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The X-Factor
Michael Bamberger
March 23, 1998
Todd Hollandsworth could teach the Nanny a thing or two about chutzpah. After winning the 1996 NL Rookie of the Year, he stunk last season, batting .247 with four home runs and 31 RBIs, a performance that got him a 16-day stint in the minors. So, what happened? Hollandsworth demanded a $600,000 raise during the off-season, to $1.15 million (he lost his arbitration and was awarded $700,000). For the Dodgers offense to reach maximum potency, Hollandsworth must return to rookie form-meaning a .291 average, 12 homers, 59 RBIs, 21 stolen bases...and zero days in the minors.
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March 23, 1998

The X-factor

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Todd Hollandsworth could teach the Nanny a thing or two about chutzpah. After winning the 1996 NL Rookie of the Year, he stunk last season, batting .247 with four home runs and 31 RBIs, a performance that got him a 16-day stint in the minors. So, what happened? Hollandsworth demanded a $600,000 raise during the off-season, to $1.15 million (he lost his arbitration and was awarded $700,000). For the Dodgers offense to reach maximum potency, Hollandsworth must return to rookie form-meaning a .291 average, 12 homers, 59 RBIs, 21 stolen bases...and zero days in the minors.

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