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Straight A's
Stephen Cannella
May 15, 2000
The 2000 all-star game in Atlanta might turn into a reunion of 1996 A's infielders. Four years ago it wouldn't have been a stretch to predict that first baseman Mark McGwire would still be so good, but shortstop Mike Bordick (left) and third baseman Scott Brosius, and utilitymen Tony Batista and Jason Giambi? Through Sunday three of the four had 25 or more RBIs (Batista, Bordick and Giambi, the league leader) and two of the four were hitting better than .315 (Bordick and Brosius). In fact, Bordick, now with the Orioles, was putting up numbers that rival, and in some cases surpass, those of the league's Big Three at short—Nomar Garciaparra, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. Here's how these infielders from the '96 A's did then and how they're faring this year.
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May 15, 2000

Straight A's

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The 2000 all-star game in Atlanta might turn into a reunion of 1996 A's infielders. Four years ago it wouldn't have been a stretch to predict that first baseman Mark McGwire would still be so good, but shortstop Mike Bordick (left) and third baseman Scott Brosius, and utilitymen Tony Batista and Jason Giambi? Through Sunday three of the four had 25 or more RBIs (Batista, Bordick and Giambi, the league leader) and two of the four were hitting better than .315 (Bordick and Brosius). In fact, Bordick, now with the Orioles, was putting up numbers that rival, and in some cases surpass, those of the league's Big Three at short—Nomar Garciaparra, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. Here's how these infielders from the '96 A's did then and how they're faring this year.

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