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  Updated: Tuesday July 16, 2002 1:02 AM

4 -- Players in major league history who led their league in stolen bases and total bases in the same season: Snuffy Stirnweiss (1945), Chuck Klein (1932), Ty Cobb (five times) and Honus Wagner (three times). Alfonso Soriano currently leads the American League in both categories. Joel Pineiro
Right-hander Joel Pineiro, who has not allowed a run in 20 innings, now leads the majors with a 2.50 ERA. AP
5 -- Starting pitchers who have worked five or more innings in an All-Star Game. Lefty Gomez went six innings in 1935. Mel Harder (1934), Al Benton (1942), Larry Jansen (1950) and Catfish Hunter (1967) each went five innings.
7 -- Intentional walks Barry Bonds needs to break the single-season record. Willie McCovey's 45 free passes has been the standard since 1969.
8 -- Cap size worn by Rangers rookie Kevin Mench, largest in the majors, according New Era Cap Co. The average player wears a 7 3/8 lid.
9 -- Teams that have overcome double-digit deficits after the All-Star break to reach the postseason. Most recently, the 1993 Atlanta Braves won the NL West after trailing the San Francisco Giants by 10 games on July 23.
9.5 -- National televison rating for the 73rd All-Star Game, the lowest for a prime time Midsummer Classic. It still beat this year's All-Star ratings for the NBA (8.2), NFL (4.3) and NHL (1.8).
10 -- Consecutive decisions won by Angels left-hander Jarrod Washburn, who hasn't lost since April 13. Washburn's ERA is 2.58 over those 15 starts.
14 -- Wins without a loss for 30-year-old right-hander Joe Roa at Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before the Phillies promoted him last week.
37.5 -- Stolen-base success rate for Twins shortstop Cristian Guzman, worst in the majors. Guzman, who swiped at least 25 bags in each of the previous two seasons, has been gunned down in 10 of 16 attempts this year.
41 -- Age of Cleveland Indians manager Joel Skinner, youngest in the majors.
63 -- Home runs for Sammy Sosa since the 2001 All-Star break. The only other players with as many as 50 are Barry Bonds (61), Alex Rodriguez (56), Shawn Green (55) and Jim Thome (50).
72 -- Different batting orders used by the Texas Rangers in 90 games.
114 -- Strikeouts for Brewers shortstop Jose Hernandez in his team's first 92 games. That's a 201-whiff pace, which would shatter the record of 189 set by Bobby Bonds in 1970.
352 -- Hits accumulated by Ichiro by the time he recorded his 1,000th at-bat. It's the fifth-best hit total at the 1,000 at-bat mark, trailing only "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (389), Benny Kauff (362), Chuck Klein (360) and Paul Waner (358).


 


 
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