TWISP Notes #44

20th Anniversary Program Edition
August 22, 2000

Probable starting pitchers:
Rangers – Jon Matlack (12-2, 2.33)
Angels – Frank Tanana (4-6, 5.18) or Don Aase (3-6, 5.75)

Rangers – Lowenstein, Wills, Grubb
Angels – Fairly, Rettenmund

Today’s game marks the first time an SP78 anniversary event has been held in Escondido. In 1990 the game was played in Poway, while the 15th Anniversary Game took place in Rancho Bernardo…

With All-Star Game balloting coming to a close on July 2nd, today’s game could be the last where fans can actually vote at the ballpark. Although only nine games remain before the deadline, balloting by mail will still be an option to fans for the next few months…

The game today will feature the ‘Pitcher Reduction’ option, which was put into use at the first of the month, and will continue to be used throughout the remainder of the SP78 Replay season. For more details, check the description of Pitcher Reduction in your game program…

The Chicago White Sox became the league’s first 50-game losers on July 1st with a 5-4 loss to the Twins…

Johnny Bench and Rod Carew currently lead their respective leagues in votes for this year’s All-Star Game, to be played in San Diego on July 11th. The closest race for balloting is for second baseman in the AL, where California’s Bobby Grich trails the Yankees’ Willie Randolph by just one vote…

Fans, don’t forget! July 7th is Dailey’s Poster Night at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland! Come see the Indians battle the Red Sox and receive a free decorative wall hanging…

Scott B. and Steve P., who will co-manage the Texas Rangers in today’s 20th Anniversary game, last managed together in 1989, when their team, the Astros, downed the Mets 12-5 in 17 innings…

Rangers infielder Kurt Bevacqua, who was shipped to the minors in June for disciplinary reasons, was recently suspended by Texas’ AAA farm club for what a league spokesman called ‘personal issues’. Further details were not available…

Catch today’s 20th Anniversary game on C-SPAN, your Cable Statis Pro Action Network!

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