HOW SOON THEY FORGET
To establish a club Hall of Fame, the Kansas City Royals printed an inaugural ballot with 41 names, including George Lynford Throop III and Joe Zdeb. It did not, however, list Amos Otis, the Royals' centerfielder for nearly 14 seasons.
HOW SOON THEY FORGET II
When Expos pitcher Andy McGaffigan blanked the Phillies 8-0, he was asked how it felt to get his first major league shutout. McGaffigan insisted that the media guide was wrong and that he had shut out the Giants in 1985 while pitching for Cincinnati. Expo catcher Dann Bilardello agreed, adding that he had caught that Giants game.
A check with the Elias Sports Bureau determined that McGaffigan did indeed beat the Giants for the Reds. The score was 6-1.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
?"Being able to contribute is an opiate for the masses of society. Everyone wants to participate. But we don't all study Lenin."—Dan Quisenberry
?"I really feel sorry for the first 20 batters I face when I get back."—St. Louis pitcher Jeff Lahti, after undergoing a shoulder operation similar to the one done on Roger Clemens, and by the same surgeon, Dr. James Andrews.
?"They're going to have to hang a bell around one of their necks."—Milwaukee coach Larry Haney after Angels outfielders Brian Downing and Gary Pettis collided twice in four days.
?In his first seven appearances, Toronto lefthander Jimmy Key faced 105 batters; 29 scored.