Third World. On April 6 the Tigers' 250-pound first baseman, Cecil Fielder, chugged into third base at Fenway Park for his first triple since Aug. 31, 1990—a streak of 1,909 at bats without a three-bagger. "I was cruising," he said. During the time Fielder was pacing himself between triples, Lance Johnson of the White Sox hit 41 of them.
Wild Blue Yonder. Blue Jay G.M. Pat Gillick, 56, says he's sticking to his plan to retire after this season. "He wants to take flying lessons," Brave manager Bobby Cox, a good friend, says with a laugh. "I can't see him up in a cockpit. In a car he's the worst driver I've ever seen."
Two Of a Kind. A.J. Van Slyke, the 10-year-old son of Pirate centerfielder Andy, says he wants to be an architect but adds, "First, I want to be a baseball player. There's so much time to sit around and play cards."