TWISP Notes #49

TWISP Notes
July 19, 2003

Another SP78 site has been lost as ‘AZ5’—which had been available for use since December 4, 1991—was recently sold. The site, located on West Baseline Road in Mesa, Arizona, had been host to 13 Statis Pro games, and saw its final two games played August 21, 2002…

NL and AL pitching rosters for this year’s All-Star Game, to be played July 11th, were announced July 3rd; Padres ace Gaylord Perry will start for the National League, while Ron Guidry of the Yankees gets the nod for the American League:

National League Pitchers

P – Gaylord Perry, San Diego Padres
P – Tommy John, Los Angeles Dodgers
P – Dick Ruthven, Philadelphia Phillies
P – Pat Zachry, New York Mets
P – Larry Christenson, Philadelphia Phillies
P – Steve Rogers, Montreal Expos
P – Kent Tekulve, Pittsburgh Pirates
P – Terry Forster, Los Angeles Dodgers

American League Pitchers

P – Ron Guidry, New York Yankees
P – Mike Caldwell, Milwaukee Brewers
P – Scott McGregor, Baltimore Orioles
P – Rick Waits, Cleveland Indians
P – Jon Matlack, Texas Rangers
P – Dennis Eckersley, Boston Red Sox
P – John Hiller, Detroit Tigers
P – Al Hrabosky, Kansas City Royals

Giants catcher Mike Sadek allowed six stolen bases July 6th against the Padres, one short of the SP78 record held by Steve Yeager of LA…

Catcher Bill Nahorodny of the White Sox was charged with his league-leading 8th passed ball of the season, in Game 2 of a July 6th doubleheader at Comiskey Park. “I think my glove is too big,” stated a perplexed Nahorodny after the game…

An SP78 AL record was set on July 6th as Blue Jays outfielder Bob Bailor rapped six hits in Toronto’s 10-6 win over Baltimore. The hits also tie the NL mark held by Jack Clark of the Giants, who established the record April 27th against Atlanta…

Joe Morgan of the Reds, currently with 585 career stolen bases, is one shy of tying Maury Wills for 16th on the all-time list. He’ll have a chance to tie and surpass the mark July 7th, when the Reds meet the Giants in a doubleheader at Riverfront…

Tiger Milt May’s inside-the-park HR on July 6th was the eighth by a player this season, and the third hit by a catcher. For May, it was the 2nd IPHR of his career; his other clout came May 3rd, 1973 at Candlestick Park, while playing for Pittsburgh…

Fans! July 7th is Dailey’s Poster Night at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland…

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