TWISP Notes #43

January 24, 2000

Ozzie Smith saw his base stealing streak end at 21 when Houston catcher Luis Pujols gunned him down at second base in the first game of a Padres-Astros twinbill on June 25th. Smith is 54-5 in steal attempts this season…

Blue Jays ace Jim Clancy broke an SP78 record held by twelve pitchers when he served up four HR’s in the first game of a June 27th doubleheader against the Orioles at Exhibition Stadium. Clancy (3-12) is tied with Seattle’s Glenn Abbott for the most AL homers given up this month, with eight…

Jim Rooker of the Pirates is 5-0 for the month of June…

The Atlanta Braves, who possess one of the worst team batting averages in the major leagues, have not scored in five of their last six games, a span which includes a pair of doubleheader shutouts…

Mets starter Pat Zachry became the first pitcher this season to steal a base when he cleanly stole second as part of a double steal in New York’s 11-2 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 28th. Later that day, Expos pitcher Hal Dues was caught stealing in a game versus the Phillies, bringing the season total for attempted steals by pitchers to three…

Reds third baseman Pete Rose was suspended for one game by league offices for his use of an illegal bat in the June 28th game against the Astros. Rose was immediately ejected from the game, and will serve his suspension on June 29th…

Fans, don’t forget! All-Star Game balloting ends July 2nd, 1978!


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