ONE CAREER STEAL: May 13, 1991
IN 21 SEASONS, Glavine has had 1,256 at bats and reached base 328 times. And in his fourth full season with Atlanta, against pitcher Shawn Boskie and catcher Damon Berryhill of the Cubs, he stole a base. "Boskie wasn't paying attention, and I kept looking at the third base coach," says Glavine, who was at second after an RBI double. "It was a no-lose situation. If I got thrown out, no big deal—you've got the leadoff hitter coming up next inning.... I remember thinking, If I'm ever going to get one, now's the time." The now 41-year-old made it safely and also had three sacrifice bunts and got a complete-game win that day. "All I needed was to sell some popcorn and I would have done it all," he says, adding, "I feel I'm going to get another [stolen base] this year. Pitchers have been forewarned."
White Sox Catcher
ONE CAREER TRIPLE: July 27, 2002
THE SEVEN-YEAR veteran admits he's not fleet of foot, which is why he was surprised to find himself standing on third and breathing hard after hitting a ball down the leftfield line against the Yankees while with Tampa Bay. "All that was going through my mind was, I don't know how these guys do it, because that's a long way. I was dead tired," Hall says. "It clanked off the bullpen bench in Tropicana Field and ricocheted into centerfield. It was supposed to be a double but the leftfielder chased after it, and when it hit the bench it went into no-man's-land. I was coasting into second, saw it and said, 'Wow, that means I have to go to third.'" Hall refused his teammates' offer of a souvenir—"They wanted to give me the base," he says—but he's grateful for the three-bagger. "You want at least a one on the back of your baseball card under every category."
April 29, 2007
The Pop Culture Grid
|How do sports stars fit in?||Person whose autograph you're dying to get||Last piece of furniture you bought||Favorite breakup song||The dish I cook best is ...||What do you wear to bed?||How often do you shave?|
|JEFF FRANCOEUR Braves RF||Roger Federer||Leather couch for $6,000||I'm Gonna Miss Her (Brad Paisley)||Ritz cracker chicken||Boxers||Once a week, after Sunday games|
|MICKAEL PIETRUS Warriors F||Michael Jordan||A king-sized pink bed cover||I Wanna Know (Joe)||Grilled lamb and rice||A Jordan T-shirt||Never. I use clippers|
|KENNY COOPER FC Dallas F||Tiger Woods||Haven't had to buy any||Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (Carpenters)||I rarely cook. I'm always going to Chipotle||Boxers, never socks||When my girlfriend comes to town|
|SCOTT KAZMIR Devil Rays P||Michael Jordan||My bed. It was about $2,500||What Goes Around ... Comes Around (Justin Timberlake, above)||Spaghetti and meatballs||Nothing. I'm butt naked||Once a month|