Through Sunday the Red Sox had been atop the American League
East for 59 of the first 85 days of the season, despite the
absence of All-Star shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, who hit a
league-leading .372 and drove in 96 runs in 2000 but has missed
every game this year while recovering from right wrist surgery.
Garciaparra's four replacements had been so unproductive that
the only other position in the majors that could match Boston's
offensive futility at shortstop was the San Diego Padres' output
at the same position. --David Sabino

Lowest Batting Average by Position

BATTING
TEAM POSITION AVG. MAIN CULPRIT(S)

Padres Shortstop .174 Donaldo Mendez, Chris Gomez

Red Sox Shortstop .184 Mike Lansing, Craig Grebeck,
John Valentin

Cubs Catcher .187 Todd Hundley, Joe Girardi

Angels Rightfield .197 Tim Salmon

Angels DH .203 Glenallen Hill, Scott Spiezio

Cubs Centerfield .205 Gary Mathews Jr., Damon Buford

Fewest RBIs by Position

TEAM POSITION RBIS MAIN CULPRIT(S)

Red Sox Shortstop 13 Mike Lansing, Craig Grebeck,
John Valentin

Padres Shortstop 14 Donaldo Mendez Chris Gomez

Devil Rays Shortstop 18 Felix Martinez Andy Sheets

White Sox Catcher 18 Sandy Alomar Jr. Josh Paul

Astros Catcher 18 Brad Ausmus

Royals Second base 18 Luis Alicea Carlos Febles

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)