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June 30, 2003
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June 30, 2003

Tom Verducci's View

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More proof of how rare Roger Clemens is even among 300-game winners: He has pitched well enough this season to be an All-Star. Of the nine previous pitchers to win their 300th game since the inaugural All-Star Game in 1933, only one, Warren Spahn, was selected for the game after reaching the milestone....

Braves manager Bobby Cox, after watching Ichiro Suzuki for three games, called the Seattle rightfielder "the best ever" at the position. Better than Roberto Clemente? "The best, and I know he's the fastest," Cox said....

Twins G.M. Terry Ryan scoffed at reports that struggling righthander Brad Radke, still throwing 91 mph, is getting hit because he's lost pop off his fastball. "His problem has been leaving too many balls up and over the plate," Ryan said.

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