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Tim Kurkjian
August 24, 1992
The Hot Corner Turns Tepid
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August 24, 1992

Baseball

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Short Hops...

With 20 home runs through Sunday, Toronto's Dave Winfield has a shot at becoming the first 40-year-old player to hit 30 home runs in a season. Ted Williams came the closest, with 29 in 1960, the year he turned 42....

When discussing possible Hall of Famers, don't forget Tiger second baseman Lou Whitaker. He recently became the only second baseman other than Joe Morgan to play 2,000 games, hit 200 homers and collect 2,000 hits....

Look for a major shake-up of the Rangers after this season. They tried to win by outslugging everyone, but that didn't work, so they'll retool, going for more pitching and defense....

The Yankees have a stable of young pitchers who could soon make New York a contender. One is righthander Sam Militello, 22, who recently won his first two big league starts in impressive fashion. Militello is reminiscent of a young Mike Boddicker: good control, lots of breaking balls and a big heart.

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