As ballplayers step up to the plate for the final third of the season, all eyes are on Tony Gwynn and Wade Boggs as they pursue membership in the 3,000 hit club. Swing by these sites to track them and all of your favorite players as the playoff races heat up.
E-mail questions to Gwynn at the Padres' official site, which has photos, stats and a log of every one of Gwynn's hits, starting with his first—a double off Phillies lefty Sid Monge on July 19, 1982.
Fire away at the Boggs trivia challenge on the St. Petersburg Times' site. The Wade Watch page also features an archive of the newspaper's stories about Boggs and a photo gallery, including the famous shot of him in pinstripes celebrating the Yankees' World Series victory in 1996 astride a police horse.
There's a Web page for every player on this site set up by the Major League Baseball Players Association. Fans can E-mail players and, in come cases, chat with them. Some laptop-toting big leaguers update their sites frequently during road trips. Read journal entries from Chuck Knoblauch and Al Loiter, or lock in on Rickey Henderson's tips on stealing bases.
sites we'd like to see
On-line auction house for baseball's "Turn Ahead the Clock Night" uniforms.
Cyber updates on sixtysomething college football coaches Lou Holtz, John Robinson and Howard Schnellenberger.