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Playing Hardball

Oct. 01, 2001
Oct. 01, 2001

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Oct. 1, 2001

Baseball

Playing Hardball

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

NO-NO WAY

This is an article from the Oct. 1, 2001 issue Original Layout

The Padres have been no-hit twice this season, by the Marlins'
A.J. Burnett and the Cardinals' Bud Smith. Before San Diego,
what team was most recently no-hit twice in the same season?

a. Indians b. Rockies
c. Mets d. A's

DINGER DERBY

The Dodgers' Shawn Green had hit 47 home runs through Sunday,
breaking the team's record of 43 set by Gary Sheffield in 2000
and Duke Snider in 1956. Green is one of four players (with the
Giants' Barry Bonds, the Diamondbacks' Luis Gonzalez and the
Rangers' Alex Rodriguez) who have broken their club's
single-season homer mark this year. Which franchise has the
longest-standing record for home runs in a season?

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP

Can you match the pitcher with the team he has defeated the most
in his career?

1. Tom Glavine a. Phillies
2. Curt Schilling b. Mets
3. Greg Maddux c. Expos
4. Darryl Kile d. Reds

CALL TO ORDER

Put these players in order of career postseason hits, from most
to least.

a. Mark McGwire
b. Marquis Grissom
c. Mark Lemke
d. Kenny Lofton

ANSWERS

NO-NO WAY: b. The 1996 Rockies were victims of no-hitters thrown
by the Marlins' Al Leiter and the Dodgers' Hideo Nomo.

DINGER DERBY: The Athletics' team mark of 58 homers in a season
was set by Jimmie Foxx in 1932.

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. d, 2. c, 3. b, 4. a

CALL TO ORDER: 1. Grissom (67); 2. Lemke (63); 3. Lofton (41); 4.
McGwire (27)