the East with an 8-4 win over the Blue Jays at Exhibition Stadium. With the Yankees idle, Boston is now 4½ games out of first…

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