TWISP Notes #47

June 6, 2003

With the playing of Game #1075 at Sheridan Avenue on April 17, 2003, ESC11 became the leading site for hosting SP78 games, with 146 games played, surpassing the mark of 145 set by ESC7 between February 21, 1992 and November 28, 1993. ESC11 has been a Statis Pro location since July, 1998…

Reggie Smith of the Dodgers fell one HR short of tying Babe Ruth’s major league record for home runs hit by the end of June (30). Ruth accomplished the feat twice, in 1928 and 1930. Smith hit his 29th in the last game of the month, versus the Reds in Game 2 of a doubleheader. In the same game, Smith had a deep drive to center field that was snared at the wall by AAA call-up Champ Summers…

Orioles relief ace Don Stanhouse is 3-0 with one save in Baltimore’s first four games of July…

The first seven SP78 games played on July 5th were shutouts…

NL and AL starters for this year’s All-Star Game, to be played July 11th, were announced July 3rd; starting pitchers and reserves will be announced soon:

National League Starters

C – Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds
1B – Steve Garvey, Los Angeles Dodgers
2B – Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds
SS – Dave Concepcion, Cincinnati Reds
3B – Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies
OF – Dave Winfield, San Diego Padres
OF – Lou Brock, St Louis Cardinals
OF – George Foster, Cincinnati Reds

American League Starters

C – Thurman Munson, New York Yankees
1B – Rod Carew, Minnesota Twins
2B – Julio Cruz, Seattle Mariners
SS – Robin Yount, Milwaukee Brewers
3B – George Brett, Kansas City Royals
OF – Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox
OF – Reggie Jackson, New York Yankees
OF – Fred Lynn, Boston Red Sox

Padres outfielder Jerry Turner was suspended one game for using an illegal bat July 2nd against the Astros. Turner will serve the suspension on July 5th…

Rod Carew slapped his 2,000th career hit on July 1st at Metropolitan Stadium against the White Sox, a single to lead off the Twins’ half of the first inning in Game 2 of a doubleheader…

The NL office suspended Reds manager Sparky Anderson one game for his post-game tirade after a doubleheader loss to LA on June 30th. Anderson, who served the suspension July 4th, would not comment on the incident, but did acknowledge that he’d met with league officials…

San Diego outfielder Dave Winfield and Milwaukee outfielder Gorman Thomas each hit four home runs between July 1st and July 4th…

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