A Tiger's Tale
In the week before the midseason break, Detroit's Cecil Fielder notched his 2,000th major league at bat. As the chart below shows, only five players have ever gotten off to better slugging starts. All the more reason that Fielder should have been picked to appear in last week's All-Star Game, you say? Agreed. Unjust though it may have been, however, Fielder's omission wasn't the greatest injustice in All-Star Game history. It wasn't even a record for a Detroit first baseman. In 1935 Hank Greenberg of the Tigers had 25 homers and 103 RBIs at the All-Star break on July 7. Greenberg still was bypassed for the All-Star Game in favor of first basemen Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx.

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PHOTOANTHONY NESTE CHARTJOHN GRIMWADE

HOME RUNS AFTER 2,000 AT BATS

CAREER TOTAL

Babe Ruth Red Sox, Yankees

151

714

Eddie Mathews Braves

146

512

Harmon Killebrew Senators, Twins

145

573

Mark McGwire Athletics

144

206*

Ralph Kiner pirates

143

369

CECIL FIELDER Blue Jays, Tigers

142

145*

Rocky Colavito Indians, Tigers

136

374

Ruby York Tigers

136

277

Eric Davis Reds

135

182*

Dave Kingman Giants, Mets

135

442

*Through July 18

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)