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.621 -- On-base percentage for Barry Bonds during August. Bonds has a .577 OBP for the season, 24 points higher than the single-season record of .553 set by Ted Williams in 1941. Rafael Palmeiro
Rafael Palmeiro is the first player in major league history with eight consecutive seasons of 38 or more homers.  AP
1 -- Saves needed by John Smoltz to become the seventh closer with a 50-save season, joining Bobby Thigpen, Dennis Eckersley, Randy Myers, Trevor Hoffman, Rod Beck and Mariano Rivera.
2 -- Switch-hitters who have homered from both sides of the plate in the same inning. Cubs second baseman Mark Bellhorn did it Thursday against the Brewers. Carlos Baerga accomplished the feat against the Yankees on April 8, 1993.
3 -- Teams that failed to win a home game in a month in which at least 10 home games were played. The New York Mets (0-13) join the the Seattle Pilots (0-13 in Aug. 1969) and the Detroit Tigers (0-16 in Sept. 1996).
6 -- Errors committed by Alex Rodriguez this season. Between errors No. 5 (June 27) and No. 6 (Aug. 28), A-Rod hit 24 home runs and drove in 53 runs.
7 -- Innings the Oakland A's have trailed during their 18-game winning streak. The amazing A's have outscored their opposition 122-48 since Aug. 13.
9 -- Players who have posted more than one 30-30 season. Vladimir Guerrero (35 HR, 31 SB) joins Willie Mays, Bobby Bonds, Howard Johnson, Ron Gant, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Jeff Bagwell and Raul Mondesi.
$12.285 -- Millions baseball will collect from its luxury-tax proposal next year, based on 2002 payrolls. Only the Yankees ($9.45 million), Rangers ($2.52 million) and Dodgers ($315,000) would have to pay a 17.5 percent tax rate for every dollar spent above a $117 million threshold.
30 -- RBIs in August for Blue Jays slugger Josh Phelps, the most by a rookie since Garret Anderson knocked in 31 in July, 1995.
52 -- Home runs hit by the brothers Giambi -- Jason (33) and Jeremy (19) -- six shy of the single-season record for brothers. In 1937, Joe DiMaggio hit 46 for the Yankees while brother Vince hit 13 for the Boston Braves.
100 -- Walks issued by Kazuhisa Ishii, just the third left-hander in Los Angeles Dodgers history to reach that total. The others: Fernando Valenzuela (1984-85, '87) and Sandy Koufax (1958, '60).
107 -- Runs scored by Derek Jeter, who became the third player in modern history to score 100 runs in each of his first seven seasons. Earle Combs (1925-32) and Ted Williams (1939-49) were the others.
227 -- Players in major league history who have driven in 1,000 career runs. Padres outfielder Ron Gant, who joined the club Sunday night with a solo homer, is the ninth player to join the 1,000-RBI club this season.
1,902 -- Managerial victories for Tony La Russa, which ties him with Gene Mauch for ninth place on the list of winningest skippers. Casey Stengel holds eighth place with 1,905 and Leo Durocher seventh with 2,008.